Queensland boot camps to be reviewed by Labor

QUEENSLAND'S boot camps and other juvenile justice measures are under review, with Labor set to put the LNP's youth law and order reforms under the microscope.

The Newman Government applauded its boot camps, which included early intervention camps on the Gold, Fraser and Sunshine Coasts as well as Rockhampton and a sentenced camp for Cairns and Townsville as a success.

They formed part of the "tough on crime" strategy the former government employed as a cornerstone of its 2012 election platform.

But the camps raised concerns, both over tender processes and their necessity.

Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath said those concerns needed investigating.

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