Abbreviations and acronyms

​Abbreviation/acronym Definition
AAWS Australian Animal Welfare Strategy
ABARES Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences
AC Companion of the Order of Australia
AAWS Australian Animal Welfare Strategy
ACERA Australian Centre of Excellence for Risk Analysis
ACVO Australian Chief Veterinary Officer
AECL Australian Egg Corporation Limited
AFMA Australian Fisheries Management Authority
AMIC Australian Meat Industry Council
AMIS Agricultural Market Information System
AMPC Australian Meat Processor Corporation Limited
ANAO Australian National Audit Office
AND Australian Network on Disability
AO Officer of the Order of Australia
APEC APEC Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation forum
APL Australian Pork Limited
APS Australian Public Service
APSC Australian Public Service Commission
APVMA Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
AQIS Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service
AQUAVETPLAN Australian Aquatic Veterinary Emergency Plan
ARA Australasian Reporting Awards
ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations
AusAID Australian Agency for International Development
AUSVETPLAN Australian Veterinary Emergency Plan
AWI Australian Wool Innovation Limited
CAL Country Action List
CDDA Compensation for Detriment caused by Defective Administration
CEBRA Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis
CGG Commonwealth Grant Guidelines
CFI Carbon Farming Initiative
CIP Capability Improvement Plan
COAG Council of Australian Governments
CRDC Cotton Research and Development Corporation
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
DAFF Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
DFAT Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
DHS Department of Human Services
DoFD Department of Finance and Deregulation
DoHA Department of Health and Ageing
DSEWPaC Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
EADRA Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement
EDW Enterprise Data Warehouse
EL2 Executive Level 2
EMC Executive Management Committee
EMT Executive Management Team
EPBC Act Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
EPPR Emergency Plant Pest Response
EPPRD Emergency Country Action List
CDDA Compensation for Detriment caused by Defective Administration
CEBRA Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis
CGG Commonwealth Grant Guidelines
CFI Carbon Farming Initiative
CIP Capability Improvement Plan
COAG Council of Australian Governments
CRDC Cotton Research and Development Corporation
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
DAFF Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
DFAT Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
DHS Department of Human Services
DoFD Department of Finance and Deregulation
DoHA Department of Health and Ageing
DSEWPaC +Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
EADRA Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement
EDW Enterprise Data Warehouse
EL2 Executive Level 2
EMC Executive Management Committee
EMT Executive Management Team
EPBC Act Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
EPPR Emergency Plant Pest Response
EPPRD Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed
ESCAS Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System
ESD ecologically sustainable development
EU European Union
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
FMA Act Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
FMD foot-and-mouth disease
FOI Act Freedom of Information Act 1982
FOI Freedom of information
FRDC Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
FWPA Forest and Wood Products Australia
GDP gross domestic product
GRDC Grains Research and Development Corporation
GST goods and services tax
GVG Green Vehicle Guide
GWRDC Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation
HAL Horticulture Australia Limited
ICT information and communication technology
ICON Import Conditions database
IGAB Intergovernmental Agreement on Biosecurity
IIGB Interim Inspector-General of Biosecurity
IOTC Indian Ocean Tuna Commission
IPAA Institute of Public Administration Australia
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPS Information Publication Scheme
ITTO International Tropical Timber Organisation
LiveCorp Australian Livestock Export Corporation
MLA Meat and Livestock Australia Limited
MOU memorandum of understanding
MRLs maximum residue levels
NEBRA National Environmental Biosecurity Response Agreement
NFF National Farmers’ Federation
NMG National Management Group
NRAC National Rural Advisory Committee
NRM natural resource management
NRS National Residue Survey
NRS Act National Residue Survey Administration Act 1992
NSDA National Service Delivery Approach
NSS Northern Stevedoring Services
ODA Overseas development assistance
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OH&S Occupational Health and Safety
OH&S Act Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991
OIE World Organisation for Animal Health
OIV International Organisation of Vine and Wine
P3M3 Portfolio, Program and Project Management Maturity Model
PBS Portfolio Budget Statements
PHC Plant Health Committee
PISC Primary Industries Standing Committee
RFA Regional Forestry Agreement
RFCS Rural Financial Counselling Service
RIRDC Rural Industries Research Development Corporation
RIS Regulation Impact Statement
RRDC Rural Research and Development Council
SCoPI Standing Council on Primary Industries
SES Senior Executive Service
SFA Statutory funding agreement
SRDC Sugar Research and Development Corporation
TBA Thoroughbred Breeders Australia Limited
TFFP Transitional Farm Family Payment
UK United Kingdom
UN United Nations
US United States of America
WEA Wheat Exports Australia
WHS Act Work Health and Safety Act 2011
WTO World Trade Organization

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Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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