The ABC has the less than reassuring news that the alarming spike in misconduct cases is not more misconduct, it’s just that the AFP is finally doing something with complaints.
Established complaints in the second highest level jumped from six in 2010, to 33 in 2011, to 55 in 2012.
The AFP blames the rise on efforts to clear a large backlog.
AFP Association chief executive Dennis Gellatly agrees.
“There is no issue or no problem or a rising trend in poor conduct of AFP appointees,” he said.
“I do tend to agree with the AFP that there has been a number of older matters that have been resolved.