The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) welcomes the announcement that AFP appointees returned a resounding ‘NO’ vote of 64.49 per cent to the AFP’s (Australian Federal Police) Enterprise Agreement (EA) offer.

The AFPA has vigorously and consistently campaigned for a ‘no’ vote, focusing on the lack of respect and recognition shown by the AFP Executive and the Federal Government towards the AFP’s 6,000-member workforce, which strives every day to protect Australia and its communities. The AFPA’s campaign was supported overwhelmingly by a survey of its members conducted during the lead-up to the vote.

AFPA President Alex Caruana said that the result was a clear indication that the AFP workforce was unhappy with the current proposal and that the AFP and Government needed to step up and support their premier law enforcement agency.

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