Applications Open Until 8 April 2019 For Police Redress Scheme

Applications Open Until 8 April 2019 For Police Redress Scheme

Western Australia Minister for Police Michelle Roberts

Police Redress Scheme Now Open For Applications

Victor P Taffa

  • $16 Million to recognise and acknowledge treatment of medically retired officers
  • Applications close on April 8, 2019

Applications are now open for the McGowan Government’s Redress Scheme for medically retired Police officers.

$16 Million scheme announced by the Minister for Police in October, involves tailored, ex gratia-type payments to recognise the service and acknowledge the circumstances and treatment of some ill or injured officers.

“McGowan Government came to office with a commitment to provide some recognition and acknowledge the past treatment of medically retired former officers.” Minister for Police Michelle Roberts said.

“Over the past several months, the panel has been busy consulting with medically retired officers and the Western Australia Police Union.”

Over the past several weeks, the assessment panel has been consulting with the Medically Retired Police Officers Association and Western Australia Police Union.

A website has been set up to ensure the process of applying is as straightforward as possible.

Redress Scheme, which provides for a maximum payment of $150,000, is designed to offer some recognition of the indignity and treatment of some medically retired officers.

A panel chaired by former Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan APM will assess the applications which close on April 8, 2019.

Work has already begun on drafting new regulations to create a new standalone provision of the Police Act to ensure the medical retirement process is completely disassociated from Section 8.

 

Abbreviations:

APM               Australian Police Medal