Delay in stab-proof vest rollout putting police officers’ lives at risk: SA Opposition

Delay in stab-proof vest rollout putting police officers’ lives at risk: SA Opposition

Posted May 20, 2018 14:49:31 The South Australian Government is putting the lives of police officers at risk by delaying the rollout of stab-proof vests, the Opposition says. Labor said it gave SA police $4 million in February — while it was in government — to buy stab-proof vests and …

Casual Ambulance Transport Attendants and Patient Transport Officers – Royal Flying Doctor Service

Casual Ambulance Transport Attendants and Patient Transport Officers – Royal Flying Doctor Service

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New Victoria Police officers from Congo and Sudan represent changing face of the force

New Victoria Police officers from Congo and Sudan represent changing face of the force

Posted May 10, 2018 06:23:15 Photo: Constable Kur Thiek said people in Sudan were often suspicious of corrupt police. (ABC News: Danielle Bonica) Constable Kur Thiek was a bit nervous as he prepared for his first day on patrol as a Victoria Police officer. “Today is my first shift after …

Police officers who pulled Canberra man from car found guilty of assault

Police officers who pulled Canberra man from car found guilty of assault

Posted April 27, 2018 13:01:44 Photo: Senior Constable Matthew McVicar (pictured) was in court, while Constable James Head was not. (ABC News) An Australia Day scuffle in which a police officer threatened to search a man for “being a smart-arse” has ended with two Australian Federal Police members found guilty …

ACT police officers on trial over alleged assault, cover-up

ACT police officers on trial over alleged assault, cover-up

Updated April 19, 2018 19:21:11 Two Canberra police officers have gone on trial in the ACT Supreme Court, one charged with assault and the other with helping his colleague with a cover-up. Wade Joseph Howell, 37, is charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm, choking and attempting to pervert the …

NSW prison officers ordered back to work after strike over planned job cuts

NSW prison officers ordered back to work after strike over planned job cuts

Updated April 13, 2018 16:57:46 Striking prison officers have been ordered by to return to work by the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (IRC). Commissioner John Murphy this afternoon ordered members of the Public Service Association and Professional Officers Association to notify their members of the order by 4:00pm. The union …

Long Bay prison officers strike is ‘unauthorised and inappropriate’

Long Bay prison officers strike is ‘unauthorised and inappropriate’

Posted April 13, 2018 10:49:07 Prison officers have walked off the job at Sydney’s Long Bay jail in a dispute over staffing changes with the New South Wales Government Corrective Services NSW said the “unauthorised” industrial action was “unnecessary and inappropriate”. It said the matter would be referred to the …

Four officers suspended by Victoria Police over alleged excessive force

Four officers suspended by Victoria Police over alleged excessive force

Updated April 06, 2018 17:27:27 Video: Disability pensioner John is hit with a baton and sprayed with capsicum foam outside his home (ABC News) Victoria Police has suspended four officers after video showed the alleged use of excessive force on two occasions in Melbourne. A fifth officer has been reassigned …

Police officers recognised with national bravery medals for dangerous Alice Springs river rescue

Police officers recognised with national bravery medals for dangerous Alice Springs river rescue

Posted March 29, 2018 12:49:54 Photo: Senior Constable Kirstina Jamieson said the rescue couldn’t have happened without teamwork. (ABC News: Steven Schubert) Two police officers and a civilian who stripped down to their underwear to help rescue a man clinging to a tree in a flooded river have had their …