A new college will be established within the Australian National University, aimed at bolstering security cooperation in the Pacific, Foreign Minister Marise Payne says.
The Australia Pacific Security College, part of the Morrison government's "Pacific Set-up" initiative, will deliver strategic security and leadership training to Pacific agencies.
"The College will establish a pool of technical advisors to support security policy development and implementation in the region," Senator Payne said in a statement on Saturday.
"Its alumni network will help Pacific Island Forum countries share knowledge and build a community of practice on regional security issues. It will support close collaboration on cross-border matters."
The college was developed in consultation with members of the Pacific Island Forum.
Australian Associated Press