Penalties for assaults of public officers

The Council is reviewing penalties for assaults on police and other frontline emergency service workers, corrective services officers and other public officers following Terms of Reference being referred by the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, the Honourable Yvette D’Ath MP, in early December 2019.

The Council is inviting preliminary feedback to identify key issues to explore in responding to the reference. Feedback received will inform the Council’s approach to the reference and questions identified for further consultation.

The Council has extended the deadline for written feedback to 5pm, Tuesday 28 January 2020.

Please email submissions@sentencingcouncil.qld.gov.au, or write to:

Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council
GPO Box 2360
Brisbane QLD 4001

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The Council must report back to the Attorney-General by 30 June 2020.