GO FURTHER THAN FINES FOR COUGHING AND SPITTING ON FRONTLINE WORKERS

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Labor is urging the Berejiklian Government to go further than issuing fines for people who intentionally spit or cough on frontline workers, and withhold bail.

Labor Shadow Minister for Police Lynda Voltz said: “Fines are a start, but if you assault a frontline worker you shouldn’t be able to get out on bail and go do it again.

“There are no excuses for this kind of despicable behaviour. You should be left to wait in a cell until a Judge decides what to do with you.”

Labor wrote to the Berejiklian Government at the end of March regarding the need for bail restrictions on people who assault frontline emergency workers but is yet to receive a response.

Labor Shadow Minister for Health Ryan Park said: “There’s no defence for this kind of behaviour.

“Our frontline emergency workers are doing a tough enough job without having to worry about being threatened and assaulted. They deserve to go to work safe and come home safe."

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