President and Media Dispatch2022-08-17T15:18:33+10:00

President and Media Dispatch

This section of the AFPA Dispatch gives you greater insight into the day-to-day work of the AFPA President. The President is the voice of the Association, representing members to achieve the best employment outcomes possible.

This report provides updates on the President’s efforts to further your interests. It focuses primarily on the President’s advocacy on your behalf, including discussions with the AFP Senior Executive, the federal government, and the ACT government.

It also includes a summary of the President’s appearances on television, radio or in print.

911, 2022

November 2022 Dispatch

Feedback on the AFPA DispatchWe're always interested to hear from our members; if you'd like to share your thoughts on the AFPA Dispatch, we've created a short survey hereIf you have a few minutes to complete the survey, we'd appreciate it. My upcoming meeting with the MinisterI will be speaking to Federal Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus next week about the toll policing has on the mental health of members, and how it can contribute to premature deaths.Some of the issues that will form the backbone of our conversation will be around recent floods, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the 2019/2020 bushfires; the effect [...]

2610, 2022

October 2022 dispatch

Welcome to the October edition of the AFPA Dispatch! October is National Safe Work and Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to spend a little extra time reviewing your own safety and mental health.Working for the AFP is not a regular occupation with negligible physical risk; the job regularly exposes members to significant risks which can and do negatively affect mental health and work/life balance.If you need assistance in this space, I strongly urge you to reach out to your delegates or the AFPA Office and ask for assistance if needed. If you don’t know who the AFPA delegate in your [...]

2109, 2022

National Museum of Australian Policing

I would also like to share another important update with you. A new national Museum of Australian Policing is coming in 2024 to tell the stories of and generate a greater connection and understanding of policing. To help us get it right, we want to hear from you, our policing family, through a policing consultation survey. The museum will be an exhibition space showcasing the history of law enforcement in Australia. The site will be next to the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. The museum will reflect Australia’s policing history locally, nationally and internationally. It will commemorate the service [...]

2109, 2022

September 2022 Dispatch

Welcome to the second edition of the AFPA Dispatch. I would firstly like to acknowledge the passing of Elizabeth II, and the ascension of His Majesty King Charles III. Over the last month, there have been a few important meetings I have had or been involved in: On 5 and 6 September, I attended the Association Forum of Leaders Conference. At the Conference, I met various leaders from other Australian associations, and the focus of the day was very much on member benefits and how associations can improve their value proposition in this area. Presentations also touched on recruitment [...]

1708, 2022

The AFPA Dispatch – a new monthly newsletter with articles from each of our main functions!

Welcome to the first edition of the new and improved AFPA Dispatch. This new monthly newsletter will provide you with an overview of the work the AFPA have been undertaking on behalf of our members. While we have published a regular dispatch from our legal and industrial team for several years, we have listened to the feedback from members who have expressed their desire for a more holistic communications piece covering the efforts of each area within the AFPA head office. Each edition of Dispatch will include: A President and Media report explaining the work I have been doing [...]

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