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 AFPA and GRNSW, plus some photos of your truly meeting some very cute greyhounds last week. You can also view media coverage here and start an application to adopt a greyhound here.

This year’s National Council takes place at a busy time, coming in the same period as bargaining for the next EA. During Council, we will be dealing with rule changes, general association business, and any extraordinary motions that may be raised. We are also facilitating specialist presenters to impart skills and knowledge to our delegates. This follows the tradition of previous Councils empowering our delegates to utilise the benefits of AFPA membership when helping their colleagues.

Media Releases
2 February 2023 Inadequate sentencing for assault police AFPA Website
2 February 2023 Terms of Refence regarding the Lehrmann inquiry AFPA Website
3 February 2023 AFPA welcomes decision by National Cabinet regarding National Firearms Registry AFPA Website
6 February 2023 AFPA supports motion to increase support for ACT Policing AFPA Website
31 January 2023 Report on Government Services – Police numbers WIN News
31 January 2023 Report on Government Services – Police numbers ABC News (TV)
31 January 2023 Report on Government Services – Police numbers ABC Radio
3 February 2023 National Firearms Registry ABC Perth
5 February 2023 National Firearms Registry SkyNews
9 February 2023 AFPA welcomes partnership with Greyhounds NSW 5AA (Adelaide)
7 February 2023 National Firearms Registry 5AA (Adelaide)
9 February 2023 Operation TORIC results 2CC
9 February 2023 Greyhounds as AFPA support dogs Channel 9 (YouTube)
10 February 2023 ACT Policing numbers and greyhounds 2CC
Media Articles
15 January 2023 Federal cops call for national firearms registry The Australian
17 January 2023 No limit on bullets for illegal firearms The Australian
1 February 2023 Union arcs up over police assault fine City News
1 February 2023 Concerns Lehrmann inquiry does not investigate Rattenbury Canberra Weekly
2 February 2023 Gun import tariffs suggested a Queensland push for firearms registry at National Cabinet The Guardian
9 February 2023 AFPA launching a pilot adoption program The Canberra Times