Final Report

The Final Report has been prepared in response to the Terms of Reference issued to the Council on 2 December 2019 by the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, the Honourable Yvette D’Ath MP.

The report represents the Council’s work to understand and reform sentencing of assaults on workers carrying out their duties in Queensland and was delivered to the Attorney-General on 31 August 2020.

Final Report (full report) (PDF, 9.1 MB)

Executive summary (PDF, 368.1 KB)

List of recommendations (PDF, 297.9 KB)

Chapters

Download individual chapters of the Final Report below.

Preliminary pages (PDF, 446.8 KB)

Glossary (PDF, 101.8 KB)

Executive summary (PDF, 368.1 KB)

List of recommendations (PDF, 297.9 KB)

Chapter 1 (PDF, 341.2 KB) – Introduction

Part A (PDF, 1.7 MB) – Nature and extent of assaults on public officers

Part B (PDF, 241.9 KB) – The impact of assaults on victims of crime

Part C (PDF, 2.1 MB) – The current sentencing framework and sentencing practices

Part D (PDF, 2.5 MB) – Reforms to offences, penalties and sentencing for assaults on public officers and other vulnerable workers

Part E (PDF, 1.1 MB) – Improving institutional responses and community understanding

Appendices (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Expert report

Not a one-way street (PDF, 338.2 KB)

Understanding the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in sentencing for assaults on public officers.
Any views expressed in this report are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Council.

Literature review

Assaults on Public Officers: A review of research evidence (PDF, 2.8 MB)

A literature review prepared during the initial stage of the review by the Griffith Criminology Institute.
Any views expressed in this report are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Council.