The Queensland Police Union requests bail GPS monitoring for youngsters


Mr Leavers said they need to make sure carers and parents are “up to date”.

“Bail is a privilege, it is not a right, and unfortunately, when these people are released on bail, they return to unsupported, indifferent surroundings,” he said.

In addition to GPS tracking bail anklets for teens, Leavers said more resources needed to be dedicated to the juvenile delinquent population and a national summit on juvenile delinquency should be instituted.

“We are naive to believe this is happening in Queensland right now,” he said.

“We have to do something to change things for the future because what we’re doing now isn’t working.”

Last June, four teenagers were killed after a stolen car crashed in Townsville.

Ipswich Constable Peter McAulay was hit by a teenager in a stolen car, permanently injuring him in September 2018.

Last week, Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said there would be a full investigation into recent Alexandra Hills deaths and promised to reassess existing laws.

“If there is more to strengthen our laws, we will definitely do it [do it],” She said.

Meanwhile, Queensland opposition leader David Crisafulli criticized the bail, saying the judges were using detention as a last resort.

“Everyone deserves a second chance, but it’s reaching a stage where someone needs a little hard love,” he told Channel Seven’s Sunrise last week.

“I think it’s fair and reasonable that you have a system that allows some people to be rehabilitated who can, and those who cannot, need that rehabilitation while in prison.”

Jocelyn Garcia is a journalist for the Brisbane Times covering the latest news.

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