An attack on a bus driver in Nerang last night as part of a failed robbery has shown the need for tougher penalties for those who assault public transport workers.
With the recommendations from the Bus Safety Review due in March, the Queensland Branch of the Transport Workers’ Union is calling on the review to include tougher penalties.
Transport Workers’ Union Queensland Secretary Peter Biagini has said that these assaults shown no sign of stopping, and that the review needs to ensure that offences are dealt with properly.
“It seems that every week we hear another story about a bus driver being assaulted, or a bus being attacked”
“Public transport workers should be able to go to work and not worry about whether they will make it home in one piece”
The Transport Workers’ Union is hopeful that the Bus Safety Review will go some way towards alleviating the pressures on public transport workers.
Officials available for comment.
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