Page 193 - Week 01 - Wednesday, 9 February 2022

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When you turn to the evidence in the ROGS report, you see that the clearance rates for property crime are the lowest in Australia; the funding is the lowest in Australia; the number per capita is the lowest in Australia; we are the only jurisdiction that, over the last four years of the reporting period, cut police funding in real terms and every other jurisdiction increased police funding in real terms; and the satisfaction rate for those people who interacted with police in the last 12 months is the lowest in Australia.

You might try and wash it away. You might try and say it is all politics, but listen to the experts, listen to what the Chief Police Officer said. Listen to what the AFPA is saying, listen to what police on the front line are saying and look at the evidence as it is presented in the ROGS report.

I commend my motion to the Assembly and I commend the work that our police do in very difficult circumstances. I commend their representative body, the Australian Federal Police Association, who work tirelessly on their behalf. I condemn this attempt by the government to wash it all away, to move this very poor amendment, as it is written, to try and dismiss as politics this real issue for our community and for our frontline workers. In doing so you diminish yourself. Never let it be said that you are the party of workers again. If you are not going to support your frontline workers, your police, then shame on you.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9

Noes 4

Mr Braddock

Mr Gentleman

Ms Castley

Ms Burch

Ms Orr

Mr Hanson

Ms Cheyne

Dr Paterson

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Clay

Mr Pettersson

Mr Parton

Mr Davis

Amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.


Motion (by Mr Gentleman) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Women—period poverty

MS ORR (Yerrabi) (4.12): Today I am taking the opportunity to update the Assembly on my efforts to tackle period poverty, of which 15 per cent of people who menstruate

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