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   GLOSSARY OF ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS   

ACC

Australia–China Council

ACIAR

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

ACTU

Australian Council of Trade Unions

ADCNET

Australian Diplomatic Communications Network

AFTA–CER

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

AIC

Australia–India 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, including Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Japan, (Republic of) Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, the United States of America and Vietnam

APIS

Australian Passport Information (telephone) Service

APS

Australian Public Service

AQIS

Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service

ARF

ASEAN Regional Forum

ASEAN

Association of Southeast Asian Nations, including Brunei Darussalam, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam

ASIS

Australian Secret Intelligence Service

ASNO

Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office

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

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

CAP

Common Agricultural Policy

CAS

Common Administrative Services

CER

Closer Economic Relationship

COC

24-hour Consular Operations Centre

COP–6

Sixth Conference of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol

CPSU

Community and Public Sector Union

CTBT

Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty

DoFA

Department of Finance and Administration

DFAT

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

DIEM

World Trade Organization Disputes Investigation and Enforcement Mechanism

DIMA

Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs

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, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom

Euratom

European Atomic Energy Community

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization

FATA

Foreign Affairs and Trade Association

FMA

Finance Management and Accountability Act 1997

FMIS

Financial Management Information System

FRY

Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

FTA

Free Trade Agreement

GATT

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GST

Goods and Services Tax

HIPC

Heavily Indebted Poorest Countries

HRMIS

Human Resource Management Information System

INTERFET

International Force in East Timor

IAEA

International Atomic Energy Agency

IAP

Individual Action Plan

ICC

International Criminal Court

IOC

International Olympic Committee

IOR–ARC

Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation

IT

Information Technology

JCPAA

Joint Committee on Public Accounts and Audit

JSCFADT

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

KEDO

Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organisation

LNG

Liquefied Natural Gas

MP

Member of Parliament

MEAA

Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance

Mercosur

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

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

OECD

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

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

PCMS

Parliamentary Correspondence Management System

PM&C

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

PNG

Papua New Guinea

PPQ

Possible Parliamentary Question

ROK

Republic of Korea (also known as South Korea)

SABAF

Singapore Australia Business Alliance Forum

SAR

Special Administrative Region

SATIN

Secure Australian Telecommunications and Information Network

SES

Senior Executive Service

SOCOG

Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games

TOOS

Trade Outcomes and Objectives Statement

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

UNESCO

United Nations Education, Social and Cultural Organization

UNSC

United Nations Security Council

UNTAET

United Nations 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

Y2K

Year 2000


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