The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) supports the Albanese government’s initiative to introduce ‘right to disconnect’ legislation.
Since 2022, the AFPA has been working hard on behalf of its members to formalise the ‘right to disconnect’ and improve the work-life balance and mental health outcomes of Australian Federal Police (AFP) employees.
Discussion around the right to disconnect has become increasingly relevant in today’s digital age, with many employers expecting employees to be available around the clock. The right to disconnect recognises the importance of uninterrupted rest away from work.
AFPA President Alex Caruana said that his previous discussions with the Government had been fruitful, with Minister Tony Burke leading the way in supporting AFP officers through industrial reform.