New $30m police academy for Townsville will not solve Labor’s unprecedented juvenile crime wave
The Premier today announced a new Police Academy for Townsville, as she revealed artist impressions of the new state-of-the-art Queensland police precinct.
The Academy will join the previously announced $30 million police facility – due to replace the Kirwan Police Station- with preliminary works on the facility already underway at the site of the former 1300 Smiles football stadium.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Queensland was in the midst of the biggest investment in policing in Queensland in more than three decades.
“The Townsville Police Academy will continue to play a significant role in the development of the next generation of police officers,” the Premier said.
“Recently we saw one of the biggest ever in-take of recruits to the Townsville Academy to undergo their comprehensive six-month training course.
“61 new recruits from all walks of life, aged 18 to 53 signed up to the academy, where they’ll undergo rigorous training with an acute emphasis on domestic and family violence.
“They will engage in cultural training, co-facilitated by external practitioners and people with lived experience. The course will focus on trauma-informed and victim-centric policing responses.
“We are going to be training even more recruits like this into the future, and a new state-of-the-art training facility at the new Kirwan police precinct would be a significant drawcard for recruits to North Queensland.
“While it will also provide the Queensland Police Service with greatly enhanced operational training capability.”
Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll said the significant investment cemented the QPS’ commitment to delivering world-class policing services into the future.
“A brand new police academy will help us usher in a new chapter of modernisation of training for our recruits and officers in North Queensland,” Commissioner Carroll said.
“We are embarking on the largest ever police recruit campaign and we know having state-of-the-art training facilities right here in Townsville will be a great incentive for would-be recruits.
“The multi-purpose police complex at Kirwan will not only provide services for the local community but will become a policing hub, boosting our capability across the region.”
Acting Police Minister Mark Furner said the design work will ensure the new facilities at the old football stadium site will be first class.
“I’m very much looking forward to seeing the outcome of this exciting venture for the QPS and the community,” Minister Furner said.
“The existing Police Academy in Townsville has done a great job of preparing new recruits for more than 25 years.
“We have excellent, modern training facilities for police in Brisbane, and now is the time for north Queensland to be equipped with similar cutting-edge training capabilities.
“We are making the biggest investment in police personnel in more than three decades and it is only fitting we provide police with the best possible training facilities.”
Member for Thuringowa Aaron Harper said today’s announcement is a win for North Queensland, and will ensure community safety remains at the forefront for years to come.
“Today is a great day for Townsville, as we welcome the announcement of this new police academy.
“Not only will this see more of our best and brightest progress thorough a state-of the art training facility right here in Townsville, but I expect the construction process will lead to more good jobs for North Queenslanders.
“I have always said that this facility will be something special, and the release of these comprehensive plans prove that.
“I thank the QPS, and the Palaszczuk Government, for paying homage to North Queensland’s footy legacy, by ensuring the new complex’s design honours the former stadium.”
Member for Townsville Scott Stewart said the State Government was continuing to back the Queensland Police Service.
“We know the important job our police do each and every day serving our community and that’s why we always back them with good facilities and equipment,” Mr Stewart said.
“It’s exciting to see the plans for this state-of-the-art facility, which will be great for our police graduates.”
Queensland Police Union president Ian Leavers welcomed the announcemt.
“The QPU welcomes today’s announcement as a new Police Academy in Townsville is sorely needed and is a tangible example of this Government’s commitment to police in regional Queensland,” Mr Leavers said.
“I also thank and acknowledge the Premier and Police Minister’s commitment to work with me to focus on increasing police numbers and address police recruiting in Queensland through a whole suite of innovative and nation leading measures that we are working on.”
Cairns’ abundant car thieves soon to be tracked by military drones
by Jim O’Toole, Townsville bureau
Police in Cairns will soon deploy high-tech military grade drones that can look through windows and photograph backyards in what the state government claims is an effort to tackle spiraling youth crime across the region.
The drones will be equipped with enhanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities and artificial intelligence technologies for tracking stolen vehicles and thermal imaging cameras to find people.
