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Strategic Insights 1 - Police Join the Front Line

By Elsina Wainwright

The paper argues that the Australian Government has in recent years turned increasingly to the Australian Federal Police to help preserve the security and stability of some of the weaker states in the region. The AFP has done a great job, but its resources have become tightly stretched. 

This paper, authored by Elsina Wainwright, proposes that the Government should provide the funds to expand the existing Peace Operations Unit within the AFP into a Peace and Assistance Operations Unit to provide police trained, equipped and organised for sustained deployments in our neighbourhood.