AFPA Dispatch2022-08-17T15:19:11+10:00

Welcome to the new and improved version of AFPA Dispatch. This is your new one-stop-shop for all AFPA news, information and resources.

Each edition of the AFPA Dispatch includes a report from each area of the AFPA to provide you with an update on what your Association has been doing on your behalf.

This includes:

  • President and Media, illustrating the work of the AFPA President to advocate for you with the AFP, Federal Government and ACT Government, as well as provide a summary of media appearances;
  • Legal and Industrial, providing important updates regarding any collective legal and industrial issues, including any ongoing litigation, trends in AFPA case work, and helpful information;
  • Membership, helping you make the most of your AFPA membership by ensuring you are aware of all the services, deals and discounts that are available to you; and
  • Enterprise Agreement, keeping you up-to-date with all Enterprise Agreement bargaining news.

Simply follow the links below to access all previous Dispatch articles now.

PRESIDENT & MEDIA

LEGAL & INDUSTRIAL

MEMBERSHIP

ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT

1902, 2024

Your February 2024 AFPA Membership Benefits are here!

With 2024 kicking off and many members getting into the “new year, new you” spirit, your AFPA Membership is no different. We bring you an updated Member Benefit Statement (you can read it in full here); this change also brings about a new administrative change for those AFP appointees who are exiting the AFP and want to access the revamped resignation/retirement benefits. We are thrilled to announce that the AFPA now includes the following: A badge board* Will or financial planning services# A donation to AUSPOL (or alternate charity)^ Other purposes** *The invoice must clearly state the members’ name [...]

1902, 2024

February 2024 Dispatch

Greetings everyone,This past month has seen a lot of focus on potential legislation to enshrine the ‘right to disconnect’ for AFP appointees. You can find our 7 February media release here. This reform has been on the AFPA’s agenda for some time. The recent AFPA Enterprise Agreement Membership Survey has highlighted that the majority of members are simply not afforded the opportunity to disconnect from work during their downtime. I am finalising a report speaking to the results of the survey as we speak. The findings will be a cornerstone of our upcoming media appearances and discussions with the government.The [...]

1902, 2024

February 2024 AFPA Legal and Industrial Update

The AFPA has been at the forefront of the drive to include a Right to Disconnect into any Enterprise Agreement covering our members. It now appears that the Government are taking this crucial right seriously, with Industrial Relations Minister Tony Burke making a deal with crossbench senators and including the Right to Disconnect in the Closing Loopholes (No 2) legislation, which was passed by the Senate on 8 February and the lower house on Monday 12 February. The deal will give workers the right to ignore unreasonable calls and messages, combined with a ban on a penalty for the [...]

1501, 2024

January 2024 AFPA Legal and Industrial Update

The changes outlined in the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Act 2023 (Part 1) have come into effect! Presumptive Legislation - posttraumatic stress disorder Prior to Christmas, the Fair Work Amendment (Closing the Loopholes) Bill 2023 was amended by the Senate, which opted to split the legislation into two bills, separating less controversial aspects of the bill from more contentious proposals. Part 1 of the bill was passed on December 7, 2023, and received Royal Assent on December 14, 2023. Part 1 amended the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 to include a presumption for PTSD injuries experienced [...]

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