November 24, 2016

Government fails to deliver on public safety mobile broadband

Announcing that “a committee of Commonwealth, State and Territory officials to consider fully scoped proposals and report to the Council of Australian Governments in 2017” is to be established as a response to the Productivity Commission’s report on public safety mobile broadband, shows that this Government has no plan for the safety of Australians. In what can only be described …

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October 25, 2016

PFA finds Senator Leyonhjelm comments contemptuous

The Police Federation of Australia has labelled the conduct of Liberal-Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm as “beneath contempt”.  This comes after video footage emerged of Leyonhjelm telling a protest rally that police “… can lie on the side of the road and bleed to death”. The PFA has written to both the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition calling on …

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December 18, 2015

High Number of Police apply for Nanny Pilot

With the Nanny Pilot Programme to formally commence in early 2016, we are pleased to report that 17% of the 3,000 families who applied to take part in the trial are from police families, this means approximately 480 police will be involved in the pilot.  This was the highest take up of any occupation. Thank you to everyone who assisted …

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October 20, 2015

Police Union Presidents Speak Out on Terrorism

State, Territory and Federal Police Union Presidents and officials gathered in Adelaide today to hold a joint press conference on the response to terrorism in Australia.  Click here for details and click here to view the Notes for the Media released at the press conference.

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November 11, 2014

Police Federation of Australia Federal Council Meeting

The Police Federation of Australia Federal Council meeting concluded with a dinner in Darwin on Tuesday 11 November, where long serving members Vince Kelly (NT) and Jon Hunt Sharman (AFP) were awarded Life membership. Click here for a photo of Vince, Jon with fellow life member Mark Burgess.  Earlier that afternoon the Australian Electoral Commission conducted elections for the PFA …

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April 14, 2014

Prime Minister Announces New Operable Date For The National Police Services Medal

On the weekend, the Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Justice Minister Michael Keenan announced the eligibility for the National Police Services Medal will in the future recognize the service on or after 14 February 1975, the date on which the Australian Honours system was established. (click here to read the joint press release) Previously only service on or after 30 …

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May 10, 2013

Boston Bombings: Five policing lessons for Australia

Across Australia there are around 400,000 first responders – our police officers, firefighters, ambulance paramedics and emergency services personnel – who are there when you need them most, when public safety is at serious risk.  click here to read on

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