Union impressed with LNP pledge

Queensland Police Union president Ian Leavers.
Queensland Police Union president Ian Leavers. Lee Constable

QUEENSLAND Police Union president Ian Leavers said Ipswich was more likely to gain the 20 extra officers a year that it needed under an LNP than a Labor Government.

While refusing to endorse either of the major parties before this weekend's state election, Mr Leavers said he had been keeping his members informed of Labor and LNP law and order policy.

He admitted he had been bitterly disappointed with Labor's performance - particularly what he described as Rachel Nolan's "silence" on law and order issues in her electorate - and that the LNP had made promises which could lead to a stronger police service across Queensland.

Among their election promises, the LNP has pledged 1300 new police officers statewide over four years, as well as police helicopters for both the Gold Coast and greater south-east Queensland region.

They also have plans to introduce boot camps for juvenile offenders, and laws to protect police from civil law suits as long as they have acted within guidelines.

"Compared to what Anna Bligh has offered - which is 330 job cuts and the cancellation of the new police academy - I think it is very positive," Mr Leavers said.

"The LNP haven't said they will commit to the new academy, but at least under the LNP we've got 1300 new police.

"I don't support Labor or the LNP - I support whoever does the best deal for police."

Topics:  australian labor party, campbell newman, lnp, politics, queensland election 2012, queensland police union



Local Real Estate

Featured Real Estate
FULLY SELF CONTAINED... $9500.00 From
Cabin $12.5K for 6 x 2.4 x 2.5m fully installed. D.I.Y $9.5k bare ...
Ballandean Landmark... Tender
Residential Land 0 0
Stanthorpe - family life... $349,000
House 4 1 4
OWN A PIECE OF... $159,000
House 2 1 2

Featured Jobs

Warwick jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
Information &... Toowoomba Full Time


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Local Jobs

Search for your next job now!
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Subscription Sale

Subscribe now for $1 for 14 days.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Horoscopes

Leo

If you’ve got a travel urge, you may be missing the opportunity by postponing it. Start to plan, even if it’s not going to be an...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save