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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: Other departmental
 
Program management (security and IT)

Program 3.2:
Overseas property
 
Special Account, Overseas Property Account—Finance determination 2002–01 (D)

Outcome performance information

Outcome 3 strategy

The department gives the highest priority to the safety of Australian Government personnel overseas, and the security of our diplomatic and consular posts. In 2009–10 the department will enhance the protection of Australian diplomatic and consular posts by undertaking works which will strengthen security measures at a number of priority posts in line with the evolving security environment. This includes construction of new embassies in Jakarta and Bangkok in more secure locations.

The department will continue to manage the Government’s overseas network in an efficient and effective manner, including its owned overseas estate. 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 forward five-year rolling plan for its overseas property that identifies future requirements for capital works and other major expenditure. In terms of the owned overseas estate, the plan will continue to aim to ensure that financial objectives, including the annual return of an agreed dividend to Government, a sound return on investment and a management-expense ratio consistent with property industry benchmarks, are achieved within the context of the Government’s broader policy objectives.

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