These $400,000 state-of-the-art drones are similar to those used by allied forces in combat zones. They can carry armaments capable of shooting specified targets and to deploy explosives.
This is another typical political party duopoly reaction to black youth holding Far North Queensland to ransom instead of going to the heart of the generational problem.
Police, youth workers and most people with half a brain know that these mainly juvenile black youth do not attend school or do they regularly stay at their residences from where they have to contend with massive overcrowding, witness drunkenness, drug abuse and a total lack of normal home life.
Leader of Katters Australian Party, Mt Isa MLA Robbie Katter has seen a similar problem in his town for many years where predominantly black youth rule the streets and participate in runaway car theft and break and enters.
Getting these offending kids out of town and away from their peers is a priority, sending them to remote facilities based on the successful Petford Farm model where kids learn life skills and respect for others.
The Katters Australian Party Relocation Sentencing policy has been on the table for several years but the Labor Party claims it is too hard on young kids aged between 10 and 18 whom they believe should be left alone to create havoc by stealing hundreds of cars a month, robbing pensioners and other vulnerable people.
Police have said their hands are tied. Last week a helicopter was used to track stolen vehicles being driven dangerously through Cairns suburbs.
With the aid of the dog squad 28 offenders were eventually caught over a four day period, charged with 222 offences and taken to court only to reappear on the streets next day thanks to Labor’s watered down juvenile bail laws.
Police recovered 18 stolen cars during the crime spree.
It will take months before they reappear in court to be sentenced and by then, as experience shows, these same kids on bail will have stolen another fleet of cars and robbed more homes and shops.
None will be sent to remote facilities.
This vicious cycle is attracting more recruits by the week because they know they can commit serious crimes with impunity.
When questioned about the runaway crime across the state, socialist Labor Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said today, “We have the toughest juvenile justice system in the country.”
A statement even the socialist media now disbelieves.
‘Delicate daisies’ being created by socialist curricula in schools
Letter to the Editor
Magistrate Stuart Shearer (CM 27-5) correctly said “The younger generation is a bunch of ‘Fragile Princesses’ who can’t handle being called names”, as he sentenced a man who broke into his neighbours home stealing $9,000 worth of goods and doing $1,000 damage, because he was called a “junkie”.
Magistrate Shearer (below, reputedly one of the state’s harshest Magistrates) said his generation was taught “Sticks and stones may break bones, but names can never hurt you”. This was once written on the wall near the blackboard in every school and should be reinstated. How about it Education Minister, get these words back up on the wall near the blackboard in every school.
State Schools with socialist agendas are a causative factor for massive amounts of crime and unrest in the community by NOT teaching the above, resilience, self-discipline, and tolerance. Our teacher would challenge us to see who could hold their hand above their head the longest, who could hop the furthest on their left leg and many others, to teach us self-discipline.
Almost every problem in the community has a base factor caused by lack of Self-discipline and Tolerance. The Victorian Government threw $2 Billion at domestic violence to solve the problem, the usual stupidity of politicians with their mental aberration belief that throwing money solves problems, without any consideration of identifying causative factors and dealing with reality. There appear no identifiable changes to DV statistics in Victoria, just a lot of people having jobs on big wages that will achieve nothing other than generating self-adulating reports to ministers that are quoted in the press as some form of (failed) achievement.
The ‘Delicate Daisies’ being created in schools by similar ilk cannot handle reality, life is tough, you have to do things you don’t like, you have to clean the toilet — its your turn. You have to go to work and be productive, and you will be told firmly if your work is not up to standard — No, it is not bullying, or racial discrimination because your skin colour is different to the managers, it is not vilification when you are told several times to improve or be dismissed — your delicate sensitivities and attitude need serious improvement, get up to accepted standards — grow up.
We have industries based on servicing these failed products of school, children are taught to complain if spoken to a bit roughly. We have legislation that drags us down to the lowest level of those who you feel bullied, discriminated, or need counselling if they perceive a sexist word was used. The whole discrimination industry and legislation needs throwing out, and complainants told grow-up, toughen-up, and learn that “Sticks and stones may break bones, but names can never hurt you”, or seek mental health assistance.
from G J May
Editor Jim O’Toole: Is it any wonder the entire Queensland community in particular Townsville and Cairns are suffering the worst outbreak of juvenile crime in the history of the state. Older people are locking themselves in their homes, afraid to go shopping, can’t leave their cars anywhere in fear of being car-jacked or stolen and juvenile, mostly Aboriginal youths rule the streets with impunity.
