Mr HART (Burleigh—LNP) (2.51 pm): I rise today to talk about some great crime statistics for my seat of Burleigh on the Gold Coast. When I was first elected in 2012 one of the very first phone calls that I received was from Miami Seniors Tennis Club. They had had 13 break-ins in two weeks. A young gang of thugs had gone around and smashed windows and kicked and broken down doors. They had actually managed to get inside the club and had done quite a bit of damage—$10,000 to $20,000 worth of damage.
The members of the club asked me whether there was anything the state government could do to help them or if I could liaise with the council and we could do something about security screens. Fortunately the week before I had run into somebody from a company called DNA Solutions. They provide a marking solution that sprays actual DNA onto a criminal if they break in. This device is fitted into the roof above a door or in a bar or somewhere like that. It is triggered by somebody breaking in. It has a movement sensor and when somebody walks under it they are sprayed with DNA. The DNA is specific to the site. I went back to DNA Solutions and I asked them if there was something we could do for the Miami Seniors Tennis Club. They were kind enough to install some machinery that had a value of about $4,000. That was two years ago. We put some signs on the windows. We told people what had happened. They have not had a break-in in two years. What a great result!
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