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Abbreviations and acronyms


AACAP - Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Program

AAD - Australian Antarctic Division

ACSC - Australian Cyber Security Centre

ADF - Australian Defence Force

AIHW - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

ANAO - Australian National Audit Office

APS - Australian Public Service

ASD - Australian Signals Directorate

AWC - Australian Wildlife Conservancy

CDF - Chief of the Defence Force

DCP - Defence Cooperation Program

DHA - Defence Housing Australia

DVA - Department of Veterans’ Affairs

EPBC Act - Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

FOI Act - Freedom of Information Act 1982

FTE - full-time equivalent

GDP - gross domestic product

GST - goods and services tax

HMAS - Her Majesty’s Australian Ship

HMPNGS - Her Majesty’s Papua New Guinea Ship

ICT - information and communications technology

IED - improvised explosive device

IGADF - Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force

IIP - Integrated Investment Program

JCPAA - Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit

JP - joint project

MRCA - Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

MRH - multi-role helicopter

NAIDOC - National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee

NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization

PAES - Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements

PBS - Portfolio Budget Statements

PFAS - per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances

PGPA Act - Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

PGPA Rule - Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014

PNG - Papua New Guinea

PTSD - post-traumatic stress disorder

RAAF - Royal Australian Air Force

SeMPRO - Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Office

SES - Senior Executive Service

STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics

WPS - Women, Peace and Security

1JPAU - First Joint Public Affairs Unit