Police are at their wits end. Courts have revolving doors through Maccas.
If you are one of many thousands of juvenile crime victims tell socialist Education Minister Comrade Grace Grace (below) to shape up or get out. We can guarantee her car won’t be one of the several thousand stolen each year in Queensland
“We own this land so get out of my way” Aboriginal youth yell at pedestrians walking along footpaths. When they were visiting holiday hotspots such as Cairns, international tourists became horrified after being pushed onto the road by disrespectful black kids as happened many times in recent years.
This disgusting behaviour has been fostered by a generation of socialist teachers in Queensland State Schools who toe the United Nations’, Marxist land rights line driven into them by the comrades infesting universities.
As a result a great deal of Aboriginal kids claim they don’t have to go to school and they can do what they like because “we own everything,” which of course they don’t. Until these misguided, budding criminals, some as young as nine, who regard going to jail as a badge of honour, are taken to remote rehabilitation and training camps and taught how respect applies to every person and that they are responsible for their own actions, the race to the bottom will continue.
Trying to involve the majority of parents of these runaway kids is counter-productive, children’s advocates have discovered. Their mothers and fathers living on ‘sit-down-money’ in many cases are too addicted to drugs and alcohol to bother.
Unfortunately the many good parents get tarred with the same brush through no fault of their own.
The socialist Queensland Labor Party will change nothing and have included even more jaundiced ‘Aboriginal studies’ into the curriculum.
During this four year term of the Queensland Labor Party, it is mooted the socialists will usher in Cape York as a separate, independent Aboriginal state, supported by the Cape York Land Council, Balkanu, their business arm and the Northern Land Council.
Most of Cape York Peninsula has already been given to Aboriginal groups who have their own local government councils with a handful of white CEO’s. Lawless communities such as Aurukun, where two weeks ago another spate of drug and alcohol-fueled stabbings saw more houses burnt down was unreported by any media.
It is not hard to imagine the fate of the many decent inhabitants of remote Aboriginal communities when they gain statehood.
There is no Aboriginal industry on Cape York, less than 20 white pastoralists remain and resources giant Rio Tinto dominates the limited mining industry.
Investigators have discovered the Aboriginal member of parliament for the electorate taking in Cape York and Torres Strait, was one of a number of Labor candidates elected by voter fraud at the October 2020 state election.
Consequently, a lot of Far Northerners repeatedly tell Cairns News they will not bother voting again in the Dismal State. More hard Labor and don’t expect any help from the hopeless, languishing Liberals.#
Labor hiding real juvenile crime figures which reveal a NQ epidemic
The Queensland Labor Government’s deficient response to North Queensland’s relentless youth crime crisis is being predicated on misleading facts and data about the severity of the situation, Katter’s Australian Party MPs have warned.
KAP Leader and Traeger MP Robbie Katter said since 2015 the cherry-picking of data had been Labor’s go-to response to any criticism levelled on the issue, demonstrating the huge disconnect between the Government and the communities affected.
As recently as last month Labor MPs were in Cairns spruiking a reduction in local youth crime of 13 per cent in the 12-month period to November, 2020.
In a Ministerial statement, Barron River MP Craig Crawford said the reduction was the result of Labor’s 24/7 co-responder teams, which had been rolled out in Cairns in May, 2020.
“What’s great about this $5.2 million initiative, though, is that it’s not only Cairns that’s benefited but other areas, including Townsville, Brisbane, Rockhampton and Logan and I understand it will be expanded to even more areas this year,” Mr Crawford said at the time. 
“It’s also just one part of the Palaszczuk Government’s five-point plan announced last year to tackle hardcore repeat offenders, and follows a record investment of more than half a billion dollars in youth justice reform.”
