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ACT Police Minister Simon Corbell Says Predecessor’s Resignation ‘Unprecedented’

New ACT Police and Emergency Services Minister Simon Corbell has described the incident that led to the resignation of his predecessor as “unprecedented”. Continue reading ACT Police Minister Simon Corbell Says Predecessor’s Resignation ‘Unprecedented’

ACT Police Minister Joy Burch’s Chief of Staff Resigns Over Approach To Police

ACT Police Minister Joy Burch’s most senior adviser has quit after it was revealed she briefed a powerful construction union boss about a meeting between Ms Burch and the territory’s chief police officer. Continue reading ACT Police Minister Joy Burch’s Chief of Staff Resigns Over Approach To Police

Queensland Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller To Face Ethics Committee

Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller has been referred to the ethics committee relating to the incorrect destruction of documents.

The Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee referred the Bundamba MP for failing to follow an order of the previous PCCC regarding procedures in respect of the destruction of hand-over documents.

A letter to Speaker Peter Wellington from the PCCC stated she also be referred for signing an incorrect statement relating to the destruction of documents tendered to the PCCC “and was prima facie deliberately misleading”.

Read more in Noosa News.

Police Minister To Push Forward Gun Trafficking Laws After Melbourne Shooting

The state’s police minister may push changes to gun trafficking laws forward after the shooting of a police officer in Melbourne.

Police Minister Wade Noonan originally planned to table changes to the legislation early next year, but told Fairfax Media he may introduce those amendments sooner.

“We’ll look at opportunities to bring that forward as best we can,” he said.

It comes after two police officers were shot at in Moonee Ponds when they intercepted a car they thought was connected to two attacks on slain gangland figure Carl Williams’ family.

One of the policeman, the driver, narrowly escaped with his life by instinctively turning away, with the shot hitting the back of his head. The 31-year-old first constable from Flemington underwent surgery and was released from hospital on Wednesday.

Read more in SMH.

Source: www.smh.com.au

Queensland’s Police Minister ‘Promises’ More Ipswich Cops After Brisbane Relocation

Queensland’s police minister promises more officers will be put on the Ipswich beat when the local police communications centre is moved to Brisbane.

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale and Police Union president Ian Leavers say the relocation due in May next year is a bad decision, but Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller promises no jobs will be lost in the local area.

“While some roles will necessarily move to Brisbane, those wishing to stay in Ipswich will be able to transfer to other roles in the district. Extra police will also be placed into Ipswich”.

Source: www.smh.com.au

Victorian Police Minister Plans To Tighten Firearms Laws After Increase In Gun Crimes

Victorian Police Minister Wade Noonan has announced a tightening of gun-trafficking legislation after figures revealed less than a dozen people have been charged with the crime in recent years despite a proliferation of guns in the black market.

It comes as police have launched investigations into two shootings in as many days in the city’s inner north and outer south-west this week.

Crime Statistics Agency figures show that despite a doubling in firearms offences statewide in five years, only two people have been charged with selling or acquiring a traffickable quantity of guns since 2010, and only eight were charged with possessing a traffickable quantity.

Police privately say the legislation, which defines a traffickable quantity as 10 guns, is actually a hindrance to charging gun pushers.

Read more in SMH.

Source: www.smh.com.au

Crime and Corruption Commission Will Not Investigate Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller

The opposition referred the Queensland police minister to the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) earlier this month after she phoned a man who made harassment and forgery claims against Labor MP Rick Williams.

“The CCC has determined it is in the public interest to confirm it will not proceed with an investigation,” a statement issued on Thursday read.

The corruption body said its jurisdiction with regards to elected officials is limited to when one is accused of doing something that constitutes a criminal offence.

The minister had told state parliament she phoned the man because her natural instinct to help others is “strong and overwhelming”.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk downplayed her minister’s actions as an error of judgment: “It will not happen again,” she told parliament.

The Queensland Police Service said it acknowledged the CCC’s determination and would not be acting upon the opposition’s referral of Ms Miller either.

Read more on 7 News.

Source: au.news.yahoo.com

South-West’s One-Officer Police Stations to Stay?

The state government has moved to support the future of one-man police stations across Victoria.

Minister for Police Wade Noonan said that despite media reports to the contrary, the 105 one-member police stations were not being phased out. 

“We understand they are an important fabric of many small towns in this state,” Mr Noonan said…

Source: www.standard.net.au