August 2019 Journal

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Royal Commission into Mental Health

In this edition of the TPAV Journal, we reveal the 18 key recommendations The Police Association has called for at the Royal Commission into Mental Health.

TPAV’s detailed submission to the inquiry focuses on how the mental health of our members can be better served by targeted reforms to prevention strategies, treatment, funding, infrastructure and legislation.

It also calls on the government to play a greater role in ensuring better mental health outcomes for the community, which is vital considering that a vast amount of the work that our members are involved in is tied to people suffering from mental health conditions.

EBA19: 10-hour shifts

With EBA negotiations now well underway, The Journal takes a closer look at one of the key elements of TPAV’s Log of Claims – 10-hour shifts.

Our extensive consultations leading up to this EB process confirmed to us that

there exists a considerable appetite for the introduction of 10-hour shifts among our general duties members.

Inside this edition we explore the many compelling reasons why this is the case.

For the benefit of members who haven’t previously experienced a Police EBA, we set out to explain what this important process involves.

Update on Tactical pants and beanies

We also have an update on negotiations between TPAV and Victoria Police about two contentious items of the uniform.

Those members who wear the 511 Tactical pants will be interested to read our report on the outcomes of recent discussions between TPAV and Victoria Police.

And with winter well and truly upon us, members struggling to obtain adequately warm headwear can find out what they’re entitled to, and how to get their hands on it.

Medically Supervised Injecting Room’s impact on crime

In the last edition of the TPAV Journal, we brought you the results of a survey conducted with members from the Yarra PSA about the impact of the Medically Supervised Injecting Room on crime and policing in the vicinity of the centre.

The results of that survey indicated that the common perception of members working in the area was that crime in several key categories had risen since the centre was opened. That notion was publicly challenged by some, who quoted the latest crime statistics as proof of their argument.

TPAV has now obtained targeted crime statistics in the streets bordering the MSIR, which confirm our members’ perceptions on crime trends, and the wider perception of residents in North Richmond.

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