Federal police must split from Dutton ministry to save integrity, says union | Australia news | The Guardian

‘It’s an embarrassing situation,’ says Australian Federal Police Association president Angela Smith.

The Australian federal police is losing its independence and integrity and must be separated from Peter Dutton’s home affairs portfolio, police union leaders have warned.

The AFP was subsumed into the behemoth home affairs portfolio in late 2017, placing it under Dutton’s direct responsibility.

But the Australian Federal Police Association, which represents 6,500 AFP members, now wants the change reversed, saying it has compromised the AFP’s organisational integrity and its ability to carry out investigations without government influence.

via Federal police must split from Dutton ministry to save integrity, says union | Australia news | The Guardian

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