Safety on job should just be a given

I COULD bang on about how our police do a great job - a stellar job - and that they don't deserve to be abused and assaulted while they're on the job.

But I shouldn't have to.

It should be clear to all and sundry what a top-notch job our men and women in blue do, and it should go without saying they should enjoy the same safety at work that nearly all other workers take for granted.

And that's why it's disappointing that two people have been charged with assaulting police after officers tried to break up a fight at a local hotel at the weekend.

As Bundaberg is one of the state's 12 Safe Night Precinct year-long trials, anyone guilty of breaking the law around licensed venues will face tougher penalties.

All of us deserve to be able to go out for a meal, some drinks and a night of dancing without having to deal with drunken brawls and anti-social behaviour.

And our police deserve a workplace that is just as safe as any other.

Most people who attack police, chances are, wouldn't hesitate to ring them if they were victims of serious crime.

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