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ASPI is delighted to invite you to a webinar on Australian policing after Covid-19.
Australian Federal, State and Territory police have for many years enjoyed high levels of public trust, exceeding that of most public sector organisations. Modern policing is not just about the use of force or law enforcement but working with communities to solve many complex social and health problems. Public trust provides the social licence for the nation’s community policing efforts.
The outbreak of Covid-19 has had substantial health, social and economic impacts and police, like our other first responders, have adapted to this challenge. Our frontline police officers have been provided almost unprecedented new powers to deal with the Covid-19 health crisis. However, a public weary of the pandemic appear to be increasingly less accepting of measures to contain Covid-19.
This webinar discussion will explore governmental responses to Covid-19, the impact on Australian policing’s social licence and policy options to ensure that Australia’s most trusted institutions remain so.
Dr John Coyne is Head of Strategic Policing and Law Enforcement and Head of the North and Australia’s Security at ASPI. John was the inaugural head of ASPI’s Border Security Program, and more recently established the North and Australia’s Security program.
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank that produces expert and timely advice for Australia’s strategic and defence leaders. ASPI generates new ideas for government, allowing them to make better-info...
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