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Legislation that established the AFP

Enforcing Commonwealth criminal law to keep Australia and Australians safe

Enforcing Commonwealth criminal law

The AFP is responsible among other things for enforcing Commonwealth criminal law. Commonwealth Criminal laws may be accessed at theĀ Federal Register of Legislation.

AFP enabling legislation

The AFP was established by an Act of Parliament in 1979. The relevant legislation is:

Legislation relating to the AFP and its operations is available on the Federal Register of Legislation.