Acronyms and abbreviations

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The following terms are abbreviations and acronyms representing groups or topics currently in use within the Department.

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Abbreviations Description
AACAP Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Programme
AAO Administrative Arrangements Order
AAP Australian Associated Press
AARE Australian Association for Research in Education
AAT Administrative Appeals Tribunal
AATSIHS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey
ABA Australian Bicentennial Authority
ABA NT Aboriginals Benefit Account Northern Territory
ABAAC Aboriginals Benefit Account Advisory Committee
ABC Australian Broadcasting Corporation
ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics
ACARA Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority
ACBPS Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
ACCC Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
ACCHO Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
ACCHS Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service
ACD Advanced Care Directives
ACHS Australian Council of Healthcare Standards
ACI Assistance for Isolated Children
ACIAR Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
ACIC Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission
ACIR Australian Childhood Immunisation Register
ACLEI Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity
ACMHN Australian Council of Mental Health Nurses
ACNC Australian Charities and Not For Profit Taskforce
ACOSS Australian Council of Social Service
ACRRM Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
ACSSA Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault
ACT Australian Capital Territory
ACTU Australian Council of Trade Unions
ADF Australian Defence Force
ADHA Australian Digital Health Agency
ADMM ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting
AEC Australian Electoral Commission
AEDC Australian Early Development Census
AELM APEC Economic Leaders Meeting
AELW APEC Economic Leaders Week
AEMEE Aboriginal Enterprises in Mining, Energy and Exploration Ltd
AEMVF Australian Emergency Management Volunteers Forum
AERG Access Examination Reference Group
AFMA Australian Fisheries Management Authority
AFP Australian Federal Police
AFSE Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity
AGCMF Australian Government Crisis Management Framework
AGCTPC Australian Government Counter Terrorism Policy Committee
AGD Attorney-General's Department
AGGI Advisory Group on Gender Integration
AGIMO Australian Government Information Management Office
AGM Annual General Meeting
AGPAL Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited
AGS Australian Government Solicitor
AGTSPC Australian Government Transport Security Policy Committee
AGVSA Australian Government Security Vetting Agency
AHCA Australian Health Care Agreements
AHF Aboriginal Health Forum
AHL Australian Honours List
AHMAC Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council
AHPF Australian Health Performance Framework
AHS Australian Health Survey
AHURI Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
AHW Aboriginal Health Worker
AIATSIS Australian Institute of Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Studies
AIC Australian Institute of Criminology
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AIDS HIV Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Human Immunodeficiency Virus
AIFS Australian Institute of Family Studies
AIHW Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
AIRC Australian Industrial Relations Commission
AIS Advertising Investment Services
AISWA Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia
AITSL Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership
AKA Also known as
ALC Aboriginal Land Commission
ALGWA Australian Local Government Women’s Association
ALP Australian Labor Party
ALRA Aboriginal Land Rights Act
ALRC Australian Law Reform Commission
ALSWH Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health
AM Member of the Order of Australia
AMA Australian Medical Association
AMEP Adult Migrant English Program
AMIL Australasian Medical Insurance Limited
AML Anti-Money Laundering
AMR Anti-microbial Resistance
AMS Aboriginal Medical Service
AMSANT Aboriginal Medical Service Alliance Northern Territory
ANAO Australian National Audit Office
ANFPP Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program
ANIPP Australian National Institute for Public Policy
ANMM Australian National Maritime Museum
ANPHA Australian National Preventative Health Agency
ANSTO Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
ANTS A New Tax System
ANU Australian National University
