People who assault front-line workers in the ACT would face tougher bail rules under a new law proposed by the Canberra Liberals.
ACT opposition police spokesman Jeremy Hanson will introduced a bail amendment bill in the territory's Legislative Assembly on Thursday.
The amendment would add "assault on a front-line community service provider" to a list of offences where the presumption of bail does not apply.
Mr Hanson said this would mean those who assault front-line workers such as police, ambulance officers or other emergency workers would no longer have a "get out of jail free card".
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"Those workers and the community are sick of seeing repeat assaults by people who are out on bail. It takes a terrible toll on our front-line workers, and they deserve better.
"By making this change, it sends a message to these workers - if you do get assaulted, we've got your back."
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