Operation Slipper nod to deployed police, public servants


Australian Federal Police officers from Operation Slipper salute Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Australian Federal Police and public servants who deployed to the Middle East as part of Operation Slipper shared the spotlight in the public recognition of their contributions.

Federal police and public servants who deployed to Afghanistan and Australia’s nearby operational centres were recognised for their contributions on Saturday at marches around the country.

The Australian Defence Force has held welcome home parades and waterfront reunions for its personnel, but until now none of those celebrations included the other government agencies who sent personnel into dangerous territory.

Operation Slipper saw the deployment of more than 34,500 Australians from ADF, AFP, DFAT and other national security agencies.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott told a commemoration service at the Australian War Memorial on Saturday that these men and women have achieved an outcome that made Australia, and the world, safer:

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