The Police Federation of Australia believes any attempt to wind back, disallow or prevent police being compensated for accepting work related calls while off duty is short sighted, disrespectful, and wrong.

PFA Chief Executive Scott Weber said “Due to the 24-hour role of policing there’s often instances where senior police call an off-duty police officer, sometimes after midnight, requesting information or paperwork that could have been dealt with when the officer was next on duty. As police we understand there are operational requirements for this to occur, but police should always be paid for this otherwise it is simply wage theft.”

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