Abbreviations and acronyms

Section 5(1)(c) of Attachment A of the Requirements for annual reports for departments, agencies and FMA Act bodies (July 2011) states that an annual report must contain ‘a glossary to make clear the meanings of any abbreviations and acronyms used’. This list of abbreviations and acronyms fulfills that requirement.

Abbreviations and acronyms

ABA
Aboriginals Benefit Account
ALRA
Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
ANAO
Australian National Audit Office
APS
Australian Public Service
ATSI Act
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005
CAC Act
Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997
CATSI Act
Corporations (Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006
CDA
Child Disability Allowance
CDEP
Community Development Employment Projects
CEO
chief executive officer
COAG
Council of Australian Governments
DSP
Disability Support Pension
EL
Executive Level
EMS
environmental management system
EPBC Act
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
ESD
ecologically sustainable development
FaHCSIA
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
FMA Act
Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
FOI
freedom of information
FTB
Family Tax Benefit
FTB A
Family Tax Benefit Part A
FTB B
Family Tax Benefit Part B
GST
goods and services tax
HILDA Survey
Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey
HOME Advice Program
Household Organisational Management Expenses Advice Program
HSMAs
health and safety management arrangements
ICT
information and communications technology
IT
information technology
MP
Member of Parliament
MWT
mining withholding tax
NABERS
National Australian Built Environment Rating System
N/A
not available or not applicable
NAIDOC
National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee
NTER
Northern Territory Emergency Response
NTRB
native title representative body
OAIC
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
OHS
occupational health and safety
OHS Act
Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991
PAES
Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements
PB Statements
Portfolio Budget Statements
PHaMs
Personal Helpers and Mentors
PPL
Paid Parental Leave
RAP
Reconciliation Action Plan
SES
Senior Executive Service

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