Despite new legislation that introduced further penalties for assaulting health workers, frontline staff in the Northern Territory have said assaults and abuse has been increasing.

Assaults on paramedics have become so common in the Northern Territory that incidents are often going unreported and urgent patient care is being delayed due to severe safety concerns.

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