02 April 2020
Today’s announcement that police officers aged 60 or over will no longer be excluded from access to Income Protection insurance is a “major and significant victory” says the Police Association of New South Wales.
“We have been fighting a long time to ensure officers over 60 and up to the age of 65 were not excluded from access to income protection should they ever be unable to attend work due to injury or illness,” says Tony King, PANSW President.
“The Police Association has worked cooperatively with the Minister of Police and the Commissioner of Police to get this anomaly fixed. It is a fair decision and we also thank the Treasurer, Dominic Perrottet for moving swiftly today to put this much-needed change into place, especially in these troubled times”.
“At a time of heightened concerns related to health and safety, this is a huge relief to older members of the NSW Police Force.
“It also gives peace of mind to officers over 50 who are moving towards the later stages of their career that their service is being recognised and valued.
“This is a fair decision and the Police Association thanks both the Minister and Commissioner for moving swiftly today to put this into place”.
The Police Association acknowledges the constant support it has had in taking this forward from the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party, led by ex police officer Phil Donato.
You can download a PDF copy of the joint Government / PANSW media release here.
The Police Association will continue to work through the finer details of coverage with the Minister to ensure these protections are provided to all of our members who need it.
If this change affects you and you have any questions, we encourage contact with our office on 9265 6777 or send us an email at email@example.com
President of the Police Association of NSW, Tony King welcomes the change