Mr McEACHAN (Redlands—LNP) (10.00 pm): Tonight I rise to speak about an important issue facing the electorate of Redlands. Like many of my colleagues in the House, I have a focus on improving law and order in our community so that Redlands is a safer place to live, work and raise a family. Last week I held a law and order forum on Russell Island, one of the five inhabited islands in my beautiful electorate. The southern Moreton Bay islands share many of the same concerns as mainland residents; however, the isolated nature of the islands does present some unique challenges. I was pleased to be able to co-host this forum with hardworking local Redlands city councillor Mark Edwards alongside Bayside Crime Stoppers, Russell Island and Macleay Island police officers and senior staff from the mainland. Residents turned out in force to have their say. With over 200 people in attendance, we ran out of chairs in the local hall. It was excellent to see so many people committed to making our community safer and engaging with local police and Crime Stoppers in that effort. I especially want to thank Paul Fitzpatrick from Bayside Crime Stoppers for giving up his time to talk to the meeting about the important role Crime Stoppers plays in our community. Many of the attendees were interested to learn about the difference between the emergency 000 number, the Policelink reporting line and the Crime Stoppers line. The most commonly raised concern during the meeting was the resourcing of police officers on the islands. I was pleased to hear the community come out in support of the current officers on both Russell and Macleay, with residents joining in a rousing round of applause for those officers who work so hard to keep our community safe. Residents are concerned about the workload of the two police stations. They have just two officers in each station, serving a population on each island of around 3,000 people. Compare that North Stradbroke Island, which has six officers and about half the population. I join with my constituents in calling for more police officers in the southern Moreton Bay islands to support those already working in our community. Later this week I will be launching an online survey so that residents of Redlands can have their say about law and order issues in our community. The forum on Russell Island has only further highlighted to me how keen residents are to have their voices heard on this issue. Law and order was also one of the top issues raised in my electorate-wide survey. The online survey will be open to all residents on both islands and the mainland, and I will be seeking meetings with Queensland police and Minister Byrne to further discuss resourcing in the Redlands. Feeling safe and secure in our communities is fundamental to our way of life, and I am committed to ensuring the Redlands remains the best place in Queensland to live.