Lay­ing down the law

Central and North Burnett Times - - YOUR SAY -

AS FAR as law and or­der goes, La­bor’s lat­est bud­get has been al­most non-ex­is­tent.

With a hand­ful of ad­di­tional of­fi­cers and talk of a new counter-ter­ror­ism fa­cil­ity, it pales in com­par­i­son to the sig­nif­i­cant in­vest­ment made by the LNP, which in­cluded an ad­di­tional 1100 of­fi­cers on the beat work­ing hard to make Queens­land fam­i­lies safer.

That means that our hard work­ing po­lice aren’t get­ting the tools they need to keep Queens­lan­ders safe.

Around the re­gions, cap­i­tal pur­chases were also sig­nif­i­cantly un­der­spent by $11.6 mil­lion.

That in­cludes $700,000 on the Dar­ling Downs and Toowoomba and $700,000 in Wide Bay.

Drug and vi­o­lent crime, in­clud­ing do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, is in­creas­ing and the crim­i­nal gangs are back in busi­ness. — Tim Man­der Shadow Po­lice Min­is­ter

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