Refusal to examine whether she broke any laws by chartering helicopter to party fundraiser is under investigation.

Bronwyn Bishop

AFP decision on Bishop comes under scrutiny

But the AFP refused to investigate – citing the so-called ‘Minchin Protocol’ – and referred the complaints to the Department of Finance.

A letter from the Ombudsman’s office to a member of the public unhappy with the AFP’s actions show there are grounds for an investigation into the AFP’s general use of the Minchin Protocol, as well as its explanation for refusing to investigate Mrs Bishop’s spending.