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May-June collation – mind the gap

A routine level of media monitoring by keeping track of news links, has been continuing in the background over the four weeks between 15 May and today, 18 June. The headlines grabbed here are primarily sourced from Google Alerts. This Alerts Bulletin resource, a totally inhouse tool devised by the […]

Various: PTSD compensation for Qld first responders

ABC: New laws help Queensland’s first responders experiencing PTSD as MPs recall painful pasts First responders experiencing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will no longer have to prove their injury was caused by their work when seeking workers compensation, after Queensland Parliament passed legislation with cross-party support. WARNING: This story contains […]

Various: Singleton Police Station

Hunter Valley Today podcast: Ian Allwood 981f Powerfm: Singleton Police Station, finally, getting funding for an upgrade It’s been a project at the focus of the by-election and previous state elections, but finally there’s funding for the Singleton Police Station.  The NSW Government announced $12 million in Singleton this morning […]

The Guardian: Queensland police discriminated against 200 potential male recruits in favour of women, report finds

Three recruitment staff suspended as police commissioner labels alleged discrimination ‘completely disappointing’ Two hundred men missed out on joining the Queensland police force because recruiters discriminated against them in favour of women, a new report states. The Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission has said the state police service’s 50/50 recruitment strategy resulted […]

2GB: ‘You’ll never be premier!’ – Jodi McKay blasted for ‘deserting’ frontline workers

AUDIO: and Ray Hadley has called out NSW Labor leader Jodi McKay for failing to support mandatory disease testing for people who spit on or bite emergency service workers. Ms McKay had previously expressed her support for the legislation, but new amendments put forward by Labor have been […]

3AW: (VIC) Police stuff-up accidentally encourages officers working in quarantine to use public transport

AUDIO: A communication stuff-up led to police working in hotel quarantine accidentally being encouraged to catch public transport. A directive was sent out to officers working in quarantine hotels instructing them to use public transport to travel to and from work. But Police Association Secretary Wayne Gatt says it […]

AAP: NT brings in tough youth justice laws

Child offenders who commit crimes while on bail will be automatically placed on remand after tough youth justice laws were fast-tracked through the Northern Territory’s parliament. Under the changes, children accused of serious re-offending while on bail or breaching their bail conditions will be taken into custody, and police powers […]

The Australian: Unions watchdog to get teeth sharpened

BUDGET 2021: The Coalition’s controversial union regulator will have its funding increased by $8m while the government will spend $10m reducing the award compliance costs of employers. The Registered Organisations Commission will receive an extra $2m annually over the next four years, in a move that will be attacked by […]

Sky News: Police forces in remote communities need to be ‘properly supported and funded’ – Jacinta Price

VIDEO: Alice Springs Deputy Mayor Jacinta Price says one of the important leading issues in the Northern Territory is ensuring police forces in remote communities are “properly supported and funded”. “They have always cried out for more police in remote indigenous communities – these are the places we see […]

Daily Mail BS: Bumbag-wearing Range Rover driver mocks a cop for making ‘$55,000 a year’

VIDEO: A Range Rover driver has mocked a police officer for his meagre salary and boasted of owning two businesses after being pulled over for allegedly possessing stolen goods. Footage shared to TikTok showed the motorist ridiculing the young New South Wales police officer and suggesting he was only stopped because of the […]

ABC: More NSW Police officers charged with domestic violence as victims face ongoing problems getting help NSW Police must urgently overhaul the way it deals with perpetrators of domestic violence in its ranks, experts say, with frontline workers claiming the standard practice of police investigating their close colleagues too often means alleged abusers are not being held accountable, putting victims’ safety on the line.  Key […]

Tele/ The Snitch: Police strike over roster

Professional Standards Command (PSC) officers walked out of their building at Homebush for a one-hour strike on Tuesday. The action is over the moving from a seven-day to a five-day roster, with more strikes expected. “It’ll mean investigations into corruption and critical ­incidents only become Monday to Friday jobs,” one […]

AAP: End of road for some flashing-light Fords

A familiar sight on Aussie roads for decades, high-performance Fords used as police pursuit cars are reaching their expiry date. Australian-made Fords and Holdens have been the traditional marques to carry lights and sirens across all states and territories but since the nation stopped making cars, fleet procurement has taken […]

7 News: Police officer convicted

A Sydney police officer has been convicted over the violent arrest of a man at Zetland. Constable James Cross, who hit the wanted man in the face with a police radio, will serve a year-long intensive correction order.

AAP: Federal police aim to boost female force

The Australian Federal Police will recruit hundreds of women under a new strategy to boost the number of female officers to 30 per cent within seven years. Women comprise 22 per cent of sworn AFP officers – a two per cent increase since 2016 – including police and protective service […]

Daily Mail: Shocking moment policeman kicks a distressed 17-year-old boy – Bankstown

WITH VIDEO: Shocking footage shows a policeman kicking a 17-year-old boy while he was sitting handcuffed in a driveway officers broke down his mother’s door to arrest him. The 17-year-old was arrested in Bankstown in Sydney’s south-west after allegedly attacking his mother in the doorway of their home about 7am […]

NZ Police Association media release: Pay freeze in NZ

PUBLIC SERVICE PAY FREEZE AN UNACCEPTABLE “BOMBSHELL” – POLICE ASSOCIATION The government’s “bombshell” announcement of a three-year public sector wage freeze was dropped at the very moment the Police Association sat down with Police to begin negotiations on the 2021 payround. Association President Chris Cahill says the sudden policy announcement […]