Member for Bundaberg David Batt.
Member for Bundaberg David Batt.

Home doesn't feel safe for 260,000

THERE has been a big jump in the number of Queenslanders who do not feel safe in their own homes.

And nearly a million people don't feel safe walking around their neighbourhoods at night.

The worrying crime trends are outlined in the annual Productivity Commission report on police services.

Extensive research by the commission showed 260,000 Queenslanders felt unsafe in their own homes: a leap of 100,000 since a similar poll two years ago.

Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington blamed magistrates who often were soft on offenders and the Palaszczuk Government for weakening laws that favour offenders and made it tougher for police to do their job.

Ms Frecklington said the four policemen elected to Parliament at the last election for the LNP, including Member for Bundaberg David Batt, would strengthen the Opposition's authority on police matters in direct constrast to 'Labor's soft approach'.


Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

People in the area may be affected by smoke

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

The group planted 35 trees for National Tree Day earlier this year.

UPDATE: Fire sweeps through estimated 3000 hectares

UPDATE: Fire sweeps through estimated 3000 hectares

The fire is still burning, now hitting an estimated 3000 hectares

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