Vic to look at mandatory sentencing laws

Benita Kolovos

The Victorian government wants to amend mandatory sentencing laws for attacking emergency service workers after two women who assaulted a paramedic avoided jail time.

Health Minister Jill Hennessy said she was "devastated" Amanda Warren, 33, and Caris Underwood, 20, had their jail sentences quashed on appeal and was hoping to tighten the special exemption clause the duo used.

"The Attorney-General has been working along with the police minister to change some of the existing special exemptions, and we clearly need to do more in light of yesterday's outcome and that work will be done," she told reporters on Wednesday.