Deposit N137 - Australian Federal Police Association deposit

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AU NBAC N137

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Australian Federal Police Association deposit

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  • 1933 - 1994 (Creation)

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28.8 m

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(1982 -)

Biographical history

The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) was established on 29 July 1982 after a merger of the Commonwealth Police Officers' Association and the Federal Police Association, the body representing the industrial interests of the Australian Capital Territory police force. The AFPA is a registered organisation under the Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1904 (as amended) and is affiliated with the Police Federation of Australia and New Zealand. The Association consists of state and territory branches.

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(1942 - 1982)

Biographical history

Between 1942 and 1982 the industrial interests of the Commonwealth law enforcement were represented by the Defence Establishments Guard Association (1942-1943), the Peace Officer Guard Association (1943-1958), and the Commonwealth Police Officers' Association (1958-1982). In August 1982 the CPOA and Federal Police Association (1979-1982) officially merged, and the Industrial Registrar gave the CPOA consent to alter its name to the Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA).

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(1933 - 1982)

Biographical history

The ACT Police Officers' Association (1933-1979) and subsequently the Federal Police Association (1979-1982) represented the industrial interests of the ACT police until 1982. In August 1982 the Commonwealth Police Officers' Association and Federal Police Association officially merged, and the Industrial Registrar gave the CPOA consent to alter its name to the Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA).

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Records of the National Office 1927-1994, Australian Capital Territory Branch 1942-1982, New South Wales Branch 1964-1990, and Victorian Branch 1952-1984. Records of the National Office consist of minutes (copies) of national executive meetings, filing system, subject files, legal advice files, membership records, journals and manuals. Records of the ACT Branch include minutes and correspondence. Records of the New South Wales Branch consist of minutes (copies), correspondence, and subject files. Records of the Victorian Branch consist of minutes, correspondence, subject files, and membership files. Subject files in this deposit consist of correspondence, press cuttings, transcripts, memoranda and reports. Includes records of predecessors: the Commonwealth Police Officers Association (Federal, ACT, NSW and Victoria) and the Federal Police Officers and the AFPA Commonwealth Pistol Club.

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Archives staff will need to request permission from the owner of the records before access can be given. Legal assistance files from the National Office are closed indefinitely.

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Entered from deposit description on 4 September 2012

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