Media Releases2022-09-27T23:11:28+10:00
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2309, 2022

Spin spin and more spin from ACT Attorney-General

The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) opines that if over 60 percent of judicial appeals are successful in a higher court, then something must clearly be wrong with decisions being made in the lower courts.

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2109, 2022

Banning of spit hoods must mean mandatory blood and saliva testing

The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) maintains its position that if the ACT Government moves to ban spit hoods in the ACT, they must also pass legislation to allow for mandatory blood and saliva testing of people who spit on or bite police officers.

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1509, 2022

Attorney-General and judiciary failing the ACT community

The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) denounces the ACT Attorney-General for not ordering an independent review into bail and sentencing when there is a clear community expectation for him to do so.

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809, 2022

Child sex offender given ICO, despite being found unsuitable

The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) is questioning the rationale behind granting a convicted child sex offender an intensive corrections order (ICO), despite his previous flouting of reporting requirements causing him to be deemed unsuitable for an ICO.

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3108, 2022

AFPA disappointed over politicisation of spit hoods

The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) is disappointed with the inflammatory statement issued by the ACT Human Rights Commission (HRC) concerning the use of spit hoods in the territory.

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3008, 2022

Spit hoods are a necessary safety measure

The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) fully supports Deputy Commissioner and ACT Chief Police Officer Neil Gaughan’s comments advocating for the proportionate use of spit hoods.

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