ANZAC Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
ANZCTC Australia-New Zealand Counter-Terrorism Committee
ANZWEE Australia New Zealand Workshop on Experimental Economics
AO Office of the Order of Australia
AOD Alcohol and Other Drugs
AODTS-NMDA Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum
AP Age Pension
APDC Admitted Patient Data Collection
APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
APIA Australian Priority Investment Approach to Welfare
APLMA Australian Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance
Apr April
APS Australian Public Service
APSC Australian Public Service Commission
APSE Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity
ARC Administrative Review Council
ARF Asean Regional Forum
ARF Acute Rheumatic Fever
ARIA Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia
ARU Aboriginal Reconciliation Unit
AS Assistant Secretary
ASADA Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority
ASAS Adverse Security Assessments
ASC Australian Sports Commission
ASCA Adults Surviving Child Abuse
ASDMAC Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee
ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations
ASEM Asia Europe Meeting
ASIO Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
ASL Average Staffing Level
ASNET Australian Secure Network
ASOF Additional Service Order Forms
ASPA Australian Social Policy Association
ASQA Australian Skills Quality Authority
ASTEC Australian Science Technology and Engineering Council
ATO Australian Taxation Office
ATSIC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
ATSIEN Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Network
ATSIHW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker
ATSIMHSPAG Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Advisory Group
Aug August
AUKMIN Australia United Kingdom Ministerial Consultations
AUSAID Australian Agency for International Development
AUSMIN Australia United States Ministerial Consultations
Ave Avenue
AWA Australian Workplace Agreements
AWT Australians Working Together
Abbreviations Description
BAA Backing Australia's Ability
BAA2 Backing Australia's Ability 2
BAS Business Activity Statement
BBF Budget Based Funded
BBV Blood Borne Virus
BCI Building and Construction Industry (Royal Commission)
BEACH Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health
BEB Building Evidence Base
BEFR Budget Estimates and Framework Review
BEP Business Economic Policy
BIAP Book Industry Assistance Plan
BICN Behavioural Insights Champions Network
BMG Border Management Group
BMI Body Mass Index
BOD Burden of Disease
BPM Business Process Mapping
BRCWG Business Regulation and Competition Working Group
BSE Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
BSWAT Business Services Wage Assessment Tool
BTF Biomedical Translation Fund
Abbreviations Description
CA Career Allowance
CAAC Central Australian Aboriginal Congress
CAEPR Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
CAI Computer Assisted Interview
CALD Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
CAMAC Corporations Markets Advisory Committee
CAS Central Advertising System
CATSI Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)
CBDS Child Dental Benefits Scheme
CBMS Central Budget Management System
CBP Community Business Partnership
CBRN Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear
CBRN TF Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Taskforce
CCCF Community Child Care Fund
CCPHPC Community Care and Population Health Principal Committee
CCS Child Care Subsidy
Cct Circuit
CCTV Closed Circuit Television
CD ROM Compact Disc Read Only Memory
CDAC Career Development Assessment Centre
CDC Cashless Debit Card
CDCT Cashless Debit Card Trial
CDDA Compensation for Detriment caused by Defective Administration
CDEP Community Development Employment Programme
CDF Capability Development Framework
CDG Community Development Grants
CDSMAC Community and Disability Services Ministers Advisory Council
CEDAW Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women
CEI Chief Executive Instructions
CEO Chief Executive Officer
CER Closer Economic Relations
CEW Chief Executive Women
CEW Change Em Ways
CHC COAG Health Council
CHC COAG Health Council
CHOGM Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
CIA Central Intelligence Agency (USA)
CIO Chief Information Officer
CIPMA Critical Infrastructure Protection Modelling and Analysis
CJCS Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Cl Close
CLC Central Land Council
CLSIS Community Legal Service Information System
CMM Corporate Management Meeting
CMO Chief Medical Officer
COAG Council of Australian Governments
COP Community of Practice
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
COPE Commonwealth Own Purpose Expenses
