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Question Without Notice No. 36 asked in the Legislative Council on 13 February 2019 by Hon Charles Smith

Minister responding: Hon M.H. Roberts
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 13 February 2019

POLICE — MEDICALLY RETIRED OFFICERS — REDRESS SCHEME

36. Hon CHARLES SMITH to the minister representing the Minister for Police:

I refer to the medically retired police officer redress offer from the government. What steps has the Minister for Police taken to ensure that all former police officers who were medically retired under the provisions of section 8 of the Police Act 1892 have been made aware of the WA police redress scheme?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following information has been provided to me by the Minister for Police.

The Western Australia Police Force advises that a comprehensive communications plan for the Western Australia police redress scheme is being implemented, including: a dedicated WA police redress website containing comprehensive information for applicants; a comprehensive and ongoing social media strategy, feeding into a word-of-mouth network; information sessions and application support by the Medically Retired Western Australian Police Officers Association; during radio segments by present and former Commissioners of Police; public notices scheduled for local and national newspapers; and ministerial media statements. The Medically Retired Western Australian Police Officers Association and the Western Australian Police Union are also promoting the scheme through their networks. The Western Australia Police Force is promoting the scheme through internal networks, including information in internal newsletters and information on the WA Police Force public website.