Annastacia Palaszczuk is left red-faced after staffer makes an embarrassing blunder in email response to victim of crime
- Victim of crime palmed off with generic response
- They were mistakenly include in a reply all email
Annastacia Palaszczuk has been left red-faced after her office made an embarrassing mistake in an email sent to a resident complaining about crime in the state.
A person living in Townsville sent an email to the Queensland Premier asking her to do more to tackle crime after their home was broken into four times in two years.
In an email dated May 25, the person wrote they no longer felt safe in their own house and asked Ms Palaszczuk when she was going to do something.
‘Please take action now. The people of Queensland have had enough,’ they wrote.
Annastacia Palaszczuk’s (picture) office has been caught out palming off a victim of crime with a generic response after they were mistakenly included in an ‘arrogant’ reply all email
A person living in Townsville sent an email to the Queensland Premier asking her to do more to tackle crime, but was unintentionally sent a generic response
A staff member then forwarded the correspondence to a colleague responsible for handling emails sent into the office.
They made the extraordinary mistake of hitting the ‘reply all’ button – which cc’d the crime victim into their response.
‘Send standard response please,’ the email read.
The resident who sent the email had sent similar messages to several other politicians including Opposition Leader David Crisafulli, the Courier Mail reported.
Robbie Katter of Katter’s Australian Party and Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath also received an email.
The resident sent a reply to Ms Palaszczuk’s office labelling the generic response ‘typical of a government that has lost touch with its constituents and voter base’.
‘No doubt this was a clerical error that should have been received by one of your minions before they were to respond with contempt and arrogance that comes with being in power for to long,’ they wrote.
The person then accused Ms Palaszczuk’s office of trying to keep the public at bay by shirking from the government’s responsibilities.
They added that the mistakenly sent response was typical of a government that has ‘lost touch with its constituents and voter base’ and that is showed a lack of respect for victims of crime.
The person ended their email by saying they were ‘looking forward to another STANDARD RESPONSE PLEASE’.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Ms Palaszczuk’s office for comment.
Queensland is grappling with a youth crime crisis that has seen fed-up residents attempt to take matters into their own hands.
In an email dated May 25, the person wrote they no longer felt safe in their own house and asked Ms Palaszczuk when she was going to do something (pictured, Ms Palaszczuk with her partner Dr Reza Adib)
The person’s home was broken into four times in two years (stock image)
Earlier in May, locals in Mackay, central Queensland, threatened to take the law into their own hands after claiming police were failing to act against alleged criminals in the town.
Anonymous signs have been posted up around Mackay warning of the vigilante curfew – and calling on local fathers to join them to police the ‘unpunished’ crimes.
Unlawful entry crimes have more than doubled year on year with 108 incidents in the area between January and April this year compared to just 50 the year before.
‘Due to the large number of unpunished break ins and car thefts we would like to advise a one week notice period to all parents of the Northern Beaches area,’ the ‘community announcement’ says.
‘As of the 22/05/2023 there shall be a community enforced curfew for all youths. From 10pm till daylight, Mon-Sun any youths caught walking the streets shall be disciplined.
‘I urge all parents to share this announcement with your family and friends.
‘Any fathers that are ready to stand up for your community please get involved, watch over your street and look out for your neighbours and protect those unable to do so.’