CP Carer Payment
CPA Community Pharmacy Agreement
CPG Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines
CPI Consumer Price Index
Cr Councillor
CRA Commonwealth Rent Assistance
CRC COAG Reform Council
Cres Crescent
CROC Convention on the Rights of the Child
CS Children and Schooling
CSG Capability Steering Group
CSHC Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
CSRT COAG Skills Recognition Taskforce
CSS Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme
CSW Commission on the Status of Women
CT Counter Terrorism
CTF Counter-Terrorism Financing
CTG Closing the Gap
CVD Cardiovascular Disease
Abbreviations Description
DAPP Dad and Partner Pay
DAUIT Data Availability and Use Inquiry Taskforce
DAWE Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
DBCDE Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
DCCEE Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
Dec December
DEEWR Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
DEM Division Executive Meeting
Department of the Environment and Energy
DES Disability Employment Services
DET Department of Education and Training
DEX Department of Social Services Data Exchange
DFAT Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
DGR Deductible Gift Recipients
DHS Department of Human Services
DIBP Department of Immigration and Border Protection
DIISR Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
DIT Department of Infrastructure and Transport
DJSB Department of Jobs and Small Business
DLO Departmental Liaison Officer
DMFT Decayed, Missing, Filled Teeth
DNSA Deputy National Security Adviser
DOB Date of Birth
DOD Department of Defense (USA)
DOFD Department of Finance and Deregulation
DoH Department of Health
DOHA Department of Health and Ageing
DOHA Department of Health and Ageing
DPP Director of Public Prosecutions
DRCA Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
DSHI Defence Services Homes Insurance Program
DSOM Deputy Senior Officials Meeting
DSP Disability Support Pension
DSS Department of Social Services
DV Domestic Violence
DVA Department of Veterans Affairs
DVD ROM Digital Versatile Disc Read Only Memory
Abbreviations Description
EA Executive Assistant
EAS Employment Service Assessments
EAS East Asia Summit
EC Executive Committee
ECEC Early Childhood Education and Care
ECHIPWC Exchange of Criminal History Information for People Working with Children
ECLIPSE Electronic Claims Information Processing Service Environment
ECR External Costing Request
ED Exposure Draft
EdEP Education Entry Program
EDRMS Electronic Document Records Management System
EECI Education, Early Childhood and Information Committee
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
EIF Education Investment Fund
ELG Executive Leadership Group
ELR Educational Lending Rights
EMAS Enterprise Migration Agreements
EMG Enterprise Management Group
EMM Energy Ministers Meeting
EMRIP Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
EMTR Effective Marginal Tax Rates
EPYC Early Psychosis Youth Centres
ERC Expenditure Review Committee
ESCAP Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
ESL English as a Second Language
ESM Emergency Services Medal
ESRD End Stage Renal Disease
ETSS Education Textbook Subsidy Scheme
EVS Executive Vehicle Scheme
EXCO Executive Council
Abbreviations Description
FaHCSIA Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
FARF File Action Request Form
FAS First Assistant Secretary
FASD Feta Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
FBT Fringe Benefits Tax
FDC Family Day care
Feb February
FIMS Family Income Management Scheme
FIRB Foreign Investment Review Board
FMA Financial Management Act
FMD Foot and Mouth Disease
FMM Finance Ministers Meeting
FOFMS FaHCSIA Online Funding Management System
FOI Freedom of Information
FSANZ Food Standards Australia New Zealand
FTA Free Trade Agreement
FTB Family Tax Benefit
FTE Full-Time Equivalent
FVPLS Family Violence Prevention Legal Services
FWO Fair Work Ombudsman
Abbreviations Description
GAPS Graduate Australian Public Service
GAS Group A Streptococcal
GDM Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
GMES Greenhouse and Minimum Energy Standards
GP General Practitioner or General Practice
GPA+ General Practice Accreditation Plus
GPMP General Practitioner Management Plan
GST Good and Services Tax
Abbreviations Description
HACC Home and Community Care
HbA1c Haemoglobin A1c
HCH Health Care Homes
HECS Higher Education Contribution Scheme
HELP Higher Education Loan Program
HIC Health Insurance Commission
HIH HIH Insurance Group
HIH RC HIH Royal Commission
HILDA Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HMM Health Ministers Meeting
HOG Heads of Government
Hon Honourable
HOR House of Representatives
