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The Australian Prison Officers Association was created to support and protect the personal, industrial and social welfare needs and interests of Prison Officers, free from political motivation or influence, we are free to speak on the important matters that concern the welfare and interests of our members.

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Thinking outside of the box is what we do here at the Australian Prison Officers Association (APOA) and Workers First. 

Prison Officers throughout Australia contact us daily looking for the very thing that has evaded them ... fair representation in workplaces, disputes and investigations.

Neither the APOA nor Workers First is a union, we are professional Advocates and Investigators with Law and Investigations credentials with only one agenda ... get you the help you need when and where you need it.

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Australian Prison Officers Association

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Workers First are the power and strength of the Australian Prison Officers Association. Staffed by professional Investigators and Industrial Advocates, Workers First has more experience in Prison matters than any other Industrial Advocacy firm in Australia.

Brian Newman was the first Prison Officer and Industrial Advocate qualified in Prison Law in Australia studying his Bachelor of Laws at Griffith University in Brisbane after his early career as a Prison Officer.

Brian understands first hand every scenario likely to arise for Prison Officers during the life of their service, in both the public and private sectors.


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Throughout your career there will almost certainly be a time when you  may be invited to participate in a formal interview and the last thing you need is an advocate supporting you who has no idea about prison related matters. The Australian Prison Officers Association employs solicitors, barristers, industrial advocates and private investigators with real service history and experience from within the Prison industry. Don't get caught out without real advocacy and investigation support when you need it most. Leave nothing to chance and resolve all doubt in your favour. Join the Australian Prison Officers Association today.

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