Queensland Parliamentary Leader of the Palmer United Party, Dr Alex Douglas MP says Premier Campbell Newman’s claims about reduced crime are nothing more than rubbery figures.
“The evidence is that his new anti-association, anti-bikie and mandatory sentencing laws and 800 additional police have made no difference at all to our crime rate,” Dr Douglas said.
“The Premier will say anything to convince the public he is doing a good job to both maintain his position and enjoy the fruits of being Premier.
“He repeats claims that crime has reduced across all areas by 10% even when he is told that is incorrect, with the decline trend being exactly the same that has been occurring year on year for the past ten years unchanged, according to Griffith University study figures.
“In effect crime has reduced by only 2% and it is consistent with other years previously.
“Just in the past week the Premier has separately stated that he should be allowed to continue and he is sorry about what he has done in the community eyes.
“He also has repeatedly stated that he has a strong plan, a strong team and has the record to prove it.
“The evidence, if those seriously scrutinizing are really interested to know is that none of his ‘initiatives’ have made any difference at all and nor have they value added for the extra cost and inconvenience.
“This is perfectly understandable when bikies are responsible for less than 5% of all reported crime.
“Premier Campbell Newman is no different today to that of yesterday, last year or the year prior.
“His lies fool no-one. A 500% difference in real figures and false ones is not a mistake.
This Premier Campbell Newman needs to resign and take his rubbery figures with him.”