HoRSCATSIA House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs
HOSM Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal
HPC Hospitals Principal Committee
HPF Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework
HPV Human Papilloma Virus
HR Human Resources
HRC Human Rights Council
HREOC Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
HRH His/Her Royal Highness
HSDAG Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services Data Advisory Group
Abbreviations Description
IA Infrastructure Australia
IAC Indigenous Advisory Council
IAFER Indigenous Administered Finances Expenditure Report
IAG Indigenous Affairs Group
IAHP Indigenous Australians Health Programme
IAS Indigenous Advancement Strategy
IBA Indigenous Business Australia
IBC Indigenous Broadcasting Corporation
IBD Indigenous Business Direct
IBP Indigenous Broadcasting Program
IBSS Indigenous Business Sector Strategy
IC Information Commissioner
ICC International Criminal Court
ICC Indigenous Coordination Centres
ICHR Institute of Child Health Research
ICL Income Contingent Loan
ICT Information and Communication Technology
ICTSD Information, Communications and Technology Service Delivery
IDC Interdepartmental Committee
IECS Indigenous Entrepreneurs Capital Scheme
IEP Indigenous Employment Programme
IER Indigenous Expenditure Report
IETA Indigenous Education Targeted Assistance
IFSP Indigenous Family Safety Programme
IFWG Infrastructure Finance Working Group
IGA Inter Governmental Agreement
IGB Incoming Government Briefs
IGIS Inspector General for Intelligence and Security
IGOT Inspector-General of Taxation
IHC In Home Care
IHD Ischaemic Heart Disease
IJP Indigenous Justice Program
ILC Indigenous Land Corporation
ILO International Labour Organisation
ILUA Indigenous Land Use Agreements
IM Income Management
IMA Irregular Maritime Arrivals
IMF International Monetary Fund
IMPG Information Management Policy Group
IMSC Information Management Strategy Committee
INSLM Independent National Security Legislation Monitor
IOC International Olympic Committee
IORA Indian Ocean Rim Association
IPAA Institute of Public Administration Australia
IPAG Implementation Plan Advisory Group
IPB Indigenous Portfolio Bodies
IPC Indigenous Policy Committee
IPD Invasive Pneumococcal Disease
IPP Indigenous Procurement Policy
IPPRS Indigenous Procurement Policy Reporting Solution
IRG Interdepartmental Reference Group
IRM Independent Reporting Mechanism
IRRRRE Independent Review into Regional Rural and Remote Education
ISA Innovation and Science Australia
IT Information Technology
ITC Information Technology and Communications
IVF In Vitro Fertilisation
IWD International Women’s Day
IWG Indigenous Women and Girls
IWG Increasing Women Workforce
IYLP Indigenous Youth Leadership Programme
Abbreviations Description
Jan January
JCP Jobs Creation Package
JCPAA Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit
JEFG Joint Economic Forecasting Group
JFFCCP Jobs for Families Child Care Package
JLEP Jobs, Land and Economy Programme
JS Job Seeker
JSCEM Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters
JSCI Job Seeker Classification Instrument
JSCOT Joint Standing Committee on Treaties
Jul July
Jun June
Abbreviations Description
KRT Kidney Replacement Therapy
Abbreviations Description
LAN Local Area Network
LDAT Local Drug Action Team
LGBTQIA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual
LHNs Local Hospital Networks
LIHCC Low Income Health Care Card
LLN Language, Literacy and Numeracy
LNG Liquefied Natural Gas
LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas
LSAC Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
LSDP Life Savings Drugs Program
LSIC Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children
LSMUL Legal Services Multi Use List
Abbreviations Description
MA Medicines Australia
MAC Management Advisory Committee
MACH Maternal and Child Health
Mar March
May May
MBS Medicare Benefits Schedule
MCGC Ministerial Committee on Government Communications
MCN Ministerial Communications Network
MDAF Ministerial Drug and Alcohol Forum
MDR Multi-drug resistant
MEP Miwatj Employment and Participation
MEPS Minimum Energy Performance Standards
MHFA Metal Health First Aid
MHPC Mental Health Principal Committee
MILR Maintenance of Indigenous Languages and Records
MIS Management Information System
ML Medicare Local
MLI Ministerial Letter In
MLIS Ministerial Letters In System
MO Minister’s Office
MOAD Museum of Australian Democracy
MOG Machinery of Government
MOPS Members of Parliament Staff
MOs Mutual Obligations
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MP Member of Parliament
MRCA Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act
MRFF Medical Research Resonance Imaging
