Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office

Annual Regulatory Plan - Australian Safeguards and Non Proliferation Office, 2010-11

Past regulatory change

Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Russian Federation on Cooperation in the Use of Nuclear Energy for Peaceful Purposes

Description of issue

The Agreement provides for supply of Australian uranium for peaceful uses in Russia's civil nuclear energy program, and for cooperation in a wide range of peaceful nuclear activities.  Under the Agreement, any transferred uranium, or other nuclear-related material, equipment, components or technology would be subject to strict safeguards consistent with Australia's long-standing policy designed to ensure that the use of Australian nuclear material, or cooperation by Australia in nuclear matters, is solely for peaceful purpose.

Date of effect

The Agreement was signed in Sydney on the 7th of September 2007 and was tabled in Parliament on 14th May 2008, and entered into force on 11th November 2010.

Date last modified

5 August 2011

Contact details

Dr Craig Everton
Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Tel: (02) 6261 1920 | Fax: (02) 6261 1908
Email: asno@dfat.gov.au

Dr Vanessa Masters
Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Tel: (02) 6261 1920 | Fax: (02) 6261 1908
Email: asno@dfat.gov.au