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Queensland passes new youth justice legislation in crime crackdown aimed at ‘hardcore’ young offenders

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Queensland’s Parliament has passed contentious new youth justice legislation that is set to become law in a bid to “crack down” on recidivist young offenders, despite concerns raised by advocates.

The legislation includes a trial of GPS monitoring devices, strengthened anti-hooning laws, increased police powers and reversing the presumption of bail for serious indictable offences.

The new measures were introduced to combat…



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