Safety of Mudgeeraba residents at risk

Mudgeeraba residents are being warned that Labor’s plans to wind back LNP initiatives which protect the community will put the local community and young people at risk.

Member for Mudgeeraba Ros Bates was today joined by Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg to issue a stern warning about the effects of a Labor Government on community safety in Mudgeeraba.

“When in Government, the LNP empowered Police to tackle criminal gangs and organised crime, resulting in a dramatic reduction in crime in our local area,” said Ms Bates.

“Not only that, but our Safe Night Out Strategy adopted a comprehensive approach to keeping our young people safe during nights out through education and awareness, tougher penalties and targeted policing.

“This progress is under threat as the Labor Government has announced it plans to repeal or replace our criminal gang laws and rescind our Safe Night Out Strategy in favour of shutting young people out of pubs and forcing them onto the street.

“I encourage local residents to send Labor a message by signing our petitions against the repeal of our criminal gang laws and the scrapping of our Safe Night Out Strategy.”

 Mr Springborg said Queenslanders did not vote for a Government that puts the safety of the community and young people at risk.

“Labor has been caught out revealing its intention to scrap the toughest laws against criminal gangs in the country, as well as repeal our Safe Night Out Strategy which keeps young people safe,” he said.

“Under an LNP Government, we will reintroduce our criminal gang laws and ensure the safety of all people who live in and visit Mudgeeraba and the Gold Coast.”

To send Labor a message by signing the Opposition’s e-petitions, visit http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-assembly/petitions/e-petitions.

 

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