June 1, 2015

Submission to Productivity Commission

The Police Federation of Australia has today made a submission to the Productivity Commission Issues Paper, April 2015 in relation to Public Safety Mobile Broadband. To view the PFA Submission, click here.

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December 2, 2014

Submission to Government’s Spectrum Review

The PFA has made a submission to Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s review of spectrum – the essential ingredient for radio communications. We did so: to emphasise the critical importance of spectrum to non-commercial users like police and emergency services; and because of our continuing concern that the Minister for Communications and the ACMA are failing to implement the statutory obligation under …

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October 28, 2014

Stronger Visa Cancellation Powers Supported

The Police Federation of Australia has backed proposed changes to the Migration Act 1958 which will make it easier to cancel the visas of non-citizens who commit serious crimes. Citing the case of a Tongan citizen, Motekiai Tuafahema, who was convicted of manslaughter of a Sydney police officer on traffic patrol, and was on parole at the time the officer …

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October 10, 2014

Police Federation appears before Productivity Commission’s Hearings into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning Inquiry

On Tuesday 26 August, Bernadette Zimmermann from the Police Association of South Australia and PFA CEO Mark Burgess appeared before the Productivity Commission’s Hearing into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning Inquiry in Canberra.  Click here for the opening statement Bernadette and Mark made to the hearing.  Click here to read the hearing transcript. The PFA is currently finalising a supplementary …

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September 16, 2014

PFA Submission to the Productivity Commission – Childcare and Early Childhood Learning Draft Report

On the 5th September the PFA made a supplementary submission to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood learning.  This submission was in response to the Childcare and Early Childhood Learning Draft Report released by the Commission in July for comment.  To view the PFA submission click here. On the 16th September The Australian ran an article ‘Police …

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