by Megan Palin, news.com.au
A female agent has died by suicide inside the Australian Federal Police national headquarters at the Edmund Barton Building, Canberra, the second to do so in six weeks.
Several AFP sources told news.com.au the woman, who News Corp Australia has chosen not to yet name, was involved in the organisation’s Safe Place — a cultural reform initiative AFP commissioner Andrew Colvin has been leading amid widespread revelations of internal bullying and a spate of workplace suicides.
An AFP spokesperson confirmed in a statement to news.com.au “that on Sunday, December 9, 2018, a member of the AFP appears to have taken her own life”.
“A brief is now being prepared for the ACT Coroner,” the spokesperson said.
The AFP did not respond to further questions regarding the matter.
It is not yet known if there were any witnesses to the woman’s death.
“She was awesome. Very sad. Only young as well. A great person,” one AFP source told news.com.au.
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