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Queensland Police unveil apology plaque for IDAHOBIT

This morning, Queensland Police unveiled a plaque to commemorate the formal apology made by the force to LGBTIQ+ communities. The plaque was unveiled by Queensland Police Commissioner Steve Gollschewski at the front of the Roma Street headquarters. In addition to the plaque, a new progress pride flag was raised to celebrate International Day Against Homophobia, …

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High-ranking QLD cops investigated over social media posts

The QPS ethical standards command is reviewing social media posts shared and commented on by high-ranking QLD cops over the last few years. An investigation by The Guardian discovered numerous offensive posts, including homophobic content. Eden Gillespie reports that Detective Superintendent Benjamin Fadian, at one time a member of the ethical services command, tagged multiple …

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QPS return to Brisbane Pride March in uniform

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) today spoke of its pride in returning to the ranks of marchers in the annual Brisbane Pride March. QPS police officers, staff, and allies marched in support of the LGBTQIA+ community. Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll led the QPS contingent which included Pipes and Drums and the Mounted Police. Commissioner …

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Brisbane Pride decides on uniformed police in Pride march

Brisbane Pride today announced a decision on uniformed police rejoining the annual Pride March. The announcement follows Commissioner Carroll’s historic apology to the LGBTIQA+ communities. Uniformed Police Uniformed Queensland LGBTIQA+ police and allies first joined the annual Pride march in 2015. However, in 2021, Brisbane Pride asked that uniformed police no longer participate in the …

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Queensland Police apology to LGBTQIA+ communities

Police Commissioner Carroll today offered a formal apology to members of Queensland’s LGBTIQA+ communities. The Queensland Police apology follows Brisbane Pride’s 2021 request that police not march in uniform at the annual Pride March. Exclusive On Sunday morning, Commissioner Carroll consulted with prominent LGBTQIA+ community members. She listened to their lived experiences surrounding the harm …

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DV inquiry report calls for LGBTIQ+ reform in Queensland Police

A scathing report from the inquiry into Queensland Police Service’s handling of domestic and family violence has made recommendations to benefit LGBTIQ victim-survivors. The state government set up the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the QPS Responses to Domestic and Family Violence earlier this year. The inquiry received more than 400 submissions from victim-survivors around …

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Sprinkle of pink in the ranks not enough to fix Qld Police

A  former senior sergeant says Qld Police need more substantial reforms than quick fixes like adding a sprinkle of pink to the ranks. Commissioner Katarina Carroll this week announced the hire of a highly experienced workplace culture expert following evidence of a sometimes toxic police culture at the Domestic and Family Violence Inquiry. Julie McKay …

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Bad cops! QPS officer: These lickers will never get a job

A QPS officer in charge of a unit where female officers endured bullying for over a decade said of prospective female employees, “These lickers will never get a job in this office.” Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll apologised on Friday for the behaviour of some police and promised a review of certain cases. The Commissioner …

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Some facts re the acrimonious debate over Pride and Police

Brisbane Pride’s recent request that police do not wear uniform during the Pride Rally and March on Saturday caused considerable social media debate about Pride and Police. With two diametrically opposed sides battling it out on social media, it would add nothing to reiterate the arguments made by either side here. However, we did notice …

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Pride and QPS responses re police not marching in uniform

Brisbane Pride has requested that Police officers not march in uniform at this year’s Pride Rally and March. QNews asked Brisbane Pride and the Queensland Police Service (QPS) about the decision. The Brisbane Pride committee said in a statement that they intended the request on uniforms “as an invitation to the Queensland Police Service to …

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