Not a prom­ise but a pri­or­ity

Townsville Bulletin - - Lettersextra -

WITH River­way be­ing such a great as­set for our com­mu­nity, it is vi­tal that emerg­ing an­ti­so­cial be­hav­iour be dealt with firmly and quickly.

That’s the role of the po­lice and that’s why Mayor Les Tyrell cor­rectly sought to have a po­lice beat at River­way as part of a se­cu­rity strat­egy.

I couldn’t be­lieve the Beat­tie gov­ern­ment re­sponse say­ing ‘it was un­likely that there would be a po­lice beat soon be­cause it was not a pre-elec­tion prom­ise’.

When a prob­lem emerges, it has to be dealt with im­me­di­ately whether it is an elec­tion prom­ise or not.

That’s what gov­ern­ments are elected to do.

Mr Beat­tie, our com­mu­nity is fed up with crime and vi­o­lence. We want a firm re­sponse now.

PETERLINDSAY, Fed­eral mem­ber for Her­bert.

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