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$3.5m anti-vax mandate AFP protest bill would have 'funded 60 new officers'

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By Peter Brewer
Updated May 4 2022 - 8:38pm, first published 7:30pm
A major police operation was conducted in February to evict anti-vaccination, sovereign rights protesters who had shifted to Exhibition Park, but had to be moved on to accommodate the incoming Royal Canberra Show. Picture: Karleen Minney

Three recruit classes providing the ACT with 60 trained new officers could have been conducted with the $3.5 million wasted in responding to ongoing actions in the territory by anti-vaccine, sovereign rights and so-called "freedom" protesters.

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Peter Brewer

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Telling the truth and holding agencies accountable must matter to us all. It's also important to tell the story well, and factually. Contact me at peter.brewer@canberratimes.com.au

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