As a non-corporate Commonwealth entity, we're required to make records of our annual legal expenditure public. This is required under Legal Services Directions 2017 (clause 11.1 (ba)).
Each October (before the 30th), we must publish records for the previous financial year.
Australian Federal Police Report on Legal Services Expenditure for FY2022-23
This report lists the Australian Federal Police’s legal services expenditure for the 2022-23 financial year, and is published in compliance with 11.1(ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2017.
Total legal services expenditure
|Internal legal services expenditure (FTE and on-costs)||$31,242,901|
|External legal services expenditure||$13,165,833|
Breakdown of external legal services expenditure
|Total value of briefs to Counsel||$3,257,945|
|Total value of disbursements (excluding Counsel)||$764,416|
|Total value of professional fees paid||$9,143,472|
Total value of professional fees paid
|Sum of professional fees spent on legal services from AGS||$4,337,598|
|Sum spent on legal services from private firms||$4,805,874|
|Sum spent on legal services from other sources||$0|