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Minimum mandatory sentence for assault of a public officer

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Kyla Golds
PO Box 4568

Total Signatures - 2077

Sponsoring Member: Ros Bates MP

Posting Date: 30/08/2016

Closing Date: 29/11/2016

Tabled Date: 30/11/2016

Responded By: Hon Yvette D'Ath MP on 3/01/2017

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draw to the attention of the House the ongoing threats and perpetration of violence and aggression against Queensland public officers, including police officers, paramedics, firefighters, health staff (including nurses, doctors, clerical staff, wards people and security officers), remote area nurses, volunteer rescue agency officers, and corrective services officers.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to consider amendments to the Criminal Code 340(2AA) to provide for a minimum mandatory sentence of six months (6) for assault of a public officer.