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News & Events

The AFPA strives to keep members regularly informed about issues and events important to members through our various communication networks. We encourage members to check back with us on a regular basis to keep yourself up to date on all AFPA matters.

Member News and Updates
1705, 2024

AFPA welcomes national approach to knife and telecommunications laws


The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) welcomes the proposed legislation announcement outlining knife offences, bail and telecommunication laws made by Leader of the Opposition Peter Dutton during his budget reply address last night (Thursday, 16 May).

During his address, Mr Dutton said that a Coalition Government would work with the states and territories to develop uniform knife laws across all jurisdictions. The AFPA would support and fully endorse this proposal, which would allow the introduction of consistent and uniform knife laws across the country.

“In New South Wales, South Australia, and the ACT, a 16-year-old can purchase a knife, yet in Victoria and Queensland, the legal age is 18. Should we be at ease with the fact that 16-year-olds can walk into a retail store, purchase a 30cm knife and then walk out into the community?

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1605, 2024

Message to AFPA membership – Formal petition to House of Representatives

Dear members,

I’m writing to you today to inform you of a formal petition to bring your pay and conditions to the direct attention of the House of Representatives (HoR) in the Australian Parliament.

I’m pleased to say that the AFPA’s petition request was considered by the Standing Committee on Petitions at a recent meeting and was found to meet the requirements of a formal petition.

The official title of the petition is Petition EN6189 – Australian Federal Police appointees deserve better workplace conditions (

The petition opened on 15 May 2024 and will close on 12 June 2024.

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Industrial Dispatches

1206, 2019

AFPA Industrial Dispatch #44

  • Unpaid Entitlements – Determination 1 of 2013 Annual Leave Accrual, Unpaid Overtime and Unpaid Superannuation 
  • Reconciling hours for the end of the averaging period – Operations Working Pattern
  • Salary Increase
  • Office Visits

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