Shadow Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Shadow Minister for Corrective Services - Tim Mander MP for Everton, Brisbane, Australia

SHADOW MINISTER FOR POLICE, FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES AND SHADOW MINISTER FOR CORRECTIVE SERVICES

Police stats confirm crime is out of control under Labor

New Queensland police statistics confirm that crime is out of control under the Palaszczuk Labor Government.

Shadow Police Minister Tim Mander said more and more Queenslanders were fearful walking the streets - while at the same time feeling less safe in their own homes.

"It's a diabolical catch-22 that can be laid firmly at the feet of this soft-on-crime Annastacia Palaszczuk-led Labor Government," Mr Mander said.

"Only the LNP will bring back tougher laws and the resources our police need to keep families safe."

 

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The Queensland LNP will continue to back former Prime Minister John Howard's sensible gun laws

Tonight's disallowance motion in the Queensland Parliament was nothing more than a political stunt by the Katter's Australia Party (KAP) who are desparate to distance themselves from the Labor Government they faithfully served for the past three years.

The LNP will be monitoring the application of these new laws to ensure that law-abiding firearm owners aren't buried in red tape and unnecessary delays by the Weapons Licensing Branch, as has been the case for three years under Palaszczuk Labor Government.

While Labor continues to treat law-abiding firearm owners like criminals, the LNP will continue to make sure their licenses are protected and community safety is paramount.

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Palaszczuk unable to keep local families safe

Tue 12 Sep 2017

Crime rates across the Wide Bay Police District have started to spiral out of control as a direct result of Annastacia Palaszczuk's decision to put the interests of criminal ahead of Queensland families.

LNP Shadow Police Minister Tim Mander said the first rule of government, and any leader, was to keep communities safe - unfortunately that has not happened under Annastacia Palaszczuk.

"A Tim Nicholls-led Liberal National government will Build a Better Queensland - under our plan, families will be safer," he said.

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Category H motion moved by KAP irresponsible and reckless

Fri 8 Sep 2017

"The motion moved by the Katter's Australian Party tonight in State Parliament was both irresponsible and reckless", said Tim Mander, LNP Shadow Police Minister.

The LNP fundamentally support the rights of law abiding firearm owners and have continually raised issues with the inconsistent way that Category H licensing applications have been dealt with by Weapons Licensing Branch.

"However, the approach from KAP MPs Robbie Katter and Shane Knuth had the potential to bring down the whole system and ruin it for all firearm owners in Queensland", Tim Mander said.

Mr Mander said "it could have meant that any primary producer in Queensland had the right to own and use a Category H weapon - without the need for licensing. That includes anyone with a violent criminal record - the very people we don't want to have a firearm."

The LNP Shadow Police Minister, Tim Mander, said that "the system needs to support law abiding firearm owners and their right to apply for a licence and be assessed fairly."

 


Bikies are back - Labor caught out fudging figures...again!

Wed 2 Aug 2017

"Labor has rolled out the red carpet to criminal gangs and organised crime is starting to flourish again on the Gold Coast, which risks the safety of all Queenslanders," Mr Mander said.

LNP Shadow Police Minister Tim Mander said new figures revealed only 27 patched bikies had disassociated themselves in the first seven months of Labor's weak organised crime laws. He said this was in stark contrast to the 434 bikies that disassociated themselves under the LNP's tough criminal gang laws that Labor scrapped.

Mr Mander said Labor's much-hyped 'anti-consorting laws' had also been a complete failure resulting in only one conviction.

"Police Commissioner Ian Stewart confirmed at recent Estimates Hearings that Labor's anti-consorting laws were difficult to enforce," he said.

 

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Wolston Correctional Centre

Tue 4 Apr 2017

"Today's reports of chronic understaffing at Wolston Correctional Centre are deeply concerning, with prison officers fearing they are more susceptible to a riot or major incident", Mr Mander said.

Sadly, our prisons have already turned into flight clubs under Annastacia Palaszcuk because of massive overcrowding and no plan to fix the problem.

State-wide figures reveal a 90 per cent increase in assaults on our prison staff in the first six months of last year.

Our hard-working staff don't deserve to be treated as punching bags.

Labor has no control on crime in Queensland, both on the street and in our prisons.

Queensland is stagnating, the community is crying out for leadership and we have a Labor Government stuck in neutral.

 


Taking Ice Off Our Streets

Wed 15 Feb 2017

 

In recent years, we've seen an alarming spike in the use of the drug ice in regional and remote communities across Queensland.

Despite this growing scourge, it has taken the Palaszczuk Labor Government two years to announce a plan to tackle ice.

Unlike this do-nothing Government, the LNP has shown leadership.

Last year, we introduced a five-point action plan to take ice off our streets through crime prevention, drug addiction services and strong enforcement.

 

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LNP Stands Up for Domestic Violence Victims

Mon 13 Feb 2017

 

This week the LNP Opposition will introduce tough new laws to State Parliament to tackle the growing scourge of domestic violence in Everton and across the state.

"While the Palaszczuk Government has been sitting on their hands saying they will 'look into' strong domestic violence laws, the LNP has actually gone ahead and done it," Mr Mander said.

"We've seen far too many tradegies of late and the last thing we want to see is another one."

 

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LNP leading the way on domestic violence laws

Mon 6 Feb 2017

 

Three tough DV measures already announced by LNP with more to come next week.

LNP laws would ensure victims and families will be alerted when someone charged with domestic violence related crimes is being considered for, or has been granted bail.

Victims and families will also be alerted when someone with a DVO is being considered for parole, even if the reason they are in prison is not related to domestic violence.

LNP will reverse the presumption for bail in domestic violence-related crimes such as assault, grievous bodily harm, deprivation of liberty, strangulation and kidnapping.

LNP legislation to be introduced in first week of Parliament.

Talk is cheap, action is required - while Labor review, we will do.

 

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Queensland lives at risk while Labor sits on parole report

Tue 24 Jan 2017

 

The Palaszczuk Labor Government is refusing to release an independent review into much-needed changes to Queensland’s parole laws, despite having received the report two months ago.

On a visit to Townsville today Shadow Corrective Services Minister Tim Mander called for the Premier to release the Sofronoff report immediately to ensure critical reforms to parole were fast-tracked and dangerous criminals weren’t walking Queensland streets.

“The revolving door of parole must be shut for offenders that pose a risk to the community. Every day Labor deliberately dithers is another day the Premier puts Queenslanders lives at risk.”

 

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