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Glossary of acronyms and abbreviations


AAT Administrative Appeals Tribunal
ABAC APEC Business Advisory Council
ABC Australian Broadcasting Corporation
ABCAP ABC Asia Pacific (television service)
ABTC APEC Business Travel Card
ACC Australia-China Council
ACIAR Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
ADCNET Australian Diplomatic Communications Network
ADF Australian Defence Force
AFTA-CER ASEAN Free Trade Area-Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement
AIC Australia-India Council
AICC Australia International Cultural Council
AII Australia-Indonesia Institute
AJF Australia-Japan Foundation
AKF Australia-Korea Foundation
AMWU Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union
ANAO Australian National Audit Office
APEC Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (forum)
APIS Australian Passport Information Service
APS Australian Public Service
ARF ASEAN Regional Forum
ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations
ASIS Australian Secret Intelligence Service
ASNO Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office
AusAID Australian Agency for International Development
AUSMIN Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations
Austrade Australian Trade Commission
AWA Australian Workplace Agreement
BSE Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
BWC Biological Weapons Convention
CA Certified Agreement
Cairns Group A group of 18 agricultural exporting countries chaired by Australia.
CAP Common Agricultural Policy (European Union)
CAS Cultural Awards Scheme
CCW Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons
CDS Commonwealth Disability Strategy
CEP Closer Economic Partnership (AFTA-CER)
CHOGM Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
CMAG Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group
CMIS Consular Management Information System
COC Consular Operations Centre
CODEX Codex Alimentarius Commission (food safety)
COP7 Seventh Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
CPSU Community and Public Sector Union
CSCAP Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific
CTBT Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
CWC Chemical Weapons Convention
DAP Direct Aid Program
DFAT Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
DIMIA Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs
DoFA Department of Finance and Administration
DPRK Democratic People's Republic of Korea (also known as North Korea)
DTD DFAT Treaties Database
ECOSOC UN Economic and Social Council
EFIC Export Finance and Insurance Corporation
EMS Environmental Management System
EU European Union
FATA Foreign Affairs and Trade Association
FEALAC Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation
FMA Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
FMCT Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty
FMIS Financial Management Information System
FOI Freedom of Information
FTA Free Trade Agreement
GSC Global Support Centre (IT)
GST Goods and Services Tax
HRMIS Human Resources Management Information System
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
ICT Information and Communications Technology
IMF International Monetary Fund
IMV International Media Visits
INTELSAT International Telecommunications Satellite Organisation
IORAG Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group
IOR-ARC Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation
IORBF Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum
IPMT International Peace Monitoring Team (Solomon Islands)
IT Information Technology
ITCS Indirect Tax Concession Scheme
IWC International Whaling Commission
JCPAA (Parliamentary) Joint Committee on Public Accounts and Audit
JSCFADT (Parliamentary) Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
JSCOT (Parliamentary) Joint Standing Committee on Treaties
KEDO Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization
LES Locally Engaged Staff
LNG Liquefied Natural Gas
LOTE Languages Other Than English
MDG Market Development Group
MEAA Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance
MIF Multinational Maritime Interception Force
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MP Member of Parliament
MTCR Missile Technology Control Regime
NAIDOC National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
NCCPD National Consultative Committee on Peace and Disarmament
NGO Non-Government Organisation
NIA National Interest Account
NNS Non-National Secure
NPT Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
NTC National Trade Consultations
OECD Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
OHS Occupational Health and Safety
OPCW Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
OPO Overseas Property Office
PACER Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations
Paris Club A group of nations (including Australia) 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.
PBS Portfolio Budget Statements
PMG Peace Monitoring Group (Bougainville)
PNG Papua New Guinea
PPQ Possible Parliamentary Question
ROK Republic of Korea (also known as South Korea)
SAR Special Administrative Region (eg Hong Kong SAR)
SATIN Secure Australian Telecommunications and Information Network
SES Senior Executive Service
SLA Service Level Agreement
SME Small to Medium Enterprises
SVP Special Visits Program
TOOS Trade Outcomes and Objectives Statement
TPAC Trade Policy Advisory Council
TRIPS Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Agreement
UN United Nations
UNESCO United Nations Education, Social and Cultural Organisation
UNMISET UN Mission in Support of East Timor
UNSC United Nations Security Council
US United States of America
WDP Workplace Diversity Program
WEF World Economic Forum
WMD Weapons of Mass Destruction
WTO World Trade Organization

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