Australian Federal Police aiming to recruit hundreds of women to boost female ...

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By Australian Associated Press

Published: 05:51 BST, 7 May 2021 | Updated: 05:54 BST, 7 May 2021

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The Australian Federal Police will recruit hundreds of women under a new strategy to boost the number of female officers to 30 per cent within seven years.

Women comprise 22 per cent of sworn AFP officers - a two per cent increase since 2016 - including police and protective service officers.

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AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw identified boosting female workforce participation as a key priority when he was appointed in 2019.

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