The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today announced the creation of the Minister for Defence Visiting Fellowship in Women, Peace and Security at UNSW Canberra, located at the Australian Defence Force Academy.
Speaking at the Women in National Security Conference at the Australian National University National Security College, Minister Payne said the establishment of the Fellowship supports Defence’s active participation in the Women, Peace and Security agenda.
“This honorary Fellowship will provide teaching, research and mentoring to UNSW Canberra in order to transfer knowledge and where appropriate, practice into mainstream academic courses,” she said.
"This is a pragmatic whole of enterprise approach. I intend for this Fellowship to fast-track the incorporation of Defence's learning from various deployments into the Academy's civil and military education and training programs; and to transfer the latest research findings of the university's Faculty back into Defence for refinements into deployable capability. The objective is to make the whole of Defence approach to Women, Peace and Security a 'business as usual' capability enhancer.
The Fellowship, which will be open to Defence civilian and military applicants, supports Defence’s commitment to implementing the National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security.
Further details about the Fellowship will be released in due course.