Last week the Queensland government announced that police will no longer have to wear name badges. Their identification will be replaced with a 5 digit number. Triple J’s Hack Program invited me to contribute to a live panel discussion on the issue with the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Ross Barnett also talking. For the segment, follow this link. My comments start at 24:30.
It is important that police decisions be subject to measures of accountability. The wearing of clear name identification is an effective way to ensure police actions are subject to measures of oversight.