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Response to 7.

30 from the Australian Federal Police How much money does the AFP provide annually for Detachment 88 either through training or other measures? The AFP does not provide a regular and ongoing annual funding allocation to Detachment 88 or the Indonesian National Police (INP). Any allocations we do make to the INP are solely intended to increase the capacity for counter terrorism purposes. Between 2010 and 2012, in support of Detachment 88 counter terrorism efforts, the AFP has gifted assets including motor vehicles, office and telecommunication supplies and computer equipment. The value of these assets is $314,500. Exactly, what training does the AFP provide Detachment 88? The AFP provides capacity building assistance in support of the Indonesian National Police (INP), including Detachment 88. This capacity building includes the provision of support to a range of INP initiatives implemented by the AFP, such as investigations support and forensic assistance including post bomb-blast analysis. The AFP has also supported the INP in establishing and developing forensic and bomb data centres, the introduction of a Case Management and Intelligence System database and the provision of equipment in support of counter terrorism operations. The AFP is not involved in INP counter terrorism tactical resolutions. AFP engagement with Detachment 88 is undertaken with its Executive and headquarters members in Jakarta, Indonesia. We understand that Detachment 88 is involved in targeting independence leaders in Papua and West Papua. Is this a concern to the AFP? If so what measures has the AFP taken to investigate the allegations. Detachment 88 is a specialist counter terrorism unit within the Indonesian National Police, however it should be noted that Indonesian law does not differentiate between terrorism, separatism and insurgency. The AFP is not aware, nor been informed, that Detachment 88 is specifically targeting independence leaders in Papua and West Papua. The AFP is aware of media reports which allege human rights abuses have been perpetrated by Detachment 88 members. While the AFP is unable to comment directly on the recent allegations, it should be noted that human rights allegations have been made against Detachment 88 members previously, some of which have been unfounded or misreported. The AFP does not have a mandate to investigate allegations made in relation to the conduct of foreign police forces in a foreign, sovereign country. Will the AFP question the Indonesian Police on the activities Detachment 88 undertakes in Papua and West Papua? The AFP has no mandate to investigate the conduct of police forces in a foreign country. Further, the AFP does not have a mandate to question the operational taskings of the INP. Any investigation into the conduct of INP or Detachment 88 officers is a matter for the Indonesian authorities. Further information: Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC)

The JCLEC is an academic training facility, through which operational support and capacity building assistance including training to regional law enforcement agencies and non-government agencies in responding to transnational crime, including terrorism is undertaken. To date the JCLEC has provided training to over 12,000 regional law enforcement students, from 55 countries who have participated in over 498 training programs. The JCLEC training undertaken by the Detachment 88 members has included crime investigation, response to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear events and post bomb-blast management. The principles of human rights are embedded in JCLEC programs and police accountability is incorporated into scenario-based activities.

AFP spokesperson