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Special Update Award 2020 - 20 March 2020

Secretary of the Police Association of NSW, Pat Gooley, updates members on the impact of the current crisis on the Award 2020

E2019/236 Casual Vacancy Election

Nominations are called for: Ordinary Members of Branch Executive - Central Metropolitan Region Area Two (1); South West Metropolitan Area Two (1)

Bushfire Emergency Quicklinks

This page offers some quicklinks to bushfire emergency information.

E2019/198 Scheduled Election

Nominations are called for Delegates to Biennial Conference from each region. Read more to find out how many delegates are called for from each region and to access nomination forms.

Productivity Commission shines a light on police services

Explainer: The Police Services section of the Report on Government Services.

Rod Roberts MLC | Police Powers

Rod Roberts MLC continues to support Police in the NSW Parliament Legislative Council.

Pauline Hanson MP statement on Ensuring Integrity Bill 2019

Pauline Hanson MP demands government release all amendments surrounding the proposed union-restricting laws ASAP.

Police Officer of the Year Awards 2019

Congratulations to LSC Amanda Vidler, Rotary Police Officer of the Year and also Regional NSW Field Operations Police Officer of the Year, and all the nominees and winners of the 2019 Rotary Police Officer of the Year Awards.

Breakthrough on mandatory blood testing

Government announce legislation will be introduced to Parliament in February 2020 to institute mandatory blood testing for those who attack police.

Police Remembrance Day Services 2019

This week we honour the memory of our fallen police officers with services held across the state.

Parole for cop killer defies belief

The State Parole Authority’s decision to grant parole to triple murderer Berwyn Rees simply defies belief. This disgraceful parole decision is an insult to the memory of the victims and shows no regard for the importance of their lives.

NSW premiere Dark Blue movie

Along with other Police Associations across Australia, this week PANSW held an advance screening of Dark Blue: a dramatic movie produced by the PFA to prompt conversations on mental health issues faced by Police officers.

Prisoner Transport: Update

Update on Section 33s and Prisoner Transport trials in Newcastle, Parkes, and regional areas.

Threat to future long service leave defeated 

After intense lobbying by PANSW at Parliament on behalf of members, the extremely negative move to rip away current entitlements from new officers who commence service has been defeated.

PANSW Promotions Survey - Results

To ensure police have an effective and fair promotions system, The Association asked members what they want the promotions system to achieve through a confidential survey. The survey results provided a clear indication of the direction members want for this review.

NSW Police Legacy: Knowles Family Appeal

Injury and illness can strike anyone, including our members. When it does, the effects run deep throughout the whole police family. In early May, Det. Snr. Constable Damien Knowles was diagnosed with cancer.


PANSW member, Michael, shares his experience with both physical and mental illness on the job.

NSW cop savagely bitten

Police call for mandatory disease testing following a savage attack on a member earlier this week.

2019 NSW State Election: Comparing the commitments on policing

Comparing the commitments on policing of the major and minor parties ahead of the 2019 state election

INTERVIEW: Police call for more funding to treat psychological injuries

PANSW Secretary Pat Gooley discusses psychological injury and importance of increasing funding for support services with Ray Hadley. A shocking 95% of medical discharges are due to Psychological injury.

NZ Police Association president on heroic cops

Following the tragedy in Christchurch, President of the NZ Police Association speaks on the heroic efforts of officers involved.

OPINION: Web of tragedy ensnares everyone involved, including police officers

When tragedy strikes, the damage left behind ripples throughout the whole community.  This is evident from the tragic incident on Thursday in Glendale when police were forced to defend their own lives from a man with a violent and troubled past.

Senior Constable Melissa Kilminster's Journey

Mel is the face of our CARE program and encourages NSW Police to utilise policies to support injured workers back into the workplace.

Groom and father granted bail after sickening buck's party attack on police

Ray Hadley has revealed a horrific attack on police where the offenders have been released on bail.

NSW police assault ‘sickening’

An attack on nsw police officers over the weekend in which two officers were set upon by a group of people is sickening. The courts again fail to live up to the expectations of police and their communities.

Parole for cop killer a disgrace

A decision to allow triple murderer, Berwyn Rees, to walk free is a complete disgrace and offensive not just to the family of those whose lives he cut short, but also to every police officer across the state.

Scrap the Cap: Cops call for end to NSW wage cap

Police are calling for an end to the restrictive NSW Government public sector wage cap, saying the 2.5% cap will inevitably lead to essential workers, such as police, moving interstate.

Police Federation Australia (PFA): Mental Health of Police Officers

Message on Mental Health from the national policing body of Australia, the Police Federation of Australia (PFA)

Beyond Blue survey - Answering the Call

Beyond Blue has released ground-breaking research into the mental health and well-being of police and emergency service personnel across 33 agencies in every state and territory.

Lockout Laws at Risk

This week, NSW cross bench MLC Robert Borsak will put a new Bill to Parliament repealing Sydney’s lock out laws. Tell MLC Robert Borsak and key decision makers that these life-saving laws should not be scrapped.
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