17 Jan 2018
Crime on the Gold Coast out of control under Labor
- Labor’s softly, softly, slap-on-the-wrist policies send crime through the roof
- Robbery, break and enters and car theft all soaring under Annastacia Palaszczuk
- Only the Liberal National Party will stand up for victims and never go soft on crime
Robbery, car thefts and home invasions on the Gold Coast have increased under three years of the Palaszczuk Labor Government.
Liberal National Party Leader Deb Frecklington said locals were feeling vulnerable in their own home with almost 4,000 home invasions in the last three years on the Gold Coast.
“Under three years of Labor we have seen robberies on the Gold Coast increase by over 27 per cent,” Ms Frecklington said.
“Car theft has increased by almost 25 per cent in the last three years, with over 2,000 cars stolen.
“Annastacia Palaszczuk needs to work out whether 2018 will be the year she stands up for the safety of Gold Coast residents or continues with the same soft laws that have led to skyrocketing local crime.
“Our hard working police need tougher laws and better resources to protect the community.”
LNP Member for Bonney Sam O’Connor said he was concerned for his local community with the increase in break and enters and car theft.
“In three years, Labor’s lazy approach to crime has seen home invasions and car theft skyrocket on the Gold Coast,” Mr O’Connor said.
“We’ve heard the true cost of crime from a local business owner today who has a victim of a break and enter last year.
“It’s time for crime solutions and putting community safety first.
“The Liberal National Party will never go soft on crime. We will always stand up for victims.”