SOFT SERVE 11 LNP bid to track released rapists
gives up theirs,” Mr Stuttle said.
It is understood Previte is eligible for parole now, Rae is eligible in August and Vulic is eligible next January.
In NSW, corrupt policeman and convicted killer, Roger Rogerson, now aged 77, was in 2016 jailed for the rest of his life following his ex- ecution of drug-dealer Jamie mie Gao in 2014.
Former Queensland detective turned criminologist Terry Goldsworthy said Queensland’s justice system was finely balanced.
“No system is perfect. We know in Queensland that 40 per cent of people reoffend within two years,” he said.
“As we know th the sentence doesn’t always match the circumstances of the offence, but we have to leave some discretion for the judges.”
A spokesman from Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath’s office said
“In NSW, while everyone convicted of murder is liable to be sentenced to life in pris- on, their courts can impose lesser maximum sentences should they wish,” the spokesman said.
“This isn’t Queensland.
“Offenders have to serve their full sentence, and then need to apply for parole, which can be refused by the independent parole board.” possible in SEX predators released by the courts will be subject to strict monitoring conditions for life under new laws that the Opposition will attempt to push through State Parliament this week.
Bans on living near schools and parks, 24-hour GPS tracking and regular reporting to Corrective Services would be enforced on sex fiends by the Attorney-General under the proposed reforms.
The Opposition will demand the Palaszczuk Government back the laws being fasttracked so they would apply to Queensland’s most notorious child rapist, Robert Fardon.
This week’s parliamentary sitting is the deadline for legislative action to prevent Fardon being released unsupervised into the community if the state’s appeal fails.
Fardon, who has a five-decade history of sexual violence, has been living on prison grounds under strict conditions since 2014, after trying to access a school when he was last released.
The Supreme Court’s decision last month to release Fardon from supervision orders caught the Palaszczuk Government off guard, after a 15-year fight to keep him behind bars.
“Annastacia Palaszczuk has failed to act and there is real danger Fardon will be released into the community within weeks,” Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington said.
“This man’s crimes are unspeakable. He is a repeated sex offender including raping a 12year-old at gun point.
“The LNP’s tough laws would see pedophile rapists like Fardon under strict supervision until they die.”
The legislation is likely to outrage the legal fraternity and civil libertarians over concerns it intrudes on the independence of the judiciary and imposes state-sanctioned restrictions on free citizens.
The provision relies on a High Court decision upholding 1945 Queensland laws that allow offenders to be detained indefinitely “at Her Majesty’s pleasure” on the advice of the Attorney-General.
It is understood the Government has been frantically working on an alternative to maintain ongoing supervision of Fardon, who some experts have assessed as being an incurable psychopath.
Opposition justice spokesman David Janetzki said that as the father of a 12-year-old daughter he did not want Fardon released.
“Labor should support the LNP’s laws and put community safety before pedophiles,” he said.
“We know there will be serious discussions about the validity of these laws but doing nothing is not an option.”