Liberal leader Zed Seselja is seeking out safe ground and legislating new offences and penalties for assaulting police officers.
Now I’m not at all in favour of assaults on police. It’s almost always done by losers with such poor impulse control they’re a positive menace to society.
On the other hand how are tougher penalties here going to actually protect police. No one about to attack a police officer is a rational actor cooly weighing the penalties against whatever gain can be had from the attack.
If we’re going to legislate penalties for being an arsehole what other avenues could be profitably explored?