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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.

Publication details

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Produced by:
Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office (ASNO)
Contact officer:
Director General ASNO
Location:
RG Casey Building,
John McEwen Crescent
BARTON ACT 0221, Australia
Telephone:
+61 (2) 6261 1920
Facsimile:
+61 (2) 6261 1908
Media enquiries:
+61 (2) 6261 1555
E-mail:
asno@dfat.gov.au
Home page:
http://www.dfat.gov.au/asno
Annual Report:
http://www.dfat.gov.au/asno/annual_reports.html

Cover

Photo 1: Uranium mine well field

Photo 2: Nuclear fuel rod assemblies

Photo 3: Medical imaging

ISSN 1442 7699
ISBN 978–1–74322-346-8

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With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms and where otherwise noted (including photographs protected by copyright), this report is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/.

The report should be attributed as the Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office Annual Report 2015–2016.

Use of the Coat of Arms

The terms under which the Coat of Arms can be used are detailed on the It's an Honour website http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/coat-arms/index.cfm.

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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 developments in 2015–16 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 2015–16
  • 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
  • purchasing
  • 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 Tables

  1. Table 1: UOC Export And Nuclear Electricity Statistics
  2. Table 2: Material Balance Areas (MBAs) in Australia for IAEA safeguards purposes
  3. Table 3: ASNO Reports (line entries) to the IAEA, 2010–16, by Facility
  4. Table 4: ASNO Reports (line entries) to the IAEA, 2010–16, by Data Type
  5. Table 5: Nuclear Material in Australia at 30 June 2016
  6. Table 6: Associated Items in Australia at 30 June 2016
  7. Table 7: Number of Declarations Made under the Additional Protocol
  8. Table 8: Status of Safeguards Permits and Authorities at 30 June 2016
  9. Table 9: IAEA Safeguards Inspections 2015–16
  10. Table 10: Inventory Differences Recorded during 2015–16
  11. Table 11: Summary Of Net Accumulated AONM By Category, Quantity And Location At 31 December 2015
  12. Table 12: Supply Of Australian Uranium By Region During 2015
  13. Table 13: Summary Of AONM Transfers During 2015
  14. Table 14: Permits for CWC-Scheduled Chemical Facilities
  15. Table 15: ASNO Staff at 30 June 2016
  16. Table 16: Training and Development Activities During 2015–16
  17. Table 17: ASNO Administrative Costs
  18. Table 18: ASNO Regulatory Performance Framework Metrics 2015-16
  19. Table 19: World Nuclear Energy, 30 June 2016
  20. Table 20: Australia's Bilateral Nuclear Cooperation Agreements at 30 June 2016
  21. Table 21: States with Additional Protocols in force at 30 June 2016
  22. Table 22: States with an Additional Protocol signed (or otherwise approved by the IAEA Board of Governors) but not in force at 30 June 2016
  23. Table 23: States with no Additional Protocol at 30 June 2016
  24. Table 24: Status of Australian CTBT IMS facilities at 30 June 2016