Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie.
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie. Tom Huntley

Gladstone's violence problem raised with Attorney General

GLADSTONE'S ongoing problem of alcohol fuelled violence was brought to the attention of the Queensland Attorney General in a meeting on Tuesday to discuss law and order in the region.

Attorney General Jarrod Bleijie met with community leaders, industry representatives, members of the community safety committee and representatives from the Gladstone Liquor Accord.

Independent MP Liz Cunningham said behaviour in the CBD precinct on Friday and Saturday nights had been a key discussion point.

"We have an increased problem with community based offences and the community has registered their concerns about this," Mrs Cunningham said.

She said increased police presence and methods in place to alleviate associated issues also had been discussed.

Before the meeting, Mr Bleijie said Gladstone wasn't the only community suffering from alcohol related violence as a result of industry workers.

"Ultimately, these people have to take responsibility for their actions," he said.



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