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MRM Ministers Responsible for Mining
MRQA Market Research Quality Assurance
MRT Ministers Responsible for Trade
MSAC Medical Services Advisory Committee
MTWAE Male Total Average Weekly Earning
MYEFO Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook
Abbreviations Description
NAA National Archives of Australia
NACCHO National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
NACIS National Arts and Craft Industry Support
NADC National Australia Day Council
NAGATSIHID National Aboriginal Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Information and Data
NAHA National Affordable Housing Agreement
NAIDOC National Aborigines and Islander Day Observance Committee
NAP Normal Administrative Practice
NAP National Assessment Program
NAP National Action Plan
NAPLAN National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy
NARWP Newly Arrived Resident’s Waiting Period
NAS National Alcohol Strategy
NASP Northern Australian Strategic Partnership
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
NATSEM National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling
NATSIHS National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey
NATSIHSC National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Standing Committee
NATSINSAP National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nutrition Strategy and Action Plan
NATSIPDS National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Drug Strategy
NATSIS National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey
NATSISS National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey
NAWGP National Agenda for Women's Grants Programme
NBCSP National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
NBN National Broadband Network
NCA National Capital Authority
NCD National Drug Strategy
NCEC National Catholic Education Commission
NCIS National Coronial Information System
NCP National Competition Policy
NCRIS National Catholic Education Commission
NCTC National Counter Terrorism Committee
NCTC EC National Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Committee
NCWA National Council of Women of Australia
NDIA National Disability Insurance Agency
NDIS National Disability Insurance Scheme
NDRRA National Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements
NDS National Drug Strategy
NEMC National Emergency Management Committee
NESA National Employment Services Association
NESB Non English Speaking Background
NETDS National Exceptional Teachers for Disadvantaged Schools Program
NFA No Further Action
NFP Not For Profit
NFSA National Film and Sound Archive
NGA National Gallery of Australia
NGO Non Government Organisation
NHA National Healthcare Agreement
NHFB National Health Funding Body
NHISSC National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee
NHMRC National Health and Medical Research Council
NHPA National Health Performance Authority
NHS National Highway System
NHT National Heritage Trust
NIAS National Ice Action Strategy
NICNAS National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme
NICSA National Initiative to Combat Sexual Assault
NIDS National Illicit Drugs Strategy
NIFVGP National Indigenous Family Violence Grants Programme
NIP National Immunisation Program
NIRA National Indigenous Reform Agreement
NIRA PIMG National Indigenous Reform Agreement Performance Information Management Group
NISA National Innovation and Science Agenda
NJNP No Jab No Play
NKPI National Key Performance Indicators
NLC Northern Land Council
NLOP Network Liaison and Optional Policy
NMA National Museum of Australia
NMAC National Multicultural Advisory Council
NMDS National Minimum Data Set
NMHC National Mental Health Commission
NMI National Measurement Institute
NOIE National Office of the Information Economy
NOLS National Occupational Licensing System
Nov November
NP National Partnership
NPA National Partnership Agreement
NPER National Panel for Economic Reform
NPESU National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit
NPG National Portrait Gallery
NPP New Policy Proposal
NPT Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty
NQF National Quality Framework
NRAS National Rental Affordability Scheme
NRHC National Rural Health Commissioner
NRTC National Road Transport Commission
NRW National Reconciliation Week
NSA National Security Adviser
NSA New Start Allowance
NSC National Security Committee
NSCT National Security Campaign Taskforce
NSDR National Strategy for Disaster Resilience
NSEE National Strategy on Energy Efficiency
NSNL National Skills Needs List
NSW New South Wales
NT Northern Territory
NTC National Transport Commission
NTRC Northern Territory Royal Commission
NTS National Tobacco Strategy
NTSO Northern Territory State Office
