Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania



2 May 2019

Elise Archer, Attorney-General

Labor fails the community and workers, again

Labor’s pattern of contempt for the views of the community continues as they confirm their opposition to our Bill to guarantee mandatory minimum sentences for serious assaults against nurses, paramedics, correctional officers and other frontline workers.

Debate has begun on the Sentencing Amendment (Assault of Certain Frontline Workers) Bill 2019, and the Labor Party has revealed it is once again soft on crime and willing to allow a free pass for violent offenders who assault frontline, critical staff serving our community.

The Liberals’ position on this Bill is clear – we are the only party that supports mandatory prison terms for people who violently, seriously assault frontline workers.



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