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Cops hit Canberra

Tuesday, 22nd November, 2011

By Emily Roberts

Police officers across the State will protest outside of Parliament House today over the proposed changes to the police death and disability scheme.

Local officers have decided to take their message straight to the politicians, according to Police Association (Western Region) Executive Member Robert Dunn.

“It’s a shame it’s come to this, but what other option do we have? Our local Government MPs aren’t sticking up for police officers, particularly those who have put their life on the line to keep our community safe,” Mr Dunn said.

Police protest grows

Wednesday, 16th November, 2011

Police across NSW will step up their industrial campaign against the State Government by staging a public rally outside NSW Parliament next week.

It will take place on Tuesday, November 22 in protest against the Government and the Police Commissioner who, the Association says, have failed to continue good faith negotiations over the Death and Disability payment scheme.

The march on parliament was endorsed at a meeting of the Police Association executive on Friday. 

Meanwhile, recent statements made by local MP John Williams showed that he had gone back on his promise to support police in their fight to maintain the scheme, according to the Broken Hill Police Association.

A fine response

Monday, 7th November, 2011

Police to target government revenue

NSW Police have decided to take industrial action against the State Government, after an announcement that the protections for officers injured in the line of duty will be slashed.

Chairman of the Broken Hill Police Association, Jim McMillan, said the State Government is planning to change the death and disability scheme.

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