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The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) is dismayed by the decision to bail a man after he allegedly threatened to kill a doctor and staff at The Canberra Hospital (TCH) with a bladed weapon while directly referencing recent similar attacks in Sydney.

AFPA President Alex Caruana said that the ACT judiciary had again prioritised an alleged violent offender’s presumption for bail over the safety of the community.

“I really feel for the doctor and his family, his immediate staff and their own families, indeed the entirety of TCH staff, after such serious threats were made to harm them. Every single employee at TCH will now be looking over their shoulder after the man who made the threats was bailed. Bail conditions are not going to disrupt someone’s intentions to harm people

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The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) welcomes reports that the United Firefighters Union—Aviation Branch (UFUA) has approved a proposed enterprise agreement that properly recognises the challenging role aviation firefighters play in protecting travelers and staff at Australia’s airports.

AFPA President Alex Caruana said that the UFUA were to be commended for their body of work on behalf of their membership, which has forced their employer, Air Services Australia, as well as the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC), to concede that the Government’s restrictive bargaining policies have severely disadvantaged federal first responders for years.

“Obviously, exemptions were made by the APSC and Federal Government after representations were made by the employer, Air Services Australia, to allow for the additional allowances and an improved sign-on bonus and workplace conditions.

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The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) can confirm that protected industrial action (PIA) commenced over the weekend at locations around Australia.

The action is slated to ramp up over the coming weeks as a core part of the AFPA’s campaign to improve pay and conditions for all Australian Federal Police (AFP) appointees.
AFPA members from Adelaide and Melbourne Airport commenced targeted and focused action at the same time as many people travelled to Adelaide for the Australian Football League ‘Gather Round’.

AFPA President Alex Caruana said that this first phase of PIA was primarily intended to educate the public about the fact that AFP sworn officers are the lowest-paid officers in the country.

“We deliberately commenced in Melbourne and Adelaide, and you’ll see more AFP vehicle marked up in locations around Australia over the next few weeks.

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