ALL CAA LIBRARY POSTS

A collection of all CAA library posts

ENDEMIC CORRUPTION

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GENERAL ARTICLES

PTSD ARTICLES

THE NON-LETHAL BEAN BAG MYTH

THE NON-LETHAL BEAN BAG MYTH

6th of June 2022 Recently the Community Advocacy Alliance Inc. (CAA) criticised the use by Victoria Police of Bean Bag projectiles in crowd control. We stand by that criticism....

WE NEED YOUR HELP

WE NEED YOUR HELP

15th of May 2022 The CAA has been operating for over seven years, predominantly funded (90%) by the contribution of membership fees. We are now entering an election phase in the States political cycle, and we know that the issues we have championed have a better...

HALLELUJAH A BREAKTHROUGH?

HALLELUJAH A BREAKTHROUGH?

13th May 2022 The announcement by the Ombudsman, Ms Deborah Glass OBE (Herald Sun 11/5/22), that an outsider will probe cronyism is the first sign of cracks appearing in the wall of corruption that is endemic to Victoria. Corruption can only survive and grow when...

WHERE TO FROM HERE CHIEF PATTON?

WHERE TO FROM HERE CHIEF PATTON?

6th May 2022 The Victoria Police and the Chief Commissioner have a habit of shooting themselves in the foot. With their latest effort, they have managed to shoot both feet. Some of the baggage inherited from the reign of Chief Commissioner Ashton provided some initial...

Exposed – IBAC chasing ratings not corruption

Exposed – IBAC chasing ratings not corruption

4th May 2022 Damian Johnston in the Australian (25/4/22) has ‘blown the whistle’ on IBAC. The CAA has long held the view that the ‘show trials’ conducted by IBAC were not a big step away from the medieval stocks, an instrument of the medieval 1300s, where alleged...

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS AN OFFENCE IN VICPOL

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS AN OFFENCE IN VICPOL

2nd May 2022 An unholy spat unfolded within Victoria Police last year between a Sergeant with Christian beliefs on the cusp of retiring and a Deputy Commissioner who is openly gay and is not too subtle with his aspirations for the top Police job. The spat has spilt...

VICPOL’S WOKE YOLK BROKE

VICPOL’S WOKE YOLK BROKE

24th April 2022 An ex-police detective Shane Reid who took a photo of former AFL coach Dani Laidley in custody has been cleared of all charges leaving a fair amount of egg on the face of the Victoria Police, which must be severely embarrassing. If not, then it should...

VICPOL CRISIS IN EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT?

20th April 2022 Commentating on matters associated with Victoria Police is fraught with difficulty as we are often faced with conundrums that are particularly hard to decipher. The current issue gaining community traction is the ‘crisis of trust’ in VicPol, and is a...

PTSD  or  OSD – WHO WINS?

PTSD or OSD – WHO WINS?

22nd March 2021 The CAA has thought hard and long before venturing into this part of the conundrum that might explain and perhaps help reduce the impact of the devastating psychological disorders befalling Police members. Our concern is that the label Post Traumatic...

It is a big deal

It is a big deal

Depression, Anxiety These are both real I speak from experience It is a big deal.   In a dark place No way I can see This is not how Things should now be   Fearing to leave My one only space Tears in my eyes No smile on my face.   Not ready to talk The...

Victoria Police demand respect

31st May 2019 Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton in his article, ‘Victoria Police demand respect,’ invited readers of the Herald Sun 31/5/19 to; Ask any old school copper if they’ve seen the levels of respect for police change over the years, and their answer will not...

PTSD Case study 3845

PTSD Case study 3845

26th April 2019 It would not be hard to conclude that the horror stories that the Community Advocacy Alliance (CAA) have reported to date would lead readers to believe that these nightmares were confined to the “Other Ranks”, that is below Officer rank but alas for...

Project Police PTSD- Case study 3843

Project Police PTSD- Case study 3843

Editor’s note:3843 has not (yet?) been formally diagnosed with PTSD, but the circumstances of this case are parallel to many who have been. How would you feel if all of a sudden you found that there had been a major exposé on National prime time television alleging...

Project Police PTSD – Case study 3842

Project Police PTSD – Case study 3842

4th April 2019 This case starts off fairly benignly with a respected country Detective Sergeant with substantial service including a period in the Homicide Squad and an unblemished record of service in a large provincial Victorian town. 3842 was responsible for...

Tas govt introduces PTSD compo change

22nd March 2019 The Tasmanian government has introduced a bill aiming to make it easier for emergency workers to access post-traumatic stress disorder compensation. Emergency workers in Tasmania will have better access to post-traumatic stress disorder compensation...

Project PTSD – Case study 3840

Project PTSD – Case study 3840

16th March 2019 Editor’s note: This is the first published story of this project and we chose to start the numbering system of case studies from Lawyer X case numbering, 3838 because like that issue, this has a management problem (Management Matrix) at its core. We...

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