Mandatory sentences for assaults 'haven't worked': legal body

Matt Maloney
Updated June 10 2024 - 5:44pm, first published 5:00pm
The government is moving to introduce a law which will have minimum six-month sentences imposed on people who commit serious assaults on a range of frontline workers, such as those in hospitality.
The government is moving to introduce a law which will have minimum six-month sentences imposed on people who commit serious assaults on a range of frontline workers, such as those in hospitality.

A Tasmanian legal body has said a new government bill to impose minimum sentences for assaults on a broad range of frontline workers will not deter the offence from happening, referencing a similar Tasmanian law that has failed to achieve its objective.

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Matt Maloney

Political reporter for Australian Community Media, based in Hobart.

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