Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office: Annual Report 2012-13

Appendix G Information Publication Scheme Statement

Agencies subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) are required to publish information to the public as part of the Information Publication Scheme (IPS). This requirement is in Part II of the FOI Act and has replaced the former requirement to publish a section 8 statement in an annual report. Each agency must display on its website a plan showing what information it publishes In accordance with the IPs requirements.

An agency plan showing what information is published in accordance with IPS requirements is accessible from http://www.dfat.gov.au/foi/ips.html.

Publications, Presentations and Submissions

ASNO produced a range of publications and conducted various presentations to increase community awareness and understanding of ASNO responsibilities and issues for which it has expertise. ASNO also made a number of submissions to Parliamentary and other inquiries. These include:

  • Stephan Bayer, Revising Australia's Design Basis Threat, International Regulator's Conference on Nuclear Security, Washington, USA, December 2012
  • Stephan Bayer, Australia's experience in ratifying and implementing the Amendment to the CPPNM, Regional Workshop on Facilitating Adherence to and Implementation of the 2005 Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, Beijing, 2 April 2013
  • Stephan Bayer, Physical Protection of Uranium Ore Concentrates In Australia, Visit of delegation from the Republic Kazakhstan to Australia, 17 June 2013
  • Michael East, Security Requirements and Implementation, Presentation at the IAEA Training Meeting on Effective Regulatory and Environmental Management of Uranium Production, 13–17 August 2012, Darwin, Australia
  • Michael East, Safeguards Reporting and Verification at Uranium Mines, Presentation at the IAEA Training Meeting on Effective Regulatory and Environmental Management of Uranium Production, 13–17 August 2012, Darwin, Australia
  • Craig Everton, Rob Floyd, Fundamentals and Good Practices for Safeguards Regulatory Authorities – an Asia-Pacific Safeguards Network (APSN) Project, paper for the INMM 52nd Annual Meeting, Orlando, USA, July 2012
  • Craig Everton, Accountancy and Control of Nuclear Material – Regulating Compliance with Australia's Safeguards Obligations to the IAEA, presentation given at the 37th Annual Conference of the Australasian Radiation Protection Society, Sydney, October 2012
  • Craig Everton, Asia-Pacific Safeguards Network (APSN) – Supporting Additional Protocol Implementation through Regional Cooperation, International Workshop on the Additional Protocol: Lessons Learned in South-East Asia, Jakarta, Indonesia, June 2013
  • Kearyn Ferguson and Josy Meyer, Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office, Australia's National Authority for the Chemical Weapons Convention Newsletter, November 2012
  • Kearyn Ferguson, The CWC and regulatory requirements for Discrete Organic Chemical Production Facilities, Sydney, 30 January 2013
  • Kearyn Ferguson, The CWC and regulatory requirements for importers of Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 Chemicals, Sydney, 30 January 2013
  • Kearyn Ferguson, The CWC and regulatory requirements for Schedule 3 and Discrete Organic Chemical Production Facilities, Melbourne, 31 January 2013
  • Rob Floyd, Stephan Bayer, Nuclear Security Summit: 2014 and Beyond, paper for the INMM 52nd Annual Meeting, Orlando, USA, July 2012
  • Rob Floyd, Safeguards Legislation and Regulations – Australia's Experiences, presentation given at the 4th International Meeting on Next Generation Safeguards, Hanoi, Vietnam, July 2012
  • Rob Floyd, Asia-Pacific Safeguards Network (APSN) – Strengthening Safeguards through Regional Cooperation, presentation given at the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Inter-Sessional Meeting on Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, Manila, Philippines, June 2013
  • Rob Floyd, WMD Proliferation and Australia's National Security, presentation at the National Security College,EL1 Development Program, Canberra, Australia, August 2012
  • Rob Floyd, Australia's Uranium Export Policy, presentation given at the 2012 Moscow Non-proliferation Conference: Non-proliferation, Disarmament, and Nuclear Energy
  • Rob Floyd, Challenge of Transparency in Nuclear Security, presented to the IAEA Senior Regulators Meeting, Vienna, Austria, September 2012
  • Rob Floyd, WMD Proliferation: Practical, Global and Regional Challenge, presented at the National Security College: SES 1 Development Program, Canberra, Australia, November 2012
  • Rob Floyd, International Assurances of Nuclear Security, presented at the Nuclear Security Summit Sous Sherpa Meeting, The Hague, April 2013
  • Rob Floyd, Strengthening Safeguards Through Regional Cooperation, presented at the ASEAN Regional Forum – Intercessional Meeting on Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Asia-Pacific Safeguards Network (APSN), Manila, Philippines, June 2013
  • Rob Floyd, International Assurance of Nuclear Security, presented at the Nuclear Security Summit Sherpas Meeting, Vienna, Austria, June 2013
  • Rob Floyd, Nuclear Security in Australia, presented at the International Physical Protection Advisory Service Workshop, Australia, November 2012
  • Rob Floyd, International Assurance of Nuclear Security, presented at the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit: Challenges and Opportunities. Clingendael – Wilton Park Workshop, The Hague, February 2013
  • Rob Floyd, Nuclear Security Summit: 2014 and beyond, presented at the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management 53rd Annual Meeting, Florida, USA, June 2012
  • John Kalish, Australia's regulation and control of uranium ore concentrate, presented at the Mongolia Nuclear Energy Agency – Japan Atomic Energy Agency Seminar on Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Non-proliferation, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 4–5 September 2012
  • John Kalish, Security for uranium in mines, mills and transport, presented at the Mongolia Nuclear Energy Agency – Japan Atomic Energy Agency Seminar on Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Non-proliferation, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 4–5 September 2012
  • John Kalish, Safeguards verification and reporting for uranium mines, presented at the Mongolia Nuclear Energy Agency – Japan Atomic Energy Agency Seminar on Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Non-proliferation, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 4–5 September 2012
  • John Kalish, Rob Floyd, Stephan Bayer, The challenge of transparency in nuclear security, 2012 International Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Security Symposium, Seoul, ROK, 7 September 2012
  • Josy Meyer, The Chemical Weapons Convention – Is Your Organisation Affected, Directory and Database of Australian and New Zealand Chemical Manufacturers and Wholesalers, 2013–14 Edition
  • Josy Meyer, The CWC and regulatory requirements for producers and users of Schedule 1 Chemicals, Sydney, 30 January 2013
  • Josy Meyer, The CWC and regulatory requirements for producers and users of Schedule 1 Chemicals, Melbourne, 31 January 2013
  • Josy Meyer, The CWC and regulatory requirements for users of Schedule 2 Chemicals and importers of Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 Chemicals, Melbourne, 31 January 2013
  • Donald Sorokowski, Nuclear Security Regulation in Australia, Presentation to the IAEA Regional Training Course on the Security in Transport of Nuclear Material, December 2012