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Australian Transnational, Serious and Organised Crime Committee (ATSOCC)

The Australian Transnational, Serious and Organised Crime Committee (ATSOCC) is the senior officials group tasked with implementing the National Strategy to Fight Transnational, Serious and Organised Crime. 

For further information see the Australian Transnational, Serious and Organised Crime Committee​ webpage.

National Emergency Management Ministers’ Meeting

The National Emergency Management Ministers’ Meeting (NEMMM) is responsible for driving and coordinating implementation of the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements (the Royal Commission) recommendations.

The NEMMM ensures that the Royal Commission’s recommendations are comprehensively addressed in a whole-of-government manner and reports to the National Federation Reform Council.

For further information and the Royal Commission Implementation of Recommendations Tracker, see the National Emergency Management Ministers’ Meeting​ webpage on the ​National ​Recovery and Resillience ​Agency website​.​​​

Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee

Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee (ANZEMC) is the senior officials group and reports to the National Emergency Management Ministers’ Meeting​. The committee is responsible for influencing and advocating for national policies and capabilities that reduce disaster risk, minimise the potential for harm and uphold public trust and confidence in emergency management arrangements.

For further information, see the Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee webpage on the ​National ​Recovery and Resillience Agency website.​​​​​

Australian Trusted Trader Industry Advisory Group (ATT IAG)

The ATT IAG provided input, advice and feedback on the design and implementation of the ATT programme.  The group comprised representatives from industry advocacy groups, various industry sectors and government representatives.  Moving forward, a new industry engagement model is being developed to replace the IAG.​

Compliance Advisory Group (CAG) 

The Trade and Goods Compliance Advisory Group (CAG) has been established as a collaborative forum for industry, the Department and the Australian Border Force (ABF) to develop solutions to emerging and existing trade and goods compliance issues.  The CAG is not a decision-making body, but makes recommendations to senior management of the ABF and the Department to enhance the trade and goods compliance framework and foster positive compliance behaviours. The CAG also provides an effective channel for communication between the Department, the ABF and industry, as part of a wider communications system.

For further information, visit the Compliance Advisory Group webpage.

Illicit Tobacco Industry Group

The Illicit Tobacco Industry Group enables industry and government to work together to eliminate the trade in illicit tobacco.

The Illicit Tobacco Industry Group will allow industry members and government representatives to share information about the illicit tobacco environment, including tobacco trade flows, supply chain security and the illicit tobacco market, and work together on measures that address illicit tobacco.

The Illicit Tobacco Industry Group will operate within the parameters of Article 5.3 of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

For further information, see Illicit Tobacco Industry Group webpage.

Migration Advice Industry Advisory Group​

The Advisory Group provides expert advice to the Australian Government on matters relating to the migration advice industry, including potential reforms to the legislative framework governing the industry. ​

For further information, see the Migration Advice Industry Advisory Group​​​ webpage.

Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management

The Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management's (MCPEM) focused on law enforcement reform and improvement of emergency management outcomes, and the increased collaboration across these themes. ​MCPEM was disbanded by the National Cabinet Review of COAG Councils and Ministerial Forums.

For further information, see the Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management webpage.​​​

​National Committee on Trade Facilitation (NCTF)

The NCTF is a forum for government and industry stakeholders to discuss strategic issues relating to trade facilitation in the domestic and international trade environment, including monitoring of Australia's implementation of the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Trade Facilitation. NCTF membership is comprised of representatives from peak bodies involved in the shipping, transportation, customs broking, freight forwarding, import and export industries; business councils; academia; and relevant Government agencies.

National Sea Passenger Facilitation Committee (NSPFC)

The National Sea Passenger Facilitation Committee (NSPFC) focuses on issues concerning sea travel facilitation and associated infrastructure issues. Membership of this committee includes representatives from cruise ship, port terminal and tourism industries.

National Passenger Facilitation Committee (NPFC)

The NPFC is a decision-making body that provides a strategic forum for engagement between government agencies and industry partners to improve facilitation of passengers through airports, while maintaining appropriate border security. Similar to the NSPFC, membership of the committee includes representatives from government agencies, the airline, airport and tourism industries.


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