Assistant Minister visit to the Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency
Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Senator Carol Brown, today visited the Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) in Nusa Dua, Indonesia.
Since 2007, the Australian Government has partnered with the Indonesian Government to provide capacity-building to the Indonesian transport sector. This partnership is formalised through the Indonesian Transport Safety Assistance Package (ITSAP).
Under ITSAP, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) provides capacity-building to BASARNAS officers including through officer exchanges, training courses and staff development, joint search and rescue exercises, and technical workshops.
Quotes attributed to Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Senator Carol Brown:
“Visiting BASARNAS in Nusa Dua today has been a great privilege.
“Australia and Indonesia continue to have a strong partnership and dialogue through the Indonesian Transport Safety Assistance Package.
“Through ITSAP, Indonesian Government agencies are able to access training and resources to enhance the Indonesian transport sector including the important role played by BASARNAS.
“The Australian Government highly values our long-standing transport relationship with Indonesia and looks forward to continuing to work with BASARNAS.”