Acronyms and abbreviations

Acronym
Definition
AAD
Australian Antarctic Division
AANZFTA
ASEAN–Australia–New Zealand FTA
ACC
Australia–China Council
ACIAR
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
ADF
Australian Defence Force
AG
Australia Group
AIC
Australia–India Council
AICC
Australia International Cultural Council
AII
Australia–Indonesia Institute
AJF
Australia–Japan Foundation
AKF
Australia–Korea Foundation
AMI
Australia–Malaysia Institute
ANAO
Australian National Audit Office
ANZCERTA
Australia–New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement
APEC
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (forum)
APO
Australian Passport Office
APS
Australian Public Service
APIS
Australian Passport Information Service
ARF
ASEAN Regional Forum
ASEAN
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
ASEM
Asia–Europe Meeting
ASNO
Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office
ATI
Australia–Thailand Institute
ATT
Arms Trade Treaty
AUKMIN
Australia–United Kingdom Ministerial Dialogue
AusAID
Australian Agency for International Development
AUSFTA
Australia–United States Free Trade Agreement
AUSMIN
Australia–United States Ministerial Consultations
Austrade
Australian Trade Commission
BAR
budget allocation review
BCM
business continuity management
CAAR
Council for Australian–Arab Relations
CCAMLR
Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
CEC
Consular Emergency Centre
CECA
Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (with India)
CEU
Conduct and Ethics Unit
CHOGM
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
CMP
capital management plan
COALAR
Council on Australia Latin America Relations
CPAT
contingency planning assistance team
DAFF
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
DAP
direct aid program
DE
departmental executive
DFAT
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
DIAC
Department of Immigration and Citizenship
DSEWPaC
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
EAS
East Asia Summit
EDRMS
electronic document and records management system
EFIC
Export Finance and Insurance Corporation
EITI
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
ERT
emergency response team
EU
European Union
FCP
fraud control plan
FOI
freedom of information
FTA
free trade agreement
GDP
gross domestic product
GCC
Gulf Cooperation Council
GCTF
Global Counterterrorism Forum
G20
Group of Twenty (19 member countries and the European Union) designated as the premier forum for international economic cooperation
HRC
Human Rights Council
IA-CEPA
Indonesia–Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
IA-BPC
Indonesia–Australia Business Partnership Group
ICAO
International Civil Aviation Organization
ICN
International Communications Network
ICRC
International Committee for the Red Cross
ICT
information and communications technology
IDF
International Development Fund
IMD
Information Management and Technology Division
IOR-ARC
Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation
IP
intellectual property
ISAF
International Security Assistance Force
ITA
Information Technology Agreement
JSCOT
(Parliamentary) Joint Standing Committee on Treaties
LDC
least developed countries
LES
locally engaged staff
LNG
liquefied natural gas
MAFTA
Malaysia–Australia Free Trade Agreement
MCM
Ministerial Council Meeting
MC9
9th WTO Ministerial Conference
MOU
memorandum of understanding
MRT
ministers responsible for trade
NATO
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NGO
non-government organisation
NPDI
Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative
NPT
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
OAIC
Office of the Australian Information Commission
OECD
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OER
office evaluation review
OPO
Overseas Property Office
OSCE
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
PACER
Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations
PER
post evaluation review
PNG
Papua New Guinea
PRP
passport redevelopment program
PSI
Proliferation Security Initiative
RAMSI
Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands
RCEP
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
Rio+20
UN Conference on Sustainable Development
RMB
renminbi (official currency of China)
ROK
Republic of Korea
SATIN
Secure Australian Telecommunications and Information Network
SCO
staff counselling office
SES
senior executive service
SLA
Service Level Agreement
STOs
state and territory offices
TiSA
Trade in Services Agreement
TPP
Trans-Pacific Partnership (agreement)
TRIPS
Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
TSD
Trilateral Strategic Dialogue
UAE
United Arab Emirates
UN
United Nations
UNAMA
United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
UNFICYP
United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus
UNGGE
United Nations Group of Government Experts
UNMIT
United Nations Mission in Timor-Leste
UNCLOS
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
UNSC
United Nations Security Council
US
United States of America
WIPO
World Intellectual Property Organization
WMD
weapons of mass destruction
WTO
World Trade Organization
2+2
Meeting of foreign and defence ministers from two countries