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AFPA welcomes national approach to knife and telecommunications laws

 

The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) welcomes the proposed legislation announcement outlining knife offences, bail and telecommunication laws made by Leader of the Opposition Peter Dutton during his budget reply address last night (Thursday, 16 May).

During his address, Mr Dutton said that a Coalition Government would work with the states and territories to develop uniform knife laws across all jurisdictions. The AFPA would support and fully endorse this proposal, which would allow the introduction of consistent and uniform knife laws across the country.

“In New South Wales, South Australia, and the ACT, a 16-year-old can purchase a knife, yet in Victoria and Queensland, the legal age is 18. Should we be at ease with the fact that 16-year-olds can walk into a retail store, purchase a 30cm knife and then walk out into the community?

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Message to AFPA membership – Formal petition to House of Representatives

 
Dear members,

I’m writing to you today to inform you of a formal petition to bring your pay and conditions to the direct attention of the House of Representatives (HoR) in the Australian Parliament.

I’m pleased to say that the AFPA’s petition request was considered by the Standing Committee on Petitions at a recent meeting and was found to meet the requirements of a formal petition.

The official title of the petition is Petition EN6189 – Australian Federal Police appointees deserve better workplace conditions (https://www.aph.gov.au/e-petitions/petition/EN6189/sign)

The petition opened on 15 May 2024 and will close on 12 June 2024.

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AFPA WELCOMES AMENDMENTS TO DRINK AND DRUG DRIVING LAWS

 

The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) welcomes the announcement from the ACT Government confirming the passing of the Road Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2023.

AFPA President Alex Caruana said the new legislation would focus on high-risk drink and drug driving behaviors.

“Minister Steel has undertaken a fair amount of reform in tackling anti-social, drink and drug driving behaviors in recent times and his dedication towards reform is to be congratulated. The consultation process we’ve had from Minister Steel and his staff has been very good, and we thank him and his office for allowing us the opportunity to engage in these important community and road safety reforms.

“The new legislation will streamline processes, along with allowing ACT Policing officers to immediately prevent people who choose to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs from continuing to operate a vehicle.

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