Strengthening Australia’s Conflict and Disaster Management Overseas is a ‘conceptual framework’ that provides ongoing assistance to departments and agencies in further advancing their collaborative management mechanisms for international crises. The document has been facilitated by the Asia Pacific Civil-Military Centre of Excellence (the Centre) (now known as the Australian Civil-Military Centre) in close consultation with departments and agencies, and will undergo continuous development. The framework explains Australia’s comprehensive civil-military approach to conflict and disaster management overseas. This approach is based on a set of guiding principles that enhance collaboration between departments and agencies and better enables them to achieve outcomes with the most efficient use of available resources.
The key Australian departments and agencies involved in conflict and disaster management are the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Department of Defence (Defence), the Attorney-General’s Department (AGD), the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Australian Federal Police (AFP).