This is the Secretary's report to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Trade on the performance of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade during the financial year 2010–11.
Letter of transmittal
The Hon Kevin Rudd MP
Minister for Foreign Affairs
CANBERRA ACT 2600
I submit the Annual Report on the operations of the Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office (ASNO) for the financial year ended 30 June 2011. This report is made in accordance with section 51 of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987, section 96 of the Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act 1994 and section 71 of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Act 1998.
During the reporting period all relevant statutory and treaty requirements were met, and ASNO found no unauthorised access to, or use of, nuclear materials or nuclear items of safeguards or security significance in Australia. All requirements were met under Australia’s safeguards agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency and under the Chemical Weapons Convention, and further progress was made with activities in anticipation of the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. All Australian Obligated Nuclear Material was satisfactorily accounted for.
As outlined in this Report, ASNO continued its major contribution to advancing Australia’s interests in effective measures against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction through our activities at the domestic, regional and international levels, and through working closely with colleagues in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra and Australia’s diplomatic missions, and in other departments and agencies.
Dr Robert Floyd
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Produced by: Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office (ASNO)
Contact officer: Director General ASNO
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