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Question Time: will the government establish an independent Police Integrity Unit?

On Tuesday 29 November 2022, I asked the Premier whether she will implement the recommendation of the inquiry into police responses to domestic and family violence to establish an independent, civilian-led police integrity unit. 

You can read my question and the answer below, or in the official Queensland Parliament Record of Proceedings (Hansard)

Mr BERKMAN: My question is to the Premier. Last week the government said it accepted all 78 recommendations of the commission of inquiry into police responses to domestic and family violence, but has since cast doubt over a key recommendation to stop police investigating police. Can the Premier confirm the government will establish an independent police integrity unit led by a civilian and with civilian investigators to deal with all complaints relating to police?

Ms PALASZCZUK: I addressed this issue at length at the press conference and subsequent to that. As we said, we accept all of the recommendations in principle. We are working through them. We have appointed Steve Gollschewski and Linda Apelt to work through and see how that specific recommendation intersects with the Coaldrake review. The intent is for us to work together to have a clearing house for complaints and a stronger integrity review of complaints that are made in respect of police. Those people I just mentioned will be working through the details together and will be presenting their recommendations to government to make sure that it is a seamless process.

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