Over the next 12 months, the AFPA will be undertaking a significant amount of work in preparation for bargaining for a new Enterprise Agreement, with the final salary increase due to members on 25 May 2023 (in addition to the next increase on 25 May 2022). While a lot of work has already gone on behind the scenes over the past 12 months, we want to ensure that you do have the opportunity to shape and influence the next Enterprise Agreement.

We’ve set up a tool for you to submit your ideas for the next EA further down this page(click here to scroll there now). Enter your details and idea, and they will be sent directly to our EA negotiators. We may contact you as a result of your suggestion. All submissions are confidential, and your submissions will not be disclosed to any outside of the AFPA in a way that could identify you.

If you are experiencing an issue in the workplace (i.e. such as not being paid an allowance or an underpayment), please contact us by emailing afpa@afpa.org.au.

Your ideas are important to us – whether it be on particular terms or conditions to improve on in the current agreement, identifying particular conditions that are currently not working in the EA, or ideas for new terms and conditions. They will go to inform the creation of the AFPA’s log of claims.

In addition to this ideas page, over the coming months we will be asking for your ideas, feedback and suggestions in relation to specific issues with the Enterprise Agreement, such as working patterns, allowances and advancement, as well as suggestions for improvements to the current Enterprise Agreement.

We anticipate the next 12 months to be busy engaging with you around bargaining for a new Enterprise Agreement.

Part of the work also includes the AFPA’s push to be removed from the Public Sector Workplace Relations Policy 2020, which caps salary increases, requires all salary increases to be funded by cuts to existing terms and conditions and restricts enhancements to agreements. Over the coming weeks you will receive some further information as to how you can support the AFPA in lobbying for this removal. Importantly, we have made this one of our key election commitments.

So please, scroll down and let us know how we can help create a better Enterprise Agreement.

Alex Caruana


Tell us about your ideas for the next EA!