Labor welcomes today’s announcement of Mr Andrew Colvin as Australian Federal Police Commissioner.
Mr Colvin will replace Tony Negus, who served a five year term as AFP Commissioner from September 2009.
Labor thanks Mr Negus for his distinguished record as AFP Commissioner. He has given a lifetime of service to the Australian community. His advice to the former Labor Government was greatly valued.
Mr Colvin has previously served as Deputy Commissioner for National Security.
He has been instrumental over recent weeks as acting AFP Commissioner, overseeing some of the largest counter-terrorism operations in Australian history, as the Public Terror Threat Level was raised to High.
Mr Colvin is a counter-terrorism expert, who founded the AFP counter-terrorism portfolio and has overseen domestic and international AFP terrorism investigations.
Labor congratulates Mr Colvin on his new position and looks forward to working with him.
WEDNESDAY, 1 OCTOBER 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: KATE HANNS 0423 974 363
ANNIE WILLIAMS 0428 040 522
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