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Abbreviations and Acronyms


ACSC - Australian Cyber Security Centre

ADF - Australian Defence Force

AGSVA - Australian Government Security Vetting Agency

ANAO - Australian National Audit Office

ANDSF - Afghan National Defense and Security Forces

APS - Australian Public Service

ARRTS - Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills

ASD - Australian Signals Directorate

AWEI - Australian Workplace Equality Index

CIS - communications and information systems

DAAP - Defence Administrative Assistance Program

EPBC Act - Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

FOI Act - Freedom of Information Act 1982

FTE - full-time equivalent

GST -goods and services tax

HMAS - Her Majesty’s Australian Ship

ICT - information and communications technology

JP - joint project

LGBTI - lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex

MRH - multi-role helicopter

NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization

PAES - Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements

PBS - Portfolio Budget Statements

PGPA Act - Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

PGPA Rule - Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014

PNG - Papua New Guinea

PNGDF - Papua New Guinea Defence Force

RAAF - Royal Australian Air Force

RAN - Royal Australian Navy

SeMPRO - Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Office

SES -Senior Executive Service

WHS - work health and safety