July-December 2014

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About Platypus Magazine

Platypus Magazine is the AFP's flagship publication.

The platypus has been adopted by the AFP as a symbol representing the diverse requirements placed upon members in the execution of their duty.

This unique and tenacious Australian animal is a survivor against increasing pressure from today's environment. It leaves no stone unturned in its daily pursuits and has equipped itself with a range of features to adapt to changes over many years.

Although generally a peaceful animal, the platypus is able to defend itself, if necessary, with a venomous spur. It is capable of passing unnoticed if required, yet it demonstrates an unfailing dedication to explore all possibilities in an effort to maintain its special place in Australia's environment.

This is done, at times, against larger and more powerful opponents - a quality admired and respected by members of the Australian Federal Police.

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