NWC National Water Commission
NWI National Water Initiative
NZ New Zealand
Abbreviations Description
OA Order of Australia
OAIC Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
OAM Medal of the Order of Australia
OATSIH Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
OBE Order of British Empire
OBPR Office of Best Practice Regulator
OCO Office of Commonwealth Ombudsman
OCS Office Of Chief Scientist
Oct October
ODA Official Development Assistance
ODC Office of Drug Control
OECD Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
OFS Office for Sport
OFTA Office for the Arts
OFW Office For Women
OGF Open Government Forum
OGIA Office of Government Information and Advertising
OGP Open Government Partnership
OHP Office of Health Protection
OHS Occupational Health and Safety
OIA Office of Indigenous Affairs
OID Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage
OIGIS Office of Inspector General of Intelligence and Security
OIP Office of Indigenous Policy
OIPC Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination
ONA Office of National Assessments
OPC Office of Parliamentary Council
ORIC Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations
ORS Others
OSR Online Services Report
OSW Office of the Status of Women
OTC Over the Counter
OWP Other Women's Programmes
Abbreviations Description
PACCT Proposed Publicly Funded Agencies Collaborative Counter Terrorism
PADV Partnerships Against Domestic Violence
PATS Patient Assistance Travel Schemes
PAV Protection Against Violence
PAYG Pay As You Go
PBAC Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee
PBC Prescribed Bodies Corporate
PBI Public Benevolent Institutions
PBLCI Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index
PBO Parliamentary Budget Office
PBS Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
PBS Portfolio Budget Statements
PC Personal Computer
PC Productivity Commission
PCA Permanent Court of Arbitration
PCC Pensioner Concession Card
PCIS Primary Care Information System
PDA Personal Digital Assistant
PDAE Programme Design, Analysis and Evaluation
PEFO Pre Election Economic and Fiscal Outlook
PELTHE Promotion of Excellence in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
PES Pensioner Education Supp
PGPA Public Governance, Performance and Accountability
PHIO Private Health Insurance Ombudsman
PHN Primary Health Networks
PID Public Interest Disclosure
PII Public Interest Immunity
PIP Practice Incentives Program
Pl Place
PLC People and Leader Committee
PLO Parliamentary Liaison Officer
PLR Public Lending Rights
PM Prime Minister
PMB Programme Management Board
PMC Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
PMO Prime Minister's Office
PMSP Pacific Maritime Security Programme
PMVEP Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program
PMVEP Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program
PNG Papua New Guinea
POR Provider Observation
PPL Paid Parental Leave
PPM Post Programme Monitoring
PPP Parenting Payment Partnered
PPQ Possible Parliamentary Question
PPS Parenting Payment Single
PQDS Parliamentary Questions Database System
PRODAC Australian Government Property Data Collection
Prof Professor
PSA Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
PSCC Protective Security Coordination Centre
PSM Public Service Medal
PSPMO Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister's Office
PSPP Petrol Sniffing Prevention Programme
PYLL Potential Years of Life Lost
Abbreviations Description
QA Quality Assurance
QC Queen's Council
QIC Quality Improvement Council
QILT Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching
QLD Queensland
QON Question on Notice
QTB Question Time Brief
QUT Queensland University of Technology
Abbreviations Description
R&D Research and Development
RAAF Royal Australian Air Force
RACGP Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
RAF Regional Arts Fund
RAIN Records and Information Network
RAN Royal Australian Navy
RAP Reconciliation Action Plan
RAS Remote Australia Strategies
RCIRCSA Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
RCIS Royal Commission into Intelligence and Security
Rd Road
RD Research and Development
RDAA Rural Doctors Association of Australia
RET Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism
RET Renewable Energy Target
RET Regional Employment Target
RFA Regional Forest Agreement
RFC Request for Change
RFDS Royal Flying Doctors Service
RFQ Request for Quotation
RFRI Request for Registration of Interest
RFT Request for Tender
RHD Rheumatic Heart Disease
RIA Regulatory Impact Analysis
RIF Regional Infrastructure Fund
RIPP Remote Indigenous Procurement Policy
RIS Regulatory Impact Statement
RMC Royal Military College
RNSA Research Network for a Secure Australia
