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Redevelopment of Australian Institute of Police Management.



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SENATOR THE HON CHRIS ELLISON MINISTER FOR JUSTICE AND CUSTOMS MANAGER OF GOVERNMENT BUSINESS IN THE SENATE SENATOR FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 • Telephone: (02) 6277 7260 Facsimile: (02) 6273 7098

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REDEVELOPMENT OF AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF POLICE MANAGEMENT

The redevelopment of the Australian Institute of Police Management (AIPM) at Manly was formally commenced today with the ‘turning of the first sod’ for the project by the Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Chris Ellison.

The Australian Government is providing $16.2 million for the project reflecting the importance and value that the Government places on AIPM and its role in providing professional police management training p rograms for police from around Australia and, increasingly, overseas.

The redevelopment was an election commitment made by the Government in 2004.

Senator Ellison said the AIPM has been integral in developing police managers and executives through manag ement and leadership programs since its establishment 50 years ago.

“More than 6000 senior police officers have attended executive development programs, including officers from Australia, New Zealand, the US, UK, the Pacific, South East Asia, Europe and A frica,” Senator Ellison said.

“Courses conduc ted by the AIPM help to develop the critical thinking, leadership and decision making skills that our police need to anticipate and respond to current and future challenges in Australian and internation al law e nforcement. ”

Senator Ellison said the redevelopment project has been subject to extensive public scrutiny and consultation, in particular ensuring that environmental and heritage concerns about the site were taken into account.

“The AIPM is located in a unique and beautiful place and we have worked hard to ensure that the natural and heritage qualities of the site are maintained while enabling the Institute to grow and develop for the future.”

Media contact: Matt Francis 02 6277 7260 / 0406 052 038