MEDICALLY RETIRED POLICE OFFICERS
649. Hon CHARLES SMITH to the minister representing the
Minister for Police:
I refer to the minister's
recent public statements in which she committed to amending section 8 of the
Police Act so that medically retired police officers can retire with dignity.
(1) Will the
minister now commit to immediately suspending the use of section 8 of the act
and the dismissal of medically retired police officers until such time as the
act is amended?
(2) If not, why not?
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question. The following information has been provided to me
by the Minister for Police.
use of section 8 of the Police Act 1892 is instigated by the Commissioner of
Police. The Minister for Police is committed to amending section 8 as soon as
possible; however, until the act is amended, it is the current law.