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Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally

Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally

Readers Guide

Guide to the Report

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

The report has five parts:

  • report by the Director General ASNO on key developments in 2011–12 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 2011–12
  • the 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.

A checklist of information included against annual report requirements is set out in the List of Requirements (page 111).

User guide (website help and information)

This online Annual Report 2010–2011 is designed to be fast and easy to use. Limited graphics have been used in the page layouts with extensive use of 'style sheets' providing the 'look and feel' of the report. This approach minimises download times for each page giving the user more reading and viewing time with less waiting.

Navigation tools

The tools for navigating around the report have been kept simple. The report is divided into five main sections. Each section has individual navigation tools to enable the user to browse through the section, including descriptive back and previous buttons at the bottom of each page. The table of contents provides a complete sitemap of the report. A list of figures and tables is also available.

PDF versions

Portable Document Format (PDF) versions of the report are available for download.

List of Figures

Figure 1: Quantity and Value of Australian UOC exports
Figure 2: Civil Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Figure 3: ASNO's Operating Environment
Figure 4: ASNO's Outcomes and Outputs Structure
Figure 5: Nuclear Inspections by ASNO, 2011–12, by type of permit holder
Figure 6: Nuclear Inspections by ASNO, 2011–12, by effort for each type of permit holder
Figure 7: ASNO's Organisational Structure – (as at 30 June 2012)

List of Tables

Table 1: UOC Export and Nuclear Electricity Statistics
Table 2: ASNO reports (line entries) to the IAEA, 2011–12, by facility
Table 3: ASNO reports (line entries) to the IAEA, 2011–12, by data type
Table 4: Nuclear Material in Australia at 30 June 2012
Table 5: Associated Items in Australia at 30 June 2012
Table 6: Status of Safeguards Permits and Authorities at 30 June 2012
Table 7: IAEA Safeguards Inspections and Complementary Accesses 2011–12
Table 8: Inventory Differences Recorded during 2011–12
Table 9: Summary of AONM by category, quantity and location at 31 December 2011
Table 10: Supply of Australian uranium to customers during 2011 – as delivered to customers' converter accounts
Table 11: Summary of AONM Transfers, 2011
Table 12: Permits for CWC-Scheduled Chemical Facilities and Importers
Table 13: ASNO Staff at 30 June 2012
Table 14: Training and Development Activities during 2011–12
Table 15: ASNO Administrative Costs
Table 16: World Nuclear Energy, December 2011
Table 17: Australia's Bilateral Nuclear Coop eration Agreements at 30 June 2012
Table 18: States with Additional Protocols in force at 30 June 2012
Table 19: States with an Additional Protocol signed or approved but not in force at 30 June 2012
Table 20: States with Significant Nuclear Activities and no AP at 30 June 2012
Table 21: Status of Australian CTBT IMS Facilities at 30 June 2012

Prime Minister Julia Gillard, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousaf Raza Gillani and the Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra at the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit in March 2012
Prime Minister Julia Gillard, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousaf Raza Gillani and the Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra at the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit in March 2012

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