Police Federation of Australia Launches National Awareness Campaign on Police Officer Mental Wellbeing

In 2017, the Police Federation of Australia secured a $1 million-dollar grant from the Proceeds of Crime Account (POCA) (Section 298) to fund a National Awareness Campaign on Police Officer Mental Wellbeing. Two key elements of the campaign were a song, ‘Graduation Day’, by acclaimed Australian recording artist John Schumann and a telemovie ‘Dark Blue’. […]

Australian Police Week 2018

Fiona Wade, Senior Adviser, PFA

The upcoming ICPRA conference will be part of the PFA’s inaugural Police Week in September 2018. Bookended by the Wall to Wall: Ride for Remembrance and National Police Remembrance Day; the event aims to draw the policing community together to participate and honor those officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and celebrate the wonderful […]

Flexible Working Arrangements for Police Officers in Australia and New Zealand

Mark Burgess, CEO, Police Federation of Australia

In October 2016, the PFA commissioned a comprehensive survey investigating Flexible Working Arrangements for Police Officers in Australia and New Zealand. The survey was completed by over 11,400 officers 16.5% of all Australian and New Zealand sworn officers. This is the largest member survey the PFA has ever conducted, the high participation rate demonstrates that […]