Fact sheet - Strengthening regional security

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 13:45

Australia and ASEAN are committed to working together to shape a secure and prosperous region through greater cooperation on increasingly complex regional challenges including cyber, maritime cooperation and people trafficking.

ASEAN-Australia Maritime Cooperation package of initiatives to strengthen the protection of regional fish stocks, civil maritime and border protection, maritime domain awareness, and maritime law and its applications.

ASEAN-Australia Cyber Cooperation will improve joint efforts to harness the opportunities that cyberspace enables, promote peace and stability in cyberspace, and guard against growing threats online.

ASEAN-Australia Counter-Trafficking will strengthen criminal justice responses and victim rights protection in ASEAN and support the region’s agenda to stamp out trafficking in persons.

ASEAN-Australia Postgraduate Defence Scholarships will bring together emerging defence and security leaders from ASEAN countries and Australia, creating an alumni and fostering future cooperation on regional security challenges.

Health Security ASEAN Fellows will increase capacity in the region by fostering professional development of field epidemiologists to address disease outbreaks across the region. This will create opportunities to build links between our communities so that our region is equipped with a health workforce well-placed to prevent and respond to infectious diseases.

ASEAN-Australia Women, Peace and Security dialogue will strengthen cooperation in the areas of peacekeeping, protection of human rights and promotion of gender equality in contributing to stability, peace and security.