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Domestic violence orders against Queensland police officers double in 2015

Updated December 14, 2015 20:02:34

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The quantity of Queensland police officers subject to domestic violence orders (DVOs) has far more than doubled in a year, outstripping the improve in the wider neighborhood.

Figures obtained under Right to Info by the ABC showed that in 2015, so far 50 officers have had DVOs taken out against then, up from 24 in 2014 and 20 in 2013.

Police Commissioner Ian Stewart stated it was a “sadly a reflection of our own neighborhood, that is been proven time and time again”.

“We have extremely, very robust requirements about this and we deal with these on a case-by-case basis,” he mentioned.

Police officers were prohibited by law from carrying a firearm while subject to a DVO, which meant they have been properly deskbound.

Queensland Police Union president Ian Leavers stated even though he in no way condoned domestic violence, he mentioned given the impact on an officer’s career by being taken off the road he believed some partners had been making use of DVOs as leverage in partnership breakdowns.

“Tragically what I do see throughout society is some folks will misuse the domestic violence legislation for their own personal gains,” he said.

Mr Leavers also blamed the boost in DVOs, in portion, on the psychological effect of policing.

“I was at an information session on post-traumatic anxiety and what it essentially says is most police [officers]with 5 years or a lot more service have some form of post-traumatic stress,” he mentioned.

“That destroys relationships and that could, or could not, lead to domestic violence.”

Even with doubling of the DVOs against police officers, the rate was about half of that of the wider neighborhood.

Police statistics showed there have been 25,661 DVOs taken out in Queensland in 2014/15, which was up 6.two per cent on the year ahead of at 24,155.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk stated the increase was not necessarily a undesirable factor.

“The awareness that’s happening out there in the media is generating folks report and that is a great point since they are obtaining the assist that they require,” Ms Palaszczuk mentioned.

At last week’s Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting, Ms Palaszczuk committed to hosting a national domestic violence summit in Queensland towards the finish of subsequent year.

Topics: police, domestic-violence, activism-and-lobbying, household-law, family, qld

First posted December 14, 2015 20:01:18

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NSW to rewrite domestic violence orders in ‘plain English’

Posted November 27, 2015 07:48:52

New “plain English” Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders will be introduced in New South Wales to make the orders much less confusing.

The NSW Government said the redesigned orders would eradicate excuses for violating the orders, which safeguard victims of domestic violence by imposing restrictions on the behaviour of perpetrators.

Lawyer-Basic Gabrielle Upton mentioned the orders would use basic language that a 13-year-old could recognize, and spell out examples of the consequences of breaches.

“Often it can be challenging for ADVOs to be effortlessly understood,” Ms Upton mentioned.

“These plain English ADVOs – by being simpler, by getting direct in their language, by spelling out consequences – will make it each easier for the courts and for police to enforce the orders and for perpetrators to know precisely what is required of them.”

The new orders will be rolled out across the state over the next year.

It follows final month’s guarantee of a $ 60 million program to tackle domestic violence in NSW and develop Australia’s very first committed police teams to target higher-risk offenders.

The State Government also lately permitted police to take video statements of domestic violence victims at crime scenes for use in court, which have been credited with escalating convictions.

In September, the Federal Government announced a $ 100 million package, including the use of GPS tracking technologies to monitor offenders and far more training for police, social workers and emergency staff.

It also included a strategy to give mobile phones and safety buttons to victims.

Subjects: domestic-violence, nsw

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Russia orders retaliatory economic measures against Turkey over jet downing

Updated November 27, 2015 00:59:06

Russia says it is preparing a raft of retaliatory economic measures against Turkey more than the downing of one of its warplanes, as tensions among the two nations heat up.

Turkey said its F-16 jets shot down the Russian plane under its guidelines of engagement, even though Moscow says the act was a “planned provocation”.

Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev promised a hard response from Moscow, a key trade partner of Ankara.

“The government has been ordered to perform out a program of response measures to this act of aggression in the financial and humanitarian spheres,” he told a cabinet meeting in televised comments.

He said the broad punitive actions could incorporate halting joint economic projects, restricting economic and trade transactions and changing customs duties.

Measures would also target the tourism and transport sectors, labour markets and “humanitarian contacts”, Mr Medvedev stated.

“I propose undertaking all this in a period of two days so that we can move to setting up the proper procedures as quickly as possible,” he told government ministers.

Moscow has currently warned its nationals against going to Turkey and stepped up controls of Turkish agricultural imports.

Russia accuses Turkey of purchasing oil from Islamic State

The downing of the jet on Tuesday was one particular of the most critical publicly acknowledged clashes in between a NATO member and Russia for half a century, and additional complex international efforts to battle Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria.

Mr Medvedev’s comments came as Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan denied a Russian charge that Ankara buys oil from IS militants.

Mr Erdogan stated Turkey does not purchase any oil from IS, insisting that his country’s fight against the jihadist group is “undisputed”.

Protesters outside Turkish embassy in Moscow Photo: Protesters hold a placard and shout slogans in front of the Turkish embassy in Moscow. (AFP: Kirill Kudryavtsev)

“Shame on you. These who claim we get oil from Daesh (IS) are obliged to prove it. If not, you are a slanderer,” Mr Erdogan mentioned.

“There is no query mark right here. Nobody has the proper to dispute our country’s fight against Daesh or to incriminate us.”

Earlier the Turkish military released what is says are a series of audio recordings of warnings issued to the Russian jet shot down close to the Syrian border.

The crew ejected and 1 pilot was shot dead by rebels as he parachuted to the ground.

A Russian marine sent to recover the crew was also killed in an attack by rebels.

The surviving pilot stated no warning had been offered and the aircraft did not violate the Turkish air space, though Turkey insists that it gave ten warnings in 5 minutes.

Mr Erdogan produced no apology, saying his nation had simply been defending its own safety and the “rights of our brothers in Syria”.

He created it clear that Turkish policy would not alter.

Russia has sent an sophisticated missile method to Syria to safeguard its jets operating in Syria and pledged its air force would maintain flying missions near Turkish air space.

Russia also released what it claims is the flight path the jet took, directly contrasting with Turkey’s version of events.

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External Link: Turkish military releases audio of warning sent to Russian jet

Topics: unrest-conflict-and-war, air-and-space, planet-politics, russian-federation, turkey

First posted November 27, 2015 00:53:22

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