Saturday, 30 April 2016

The Importance of Prison Officers Intelligence Reports

In R v Robertson & Ors [2015] QCA 11 the importance of the Prison Intelligence is highlighted and supports the proposition for increased training amongst Prison Officers and the un-restricted opportunities for up-skilling.

"The appellants were convicted after a trial of the murder of Robert James Buckley on 16 June 1999. On that date, he and they were inmates of 10 Block at Etna Creek Correctional Centre. His body was found hanging in a shower cubicle at about 5.30 pm. The Crown case was that the appellants had assaulted and then killed Mr Buckley around lunch time that day, with suicide excluded as a rational hypothesis. The case against each appellant was put on alternative bases - as principal or aider - under s 7 of the Criminal Code. None of the appellants gave or called evidence."

To read this case, follow the link below. You will note that the case relates, in part, to the importance and relevance of hearsay evidence.

Source: Supreme Court of Queensland Library, R v Robertson & Ors [2015] QCA 11 (1 May 2016) <http://archive.sclqld.org.au/qjudgment/2015/QCA15-011.pdf>

To learn more about the training courses offered by the Australian Prison Officers Association and Workers First, please visit our website or email training@workersfirst.com.au

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Meeting with Victorian Prison Officers this week



This month we're off to meet with workers and Prison Officers in Melbourne this Wednesday. 

To arrange a confidential meeting, call Danielle on 0738073807 or email gethelp@workersfirst.com.au

We are in Townsville the following Wednesday 11 May 2016, Sydney on Wednesday 18 May 2016 then back to Townsville after that on 6 June 2016 preparing for hearings and meeting with our members and clients.

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Friday, 15 April 2016

Queensland Prison Drugs a Growing Problem

The ABC released a story of 2015 statistics last year detailing the perils confronting Queensland Prison Officers concerning drug use within Prisons and the Corrective Services system generally post release. 

We can tell you that not much has changed and some say the problem continues to grow.

The story presented a genuine opportunity for the Australian Prison Officers Association to share the information with the general public via responsible media engagement.

Information given to us by members about the nationwide problem confronting our people in their workplaces continues to come in and reveals a continuing trend of illicit drug use within our prison systems.

If you have an issue you would like some assistance with, please email gethelp@workersfirst.com.au


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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

New South Wales Prison Officers Meeting

18 May 2016, we are also in Sydney meeting with members and Prison Officers considering taking on a membership with the APOA.

This is the first of our regular meetings in Sydney and we are looking forward to catching up with Prison Officers and hearing more about the issues that have been confronting Prison Officers in the Premier State for some time without resolution.

We don't say we have all the answers, but we can assess the issue and provide some advice on a sound strategy.

To arrange a private consultation with Brian Newman or to get further details about this meeting, please email gethelp@workersfirst.com.au or call 07 3807 3807.


Victorian Prison Officers Meeting

4 May 2016, we are back in Melbourne meeting with members and Prison Officers considering taking on a membership with the APOA.

The issues fielded in Melbourne last month have caused great concern to the APOA and in particular those matters concerning rosters and the workplace health and safety of Prison Officers and staff within Victorian Prisons MUST be addressed with urgency.

To arrange a private consultation with Brian Newman or to get further details about this meeting, please email gethelp@workersfirst.com.au or call 07 3807 3807.



Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Townsville Prison Officers Meeting

The Australian Prison Officers Association and Workers First will be in Townsville on 11 May 2016 meeting with Prison Officers and discussing local concerns and sharing information passed on from our colleagues and members in the southern States including Victoria and New South Wales.

Brian Newman said "this is a very exciting time for the APOA and Workers First as all the hard work starts seeing our respective membership grow and prosper".

To arrange a private consultation with Brian, email gethelp@workersfirst.com.au.

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