The Police Federation of Australia supports the recent announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison to abandon plans for the retirement age to increase to 70 years.

Since 2014, the PFA have lobbied the Federal Government against increasing the retirement age to 70 years, due to fears the superannuation preservation age would be correspondingly lifted to beyond 60.

PFA President Mark Carroll APM said: “Policing is by its very nature demanding, both physically and mentally. There is now a greater understanding amongst the community of the work undertaken by our members, who act in circumstances, on or off duty.

"Requiring police to continue to work on the frontline as first responders past the age of 60 can be extremely challenging for the individual.”

The PFA believe that the decision to quash the policy is a sensible move by the Government and congratulate the Prime Minister on his decision.