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LNP’s Queensland election pitch to enforce Townsville youth curfew branded ‘a dog pound for kids’ by Katter’s Australian Party – ABC News

LNP leader Deb Frecklington promises to “fix the juvenile crime problem” in north Queensland by setting a youth curfew and fining the parents of offending kids,…

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Young people in Townsville and Cairns would be subject to curfews and parents fined $250 if their unaccompanied children are found out at night “without a reasonable excuse” under an LNP election pledge that advocates say could breach the UN convention.
Key points:

  • The LNP would set curfews for young people in Townsville and Cairns
  • LNP leader Deb Frecklington says parents need to be responsible for their children
  • Amnesty says the plan could breach the UN convention on rights of the child

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