October 2018 Journal

Raft of pre-election commitments leave members with much to consider

Just a month out from what’s shaping up as a tight state election battle, the leaders of the two major parties have submitted their pitch to police in this edition of The Journal.

Law and order appears to be the decisive issue for voters as they prepare to head to the polls, and that was reflected in the policy commitments outlined by Premier Daniel Andrews and Opposition Leader Matthew Guy at last month’s Delegates Conference. Minimum service delivery and reforming the system by which members receive treatment for mental healthy injury were among the key election commitments championed by both sides of politics and welcomed by the delegates.

Inside, we explore all the policing policies from both sides in the lead-up to the November poll.

In this edition we also highlight the bravery and sacrifice that underpins the policing experience. We bring you the moving story of Perth-based Senior Constable Stephanie Bochorsky, the winner of the inaugural National Police Bravery medal.

In 2015, Stephanie rescued two young girls from their drug-crazed father, who doused them with petrol and set one of them alight. Stephanie speaks about her heroic actions and the legacy the tragic experience has left.

We also commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Walsh Street murders, as the policing family gathered in solemn reflection to mark the sacrifice made by the two young constables, in Walsh Street, South Yarra, on 12 October 1988.

Finally, we get to know the man who is looking after your money. We speak to new BankVic CEO Anthony De Fazio about his journey to the top job and his vision for the future.

Please let us know if you have a good story that would be of interest to our members, by emailing us at [email protected]

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