The Police Federation of Australia was formed as the ‘Australian Federation of Police Unions’ in November 1945. The Police Association of New South Wales was a dominant force with the largest membership. Unlike the VIctorian Police Union, the NSW Police had never gone on strike, and was regarded as a far more progressive organisation which persued negotiation and resolution to solve difference.
To this day the Police Association of NSW has strong ties to the Police Federation of Australia.
Constitution of the Police Federation of Australia was published in the police News at the time, see a copy below: