International Policy Division
International Policy Division provides strategic-level policy advice to the Australian Government on the central issues of Australia's Defence policy, including international Defence relations and ADF operations.
The role of International Policy Division is to:
- provide policy advice to the Minister, Secretary and the CDF, the Services and Defence Groups on Defence international engagement
- manage Defence's international relationships and the Defence Cooperation Program
- provide policy guidance for ADF operations and international defence activities, and
- manage Defence representation overseas.
The division includes four branches and three directorates:
- South and South-East Asia Branch
- Global Interests Branch
- Major Powers Branch
- Pacific and Timor-Lesté Branch
- Directorate of Attaché and Overseas Management
- Directorate of International Training and Visits
- Directorate of Planning, Innovation and Assessment.
In addition, the division manages Australia's Overseas Defence Attachés and Advisers, who between them are accredited to over 50 countries and international organisations.