In Queensland, there are many different types of serious assault charges.
What is serious assault?
Serious assault is defined in section 340 of the Criminal Code as any of the following:
(a) assaults another with intent to commit a crime, or with intent to resist or prevent the lawful arrest or detention of himself or herself or of any other person; or
(b) assaults, resists, or wilfully obstructs, a police officer while acting in the execution of the officer’s duty, or any person acting in aid of a police officer while so acting; or
(c) unlawfully assaults any person while the person is performing a duty imposed on the person by law; or
(d) assaults any person because the person has performed a duty imposed on the person by law; or
(f) assaults any person in pursuance of any unlawful conspiracy respecting any manufacture, trade, business, or occupation, or respecting any person or persons concerned or employed in any manufacture, trade, business, or occupation, or the wages of any such person or persons; or
(g) unlawfully assaults any person who is 60 years or more; or
(h) unlawfully assaults any person who relies on a guide, hearing or assistance dog, wheelchair or other remedial device