Young people should be able to trust in the protection of adults.Young people have a right to trust that adults will fulfil their responsibility to provide opportunities for them - opportunities to learn, to play, to make decisions for themselves, take risks, to have fun and to participate in community decision making, among others.
Queensland's Police Move-on powers are in breach of that trust.
- Megan McKay & Dr Phil Crane (QUT)
- Legal Aid Queensland
- Check the Crime & Misconduct Commission's website - they often publish submissions they receive in relation to their Reviews.
In this submission to the Crime and Misconduct Commission, the Youth Affairs Network of Queensland makes the opposition of youth services to Police Move-on Powers in Queensland clear.
We argue that instead of punitive responses to fears of youth violence, communities need to invest in services that make it possible for young people to participate safely in all aspects of community life.