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Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally

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Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally

Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office

Annual Report 1999-2000

ASNO Outcomes and Outputs

Outcome 1

Australian and international security enhanced through activities which contribute to effective regimes against the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.

A. Operation of Australias national system of accounting for, and control of, nuclear material and items subject to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards, including promotion and regulation, within Australia, of effective measures for the physical protection of nuclear facilities and material.

B. Development and implementation of bilateral safeguards measures that ensure nuclear material and items exported from Australia remain in exclusively peaceful use.

C. Contribution to the development and effective implementation of international safeguards and non-proliferation regimes, including participation in international expert groups and conferences, and provision to the IAEA of consultancies, assessments, support in R&D and training; and evaluation of the effectiveness of IAEA safeguards and related regimes.

D. Operation of the national authority for implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), including contribution to the effective international implementation of the CWC, particularly in Australias immediate region.

E. Operation of the national authority for implementation of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), including development of CTBT verification and arrangements in support of Australias CTBT commitments.

F. Contribution to the development of new and strengthened WMD (weapons of mass destruction) non-proliferation regimes, such as the Protocol to strengthen the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) and the Fissile Materials Cut-off Treaty (FMCT).

G. Provision of high quality, timely and relevant professional advice to Government on non-proliferation matters.

Outcome 2

Public knowledge enhanced about Australias efforts to prevent the proliferation of WMD.

Output

H. Provision of public information on the development, management and regulation of WMD non-proliferation treaties, and Australias role in these activities.

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