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AFP East Timor presence continues.



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Budget 2000-2001 9 May 2000

 

AFP EAST TIMOR PRESENCE CONTINUES

Australia will continue to have a civilian police presence in the United Nations transitional administration in East Timor with the Government providing an extra $104.3 million over four years in the 2000-2001 Budget.

This initiative will continue civilian policing capacity of up to 80 deployed Australian civilian police (AUSCIVPOL) to meet the current United Nations transitional administration in East Timor (UNTAET) requirement.

"Australians are rightly proud of the AFPís presence in East Timor. This budget measure commits the funds that are necessary for their efforts to continue", said Senator Vanstone.

To ensure an ongoing presence of up to 80 AUSCIVPOL in East Timor this initiative also provides funding to establish a reserve pool of some 240 trained members drawn from recently retired AFP and serving State and Territory police.

 

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