LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY FOR THE
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
NOTICE OF MOTION
JEREMY HANSON MLA: I give notice that I shall move –
- That this Assembly notes:
- The latest Report on Government Services (ROGS) from the Productivity Commission shows that the ACT has the lowest number of police per-capita in Australia.
- ROGS shows that the ACT has fewer sworn operational staff now than it did nearly a decade ago.
- ROGS shows that the ACT spends the least per-capita on police in Australia and this amount has declined over the decade.
- The ACT Government cut $15million from the ACT Policing in 2013.
- The Australian federal Police Association (AFPA) say that ‘Police officers are constantly asked to do more with less and police officers are breaking as a result’.
- The significant population growth in the Molonglo region of Canberra.
- The reports of criminal activity in Molonglo Valley and adjacent suburbs in Weston Creek.
- The lack of a permanent police presence in Molonglo or Weston Creek.
- That this Assembly calls on the ACT Government to:
- Increase the number of police to at least match per-capita levels with NSW by 2024.
- Establish a permanent police station in Molonglo Valley by the end of 2022.
Jeremy Hanson MLA