RNTBC Registered Native Title Body Corporate
RoGS Report on Government Services
RSAS Remote Schools Attendance Strategy
RSAS Remote School Attendance Strategy
RSD Refugee Status Determination
RSL Returned Services League
RT HON Right Honourable
RTA Roads and Traffic Authority
RTPM Real Time Prescription Monitoring
Abbreviations Description
SA South Australia
SAAP Supported Accommodation Assistance Program
SAC Standing Advisory Committee
SAG Scientific Advisory Group
SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
SAS Special Access Scheme
SBFEO Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
SBS Special Broadcasting Service
SBT Southern Bluefin Tuna
SCNS Secretaries Committee on National Security
SCoS Standing Committee on Screening
SCOSP Secretaries Committee on Social Policy
SCOT Standing Committee on Treaties
SCR Selection Committee Report
SCRGSP Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision
SCV Special Category Visa
SDA Sex Discrimination Act
SDG Sustainable development Goals
SE Senate Estimates
SEAM School Enrolment and Attendance Measure
SECDEF Secretary of Defense
SEE Skills for Education and Employment
SEIFA Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas
Sen Senator
Sep September
SES Senior Executive Service
SEWB Social and Emotional Wellbeing
SEWPaC Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
SEZ Special Economic Zone
SHFT Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
SIDC Special Interdepartmental Committee
SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
SIEV Suspected Illegal Entry Vessel
SII Social Impact Investing
SKA Square Kilometre Array
SLA Statistical Local Area
SME Small and Medium Enterprise
SMG Senior Management Group
SNAICC Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care
SOE Standard Operating Environment
SOGW Senior Officials Group on Water
SOH Statutory Office Holders
SOM Senior Officials Meeting
SOWG Senior Officers Working Group
SPA Special Purpose Aircraft
SPCG Strategic Policy Coordination Group
SPP Special Purpose Payments
SQ Square
SRVAW Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women
SSA Social Security Act
St Street
STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
STI Sexually Transmissible Infection
SW Safety and Wellbeing
Abbreviations Description
TAS Tasmania
TB Tuberculosis
TCA Team Care Arrangement
TCF Textiles Clothing and Footwear
TEQSA Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency
TES Telstra Enterprise Services
TFN Tax File Number
TGA Therapeutic Goods Administration
TIA Telecommunications (Interception and Access)
TISA Trade In Services Agreement
TMO Taskforce Management Office
TOFA Taxation of Financial Arrangements
TP Traditional Custodians
TPP Trans-Pacific Partnership
TPS Tuition Protection Service
TSRA Torres Strait Regional Authority
TSSR Telecommunications Security Sector Reform
TTL Try, Test and Learn Fund
TWES Time to Work Employment Service
Abbreviations Description
UA Universities Australia
UAE United Arab Emirates
UAECE Universal Access to Early Childhood Education
UAT User Acceptance Training
UK United Kingdom
UMP United Medical Protection
UN United Nations
UNESCO United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNGA United Nations General Assembly
UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UoM University of Melbourne
USA United States of America
USC University of Tasmania
UTAS University of Tasmania
Abbreviations Description
VAED Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset
VAG Visits Assessments Group
VANISH Victorian Adoption Network for Information and Self Help
VC Video Conference
VCR Veteran Centric Reform
VEA Veteran’s Entitlement Act
VEMD Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset
VET Vocational Education and Training
VIC Victoria
VII Voluntary Indigenous Identifier
VIP Very Important Person
VLSM Vietnam Logistics and Support Medal
VTEC Vocational Training and Employment Centres
Abbreviations Description
WA Western Australia
WAACHS Western Australia Aboriginal Child Health Survey
WADA World Anti Doping Authority
WAM Women's Advisors Meeting
WAN Wider Area Network
WDP Women's Development Programme
WDW Women's Data Warehouse
WHA Women's Health Australia
WHO World Health Organisation
WHS Work, Health and Safety
WILPF Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
WIPO World Intellectual Property Organisation
WLDS Women’s Leadership and Development Strategy
WOG Whole of Government
WOM Women's Official Meeting
WPIT Welfare Payment Infrastructure Transformation
WTO World Trade Organisation
WWCC Working With Children Check
WWDA Women with Disabilities Australia
Abbreviations Description
YA Youth Allowance
YMCA Young Men's Christian Association
YWCA Young Women's Christian Association