Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office Annual Report 2018-19

ASNO Annual Report 2018-19

This report complies with the formal reporting obligations of the Director General ASNO. It provides an overview of ASNO's role and performance in supporting nuclear safeguards and the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Publication details


Director General ASNO
Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office (ASNO)
RG Casey Building, John McEwen Crescent
BARTON ACT 0221, Australia

PHONE +61 (2) 6261 1920
FAX +61 (2) 6261 1908
MEDIA +61 (2) 6261 1555


Book (softcover) 978-1-74322-502-8
PDF document 978-1-74322-503-5
Word document 978-1-74322-504-2
Web page 978-1-74322-505-9


With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms and where otherwise noted (including photographs protected by copyright), this report is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence.

The report should be attributed as the Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office Annual Report 2018–2019.


The terms under which the Coat of Arms can be used are detailed on the It's an Honour website.

Guide to the report

The report has five parts:

  • report by the Director General ASNO on key non-proliferation developments in 2018–19 and a preview of the year ahead
  • summary of current major issues
  • functional overview of ASNO, including its operating environment and outcomes – outputs structure – the first outcome demonstrates accountability to Government; the second outlines public outreach and education
  • report on ASNO's performance during 2018–19
  • key features of ASNO's corporate governance and the processes by which ASNO is directed, administered and held accountable.

Because ASNO is funded as a division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), some mandatory annual report information for ASNO is incorporated in the DFAT Annual Report. This includes:

  • financial statements
  • corporate governance and accountability framework
  • external scrutiny
  • human resource management, including work health and safety
  • asset management
  • purchasing
  • agency-specific social inclusion strategies
  • advertising and market research
  • ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance.