The Australian Civil-Military Centre is an Australian Government initiative to improve Australia’s effectiveness in civil-military collaboration for conflict and disaster management overseas. Originally named the Asia Pacific Civil-Military Centre of Excellence, it was officially opened by the Prime Minister, the Hon Kevin Rudd MP, on 27 November 2008.
The ACMC engages with, and supports, government departments and agencies, non-government organisations and international partners, including the United Nations, on civil-military issues to achieve focused outcomes for the region and globally. We support best practice approaches to civil-military engagement by those involved in the strategic planning and delivery of conflict and disaster management activities.
The ACMC is staffed by officials of relevant Australian Government departments and agencies. It is administered through the Vice Chief of Defence Force Group. Portfolio responsibility resides with the Minister for Defence.
The Department of Justice and Regulation is responsible for managing offenders in accordance with national and state legislation. Australia is also a signatory state of the 1948 U.N Declaration of Human Rights, therefore it is committed to internationally recognized standards for incarcerated individuals.
It lists among its aims - addressing offenders negative behaviors and encouraging meaningful positive change. This can only be achieved, however, by maintaining a safe and secure working environment for staff and offenders to coexist.
The role of the Department of Justice and Regulation is important one, and the work carried out by the men and women of the department is highly regarded within the state of Victoria, Australia.
"The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is a progressive and multi-faceted law enforcement organisation taking a strong lead in the fight against 21st century crime.
By employing the core principles of prevention, deterrence, partnership and innovation, the AFP strives to build a more secure future for Australia and its global partners. Counter terrorism and national security are major business priorities, illustrated by the AFP's strategic focus on those areas and the ongoing dedication of significant resources.
So, too, is the AFP's commitment to international relations which drive interagency collaboration and enable transnational crime to be tackled anywhere. At a national level, the AFP continues to work successfully with the Australian Government and key agencies on a range of counter-terrorism, crime-fighting and capacity building initiatives.
The AFP is a truly global policing agency committed to staying one step ahead in a rapidly evolving criminal environment."
From the AFP website: http://www.afp.gov.au/policing.aspx
From the Lowy Institute Website:
The Lowy Institute is an Australian think tank with a global outlook. Our research interests are as broad as Australia’s interests, and we host distinguished speakers from around the globe on foreign policy, defence, politics, aid and development, journalism, sport, science and the arts.
As an Australian think tank, Asia touches everything the Lowy Institute does. Our research and events calendar have a special Asia-Pacific focus, and our experts produce commentary for the world’s leading news outlets on events in the region.
The Lowy Institute is at the centre of Australia’s foreign policy and national security debates. Every prime minister and foreign minister since 2003, when the Institute was founded, has spoken at the Lowy Institute. Our annual poll of Australian public opinion is cited around the world, our experts are sought out by the Australian media for commentary on breaking events, and our research – including our flagship Lowy Institute Papers, published by Penguin – helps set the national agenda.
The Lowy Institute aims to be a world-leading online think tank. Our digital magazine, The Interpreter, was the first of its kind among foreign-policy think tanks, and we publish groundbreaking interactive research such as the Global Diplomacy Index, the Asia Power Index, and the Lowy Institute Pacific Aid Map.
Among the many events we host, the annual Lowy Lecture is the Lowy Institute's signature event, at which a prominent individual reflects on Australia’s role in the world and the world’s influence on Australia. Past Lowy Lecturers have included Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull; H.E. Dr Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany; General David Petraeus AO, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; Rupert Murdoch AC, Executive Chairman of News Corp; Lionel Barber, Editor of the Financial Times ; and Prime Minister John Howard OM AC, who delivered the inaugural Lowy Lecture in 2005.
Other Lowy Institute speakers of global stature include US Vice-President Joe Biden, Burmese Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, and former US National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley.
The Centre for International Security Studies was established in 2006 to produce innovative research and education programs on the enduring and emerging security challenges facing Australia, the Asia-Pacific and the world.