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Joint Statement - United opposition to unfair and dangerous mandatory sentencing laws
For immediate release.
The Andrews Government has introduced legislation to expand mandatory sentencing for injury caused to emergency service workers, including ambulance officers, police, protective services officers, and custodial officers.
The legislation has been introduced in a matter of weeks, with no consultation with the community sector, who work with people in times of crisis and trauma and rely on the support of emergency service workers.
Today legislation enters the parliament that will provide better rights for toll users. The Federation of Community Legal Centres calls on all parties to support the Bill. The Bill was originally drafted by the Andrews’ Government as part of the West Gate Tunnel Bill and has now been split from this bill to form its own Toll Fine Enforcement Bill, which is being tabled by the Greens.