Minister for Youth Justice Leanne Linard also claimed, when queried by Mr Katter, that there was “evidence (Labor’s) reforms and investment are working”. 
“Between 2018 and 2019, there was a 13 per cent reduction in the number of youth offenders – down from 5,868 in 2018 to 5,099 in 2019 (769 fewer youth offenders),” the Minister wrote in her reply to the Traeger MP’s Question on Notice.
“Between 2019 and 2020, there was a further 16 per cent reduction in the number of youth offenders – down from 5,099 in 2019 to 4,304 in 2020 (795 fewer youth offenders).
Mr Katter said the 2019-20 year was a write-off with regards to analysing normal social data due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent state-wide lockdowns.
However Minister Linard said concerns raised about COVID-19’s impact on the data were irrelevant as “COVID-19 lockdowns occurred in only a portion of the 2019-20 reporting period”.
Even the Australian Bureau of Statistics, when detailing statistics from 2019-20 that showed youth crime rates across Australia were at their lowest recorded levels, warned that the data was compromised by COVID-19. 
Mr Katter said the news that Labor was “solving” youth crime in North Queensland was a surprise to him, and the majority of people in the region.
He said Labor was essentially playing “silly-buggers” with the facts, and that it was offensive the Government thought people wouldn’t catch on.
“Another day, and another statistic gets rolled out by our Labor MPs up here in the North or by the Ministers on George Street in Brisbane”, he said.
“I feel like the whole of North Queensland is getting ‘gaslighted’ by Labor – we tell them there’s a serious issue and we need help, and they tell us we’re wrong and find some obscure set of data to show us why.
“It’s outrageous, and we are all sick of the propaganda.”
According to official Offence Data (related to 10-17 year old child offenders), as published by the Queensland Police Service in their annual Statistical Reviews (2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17) and by the Queensland Government Statistician’s Office in their Crime Report, Queensland (2017-18 and 2018-19), the realities of the youth crime crisis in Queensland are as follows:
- 2015-16: 45,329 total charges were laid against child offenders (10-17 years old)
- 2016-17: 49,741 total charges were laid against child offenders (10-17 years old)
- 2017-18: 51,050 total charges were laid against child offenders (10-17 years old)
- 2018-19: 48,786 total charges were laid against child offenders (10-17 years old).
- No data has been made publicly available for 2019-20.
Further concerning figures, from the same data sources previously referred, show there have been the following youth-related offence increases in Queensland:
- Unlawful use of a motor vehicle offences have risen by about 59.9%, when comparing the 2,133 offences reported in 2014-15 to the 3,411 reported in 2018-19
- Unlawful entry offences have risen by about 27%, when comparing the 5,056 offences reported in 2014-15 to the 6,424 reported in 2018-19
- Other theft offences have risen by about 23.4%, when comparing the 8,581 offences reported in 2014-15 to the 10,588 reported in 2018-19.
Mr Katter said North Queensland had been left uninspired by Labor’s Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021, and that he feared crime would continue to erode quality of life for all communities without drastic action.
Queensland ALP makes superficial changes to laws which protect the offenders
Letter to the Editor
A heartfelt response to the article about runaway juvenile crime and to the idiots who voted for the ALP
So is the Qld Socialist Labor Government going to Reimburse all of us that have been broken into / robbed and had our cars stolen? We were lucky in a way because we had insurance to cover our car and it wasnt that badly damaged and we got it back , other poor people are not that lucky they dont get there cars back and cant afford insurance. The cost of repairs for the ute was around 8 to $9000 + we had to fork out $920.00 of our own money to pay for the excess .
