The highly contagious Omicron variant of COVID-19 is creating significant anxiety across the entire Queensland community and our members. The QPU has engaged with the QPS to ensure the welfare of all police is of the highest priority and we have been successful locking in commitments around testing and procedures for ‘close contacts’. If you need assistance contact the QPU office on 33591900 or email email@example.com #UnityisStrength
Many thanks to those members who have assisted us achieve tougher laws for police dogs and horses and now recognition for those police dogs who we police work with everyday! Under these proposed new laws, the government will create a new offence targeting people who seriously injure or kill a Police Dog or Police Horse. The new offence will be a crime, punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment. In addition, the Police Commissioner has determined that a new meritorious service award for Police Dogs will be established to acknowledge the important community safety work they do.
Well done to the NTPA and their ongoing success in representing Zach Rolfe. This afternoon NTPA President Paul McCue attended the Darwin Supreme Court for the Full Court Decision relating to questions of law in the matter of Constable Zach Rolfe. The Full Court found the defence in section 148B of the Police Administration Act is a live defence and can be considered by the jury. The Full Court also decided that it is open to the jury to consider whether Constable Rolfe was exercising a power or performing a function under the Act, and that in any event it is a function of police members to protect life and prevent offences and those functions can be performed at the same time as exercising a power.