AFP Budget: Timor-Leste
, Attorney General’s Department Portfolio Budget Statement, 2009-10.
establishing a police service which is sufficiently robust to continue operating as a legitimate entity (within the law) when confronted by serious domestic crisis, and
establishing a policing capability where the governance, values and operational characteristics of the Policia Nacional de Timor-Leste (PNTL) support increasingly strengthened rule of law in an emerging democracy.
The Timor-Leste Police Development Program will work cooperatively with stakeholders to build the leader, build the police officer, build the institution and build the individual through nine initiatives:
- development of PNTL leadership capability through training, professional coaching and ongoing mentoring
- development and enhancement of police management skills through multi‑level training and provision of a pool of management advisers
- enhancement of PNTL vocational police skills through the provision of expert advisers to the PNTL Academy and Workplace Training Teams across Timor-Leste
- cooperative development and implementation of a full range of corporate policies, processes and practices
- cooperative development and implementation of operational policies, processes and practices through the provision of expert advisers
- development of the human capital of the PNTL through the establishment of an educational extension facility attached to the PNTL Academy
- enhancement of PNTL accountability and transparency through the provision of expert advisers
- funding of fellowships in Timorese academic and policy institutions to support domestic research and stimulate thought and policy advice on rule of law, and
- provision of resources to eliminate barriers to progress and to take advantage of opportunities to accelerate police development with particular emphasis on community involvement and broader security sector reform.
, Chapter 3 – Performance Details, 2007 pp.60
“The TLPDP was established on 31 July 2004. It was funded by the Australian government (AFP $20 million; AusAID $12 million) and the UK government ($1.1 million).”
, Australian National Audit Office, 2006 – 2007
“The AFP will receive a total of $258.9 million in 2006-2007 for IDG activities. This includes…$30.2 million for peace monitoring in Timor-Leste.”