Penalties for assaults on public officers

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The Council has reviewed penalties for assaults on police and other frontline emergency service workers, corrective services officers and other public officers in response to Terms of Reference issued to the Council by the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, the Honourable Yvette D’Ath MP, in early December 2019.

The Final Report

The Final Report represents the Council’s work to understand and reform sentencing for assaults on workers carrying out their duties in Queensland.

We would like to thank the individuals, government departments, employee unions, legal stakeholders and other organisations that provided feedback as part of the Council’s review of penalties for assaults on public officers. The submissions and consultation sessions informed the development of the Council’s recommendations in response to the Terms of Reference.