September 19, 2014

Counter Terrorism and Emergencies Need Mobile Communications

The PFA has written to the Prime Minister pointing out that one measure the Commonwealth could take to improve the capability of police and emergency services is to provide mobile broadband communications for first responders.  This capability will be in place for the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane through a temporary arrangement but for the rest of Australia, 20th century …

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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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July 2, 2014

PFA Good Practice Code for Managing Risks in Policing

Police Federation of Australia President Vince Kelly launched the PFA Good Practice Code for Managing Risks in Policing at the Police Association of New South Wales 2014 Biennial Conference. It’s aim is to drive down the serious injury rate in operational policing.  Click here to download.

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April 16, 2014

Spectrum for Public Safety Agencies

On the 16 April 2014 the PFA wrote a second letter to the Minister of Communications Malcolm Turnbull urging a swift response on the cost benefit analysis for the provision of 20MHz of spectrum for public safety agencies. The PFA is now awaiting a response to this letter.  To view the letter please click here.

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April 10, 2014

PFA Congratulates Greg Davies

A number of Presidents from PFA Branches last week attended the farewell function for Greg Davies who retired from the Victoria Police Force and as Secretary of The Police Association (Victoria) after a long and distinguished career.  Greg has made a significant contribution to the work of the PFA since taking over the role of Secretary of the Victoria Branch and …

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October 10, 2013

PFA Speech to ACMA RadComm2013 Conference

PFA CEO Mark Burgess made a presentation to the ACMA RadComm2013 Conference in Sydney on Wednesday 6th October arguing for dedicated spectrum to be set aside for a public safety mobile broadband network.  For an edited version of his speech click here.   To view a graphic of the CEO’s speech compiled by ACMA graphic artist at the conference – click …

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