2020 news coverage

Herald Sun, 23 December
Police officers cancel Christmas plans to patrol the Victorian border

9 News Melbourne (Nine Network), 22 December
Police station counters to close while officers man checkpoints along the Murray

Herald Sun, 29 November
Public drunkenness laws: more harm than good

The Age, 28 November
'Dangerous virtue signalling': Police union fury at public drunkenness laws putting 'the cart before the horse'

3AW, 19 November
Police union responds to Bourke St inquest findings

3AW, 16 September
Police union pushes for tasers after incidents at Epping and Lilydale

Today (Nine Network), 16 September
Wayne Gatt responds to Lilydale and Epping police shootings

Sunday Herald Sun, 12 September
How senior police chaplains Drew Mellor, Dave Thompson and Jim Jung dealt with four police deaths

Herald Sun, 6 September
Cops now entitled to peace and quiet when off duty

Today (Nine Network), 4 September
Calls for 'police sympathy' following arrest of pregnant woman over anti-lockdown protest

ABC News Radio, 3 September
Wayne Gatt defends members over COVID arrest

The Age, 19 August
'Please help us': Call to support women hit by economic fallout of pandemic

9 News, 17 August
Police officer thrown into air during arrest

ABC News, 17 August
Victoria Police officer thrown from reversing car in dramatic video footage

Herald Sun, 8 August
Protection carries a terrible toll

3AW, 7 August
Police Association boss condemns ‘disgusting’ attacks … but he’s not surprised

9 News, 4 August
Junior police officer savagely beaten after asking woman to wear mask

7 News, 4 August
Victorian policewoman left with suspected concussion after mask-dodger 'attacked her'

Herald Sun, 4 August
Frankston woman charged after allegedly assaulting police after mask query

3AW, 23 July
Mandatory masks: Police union’s warning to Melburnians who refuse to mask up 

ABC Radio, 19 July
COVID-19 update from Wayne Gatt

Joy 94.9, 11 July
Wayne Gatt on the Saturday Mag

3AW, 6 July 
Police officers and command at loggerheads over push for ADF help at housing towers

News.com.au, 5 July
Victoria’s Police Association says no planning has been done for how officers will guard nine inner Melbourne public housing buildings.

3AW, 26 June
COVID-19 hotel guards

Herald Sun, 5 June
Second injecting room set for Melbourne

3AW, 5 June
Local police weren’t consulted about new injecting room

9's Today, 2 June
159.485 run

7 News Melbourne, 31 May
159.485 run

9 News Melbourne, 31 May
159.485 run

10 News Melbourne, 31 May
Honouring the fallen

The Age, 31 May
Families of fallen officers killed in Eastern Freeway tragedy gather at fundraising relay run

Herald Sun, 30 May
Eastern Freeway crash: Police raise $330,000 in running tribute to four officers killed in Kew tragedy

The Age, 27 May
Ahead on penalties: Victoria leads nation on COVID-19 lockdown fines

Herald Sun, 27 May
Magistrate Kieran Gilligan blasted for bailing police shooting accused

9 News Melbourne, 21 May
Body worn camera footage shows heroic actions of police

The Age, 25 April
Victoria Police Legacy overwhelmed at response to tragedy

ABC, 22 April
Four police officers killed in Eastern Freeway crash hailed by Premier as 'heroes'

Herald Sun, 25 March
Police union wants state of disaster declared in Victoria because of COVID-19

The Age, 25 March
Police want a state of disaster declared to give them more power

3AW's Mornings with Neil Mitchell, 13 March
Wayne Gatt on Coronavirus preparedness

The Age, 3 March
New laws aimed at further crackdown on emergency worker assaults

Herald Sun, 3 March
State government move to close loophole for emergency service mandatory jail laws

Herald Sun, 2 March
Special clinics to help officers battling mental health issues as part of BlueHub program

Herald Sun, 28 February
Police vehicle rammings still sky-high despite tougher sentences

Geelong Advertiser, 29 January
Darron Macintire jailed for assaulting police officer at GMHBA Stadium

Hume Leader, 28 January
Broadmeadows policemen drag man to safety from Jacana house fire

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