GPS Trackers Will Now Be Tracking Queensland's Youth Offenders

Following increase in youth crime


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In an attempt to flatten the juvenile crime rates across Queensland, the Palaszczuk Government will start fitting repeat youth offenders aged 16 and 17 with GPS trackers.

Shadow Police Minister Dale Last has disputed the effects of the GPS trackers claiming they wouldn't work. He's asked for a breach of bail to be added to the package.

He said: "The government needs to step up here, they need to show they're fair dinkum about addressing this issue because what they're doing is tinkering around the edges and not going anywhere near the issues."

A trial of the GPS monitoring will be implemented in Townsville, North Brisbane, Moreton, Logan and the Gold Coast.

The move comes after a rapid increase in teen offending in the areas. 

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17 May 2021




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