Australian Interagency Preparedness Framework

Alan Ryan

As Australia’s involvement in international response and recovery operations has increased over the past decade, so has the number of government agencies contributing specialist capabilities and expertise to these operations. In this context, the need for effective interaction and enhanced preparedness between agencies is crucial to the success and effectiveness of operations. While agencies will undertake their own programs and activities to ensure they are prepared for their role in interagency operations, there is also a need to focus on interagency preparedness for cross-agency interaction—in decision-making, coordination and collaboration. The Australian Civil-Military Centre has - in consultation with other Government Departments - developed the Australian Interagency Preparedness Framework (AIPF), as a coherent framework which brings together current practices, activities and resources to improve interagency preparedness. 

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