National speeches

This series of publications features speeches and papers relevant to the AFP and law enforcement. Authors include the AFP Commissioner, senior members of the AFP and selected law enforcement authorities from Australia and overseas.

Please note speeches and excerpts cannot be used without permission. Please contact AFP National Media.

Commissioner's speech National Police Memorial Day

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Delivered on 29 September at  National Police Memorial Day, Canberra ACT. Good afternoon
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Commissioner's call to remembrance - 75th Anniversary of Australian Peacekeeping

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Delivered on 14 September 2022 at the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial, Canberra ACT.
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Commissioner's address to the Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group

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Colleagues, the Honourable Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus, QC, distinguished guests and to the broader law enforcement audience here tonight: Many of you have travelled several hours to get to Australia and your journey is no doubt a reminder of our unique location in the Asia Pacific Region.
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Commissioner's address to the National Summit on Women's Safety - 7 September 2021

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Good morning, and thank you for allowing me to speak at this vitally important summit, which will help inform the next nationa
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National Press Club address - 28 July 2021

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About a year ago, I stood at this podium and I sent a direct warning to criminals. I said the Australian Federal Police: “Will be relentless. We will outsmart you and we will always be a step ahead”. I declared, “The full force of the Australian Federal Police is coming for you”.
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AFP Commissioner - Opening statement Additional Estimates - March 2021

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Delivered by Mr Reece P Kershaw, APM, Commissioner, Australian Federal Police
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National Press Club address - 22 July 2020

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Delivered by the Australian Federal Police Commissioner Reece P Kershaw APM on Wednesday 22 July 2020.
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Countering Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse - National Press Club

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Delivered by Mr Reece P Kershaw, APM, Commissioner, Australian Federal Police on Wednesday 19 February, 2020.
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Commissioner's opening statement at the Supplementary Senate Estimates October 2019

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Delivered by Mr Reece P Kershaw, APM, Commissioner, Australian Federal Police on Monday 21 October, 2019.
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Commissioner's opening statement to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

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Delivered by Commissioner Andrew Colvin, Wednesday 14 August, 2019.
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