The Australian Civilian Corps is a group of civilian specialists who can be deployed to countries experiencing or emerging from natural disaster or conflict. By working with or within governments affected by crisis, the specialists assist countries to rebuild state functions, restore essential services and strengthen government institutions.
The Australian Civilian Corps initiative is managed by AusAID and provides the Government with an additional capability to support ongoing recovery and stabilisation efforts overseas.
Following the Government’s announcement on 17 December 2012 to reprioritise resources within the aid budget, the 2012-13 revised budget estimate for the Australian Civilian Corps initiative is $8.282 million. The change to the budget estimate comprises a $2.6 million cut in available funding for potential deployments. The changes do not affect our current deployment commitments.