AFP budget – Solomon Islands
Australia has deployed Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers under the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI), with funding of more than $100 million a year since 2003.
Enhancing International Law Enforcement Co-Operation and Capacity Building, Attorney General Robert McClelland, media release, 12 May 2009.
“The Rudd Government will invest more than $500 million over four years to help build the capacity of law enforcement agencies in the Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Pakistan and Africa. [Of this $500 million over four years] the Government has provided the Australian Federal Police with $438.8 million for their work in the Solomon Islands. Australia will continue to assist in establishing an effective police service by addressing key personnel issues such as education, welfare, and housing.”
Australian Federal Police, Attorney General’s Department Portfolio Budget Statement, 2009-10
1.6.3 Overseas development assistance—Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands—continuation:
Attorney General’s Departmental capital $4.375 million
The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands, through the Participating Police Force, is focused on strategic capacity development of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force. Capacity development of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, including;
improvement of literacy and numeracy skills
change management, and
provision of targeted training programs.
Australian Federal Police Overseas Operations, Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) Audit report No.53, 2006-07 Performance Audit, pp28-29
“In 2003-04 the Government provided $240.4 million of initial funding to the AFP for its role in the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) from 2003-04 to 2004-05, including the logistics function. In 2005-06 the Government agreed to provide $566 million to the AFP in additional resourcing from 2005-06 to 2008-09, including $494 million for the AFP’s role in RAMSI.
“The AFP will receive a total of $258.9 million in 2006-07 for IDG activities. This includes amounts of $137.4 million for the AFP’s role in RAMSI, $47.5 million for its activities in Papua New Guinea and $30.2 million for peace monitoring in Timor Leste.
“In terms of RAMSI, the largest of the IDG’s commitments, the budgeted expenditure breakdown for 2006-07 is as follows:
- Employees (includes the employees costs of all AFP personnel in mission) – $33.2 million;
- Suppliers (includes payments to contractors for goods and services and payments to State police jurisdictions in respect of seconded personnel) – $77.7 million;
- Mission- based fixed costs (depreciation) – $2.8 million; and
- Fixed Office (reflects the attributed Australia-based costs of supporting the mission) – $23.6 million.”
Updated: 9 June 2009