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Acronyms and abbreviations

Section 5(1)(c) of Attachment A of the Requirements for annual reports for departments, agencies and FMA Act bodies (May 2014) 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 fulfils that requirement.

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
ASD
Australian Signals Directorate
CDF
Chief of the Defence Force
CEO
Chief Executive Officer
DMO
Defence Materiel Organisation
DSTO
Defence Science and Technology Organisation
FOI
freedom of information
FTE
full-time equivalent
GST
goods and services tax
HMAS
Her Majesty’s Australian Ship
ICT
information and communication technology
IGADF
Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force
LGBTI
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex
LHD
landing helicopter dock
MRH
multi-role helicopter
NAIDOC
National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee
NATO
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
PGPA Act
Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
RAAF
Royal Australian Air Force
RAN
Royal Australian Navy
SeMPRO
Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Office
SES
Senior Executive Service
VCDF
Vice Chief of the Defence Force
WHS
work health and safety