AFP deputies overlooked as the Northern Territory Police Commissioner lands the top job in the federal police

Updated July 24 2019 - 7:43pm, first published 7:30pm

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has reached beyond the deputy ranks of the federal police and into the state and territory services to appoint an outsider, the Northern Territory Commissioner Reece Kershaw, as the new Australian Federal Police Commissioner.

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Peter Brewer


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