A Reflection Of The Last Two Years As Justice 4 Workers turns 2!

6 August 2018 marks two years since Justice 4 Workers Qld became a registered business.  I thought I’d take this opportunity to reflect on the effort and achievements of this ‘Lone Ranger’ during that time.  Rapidly expanding client base During the last two years, Justice… Read moreA Reflection Of The Last Two Years As Justice 4 Workers turns 2!

Letter from a Qld Police Officer diagnosed with PTSD, to raise awareness and seek support from colleagues prior to returning to work

***WARNING: CONTAINS DESCRIPTIONS OF PTSD SYMPTOMS THAT MAY TRIGGER SOME READERS*** I recently had the privilege of meeting this amazing police officer who took the brave step of sending the below email to her colleagues prior to returning to work… Read moreLetter from a Qld Police Officer diagnosed with PTSD, to raise awareness and seek support from colleagues prior to returning to work

Justice 4 Workers Submission to Parliamentary Inquiry into mental health conditions experienced by first responders

The below information has been copied from the Inquiry website at https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Education_and_Employment/Mentalhealth/Terms_of_Reference On 27 March 2018, the Senate referred an inquiry into the  role  of  Commonwealth,  state  and  territory  Governments  in  addressing  the high rates of mental health conditions experienced… Read moreJustice 4 Workers Submission to Parliamentary Inquiry into mental health conditions experienced by first responders

QLD POLICE – GOLD COAST BULLYING SUPPORT SHUT DOWN DESPITE ‘OUR PEOPLE MATTER’ CAMPAIGN

On Tuesday last week, a Queensland Police Service Human Services Officer (HSO) sent out a District-wide email to the Gold Coast police district offering support for victims of organisational bullying and harassment. The email read; “If you have ever been… Read moreQLD POLICE – GOLD COAST BULLYING SUPPORT SHUT DOWN DESPITE ‘OUR PEOPLE MATTER’ CAMPAIGN

Discussion – Notice of Suspicion of unfitness for duty on medical grounds; Section 8.3 Police Service Administration Act 1990 (Qld)

One of the matters Queensland Police officers regularly contact me about is the good old ‘Notice of Suspicion of unfitness for duty on medical grounds’. For those who are not familiar with what I’m referring to, section 8.3 of the… Read moreDiscussion – Notice of Suspicion of unfitness for duty on medical grounds; Section 8.3 Police Service Administration Act 1990 (Qld)

QPS RTI statistics on workplace bullying claims exclude claims of bullying by members of management

http://justice4workersqld.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/QPS-Bullying-claim-stats-HIGHLIGHTED-RTI-20544.pdf When Justice 4 Workers Qld requested statistics from the Queensland Police Service on how many WorkCover claims included allegations of workplace bullying, it was expected that ALL claims were included and not just those allegations of bullying by colleagues…. Read moreQPS RTI statistics on workplace bullying claims exclude claims of bullying by members of management

‘Mateship’, An Enabling and Protective Factor Associated With Queensland Police Suicide. Author: Dr Timothy White

In 2009 – 2010, Psychologist and former Queensland Police Human Services Officer (HSO) Dr. Timothy White commenced researching how mateship impacts upon suicide and suicide ideations within the Queensland Police Service. Dr White’s research was not supported or assisted by… Read more‘Mateship’, An Enabling and Protective Factor Associated With Queensland Police Suicide. Author: Dr Timothy White

Report: Broken, Bullied and Blue – A report on the obstacles faced by police with psychological injuries, and how the workers’ compensation system is failing them

In December 2016, Justice 4 Workers Qld forwarded an extended version of this report to the Queensland Premier, Queensland Police Minister and Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations.  The version attached has been sanitised to remove sensitive information in order… Read moreReport: Broken, Bullied and Blue – A report on the obstacles faced by police with psychological injuries, and how the workers’ compensation system is failing them