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  Annual Report 1998-99

 

CATEGORIES OF DOCUMENTS HELD BY ASNO

AGREEMENTS

  • Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. (This Treaty is reproduced as Schedule 2 to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987).
  • Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material. (This Convention is reproduced as Schedule 4 to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987).
  • Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction. (The Convention is reproduced as the Schedule to the Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act 1994.)
  • Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. (The Treaty is reproduced as a Schedule to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Act 1998.)
  • Agreement between Australia and the IAEA for the Application of Safeguards in Connection with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, covering nuclear material within Australia under NPT safeguards. (This Agreement is reproduced as Schedule 3 to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987.)
  • Protocol additional to the Agreement between Australia and the International Atomic Energy Agency for the Application of Safeguards in Connection with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
  • Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Canada concerning the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, covering transfers between Australia and Canada of nuclear material, material, equipment and technology.
  • Agreement between the Government of Australia and the European Atomic Energy Community concerning transfers of nuclear material from Australia to the European Atomic Energy Community, covering transfers of nuclear material from Australia to Member States of the Community.
  • Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt concerning cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy and the Transfer of Nuclear Material between Australia and Egypt.
  • Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Finland concerning the Transfer of Nuclear Material between Australia and Finland, covering transfers of nuclear material between Australia and Finland.
  • Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the French Republic concerning Nuclear Transfer between Australia and France, covering transfers of nuclear material, material, equipment and technology between Australia and France.
  • Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Japan for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, covering transfers of nuclear material, material, equipment and sensitive technology between Australia and Japan.
  • Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Republic of Korea concerning Co-operation in Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy and the Transfer of Nuclear Material, covering transfers of nuclear material between Australia and Republic of Korea.
  • Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines concerning Co-operation in Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy and the Transfer of Nuclear Material, covering transfers of nuclear material between Australian and the Philippines.
  • Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Sweden on Conditions and Controls of Nuclear Transfers for Peaceful Purposes between Australia and Sweden, covering transfers of nuclear material, material, equipment and technology.
  • Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Swiss Confederation concerning the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, covering transfers of nuclear material, material, equipment and technology between Australia and Switzerland.
  • Agreement between the Government of Australia and Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning Nuclear Transfers between Australia and United Kingdom, covering transfers of nuclear material, material, equipment and technology between Australia and the United Kingdom.
  • Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United Mexican States concerning Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy and the transfer of nuclear material.
  • Agreement between Australia and the United States of America concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, covering transfers of nuclear material, moderator material, equipment and components and information.
  • Agreement between Australia and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics concerning the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (this Agreement is now with the Russian Federation).
  • Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement between Australia and the Republic of Singapore concerning Cooperation on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials.

LEGISLATION AND RELATED DOCUMENTS

  • Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act 1994.
  • Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Regulations, Statutory Rules 1997 No. 84.
  • Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Amendment Act 1998.
  • Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Amendment Regulations 1998.
  • Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Act 1998.
  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987.
  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) (Consequential Amendments) Act 1988.
  • Declaration under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987 regarding ‘associated equipment’ and ‘associated material’, dated 31 March 1987 (available from ASNO).
  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Regulations, Statutory Rules 1987 No. 75.
  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Regulations (Amendment), Statutory Rules 1987 No. 258.
  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Regulations (Amendment), Statutory Rules 1987 No. 260.
  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Regulations (Amendment), Statutory Rules 1990 No. 298.
  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Regulations (Amendment), Statutory Rules 1993 No. 178.
  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Regulations (Amendment), Statutory Rules 1997 No. 351.
  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Regulations (Amendment), Statutory Rules 1998 No. 173.
  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Regulations (Amendment), Statutory Rules 1998 No. 318.
  • Nuclear Safeguards (Producers of Uranium Ore Concentrates) Charge Act 1993.
  • South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Act 1986.

OTHER

  • The Annual Report of the Director of Safeguards, Director, CWCO and Director, ACTBO are included in the ASNO Annual Report (available from ASNO).
  • Papers prepared in whole or in part by ASNO officers for presentation at conferences and meetings. Papers which are in the public domain are listed in Annex I to this Report.
  • Technical and other reports, extracts from published literature and publications (including newspaper, newsletter and journal clippings), representations and other general correspondence, discussion papers, position papers, briefings to the Minister and senior officers, extracts from Parliamentary debates, questions and answers associated with nuclear safeguards issues. Working papers and files related to ASNO’s safeguards, CWC and CTBT responsibilities.
  • Minutes and working documents of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO).
  • Industry information booklets and leaflets on the CWC (available from ASNO).
  • Survey forms completed and returned by Australian companies and organisations relating to the applicability of the Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act 1994. Information in forms has been provided on a ‘Commercial-in-Confidence’ basis.
  • A copy of Executive Council papers related to proclamation of Division 1 of Part 7; and sections 95, 96, 97, 99, 102, 103, and 104 of the Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act 1994.
  • Documents related to the designation of the office of Director of Safeguards as the office whose occupant is the Director of the Chemical Weapons Convention Office, and to the designation of the Controller of Permits and Notifications under the Act.
  • Minutes and working documents of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and of its Preparatory Commission.
  • A register of the permits and notifications issued pursuant to the Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act 1994.
  • Copies of forms approved by the Director for use pursuant to provisions of the Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act 1994 (available from ASNO).
  • Administrative Arrangements pursuant to the above Agreements. The Administrative Arrangements are not available for public viewing as they have been agreed as being confidential between the Parties to the Agreements.
  • Arrangement between the Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office and the US Department of Energy Concerning Research and Development in Nuclear Material Control, Accountancy, Verification, Physical Protection, and Advanced Containment and Surveillance technologies for International Safeguards.
  • A register of permits and authorities which are issued by the Minister for Foreign Affairs or the Minister’s delegate pursuant to sections 13, 16 or 18 of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987.
  • A Nuclear Materials Accountancy and Control Procedures Manual.
  • A User’s Manual for the ‘Numbat 3’ Nuclear Materials Accountancy and Control Software.
  • Delegations to the Director of Safeguards to exercise powers under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987.
  • Documents relating to the declaration under section 57 of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987 of persons as inspectors for the purposes of that Act. List of persons so declared.
  • Agendas, minutes and working documents of the IAEA, mostly concerned with the activities of its Department of Safeguards.
 

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