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Constituency question - volunteer police checks

December 08, 2015

Constituency question

My constituency question is for the Minister for Police.

Volunteers are the backbone of charity and community organisations across the state.

Many pensioners in my electorate volunteer for more than one organisation and in some cases as many as four or five.

Often it is the active pensioners who have the time and social commitment to give back to the community.

Several have contacted my office, and they are perplexed as to why they must undergo a separate police check for each of those organisations despite working concurrently for them. They tell me that requiring people who already have their police check paperwork to undergo another check can be a disincentive when recruiting volunteers. Will the Minister for Police provide a mechanism by which volunteers can undergo a police check that can be transferred from one organisation to another during an agreed period of time, perhaps in the manner of a renewable licence?

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  • Suzanna Sheed
    published this page in Parliament 2018-08-30 11:16:17 +1000