Please support the Larissa & Julian Dent Appeal

DONATIONS CAN BE MADE TO; L & J DENT APPEAL, QUEENSLAND COUNTRY BANK – BSB 704 640 ACCOUNT 64155909 In early 2013, Senior Constable Larissa Dent had an unexpected rupture in her large bowel which resulted in an emergency resection…. Read morePlease support the Larissa & Julian Dent Appeal

Why it is essential to seek professional assistance with your workers’ compensation claim

The obstacles: The workers’ compensation process is fraught with hurdles and an imbalance of power for the worker.   This is particularly the case with psychological injuries which are statistically the most difficult to have approved.  Only 37.6% of psychological injury… Read moreWhy it is essential to seek professional assistance with your workers’ compensation claim

The Queensland Police Service – when investigators fail to sufficiently investigate their own

On 23 January 2020, former Queensland Police Sergeant Daniel Baker was sentenced in relation to charges of misappropriation and misconduct, which occurred whilst he was Officer in Charge of remote Camooweal Police Station.  The same day, the ABC reported that… Read moreThe Queensland Police Service – when investigators fail to sufficiently investigate their own

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