On 27 July 2020, the Attorney General asked the Sentencing Council to review the sentencing for offences involving assaults on police officers, correctional staff, youth justice officers, emergency services workers and health workers.
The Sentencing Council transmitted its report to the Attorney General on 28 July 2021.
The Crimes Legislation Amendment (Assaults on Frontline Emergency and Health Workers) Act 2022 was passed on 11 October 2022. The reforms came into effect on 18 October 2022.
28 Nov 2022
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the ongoing connection Aboriginal people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal people as the original custodians of this land.