November 24, 2016

Government fails to deliver on public safety mobile broadband

Announcing that “a committee of Commonwealth, State and Territory officials to consider fully scoped proposals and report to the Council of Australian Governments in 2017” is to be established as a response to the Productivity Commission’s report on public safety mobile broadband, shows that this Government has no plan for the safety of Australians. In what can only be described …

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October 2, 2015

Productivity Commission’s Report on Mobile Broadband Spectrum a Cop Out

In September the Productivity Commission released its long awaited report, Public Safety Mobile Broadband. The draft report is a serious disappointment to the PFA and State Governments. It fails to recommend dedicated spectrum for public safety’s national broadband network; it recommends a commercial provider, presumably Telstra, be contracted to deliver the service, while at the same time acknowledging that “priority …

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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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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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