The Brisbane Times reports graveyard and war memorial vandals will face up to seven years' jail under new laws in Queensland designed to reflect community outrage.
Attorney-General Cameron Dick said a package of new measures would give authorities the power they needed to deal with those who damaged remembrance sites across the state.

Under the laws, the maximum penalty for wilful damage of properly such as graves, war memorials and places of worship would be increased from five to seven years' jail.

And a new offence of unlawfully interfering with a grave will carry a penalty of 12 months' jail.

The new legislation is expected to be introduced into parliament by the end of the year.