Police Staffing

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 14:32 ): Supplementary: will the government support the calls of the South Australian Police Association's president, Mr Mark Carroll, that a parliamentary select committee be set up to review the policing model's resources and staffing?

The Hon. P. MALINAUSKAS (Minister for Police, Minister for Correctional Services, Minister for Emergency Services, Minister for Road Safety) ( 14:32 ): We don't want to turn SAPOL into a political circus, but it has become apparent over the past 48 hours that maybe the opposition does. Maybe the opposition thinks it is a good idea that we should start playing around with public safety, jack up people's fear, start raising concerns that don't exist and call into question the legitimacy of the police commissioner to be able to make appropriate decisions about what is in the interests of public safety. 

be turning SAPOL into a political circus. We will be making a methodical, well thought through, efficient, productive contribution to the SAPOL organisational review, and we hope that the opposition and powers will do the same thing.