ASNO Annual Report 2015-16
This report complies with the formal reporting obligations of the Director General ASNO. It provides an overview of ASNO's role and performance in supporting nuclear safeguards and the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Director General ASNO
Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office (ASNO) RG Casey
Building, John McEwen Crescent
BARTON ACT 0221, Australia
PHONE +61 (2) 6261 1920
FAX +61 (2) 6261 1908
MEDIA +61 (2) 6261 1555
Photo 1: An unmanned surface vehicle robot competing in the IAEA Robotics challenge at CSIRO in Brisbane, 2017.
Photo 2: OPCW inspectors collecting samples during a mock inspection exercise.
Photo 3: The Ranger mine packing facility with drums of uranium oxide (U3O8) ready for export.
Photo 4: Spinning globe on the background of night sky, Shutterstock.
Photo 5: First results from Davis Infrasound Array — Australia’s final CTBT International Monitoring station to be established.
Photo 6: Image from ANSTO’s “Shrink to the Size of an Atom. Tour Opal in Virtual Reality.”
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The report should be attributed as the Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office Annual Report 2017–2018.
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Guide to the report
This report complies with the formal reporting obligations of the Director General ASNO. It provides an overview of ASNO’s role and performance in supporting nuclear safeguards and the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
The report has five parts:
- report by the Director General ASNO on key non-proliferation developments in 2017–18
and a preview of the year ahead
- summary of current major issues
- functional overview of ASNO, including its operating environment and outcomes
– outputs structure – the first outcome demonstrates accountability to Government; the second outlines public outreach and education
- report on ASNO’s performance during 2017–18
- key features of ASNO’s corporate governance and the processes by which
ASNO is directed, administered and held accountable.
Because ASNO is funded as a division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), some mandatory annual report information for ASNO is incorporated in the DFAT Annual Report. This includes:
- financial statements
- corporate governance and accountability framework
- external scrutiny
- human resource management, including work health and safety
- asset management
- agency-specific social inclusion strategies
- advertising and market research
- ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance.
A checklist of information included against annual report requirements is set
out in the List of Requirements.
List of Figures
List of Tables
- Table 1: UOC Export and Nuclear Electricity Statistics
- Table 2: ASNO’s Outcomes and Outputs Structure
- Table 3: Material Balance Areas (MBAs) in Australia for IAEA safeguards purposes
- Table 4: Table 4 Number of line entries in inventory and inventory change reports submitted by ASNO to the IAEA
- Table 5: Number of line entries (by report type) submit by ASNO to the IAEA across all facilities
- Table 6: Nuclear Material in Australia at 30 June 2018
- Table 7: Associated Items in Australia at 30 June 2018
- Table 8: Number of Declarations Made under the Additional Protocol
- Table 9: Status of Permits and Authorities under the Safeguards Act as at 30 June 2018
- Table 10: IAEA Safeguards Inspections 2017–18
- Table 11: Inventory Differences Recorded during 2017–18
- Table 12: Summary of net accumulated AONM by category, quantity and location at 31 December 2017
- Table 13: Supply of Australian uranium by region during 2017
- Table 14: Summary of AONM Transfers during 2017
- Table 15: Permits for CWC-Scheduled Chemical Facilities
- Table 16: DPRK nuclear test explosions
- Table 17: ASNO Staff at 30 June 2018
- Table 18: Training and Development Activities during 2017–18
- Table 19: ASNO Administrative Costs
- Table 20: ASNO Regulatory Performance Framework Metrics 2017–18
- Table 21: Processing of permits and approvals July 2017 – June 2018
- Table 22: Australia’s Nuclear Cooperation Agreements at 30 June 2018