Brisbane: (07) 3221 4999
Gold Coast: (07) 5532 3133
24 Hour Crime Line: 0488 999 980 or 18004POTTS
Brisbane
Level 1/420 George St,
Brisbane 4000
(07) 3221 4999
Gold Coast
44 Davenport St,
Southport 4215
(07) 5532 3133
24 Hour Crime Line
0488 999 980 or 18004POTTS

Facebook


Instagram

Twitter


Linkedin

YouTube

 

Gold Coast Community At War With Itself

Potts Lawyers > General Law News  > Gold Coast Community At War With Itself

Gold Coast Community At War With Itself

Not all fun in the sun as financial cracks emerge

6 December, 2011 | Gold Coast Bulletin

The Gold Coast City Council social report shows a community that is “at war with itself”, says lawyer Bill Potts.

The prominent criminal lawyer deals with all levels of society and says the report is a glimpse into the state of the Gold Coast.

“This should enable the community to take the pulse of society, a check that the Gold Coast is alive and moving,” he said.

“There are significant challenges to this health but there’s plenty of life in the old girl yet.”

Mr Potts said the figures were signs of stress – of high density living, unemployment, financial pressures and racial issues.

“Things are better when employment prospects improve but in times of financial stress it can be an unfortunate circle of poverty,” he said.

Mr Potts said the Gold Coast had an image of “fun in the sun” but for many it was a difficult place to live when people did not have any money.

“The police and the State Government need to address the causes of crime, not pat themselves on the head,” he said.

Domestic Violence Prevention Gold Coast spokeswoman Donna Justo said the Southport figures increased each year, with the council figures “conservative”.

“Not everyone reports domestic violence,” Ms Justo said.

No Comments

Leave a Comment