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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 [...]

By |2024-03-10T03:21:11+11:00February 19th, 2024|NewsLetter, Government and Media Relations|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2024-02-18T23:23:39+11:00February 19th, 2024|Legal and Industrial Newsletter, NewsLetter|0 Comments

FIRST STEP TOWARDS PROTECTED INDUSTRIAL ACTION

The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) has today lodged an application to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) for a protected action ballot, the first step towards potential industrial action. AFPA President Alex Caruana said that the application for a protected action ballot was required before any industrial action could occur. “This course of action [...]

By |2024-02-15T15:45:05+11:00February 15th, 2024|Latest News, Media Releases|0 Comments

FIVE-YEAR TIMEFRAME FOR CITY STATION UPGRADE “TOO LONG”

The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) acknowledges the ACT Government’s plan to replace the City Police Station (including the possibility of a new ACT Policing headquarters being housed in the same building). AFPA President Alex Caruana said that while he appreciated the Government’s commitment, immediate action was necessary. “City Police Station is no longer [...]

By |2024-02-14T15:39:15+11:00February 14th, 2024|Latest News, Media Releases|0 Comments

The Right to Disconnect (PFA media release)

The Police Federation of Australia believes any attempt to wind back, disallow or prevent police being compensated for accepting work related calls while off duty is short sighted, disrespectful, and wrong. PFA Chief Executive Scott Weber said “Due to the 24-hour role of policing there’s often instances where senior police call an off-duty police [...]

By |2024-02-15T16:27:34+11:00February 14th, 2024|Latest News, Media Releases, Uncategorized|0 Comments

AFPA SUPPORTS “RIGHT TO DISCONNECT”

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 [...]

By |2024-02-07T12:27:11+11:00February 7th, 2024|Latest News, Media Releases|0 Comments

RETIREMENT OF ACT CHIEF POLICE OFFICER NEIL GAUGHAN APM

The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) acknowledges the recent announcement from Deputy Commissioner Neil Gaughan APM, Chief Police Officer for the ACT, of his upcoming retirement. AFPA President Alex Caruana said that DC Gaughan had had a distinguished 40-year policing career and that his legacy would be felt within ACT Policing, the AFP and [...]

By |2024-01-25T14:02:17+11:00January 25th, 2024|Latest News, Media Releases|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2024-01-15T15:32:09+11:00January 15th, 2024|Legal and Industrial Newsletter, NewsLetter|0 Comments

January 2024 Dispatch

Hello everyone. I hope those who were able to take a break over Christmas enjoyed their time off with family and friends. I must begin by acknowledging the challenges that some of our comrades are currently facing. It can be extremely difficult to maintain a work-life balance while being a parent or a partner. [...]

By |2024-01-15T15:32:32+11:00January 15th, 2024|NewsLetter, Government and Media Relations|0 Comments
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