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Ministerial direction

Following instructions given by the Minister to our Commissioner

Subsection 37(2) of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 provides that the minister responsible for the AFP may give written direction to the AFP Commissioner with respect to the general policy to be pursued in relation to the performance of functions of the AFP.

Current Ministerial Direction

On 20 October 2023, the Attorney General signed a new Ministerial Direction to the AFP. This direction revokes and replaces all previous Ministerial Directions. 

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Ministerial Directions remain valid until revoked or otherwise superseded.

Response to Ministerial Directions

The AFP Commissioner’s Statement of Intent in response to the Ministerial Direction issued on 20 October 2023.

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