Crime & Justice Action Group

Central North & Far North Queensland

Creating a more liveable and safer community.


Parent/Guardian Empowerment and Accountability (PGEA) Bill

Crime Prevention Priorities and Objectives

  1. Parent Accountability and Empowerment
  2. Public Administration Accountability
  3. Education based on Common Sense Values and Skills
  4. Child Protection and Youth Rehabilitation
  5. Justice for Individual Victims

Note: Law and order are essential for effective policing. Both the judiciary and police are expected to manage their capability based on residual capacity of need in the community to ensure individual safety. Instead, these crime prevention policies aim to address the problems of supply and demand of youth displacement and crime.

Crime Prevention Policies/Provisional Bill Terms

1.0 Parent/Guardian Accountability Commission

1.1 Deliver a Parent/Guardian Accountability Commission modelled on the former Family Responsibilities Commission serving city suburbs and remote communities resourced adequately to the volume of youth offending.

“Accessory to the Offence” for Parents/Guardians Material to Youth Offence
1.2 Establish in the proposed PGEA Bill a new offence in Child Protection legislation being an “accessory to the offence” applicable to a parent/guardian that facilitates the use of property or material vicariously used by a youth committing serious crime and a recidivist offence.

Parent-centred Child Health Intervention (PCHI) Framework
1.3 Establish PCHI Framework based on the decision methodology “most credibility” risk analysis, superseding the “safe, unsafe or at risk” doctrine, of both risk and opportunity of parent/guardian capacity, integrated and implemented in a Parent/Guardian Development Plan across government and non-government health and wellbeing services in which a referral to Child Safety is the last resort.

Develop PCHI Capacity of Health Workers and Systems
1.4 Develop a PCHI Framework training and development package as an occupational certification for the frontline social worker/health professional, and conduct a design review and update of existing case management technologies.

2.0 Public Administration Service Accountability

2.1 Redefine the negligence, malfeasance and maladministration accountability threshold in the Public Administration Act and associated law and progress to industrial standards for public administration Officers, Directors, Agents and Actors that facilitate improve integrity and robust performance and disciplinary management processes.

Independent Survey of Public Administration (Whistle-blower Survey)
2.2 Commission and deliver an independent whistle-blower survey and subsequent investigation of public administration departments, agencies and suppliers in non-government organisations, to gather data and information on the occurrence of administration neglect, the effectiveness of systems and actors managing the welfare of children and youth, and enact a repeat of the whistle-blower survey every 3 years, delivering immediate corrective action and policy and resource reform.

3.0 Parent/Guardian Empowerment in Education of Common Laws Rights

3.1 Promote and protect the common law rights of the parent and guardian teaching social, moral and political beliefs and values to their children, and define in law, an offence by educational institutions encroaching on parenting common law prerogatives.

Education Deregistration of Indoctrination Teaching
3.2 Establish an offence of teaching political indoctrination, including a penalty of deregistration of teachers, the termination of applicable accreditation for any organisation or individual teaching or training gender, race and political theory to children and youth through pre, primary and secondary schools.

4.0 Youth Restoration and Rehabilitation (Old-Man-Guest) Academy (YRRA)

4.1 Fund the construction of an education and employment sentencing academy facility and programs targeted at the serious youth offender and severe recidivist youth offender aged 14-17 years, both male and female, enrolled, referred or sentenced to restoration and rehabilitation service and program by a parent, service provider or a judiciary in honour of youth rehabilitation pioneer Geoff Guest AM.

4.2 Fund the start-up operation and learning resources of the YRRA and facilitate sustainable funding initiatives ongoing for a minimum of 5 years with the vision of transitioning to a private restorative education model, retaining an Old Man-Guest nutrition and wellbeing legacy in the program.

5.0 Youth Serious Offender Definition Added in the Criminal Code

5.1 Deliver in law the definition of “serious offence” for youth crime modelled on the existing Criminal Code for adult offenders, serving as a necessary deterrent for offenders of sexual assault, rape, unlawful entry of motor vehicle committing an indictable offence, armed robbery, manslaughter and murder by youth aged 15-17 years.

5.2 Deliver and resource a holistic Youth Crimes Court, abolishing all iterations of cultural identity courts, based on the “one standard, one community” equality principle involving the offender, individual victim, parent/guardian and multi-cultural elders, restoration and rehabilitation mentors.

Contact

Aaron McLeod: CJAG Spokesperson
PO Box 240, Manunda, Qld, 4870
ph: 0414 590 110
cjagcairns@gmail.com

Bank Details

BSB: 633 000 (Bendigo Bank)
Account No: 165 957 671
Name: Boot Brisbane Inc.

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