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First Indigenous senior protective security officers graduate on Palm Island

Budget delivers $10 million to bring Indigenous cultural items back home

[Sarah Basford Canales, Canberra Times]

[Queensland Police]

The graduates will now transition from the learning environment to be sworn SPSOs with the Protective Services Group, performing duties including having legislative powers to provide security to State Government buildings and working closely with sworn QPS officers.

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The funding will go towards establishing connections with overseas collectors and item holders, maintaining a database of identified items, which will be accessible by the public, as well as supporting handover ceremonies held on country.

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