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Enforcement Officer Protection

At present there is no legislative protection for Council Officers employed to carry out law enforcement functions on behalf of Local Government Councils. Appropriate legislation has been identified that could provide suitable deterrents and adequate penalties in the event of assaults on staff, while they are exercising their delegated authorities.

The purpose of this project was to develop a submission to the Attorney General, Minister for Justice and the Minister for Local Government for consideration of the necessary legislative amendment.

The submission was developed and forwarded to the State Government in October 2008.