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Monday, 27 February 2012
Page: 2030

Australian Federal Police: Gold Coast

(Question No.756)

Mr Robert asked the Minister for Home Affairs, in writing, on 23 November 2011:

(1) How many AFP are currently stationed at the Gold Coast.

(2) What is the average number of AFP stationed in the Gold Coast since 1 December 2010.

(3) What are the precise locations where the AFP operate in the Gold Coast area, and what tasks do they perform.

Mr Clare: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) Currently there are 72 AFP staff (including 5 paid seconded state police) stationed at the Gold Coast. This includes both Gold Coast Airport and Robina Office.

(2) Since 1 December 2010 there has been an average of 81.5 AFP staff (including an average of 12 paid seconded state police) stationed at the Gold Coast. This comprises an average of 55.4 at the Gold Coast Airport and an average of 26.1 at the Robina Office.

(3) Robina Office staff perform a range of investigative duties for Robina Office. At the Gold Coast International Airport the role of AFP members is to deliver a sustainable, efficient and effective law enforcement capability focused on deterring and responding to acts of terrorism, the provision of uniformed policing and investigation of serious and organised crime in the aviation stream.