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Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office

Annual Report 1999-2000

FOREIGN AFFAIRS
AND TRADE

AUSTRALIAN SAFEGUARDS AND NON-PROLIFERATION OFFICE

26 September 2000

The Hon. Alexander Downer MP
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600

 

Dear Mr Downer,

Pursuant to section 51 of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987, and to section 96 of the Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act 1994, I submit my Annual Report covering the operations of the Australian Safeguards Office and the Chemical Weapons Convention Office for the financial year ended 30 June 2000. This Report also covers the operations of the Australian Comprehensive Test-Ban Office for the same period.

As detailed in this Report, all relevant statutory and treaty requirements were met. In particular, all nuclear material and associated items in Australia were accounted for, all Australian Obligated Nuclear Material was accounted for, and full compliance with the Chemical Weapons Convention was demonstrated. In addition, an effective contribution was made to the development and strengthening of relevant international verification regimes.

 

Yours sincerely,

Signature: John Carlson, Director General ASNO

John Carlson

Director General

 

ASNO, R G Casey Building, John McEwen Crescent, Barton ACT 0221 Telephone: 02 6261 1920 Facsimile: 02 6261 1908

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