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.
- 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.
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February 2023 EA Update
The AFPA continues to undertake a strong focus relating to the next EA. Our internal EA Operational Committee has been continuing to review suggestions made by members since the last EA came into effect. Informed by your ideas and the issues raised, the Committee have been working through the EA and making amendments to reflect member feedback. This feedback is being collated in our Working Log of Claims. Additionally, the Advisory Committee (comprising members of the AFPA National Executive, delegates, and senior staff) continues to advise on broader strategic decisions, including the Log of Claims. Members are strongly encouraged [...]
February 2023 Dispatch
The last month has seen much preparatory work for National Council take place as we make the final plans for the agenda and presentations taking place over the two-day conference. We’ve also just entered into an exciting agreement with Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW), allowing AFPA members the opportunity to adopt an ex-racing greyhound for free! The benefits to mental health afforded by pet ownership are well documented, and we are delighted to be able to make this offer available to the membership. The upcoming issue of Blue Star will carry a joint press release from the [...]
Your February 2023 APFA Membership Benefits are here!
We’re off with flying colours in 2023 with AFPA Member Benefits. Easy to access, great savings and something for everyone, why not login straight away? Click here to start browsing: https://afpa.memberadvantage.com.au The AFPA team have teamed up with Dinners Ready to bring you delicious ready-made meals. Dinners Ready is an ACT based business supplying healthy, nutritious dinners. Everything is already cooked by their chefs, so all you have to do is heat and eat. All the meals are authentic as each chef has their own speciality - Italian, Asian, curries and traditional Australian classics & comfort Food. Everything is made [...]
February Legal Dispatch 2023
In the workplace, consultation is a form of conversation. It is a conversation that has a particular focus. It can arise from the mutual recognition of a problem that requires resolution. However, more commonly, it arises from the employer identifying a need for change, developing a solution, and then discussing the change proposal with employees, stakeholders and unions. The Fair Work Act 2009 requires all employers to include a consultation term in their enterprise agreements. For the AFP, this is clause 70 of the AFP Enterprise Agreement 2017-2020 (the EA). The key requirement of consultation is that members are [...]