Question Number: 95
PDR Number: LCC-OBE22-95
Date Submitted: 16/11/2022
Department or Body: Australian Federal Police
1. The spread of COVID-19 within the AFP, resulting in AFP appointees becoming unwell/unfit for duty or needing to isolate or quarantine, could result in a significant reduction in the AFP’s capacity to carry out its functions and deliver essential policing services across Australia and abroad. Vaccination against COVID-19 is a key measure in protecting the community and the health and safety of AFP appointees, and those who work with the AFP. The AFP is not aware of threats of disciplinary action if officers/staff speak to Members of Parliament. 2. No AFP appointee with a valid exemption under Commissioner’s Order on COVID-19 vaccination (CO10) has had their employment terminated for non-compliance with CO10. 3. As at 18 November 2022, 11 AFP appointees have had their employment terminated due to non-compliance with CO10.