29 September 2016

Libs would spend $13m on 30 extra police

| Charlotte
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A Canberra Liberals government would fund 30 additional police for the ACT at a cost of $13 million, issue tasers to all frontline police officers and establish a Domestic Violence Court, Opposition leader Jeremy Hanson has announced today.

The Liberals would also introduce tougher penalties for assaults on police, legislation for coward’s punch offences and stronger Outlaw Motorcycle Criminal Gangs legislation.

“We understand that the job of policing cannot always be made easy or without risk,” Mr Hanson said.

“On a daily basis they face difficult decisions and have a challenging job keeping the community safe in the face of increased incidents of domestic violence, ice addiction, and personal and property crime.

“It is core Government business to keep the community safe and we will act swiftly on these measures if elected next month.”

Labor has previously announced it would fund tasers for all ACT police.

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