LNP will trap online predators before they strike


LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has vowed to give Queensland police new powers to prosecute pedophiles who use the internet to groom children for sexual abuse.

Ms Frecklington said the laws would be based on South Australia’s Carly’s Law – introduced after 15-year-old Carly Ryan was raped and murdered by a 50-year-old pedophile who had posed online as a teenage student.

The LNP’s proposed laws follow growing frustration among QPS detectives over the difficulty of prosecuting offenders caught in the early stages of online grooming.

“There’ll be no hiding place for vile online predators under a government I lead,” Ms Frecklington said.

“These laws will ensure police have the tools they need to protect kids from online predators.

“As a mother of three young girls, I fully understand the dangers involved with social media and I will do whatever it takes to keep kids safe.

“I want Queensland to be the safest place for families and children.”

The LNP’s first proposed law will make it an offence for an adult to communicate with a child while claiming to be younger than they are, or another person altogether, in order to meet with a child.

The second law will make it an offence for an adult to communicate with a child while claiming to be younger than they are, or another person altogether, with intent to commit an offence against the child.

The first offence will have a maximum penalty of five years’ prison and the second 10 years.

LNP Shadow Attorney-General David Janetzki said Queensland’s version of Carly’s Law would give police more powers to intercept predators sooner.

“The LNP will give police more powers to protect children from harm,” Mr Janetzki said.

“Our criminal laws need to keep pace with technology, especially as more children than ever before are engaging with others online through social media.”

Children Elections Familes Law & Safety Political Queensland Government Teenagers & Young Adults

Deb Frecklington : Leader of the Liberal National Party (LNP) of Queensland :
PO Box 940, Spring Hill Qld 4004, Queensland Wide
07 3844 0666
Deb Frecklington : Leader of the Liberal National Party (LNP) of Queensland
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Labor fining motorists for using highway truck rest stops 20 September 2020 | Banning motorists from using rest stops is reckless and irresponsible by Labor More information...
Statement from LNP Leader Deb Frecklington on latest football COVID breach 18 September 2020 | “Annastacia Palaszczuk needs to send a strong message and demand the NRL and Melbourne Storm send home Christian Welch. More information...
ACT restrictions lifted 18 September 2020 | ‘I raised the issue of the travel restrictions on the ACT at my meeting with the Chief Health Officer this week. More information...
LNP funding lifeline for Queensland's surf life savers 18 September 2020 | The LNP has pledged $3 million for Surf Life Saving Queensland to ensure the volunteers in red and yellow can keep beachgoers safe this summer. More information...
LNP Leader Deb Frecklington in response to 200 Queenslanders being used as Gabba guinea pigs 21 September 2020 | If Queenslanders were ever in any doubt about the lengths Annastacia Palaszczuk is going to manipulate Coronavirus for political gain, this has put it to bed. More information...
LNP to lift Labor's veil of secrecy on Stradbroke 17 September 2020 | An LNP Government will establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into the Palaszczuk Labor Government's secret land deal on North Stradbroke Island that is tearing the community apart and threatening pristine environme... More information...
Everyday Queenslanders get AFL corporate scraps 17 September 2020 | LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said she’s bitterly disappointed for the diehard Queensland footy fans who’ll miss out on the Gabba Grand Final because all of the tickets will be snapped up by members, corporates... More information...
Taxpayers pay for Labor's pre-election polling 16 September 2020 | 'For the Palaszczuk Labor Government to use hundreds of thousands of taxpayers' dollars on polling is an absolute disgrace. More information...
COVID-safe plan for funerals an LNP priority 15 September 2020 | Developing a COVID-safe plan to enable people to visit dying loved ones and attend funerals will be a priority under a Deb Frecklington LNP Government. More information...
Queensland border restrictions 13 September 2020 | 'The LNP supports strong borders and Queenslanders should ignore Labor's election rhetoric. More information...

comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service