Opposition response to proposed knife crime laws

The following lines may be attributed to Opposition Leader Shane Love MLA:

The Opposition supports measures to improve community safety and reduce violent crime, and we await the full detail of this legislation.

There is no excuse to carry a concealed weapon.

The Opposition has raised concerns about violent knife crime in schools and across the wider community.

Action is needed, but the Cook Labor Government has a damning track record of rushing poorly drafted legislation through Parliament without making use of important mechanisms such as a Legislation Committee.

Because of this, the Government has had to amend or repeal their own laws over 20 times since 2021.

This Bill is one of many high-priority issues the Government must address in the remaining 11 sitting weeks of the Parliament.

This includes everything from broken promises on GPS monitoring for domestic violence offenders, coercive control laws, to reforms targeting dodgy tow truck operators.