March 17, 2019

We stand with New Zealand

The Police Federation of Australia extends its deepest sympathy to the families and friends of the victims from yesterday’s attack in Christchurch. The PFA has relayed the offer of that support to New Zealand Police Association president Chris Cahill. Please refer to the PFA Media release issued on behalf of our membership.  

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September 7, 2017

Federal Government announces $1 million for the PFA for a mental health campaign

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO BOOST PFA MENTAL-HEALTH CAMPAIGN   The federal government has announced $1M of funding to assist a Police Federation of Australia (PFA) campaign designed to promote awareness of police officers facing mental health challenges. The campaign will promote awareness, understanding, prevention and early intervention of mental health issues through print, television, social media, Apps, workshops and the production …

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June 5, 2017

Statement from ICPRA Chair regarding recent terror attacks in London

OTTAWA – The Chair of the International Council of Police Representative Associations, Mr. Tom Stamatakis, today released the following statement regarding apparent terror attacks in London, England that took place over the weekend. “On behalf of the international policing community, I would like to condemn, in the strongest terms possible, the recent attack that took place against the civilian population …

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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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