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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



Glossary of acronyms and abbreviations

AANZFTA
ASEAN–Australia–New Zealand FTA
ACBC
Australia–China Business Council
ACC
Australia–China Council
ACIAR
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
ACI–FTA
Australia–Chile Free Trade Agreement
ACTA
Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
ADF
Australian Defence Force
AFP
Australian Federal Police
AIC
Australia–India Council
AICC
Australia International Cultural Council
AII
Australia–Indonesia Institute
AJF
Australia–Japan Foundation
AKF
Australia–Korea Foundation
ALABC
Australia–Latin America Business Council
AMI
Australia–Malaysia Institute
ANAO
Australian National Audit Office
ANZCERTA
Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement
APc
Asia Pacific community
APEC
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (forum)
APO
Australian Passport Office
APS
Australian Public Service
AQIS
Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service
ARF
ASEAN Regional Forum
ASEAN
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
ASEM
Asia–Europe Meeting
ASNO
Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office
ATI
Australia–Thailand Institute
ATWS
Australian Tsunami Warning System
AUKMIN
Australia–United Kingdom Ministerial Dialogue
AusAID
Australian Agency for International Development
AUSFTA
Australia–United States Free Trade Agreement
AUSMIN
Australia–United States Ministerial Consultations
Austrade
Australian Trade Commission
CAAR
Council for Australian–Arab Relations
CAP
Common Agricultural Policy (European Union)
CARICOM
Caribbean Community
CCAMLR
Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
CHOGM
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
COALAR
Council on Australia Latin America Relations
CTBT
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
DAFF
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
DAP
Direct Aid Program
DEWHA
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
DFAT
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
DIAC
Department of Immigration and Citizenship
DPRK
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (also known as North Korea)
EABC
European Australian Business Council
EAS
East Asia Summit
EC
European Commission
EFIC
Export Finance and Insurance Corporation
ERT
Emergency Response Team
EU
European Union
FMCT
Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty
FMIS
Financial Management Information System
FOI
freedom of information
FTA
free trade agreement
FTAAP
Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific
GCC
Gulf Cooperation Council
GCCSI
Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute
G8
Group of Eight industrialised nations (member countries Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States)
G20
Group of Twenty (19 member countries and the European Union) designated as the premier forum for international economic cooperation
IAEA
International Atomic Energy Agency
ICNND
International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament
ICT
information and communications technology
IMV
International Media Visits
IOR–ARC
Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation
IP
intellectual property
IRENA
International Renewable Energy Agency
ISAF
International Security Assistance Force
IWC
International Whaling Commission
JCLEC
Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation
JCPAA
(Parliamentary) Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit
JSCFADT
(Parliamentary) Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
JSCOT
(Parliamentary) Joint Standing Committee on Treaties
LES
locally engaged staff
LNG
liquefied natural gas
MAFTA
Malaysia–Australia Free Trade Agreement
MOU
memorandum of understanding
MTCR
Missile Technology Control Regime
NATO
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NGO
non-government organisation
NPT
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
NSG
Nuclear Suppliers Group
ODIN
Official Diplomatic Information Network
OECD
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OHS
occupational health and safety
OPO
Overseas Property Office
OSCE
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
PACER
Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations
PBS
Portfolio Budget Statements
PIF
Pacific Islands Forum
PNG
Papua New Guinea
PPD
Pacific Partnerships for Development
PSI
Proliferation Security Initiative
PSWPS
Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme
RAMSI
Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands
ROK
Republic of Korea (also known as South Korea)
R2P
Responsibility to Protect (principle)
SAARC
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
SAFTA
Singapore–Australia Free Trade Agreement
SATIN
Secure Australian Telecommunications and Information Network
SES
Senior Executive Service
SGP
Strongim Gavman Program (PNG)
SLA
Service Level Agreement
STARS
Statistical Trade Analysis and Retrieval System (database)
SVP
Special Visits Program
TAFTA
Thailand–Australia Free Trade Agreement
TPP
Trans-Pacific Partnership (agreement)
TSD
Trilateral Strategic Dialogue
UAE
United Arab Emirates
UN
United Nations
UNCTAD
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFCCC
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNGA
United Nations General Assembly
UNHCR
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNSC
United Nations Security Council
US
United States of America
WIPO
World Intellectual Property Organization
WMD
Weapons of Mass Destruction
WTO
World Trade Organization

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