October 25, 2016

PFA finds Senator Leyonhjelm comments contemptuous

The Police Federation of Australia has labelled the conduct of Liberal-Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm as “beneath contempt”.  This comes after video footage emerged of Leyonhjelm telling a protest rally that police “… can lie on the side of the road and bleed to death”. The PFA has written to both the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition calling on …

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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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April 14, 2014

Prime Minister Announces New Operable Date For The National Police Services Medal

On the weekend, the Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Justice Minister Michael Keenan announced the eligibility for the National Police Services Medal will in the future recognize the service on or after 14 February 1975, the date on which the Australian Honours system was established. (click here to read the joint press release) Previously only service on or after 30 …

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