Operation Hard Yakka's Bob Davis says the nerves are starting to wear a bit thin.
Operation Hard Yakka's Bob Davis says the nerves are starting to wear a bit thin. Alistair Brightman

Hard Yakka still waiting for decision from State Government

SUSAN River's Hard Yakka boot camp for troubled young men still hasn't found out if it will receive State Government funding.

Operation Hard Yakka is a military-style training facility for the unemployed and at risk youth, run by former Special Forces instructor Bob Davis.

It has transformed the lives of hundreds of youths.

The State Government has offered funding for camps throughout Queensland as an alternative to jail when sentencing young criminals.

Mr Davis was optimistic about securing funding.

He said a State Government decision was imminent.

"I wish they'd hurry ... the nerves are starting to wear a bit thin," he said.

He also said he had received a call from the Youth Justice director in the Northern Territory who was thinking of building something similar.

An alternative was to bring interstate trouble-makers to the Hard Yakka camp.

"I would prefer them to be brought here because that'll get them out of their own environment," Mr Davis said.



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