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The Sworn Officers' Professional Association of Australia is an industrial association of employees whose principal purpose is to protect and promote the interests of members in matters concerning their employment. We are a non-party political alternative to the QPU, PSA, & WAPOU. Our mission is to fight for members rights at work and beyond without the politics, or exorbitant fees.

 

WHAT WE BELIEVE

 

The Sworn Officers' Professional Association of Australia is a group of police officers wanting an alternate voice to the QPA. They wanted to join the strength of almost 9,000 under the Red Union banner with the likes of the Nurses' Professional Association and Queensland (NPAQ), Teachers' Professional Association of Queensland (TPAQ) and the Professional Drivers' Association of Australia (PDAA). 

The SOPAA supports:

  • A police officer involved in a critical incident (such as where a death occurred) being represented by a solicitor rather than a union delegate, as a delegate can be compelled to give evidence against the member
  • Resisting Government mandates - SOPAA has significant concerns about workplace health and safety, the lack of consultation and risk assessment in the workplace
  • Safety and wellbeing of members - ensuring that if assaults or abuse occur, members are supported through the appropriate channels
  • Staffing shortages - SOPAA has serious concerns about the staffing shortages we are seeing, particularly in the prison systems in WA where shortages have previously contributed to riots.
  • EB Negotiations - Representing our members in EB negotiations to ensure our member’s best interests are expressed

SOPAA was formed using the same team of industrial experts and lawyers that service the hugely successful NPAQ.

 

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Hotline

(07) 3497 5060

hotline@sopaa.asn.au

 

The Sworn Officers' Professional Association of Australia (SOPAA) is an industrial association of employees, whose principal purpose is to protect and promote the interests of members in matters concerning their employment. We are a non-party political alternative to the QPU.