On Friday 9 December ACMC hosted their ACMC Christmas Networking event. During his address to the gathering the ACMC Executive Director, Dr Alan Ryan, paid particular attention to the concept of delivering ‘joined-up’ government as a way of achieving the integrated approach to offshore crisis management. Dr Ryan noted that with the prevalence and severity of offshore crisis’ increasing the need for a higher level of multi agency interconnection is greater than ever before.
Dr Ryan also spoke about the achievements of the Centre during 2016 including the recent East Asia Summit Seminar on Maritime Security Cooperation and the delivery of the Afghanistan: Lessons from Australia’s Whole of Government Mission report that was formally launched by Hon. Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, on 30 November.
Guests from our various stakeholders attended including representatives from New Zealand, Defence, DFAT, AFP, academia and the NGO community.
The following publications were launched at the event:
- Illicit Small Arms in the Pacific. RL Networking, Dr Stephanie Koorey.
- This paper examines the use of small arms and light weapons in the Pacific, with a particular focus on illicit weapons.
- Organising for Peace Operations – Lessons Learned from Bougainville, East Timor and the Solomon Islands, RAND Australia.
- This report examines the organisational structures that were developed and used for Australian-led interventions to Timor-Leste in 1999 and 2006, Bougainville in 1998 and 2003, and the Solomon Islands.
- Best Practice Interoperable Guidelines for Military and Police Apprehension, Detention and Transfer of Non-State Actors Engaged in Hostilities – Prof Greg Rose, University of Wollongong.
- The book resulting from this research details guidelines for both military and police personnel responsible for the apprehension, detention and transfer of non-State actors during international deployments. Visit the Brill website to purchase a copy.
- Humanitarian Spaces – Understanding Military-NGO interaction in conflict and disaster – Dr Vandra Harris, RMIT University
- This paper provides an enhanced understanding of the NGO-military interface in Australia’s post-conflict and post-disaster engagements, in order to improve practice and outcomes.