LNP leads way with ‘No Body, No Parole' policy
Convicted killers in the Noosa Electorate who fail to tell authorities where they have dumped their victim’s body will be refused parole under a tough new LNP policy aimed at empowering victims not offenders.
Member for Noosa Glen Elmes MP said if elected an LNP government will ensure convicted killers who fail to identify the location of their victims will not receive parole.
“ For far too long the scales of justice in Queensland have put the rights of criminals ahead of the expectations of the Noosa community and victims’ families and loved ones.
“A future LNP Government will implement No Body, No Parole laws in Queensland,” Mr Elmes said.
“We will do this in consultation with victims groups, the parole board and other key agencies involved in the justice system in the Noosa region.
“This is all about criminals showing genuine remorse and helping to give families, friends and loved ones closure.
The LNP’s policy would put Queensland in line with South Australia, while New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia were considering implementing similar laws.
“The Palaszczuk Labor Government is soft on crime and favours criminals ahead of victims.
“Our laws will apply to offenders serving a jail sentence for murder or conspiracy to murder.
“To grant parole, the parole board must be satisfied the offender has co-operated to identify the location, or last known location, of the remains of the victim.
“This policy will apply to criminals who have not yet been released from jail on parole, Mr Elmes said.