A trial of body-worn cameras for paramedics is gaining momentum after two attacks on Illawarra officers within three days.
On Thursday Health Services Union NSW secretary Gerard Hayes told the Mercury he'd like to see a range of extra safety measures put in place to protect paramedics, including a trial of body cameras.
NSW Labor on Friday offered its in-principle bipartisan support for a formal trial.
Labor's Illawarra spokesman Ryan Park and health spokesman Walt Secord said they were willing to work with the NSW Government to improve safety for paramedics, and would support legislation or a change to government regulation to expedite the trial.
"The HSU has asked for body cams similar to what is available to police here and overseas," Mr Park said. "The NSW Parliament is expected to resume early next month so we stand ready to help."
Mr Secord added: "We are ready to support them in a trial of body cameras. Anyone who attacks a paramedic is the lowest of the low; lower than a snake's belly.
"Paramedics have enough to worry about trying to save people's lives in emergency situations; rather than concentrating on protecting themselves from assaults."
Last year, the NSW Ambulance Commissioner reported that there were about three assaults a week on NSW paramedics.
There's now been five such assaults in the Illawarra alone this year.
On Tuesday evening a female paramedic was punched in the face by an intoxicated man while on the job in Wollongong. The man has been charged with assault and is due to appear before court on May 21.
Meanwhile a 57-year-old woman was charged with assault, after allegedly grabbing a male paramedic around the throat when he came to her aid in Fairy Meadow on Thursday evening.
She was granted conditional bail in Wollongong Court on Friday and her next court appearance will be on April 29.
Mr Hayes said two assaults on Illawarra paramedics in a week was "simply unfathomable".
"Something is seriously wrong when people think it's okay to lash out at the very people who devote their working lives to the health and safety of others," he said.
Meanwhile Wollongong Police District Commander, Superintendent Chris Craner, condemned any violence in the community, particularly against emergency service workers.
"Emergency service workers are there, day after day, to assist members of the public and provide necessary assistance," Supt Craner said.
"We understand that we come into people's lives when they are at their most vulnerable, but violence, threats and intimidation against these workers are never tolerated.
"Any anti-social behaviour will be dealt with swiftly and appropriately by police."