Thats not counting what they took – Mob ph / $719.00 to replace / Drivers Licence 70 to $80.00 to replace / plant operator tickets have not replaced yet work bag with wallet $150.00 Dollars / small plastic bottle with $1.00 and $2.00 coins around $50.00 10 or $20..00 floating around in bottom of my bag / Bank Cards / Business cards /Spare keys for machinery ,Excavator key is over a $100.00 to replace and truck keys not yet replaced / ute keys $140.00 just for the key extra to have it cut / note book and leather cover my Granddaughter had bought me ( cant put a price on that ) to stop the notebook from getting wet when i sweat / breadboard stolen from kitchen sink / Tobacco $100.00 / lighter and ashtray / torches plus the gate POST and fence they knocked over stealing the car .Then the expense for security cameras / security lights + security alarms $300 + we were lucky we could install a lot of this stuff it has cost a lot of our hard earned money to be taken away by slimy little thieves that get a slap on the wrist and told dont do that again and released to go out and do the same thing all over again thanks to our Do Gooder Politicians SO WHO IS GOING TO REIMBURSE US not our POLITICIANS that are there to work for the people you can bet on that . We did have a second visit but the alarm scared them of but just to prove a point they didnt give a shit they stole a second ashtray out the back and another week or to later we had another visitor but she was caught on camera and has been charged with trespassing and she was well known to the police . So i reckon send these little Turds to a place like Petford and learn some respect and manners because later on in life it might be there hard earned money / cars and property that gets stolen because Karmas A Bitch Boys and Girls and this could happen to you later on in life . SO YOU POLITICIANS DO SOMETHING RIGHT FOR ONCE IN YOUR LIFE YOU LOT YOU HAVENT DONE SO FAR just destroyed our STATE OUR COUNTRY and our way of life . Dont get me going on that .
Tablelands crime meetings demand Labor amend bail laws
Residents demand Labor amend its soft-on-crime policies
Innocent bystanders killed during stolen car pursuits in Brisbane and Townsville
from Jim O’Toole, Townsville Bureau
Female members of the looney Labor Left got their knickers in a knot at a public meeting held in Mareeba on Friday to discuss runaway Aboriginal juvenile crime which is wreaking havoc across the Tablelands, Cairns and Townsville.
Courageously organised by Tablelands resident Bill Cohen in response to hundreds of break-and-enters, robberies, car thefts and car-jackings about 90 people turned up to voice their opinions on how to overcome the Labor Party’s soft-on-crime policy.
Cynthia Lui, the Islander Labor Member for Cook, which takes in Mareeba, naturally was nowhere to be seen.
Fortunately the popular Member for Hill, Shane Knuth, from the adjoining electorate made a great effort to catch a bus in Charters Towers and travel to Mareeba.
The intrepid Member’s vehicle was not available but he made the arduous trip anyway suspecting the invisible Member for Cook would not be there leaving the meeting with no parliamentary representation.
Apart from the fact he was asked to attend and speak about the only proven remedy for the indigenous crime tsunami. Mr Knuth has a bill prepared for Relocation Sentencing to a remote rehabilitation facility a long way from indigenous hunting grounds and their mates where they are taught respect and some hard yakka.
Queensland used to have this option for Stipendiary Magistrates until the United Nations-driven, Fabian Socialist, Labor mob of union soft-cocks changed the Criminal Code to make juvenile crime an art form.
Different speakers, most of them victims of young, out-of-control blackfellas, offered remedies from a rattan cane to incarceration in the bastille for years on hard rations and hard Labor.
Commendable recommendations no doubt but how to get the message to corporate Labor?
Parents of juvenile delinquents were targeted by speakers for not being responsible for their kids but how can they be when they are traumatised by their parents lying prostrate on the floor every night alongside empty goon casks and marijuana dumpers.
These irresponsible parents are tarring decent Aboriginal families with the same brush.
A similar meeting in Atherton held the following day resolved to ask MP Shane Knuth if he would start a parliamentary petition across the north instructing the hopeless ALP to set up remote facilities based on the famous Petford Farm model in the Far North, which is now defunct.
Facebook attacks on meeting attendees and obscene phone calls after the meeting to MP’s offices from a female member of Mareeba’s looney left, being staunch supporters of the invisible Member for Cook’s Aborigines, Cynthia Lui, have been noticed.
It is hard to understand how organisations such as Tablelands Justice Group can get handsome pay packets every fortnight but have never been able to prevent any juvenile crime for the years they have been funded.
Deaths of innocent bystanders and motorists due solely to widespread juvenile crimewaves rest solely on the heads of the brain-dead, treacherous Queensland ALP.