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.





1511, 2023

Your November 2023 AFPA Membership Benefits are here!

At the time of writing, there are seven Fridays until Christmas! With Black Friday and Cyber Monday on the horizon, will you be taking advantage of them and getting your Christmas shopping done? I know there will be great curated deals in the lead-up to Black Friday, so keep an eye out in the days leading up to this big retail event. Outside of this, we have fabulous discounts in your Member Advantage portal; have you logged in recently? There are several different ways to explore the portal – from a revolving suite of half-price products changing every week, [...]

1511, 2023

November 2023 Dispatch

Greetings everyone, The EA has remained a core focus for the Association over the last month, and we have held musters in Sydney and Adelaide recently to ensure that our members have the latest information and the chance to engage with us face to face. We will also be conducting musters in Canberra commencing 20 November 2023. The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) has formalised a policy that significantly constrains the environment where the EA can take shape. The APSC has capped pay increases at 11.2% over a three-year period with no front loading allowed and has also disallowed [...]

1511, 2023

Non-APS Bargaining Government Parameters

On 31 October, the AFPA received the new Non-APS Bargaining - Government Parameters, which have direct implications on bargaining for the new Enterprise Agreement. The AFPA is extremely disappointed and frustrated that the Australian Public Service Commission is dictating the conditions under which the AFPA can bargain for its members, in direct contradiction to the principles of “good-faith bargaining”. We strongly oppose the imposition of such stringent requirements and are actively working to find a means by which we can secure the pay and conditions members deserve. The parameters on specific conditions impose barriers and make it impossible to [...]

1710, 2023

The Enterprise Agreement and Good Faith Bargaining

The Enterprise Agreement and Good Faith Bargaining.  Bargaining for the new Enterprise Agreement commenced on 26 September 2023, and weekly meetings have been scheduled for bargaining. This process is governed by the principle of good faith bargaining, which is a crucial aspect of the industrial relations system. The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the Act) is the primary legislation governing industrial relations in Australia, and it includes provisions that outline the obligations of employers, employees, and their representatives when engaging in collective bargaining.  Overall, good faith bargaining is intended to promote fairness, stability, and a balanced power dynamic in [...]

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