Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally

Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally



Outcome 3

A secure Australian Government presence overseas through the provision of security services and information and communications technology infrastructure, and the management of the Commonwealth’s overseas owned estate

Program 3.1: Foreign Affairs and Trade operations
 

Program 3.2:
Overseas property
 

Performance information for Outcome 3

Outcome 3 strategy

Outcome 3 reflects the department’s commitment to the safety of Australian Government personnel overseas, and to the enhancement of security arrangements for Australia’s overseas network, in line with an environment of increasing security risk. New resources for DFAT through the measure Baghdad Embassy – transition towards civilian security arrangements will provide for the continuation of security of the embassy in Baghdad and the transition from ADF provision of embassy security towards civilian arrangements.

The department will continue to manage the Government’s overseas network in an efficient and effective manner. In managing the overseas network, the department operates in an inherently high risk overseas environment and needs to maintain a capability to respond promptly when new or unforeseen security-related challenges arise.

The department will maintain a strategic five-year forward plan to ensure that the overseas property estate meets the Government’s accommodation needs and that future requirements for capital works and other major expenditure are forecast. The plan will ensure that financial and operational performance objectives are achieved in the context of the Government’s broader policy objectives. A joint DFAT/Department of Finance review of the Overseas Property Office will be undertaken for consideration in the 2011–12 Budget context.

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