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Inquiry Details

Inquiry into Violence Against Emergency Services Personnel

This inquiry is self referred.
  1. That the Legislative Assembly Committee on Law and Safety inquire into and report on:
    • a. the adequacy of current measures in place to protect emergency services personnel from violence including internal policies and procedures, training, and public education campaigns;
    • b. whether current sentencing options for people who assault or murder emergency services personnel remain effective;
    • c. possible options for reform;
    • d. any other related matter.
  2. In examining these issues the Committee should have regard to:
    • a. all emergency services personnel, including police; ambulance officers; firefighters; protective services officers; SES workers; lifesavers; marine rescuers; and nurses, doctors and other hospital staff who provide or support emergency treatment;
    • b. the incidence of assaults on and homicides of emergency services personnel;
    • c. current sentencing patterns for assaults on and homicides of emergency services personnel;
    • d. the experience of other jurisdictions.

 Terms of Reference - Inquiry into Violence Against Emergency Services Personnel.pdf

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