Traf­fic fine quota call angers union

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - THOMAS CHAM­BER­LIN

QUEENS­LAND’S po­lice union pres­i­dent Ian Leavers says an in­ter­nal memo urg­ing of­fi­cers to is­sue 10 traf­fic fines per shift could lead to po­lice mis­con­duct and has urged them to ig­nore it.

Mr Leavers said the memo – in which of­fi­cers were told to is­sue a “min­i­mum of 10 tick­ets per shift/ ev­ery shift”– was an “ab­so­lute dis­grace”.

The in­ter­nal memo ob­tained by News Corp Aus­tralia told Bris­bane of­fi­cers in­volved in a trial of a new elec­tronic tick­et­ing sys­tem to “please en­sure you fo­cus all of your time is­su­ing tick­ets dur­ing this pe­riod”. The trial will be­gin next month and run for four to six weeks. The email also stated that if the quota of fines was reached it would be “only one ticket ev­ery 48 min­utes of your shift”.

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