Upcoming and recent news and events from the Australian Civil-Military Centre.

Towards a Predictable Model: ACMC and UNOCHA and Humanitarian Advisory Group release new disaster response tool

6 Apr 2017

The Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP), and the Humanitarian Advisory Group (HAG), launched Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination in Emergencies: Towards a Predictable Model today.

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Civil-Military Interaction Workshop at AIPM, Manly

4 Apr 2017

The Australian Civil-Military Centre conducted a Civil-Military Interaction Workshop (CMIW) at the Australian Institute of Police Management in Manly, New South Wales from 19 – 24 March 2017.

The theme for CMIW was ‘Delivering ‘Joined-up’ Government: Achieving the Integrated Approach to Offshore Crisis Management’.

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Deputy Commissioner NZ Police appointed as Deputy Executive Director

20 Jan 2017

With over 30 years of policing experience, New Zealand’s Deputy Police Commissioner Glenn Dunbier has spent his career joining-up resources for better results. This is consistent with the Australian Civil-Military Centre’s mandate to join-up Australia’s civil-military-police efforts in conducting crisis response missions overseas.

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ACMC welcomes new Assistant Directors

18 Jan 2017

Starting with the New Year, we are pleased to welcome two new specialists to ACMC.

Jane Gillis joins the Concepts and Capability team as Assistant Director Preparedness. Jane comes to ACMC with significant experience in exercises, engagements and assessments.

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Key Events 2017

16 Jan 2017

Below is a list of our key events for 2017, listed by month in date order.

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ACMC Christmas Networking Event

16 Dec 2016

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.

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East Asia Summit Seminar on Maritime Security Cooperation

5 Dec 2016

On 22-25 November, the Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC) conducted the East Asia Summit (EAS) on Maritime Security Cooperation in Sydney. This was the second EAS seminar facilitated by the ACMC (the previous in 2015 explored lessons learned in regional Search and Rescue, and Disaster Response).

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Research into Deployed Women Reaches Phase 2

11 Oct 2016

Researchers at the University of Queensland have completed Phase 1 of a commissioned study into Australian uniformed and civilian female personnel in peace and security operations. One hundred and two face to face interviews with Australian Defence Force, Defence public service, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (including AusAID), and Australian Federal Police personnel deployed between 1988 and 2014 were completed in early September.

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The latest Civil-Military Occasional Paper is now available

6 Oct 2016

Issue 2/2016 Humanitarian spaces: Understanding Military-NGO interaction in conflict and disaster

Delivered by Dr Vandra Harris (RMIT, Melbourne), this paper is a precursor to an in-depth study being carried out with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and RMIT University.

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First Look at our upcoming film

30 Aug 2016

ACMC has released the first look at our upcoming leadership film, Leading Together, featuring inspiring examples of leaders who are willing to share candidly what they have learned from hard won experience in international crisis response.

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