26 Jan '16, 11pm

Call from @TaxiQLD for mandatory sentencing of those found guilty of attacks against emergency/transport personnel.

Taxi Council calls for mandatory sentencing following ambo attacks Taxi Council Queensland (TCQ) has called for mandatory sentencing for anyone found guilty of assaulting a person who is providing an emergency or transportation service to the public. The call comes after a spate of attacks against paramedics in south east Queensland. TCQ chief executive officer Benjamin Wash says his industry stands with ambulance officers and others who are dealing with the public 24/7, as taxi drivers have also been victims of violence. “All of the talk in the world won’t change things unless courts start sending a strong message, and at this moment sentencing is far removed from community expectation,” he said. “Whether it is a taxi driver, police officer, bus driver, paramedic, firefighter, railway employee or anyone who is carrying out their job of transporting or attending to the pub...

Full article: http://www.tcq.org.au/tcq-press-releases