Breach of Bail is about consequences!
As you know, I believe that Breach of Bail as an offence for young offenders is an important step in tackling the youth crime epidemic.
During recent public hearings into the government's changes to the Youth Justice Act, the Committee heard from witness after witness who want young offenders who are granted bail to be held accountable.
The government ignored those calls and, as it stands, a young offender who breaches their bail conditions cannot be arrested, let alone held to account for breaking their promise to the community.
More than 15,000 Queenslanders have already confirmed their support for Breach of Bail to be an offence for juvenile offenders. If you agree, and want to make your voice heard, please click below to sign our petition.
Together we can hold these young offenders, and the government, to account. Together we can help tackle the youth crime epidemic!
SHADOW MINISTER FOR POLICE AND CORRECTIVE SERVICES
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES
SHADOW MINISTER FOR RURAL AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS
Who is Dale Last?
Growing up amidst the cane fields of Bundaberg, Dale Last has a family background in the sugar and cattle industries so relates to the issues facing our farmers.
Dale also spent 25 years as a police officer at various rural and remote stations throughout Queensland prior to his appointment to the challenging role of Officer in Charge of the Townsville Police Station – a position he held from December 2000 to March 2008, when he was first elected to the Townsville City Council.
As a former Councillor and Deputy Mayor with Townsville City Council, Dale understands the issues important to the thriving Burdekin electorate.
He was also Emergency Management Queensland Area Director, overseeing the regional disaster management programs and SES support program for Charters Towers and Palm Island councils.
Operating his own small business for the past eight years, Dale believes small business is the backbone of Queensland’s economy and needs to be supported to ensure local communities flourish.
Prior to his election to State Parliament on 31 January 2015 as the Member for Burdekin, Dale was regional manager of an employment services firm delivering remote jobs and community programs in Townsville and Palm Island.
With a young family, Dale understands the cost of living pressures facing families, especially those with single incomes. He would also like to see greater housing affordability and greater security for pensioners and retirees.
Dale Last is strongly focused on delivering for North Queensland. Together with his LNP colleagues, Dale is committed to growing the economy across all sectors; revitalising front line services; helping small business; increasing investment in roads and infrastructure in the north; and jobs, jobs, jobs.