Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Ongoing funding for Pacific Security Fund


Ongoing funding for Pacific Security Fund


The Government will commit ongoing funding of $3 million annually to a special fund for strengthening security in the Pacific, Prime Minister Helen Clark announced last night.

Speaking at the Pacific Counter-Terrorism Round Table in Wellington, Helen Clark said the government’s Pacific Security Fund provided advice, training and technical assistance to Pacific Islands countries on security issues.

“In its first year, the fund has supported projects in aviation security, port and shipping security, customs processes, immigration, counter-terrorism, and legislative drafting.

“The Fund is working well, and I am pleased to announce that it will receive ongoing government funding of $3 million per year to continue and extend its programmes,” Helen Clark said.

The Pacific Security Fund is a funding pool for New Zealand Government agencies to draw on to help Pacific countries cover security gaps.

The Fund is designed for one-off or contingency activities in the Pacific, such as training and technical support, which address the external threats posed to Pacific Island countries and the risks to New Zealand arising from them.

Examples of projects currently being funded include:

Six x-ray machines for scanning carry-on luggage at airports in Tonga, the Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa and Niue; Training officials from Pacific countries on the new International Ship and Port Facility Code, covering security at port facilities; Training officials on new United States requirements on container shipping security; Programmes to educate Pacific Island travellers on biosecurity requirements; and Helping Pacific Island officials with drafting requirements for their own counter-terrorism legislation.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell : On Dealing With Impeccable, Impeachable Lies

By now, the end game the Republican Senate majority has in mind in their setting of the rules for the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump is pretty clear to everyone: first deny the Democrats the ability to call witnesses and offer evidence, and then derisively dismiss the charges for lack of evidence. For his part, does former security adviser John Bolton really, really want to testify against his former boss? If there was any competing faction within the Republican Party, there might be some point for Bolton in doing so – but there isn’t. More>>

Published on Werewolf

 
 

WINZ Quarterly Report: More People Getting Into Work

The December quarter benefit numbers released today show the Government’s plan to get people off the benefit and into work is starting to pay off,” Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni said. More>>

ALSO:

Changing lives: Boost In Whānau Ora Funding

Whānau throughout New Zealand are set to benefit from an extra three million dollars that will go directly to Whānau Ora Commissioning Agencies, the Minister for Whānau Ora Peeni Henare announced today. More>>

ALSO:


PGF Kaikōura $10.88M: Boost In Tourism & Business

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $10.88 million to boost business and tourism opportunities in Kaikōura, Parliamentary Undersecretary for Regional Economic Development, Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Whitebaiting: Govt Plans To Protect Announced

With several native whitebait species in decline the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has today released proposals to standardise and improve management of whitebait across New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:


Education: Resource For Schools On Climate Change

New resource for schools to increase awareness and understanding of climate change... More>>

ALSO:

In Effect April: New Regulations For Local Medicinal Cannabis

Minister of Health Dr David Clark says new regulations will allow local cultivation and manufacture of medicinal cannabis products that will potentially help ease the pain of thousands of people. More>>

ALSO:


Gordon Campbell: On What An Inquiry Might Look Like

Presumably, if there is to be a ministerial inquiry (at the very least) into the Whakaari/White Island disaster, it will need to be a joint ministerial inquiry. That’s because the relevant areas of responsibility seem to be so deeply interwoven... More>>

ALSO:


 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 


 

InfoPages News Channels