The Australian Civilian Corps (ACC) and AusAID
The Australian Civilian Corps initiative is supported by a dedicated AusAID Branch responsible for:
- recruiting civilian specialists for the register
- ensuring ACC specialists are prepared for deployment
- conducting strategic planning for deployments
- managing deployments including logistics, human resources and security
- arranging travel, transfers, accommodation, in-country transport, communications equipment and other resources
- ensuring specialists have a smooth transition back to their regular workplaces by providing medical and psychological debriefing and support.
ACC and the Australian Government
The Australian Civilian Corps Strategic Guidance Committee, comprising representatives from Australian Government agencies in national security, foreign policy and finance, provides whole-of-government strategic advice on ACC operations. Among other things, the committee provides guidance on the acceptable level of threat and the appropriate level of security for deployments.
ACC and aid effectiveness
The Australian Civilian Corps initiative supports the strategic goals of An Effective Aid Program for Australia—the central policy document articulating Australia's aid activities in the coming years. In particular, the ACC initiative involves the Australian community in aid and recovery from conflict and disaster, drawing on the experience and skills of civilian specialists in stabilisation, recovery and development planning to maximise the effectiveness of Australia's international contribution.
ACC and the Millennium Development Goals
The contribution made by Australian Civilian Corps specialists is intended to be a lasting one. Civilian specialists will work with and within the governments of countries affected by crisis to rebuild state functions, reinstate the rule of law and to help develop essential services. This will accelerate those countries’ progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
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Last reviewed: 4 April, 2012