Rail safety here in Queensland is getting way out of control; we are getting drunks that are giving everyone a hard time, especially at night. They just seem to want to start fights with anyone and everyone. Drug users, getting out of control, it really is getting ridiculous, especially on the weekends.
They have started to put on security guards, but apparently they don’t have any power to do anything, so I really don’t see the point.
Latest QR figures showed 1117 reports of disorderly conduct on Citytrains in 2009, with 236 reported assaults. QR repeatedly denied that its Zero Harm policy stopped its staff from physically intervening to settle disputes between passengers.
When are the powers that be going to do something about the violence that is happening all over Australia. We really do need to see deterrent to all sorts of crimes, most of the time all we see is people who commit these crimes get a slap on the wrist, it’s certainly isn’t enough. Hitting people in the hip pocket with heavy fines, and jail time may help, but community service or a warning is just not going to do anything at all to stop the violence.