Sex criminals reoffending under Labor
Bligh Labor has systematically failed to keep proper checks on thousands of paedophiles with at least 140 dangerous offenders who had been freed on parole arrested for committing further sex crimes against children in the past six years.
Shadow Minister for Police and Corrective Services John-Paul Langbroek said under long-term Labor's weak sentencing laws and the government's lax monitoring system there'd been an astounding 2084 breaches of parole conditions by paedophiles in the same period.
"The numbers are absolutely frightening," Mr Langbroek said.
"These statistics prove that this lazy, long-term Labor government cares less about protecting Queensland children from sexual molestation than it does about the freedoms of these offenders."
Mr Langbroek said the parents and the wider community had every right to be outraged.
"Police are snowed under trying to deal with the overwhelming numbers of parole breaches by paedophiles.
"Labor's laws are so lax - there's no compulsion for paedophiles and other dangerous sexual offenders to complete proper rehabilitation before being granted parole.
"Official government figures show there's now more than 4000 persons in Queensland on the National Child Offender Register – the highest for any state - and growing at 600 a year.
"You have to ask – are these people attracted to Queensland because they know our state laws are so lax?" Mr Langbroek said.
"We have 80 police officers in the Child Safety and Sexual Crime Group, and more than 520 child protection detectives across Queensland – but they're unable to cope with the workload, and cannot guarantee protection for our vulnerable children.
"Almost every week for the past three years, at least one sex offender has reoffended," Mr Langbroek said.
"LNP has demanded more stringent monitoring of sex offenders, and tougher conditions for offenders on the state register. But these calls from the Opposition and the public are being arrogantly rejected by Labor.
"Under the LNP's proposed laws, offenders will be required to report their details every three months. Any sex offender that goes missing from the register for more than three months will be considered a danger to the community and regarded as deliberately evading police.
"We will make Queensland's anti-paedophile laws the toughest in the country.
"It's time for change. It's time to get Queensland back on track."