Sydney: 3,000 police protest over benefit change
Sydney: About 3,000 protesting police officers have turned the grounds outside the state Parliament in Sydney into a sea of blue uniforms as they demonstrate against planned changes to the way injured officers are compensated.
Officers are upset at plans to alter the New South Wales state`s Death and Disability Scheme. The changes would restrict some compensation payouts and place more emphasis on getting injured officers rehabilitated and back to work.
The police came to Sydney on Tuesday from around the state and marched from Hyde Park to Parliament House.
Minister for Police Michael Gallacher said in a statement that the government remains committed to making changes to the scheme to ensure its long-term sustainability.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Dr Subhash Chandra Show: How to develop good communication skills for a successful life?
- Curfew lifted from 4 districts of Kashmir valley
- Recently launched Pokemon Go gaining extreme popularity among users
- Rajnath Singh meets J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti to discuss current situation in valley
- AAP MLA Amantulla Khan arrested for misbehaving with a woman
- Twinkle Khanna slams Naseeruddin Shah online! - Know why
- Singapore-based company develops robot therapist to help relieve muscle strains
- Home Minister Rajnath Singh chairs high-level meeting in Kashmir
- India, Bangladesh border forces discuss issues in Tripura
- Four hospitals hit by air raids in Syria's Aleppo: Doctors