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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Annual Report 2000-2001
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Glossary of acronyms and abbreviations

ABC

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

ACC

Australia–China Council

ACIAR

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

ACTU

Australian Council of Trades Unions

ADCNET

Australian Diplomatic Communications Network

AFTA-CER

ASEAN Free Trade Agreement—Australia–New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement

AG

Australia Group—an informal body of 32 countries and the European Commission, that harmonises national export controls for dual use products that could be diverted into biological and chemical weapons programs.

AIBC

Australia–Indonesia Business Council

AIC

Australia–India Council

AICC

Australian International Cultural Council

AII

Australia–Indonesia Institute

AJF

Australia–Japan Foundation

AKF

Australia–Korea Foundation

ANAO

Australian National Audit Office

AN-ICBL

Australian Network of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines

APEC

Australia–Pacific Economic Cooperation

APF

Asia-Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions

APIS

Australian Passport Information Service

APS

Australian Public Service

AQIS

Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service

ARF

ASEAN Regional Forum

ASEAN

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

ASIS

Australian Secret Intelligence Service

ASNO

Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office

ATCG

Agricultural Trade Consultative Group

ATSIC

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission

AusAID

Australian Agency for International Development

AUSMIN

Australia–United States Ministerial Consultations

Austrade

Australian Trade Commission

AWA

Australian Workplace Agreement

BPR

Best Practice Review

BWC

Biological Weapons Convention

BSE

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

Cairns Group

A group of 15 agricultural exporting countries, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Paraguay, the Philippines, South Africa, Thailand and Uruguay

CAD

Canada–Australia Dialogue

CAP

Common Agricultural Policy

CAS

Common Administrative Services

CICP

Commission for International Cultural Promotion

CCW

Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

CEP

Closer Economic Partnership

CER

Closer Economic Relationship

CHOGM

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

CMAG

Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group

CMIS

Consular Management Information System

COALAR

Council on Australia Latin America Relations

COC

24-hour Consular Operations Centre

COP 6

Sixth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

CPSU

Community and Public Sector Union

CTBT

Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty

CWC

Chemical Weapons Convention

DAP

Direct Aid Program

DFAT

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

DIEM

World Trade Organization Disputes Investigation and Enforcement Mechanism

DIMA

Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs

DoFA

Department of Finance and Administration

DPRK

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (also known as North Korea)

EFIC

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation

ESS

Employee Self-Service System

EU

European Union

Euratom

European Atomic Energy Community

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization

FATA

Foreign Affairs and Trade Association

FEALAC

Forum for East Asia–Latin America Cooperation

FEAST

European–Australian Science and Technology Cooperation

FMA

Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997

FMCT

Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty

FMD

Foot-and-mouth disease

FMIS

Financial Management Information System

FRY

Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

FTA

Free Trade Agreement

FYROM

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

GATT

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GST

Goods and services tax

HIPC

Heavily Indebted Poorest Countries

HIV/AIDS

Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

HLTF

High Level Task Force

HRMIS

Human Resources Management Information System

INTERFET

International Force in East Timor

IAEA

International Atomic Energy Agency

IAP

Individual Action Plan

ICC

International Criminal Court

ICESCR

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

ICTY

International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

IMF

International Monetary Fund

ILO

International Labor Organisation

IOC

International Olympic Committee

IOR-ARC

Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation

ISAC

Independent Selection Advisory Committee

IT

Information Technology

ITSC

Information Technology Strategy Committee

JCPAA

Joint Committee on Public Accounts and Audit

JSCFADT

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

JSCOT

Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

KEDO

Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organisation

LNG

Liquefied natural gas

MCM

Ministerial Council Meeting (of the OECD)

MDTF

Market Development Task Force

MEAA

Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance

Mercosur

The Southern Cone Common Market (of South America), including Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay

MIF

Multinational Interception Force

MP

Member of Parliament

MRT

APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade

MTCR

Missile Technology Control Regime

NAIDOC

National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee

NAFTA

North American Free Trade Agreement

NCCPD

National Consultative Committee on Peace and Disarmament

NGA

National Gallery of Australia

NGO

non-government organisation

NPT

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

NSG

Nuclear Suppliers Group

OECD

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

OGR

Online Graduate Recruitment

OH&S

Occupational Health and Safety

Paris Club

A group of nations that meets on a case-by-case basis to reach a common approach on rescheduling or reducing the debt service on official loans from their countries, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. There are a few additional ad hoc member countries

OPCW

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

PCMS

Parliamentary Correspondence Management System

PM&C

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

PMG

Peace Monitoring Group

PNG

Papua New Guinea

POPs

Persistent Organic Pollutants

PPQ

Possible Parliamentary Question

ROK

Republic of Korea (also known as South Korea)

SABAF

Singapore Business Alliance Forum

SAR

Special Administrative Region

SATIN

Secure Australian Telecommunications and Information Network

SES

Senior Executive Service

SLA

Service Level Agreement

SME

Small to Medium Enterprises

SOCOG

Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games

TPAC

Trade Policy Advisory Council

TRIPS

Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Agreement

UAE

United Arab Emirates

UN

United Nations

UNAMET

United Nations Mission in East Timor

UNCTAD

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNDCP

United Nations Drug Control Program

UNESCO

United Nations Education, Social and Cultural Organisation

UNGA 55

55th Regular Session of the General Assembly

UNSC

United Nations Security Council

UNTAET

UN Transitional Administration in East Timor

US/USA

United States of America

WEF

World Economic Forum

WIPO

World Intellectual Property Organization

WMD

Weapons of Mass Destruction

WTO

World Trade Organization

YHA

Youth Hostels Association

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