Coronavirus: spitting threat prompts toughened police assault laws

Updated May 1 2020 - 7:25am, first published 12:30am

Offenders spitting on police in the current COVID-19 environment has sharpened the focus on tougher legislation to protect front-line workers to be debated in the ACT Assembly next week.

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