Request for Statements from Sworn and Unsworn QPS Members: Psychological Risks to Workplace Health and Safety

Reason for request: In May 2018, Justice 4 Workers Qld forwarded a lengthy complaint to Work Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) against the Queensland Police Service (QPS). The initial complaint was over 130 pages long, highlighting that the organisation was… Read moreRequest for Statements from Sworn and Unsworn QPS Members: Psychological Risks to Workplace Health and Safety

The Queensland Police Service; How widespread systemic bullying is harming our police – a report submitted to Work Health and Safety Queensland in May 2018

In May 2018, Justice 4 Workers Qld forwarded a lengthy complaint to Work Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ), regarding the practices of the Queensland Police Service. The complaint highlighted that the organisation was breaching it’s duty of care, risk management obligations, and… Read moreThe Queensland Police Service; How widespread systemic bullying is harming our police – a report submitted to Work Health and Safety Queensland in May 2018

Police ‘Whistleblowing’ – A discussion on reporting misconduct, the potential repercussions, and the legislated protections

A common complaint I hear from sworn and unsworn Queensland Police Service members, is that they have been targeted after reporting misconduct, workplace bullying, or breaches of discipline involving their colleagues and/or members of management.  Not just targeted by colleagues,… Read morePolice ‘Whistleblowing’ – A discussion on reporting misconduct, the potential repercussions, and the legislated protections

Computer Hacking and Random QPrime Audits – How this is causing police to turn a blind eye to crime

The Queensland Police Statement of Ethics states that duties are to be carried out ‘without fear or favour‘. In other words, even if a friend, family member or associate is breaking the law, or suspected of breaking the law, police… Read moreComputer Hacking and Random QPrime Audits – How this is causing police to turn a blind eye to crime

Supplementary Submission – Parliamentary Inquiry into Mental Health Conditions Experienced by First Responders

As many of you are aware, I made a submission to the above Inquiry earlier this year and then gave evidence at the public hearing in Brisbane. I have since sent off a supplementary submission, but must warn readers that it contains… Read moreSupplementary Submission – Parliamentary Inquiry into Mental Health Conditions Experienced by First Responders

The Failing QPS Complaint’s and Disciplinary System and Abuse of Power

This year, I have been privy to some incredibly concerning conduct within the Queensland Police Service, particularly within the Ethical Standards Command. Not only does the behaviour (in my view) constitute offences of abuse of power and misconduct in public… Read moreThe Failing QPS Complaint’s and Disciplinary System and Abuse of Power

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