The number of Australian government agencies deploying staff overseas to support international response and recovery operations has increased significantly over the past decade, requiring the development of effective integrated cross-agency capabilities to prevent, prepare for and respond more effectively to conflicts and disasters.
In consultation with stakeholder agencies, we work to provide a comprehensive and integrated program of preparedness, exercises and lessons to strengthen and continue to build Australia's civil-military-police capability, supporting the:
- Development of a ‘collaborative culture’ across civilian, military and police actors;
- Development of networks to increase knowledge of respective expertise, roles and responsibilities;
- Capacity of agencies to operate in a whole-of-government setting, and
- The ability of all civilian, military and police actors to work together during a conflict or disaster response.