The Australian Paint Approval Scheme (APAS) develops minimum performance standards for coatings; tests and approves products available on the market; and publishes an annual List of Approved Products complying with APAS specifications. It also audits manufacturers to ensure they are complying with industry best practice manufacturing standards.
CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Australian Consulate General Geneva, Switzerland, Australian Permanent Mission to the Office of the United Nations, Australian Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organisation, Australian Delegation to the Conference on Disarmament.
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) is the National Registration Authority for Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals. The APVMA operates the Australian system which evaluates, registers and regulates agricultural and veterinary chemicals.
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
The Australian Pictorial Thesaurus (APT) is a collection of topic terms for indexing Australian images. The APT uses contemporary Australian terminology to describe objects, people, places and structures, activities and concepts depicted in an image. It ensures the common description of pictorial collections across Australian libraries, museums and archives.
The Australian Prime Ministers Centre supports research into the history, origins and traditions of Australian democracy, with a particular focus on Australian prime ministers. The centre, part of the Museum of Australian Democracy, is located in Old Parliament House in Canberra and includes a library, an exhibition, facts out Australia's Prime Ministers and a research program.
Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
Provides information on prints and printmaking by artists from Australia, Aboriginal Australia, the Torres Strait Islands and the Asia Pacific region and gives free online access to over 22,000 images.
The Australian Public Service Commission is responsible for providing advice to the Government on the APS; providing advice on strategic people management; supporting the implementation of Government policy; contributing to effective APS leadership and evaluating and reporting on the performance of the APS. Formerly known as the Public Service Merit Protection Commission (PSMPC).
The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) is an Australian Government agency charged with responsibility for protecting the health and safety of people, and the environment, from the harmful effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
The Australian Rail Track Corporation Ltd (ARTC) was created after the Australian and State governments agreed in 1997 to the formation of a 'one stop' shop for all operators seeking access to the National interstate rail network. ARTC currently has responsibility for the management of 4430 route kilometres of standard gauge interstate track, mainly in South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia.
The Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC) was established in response to the withdrawal of terrorism insurance cover by insurance companies following terrorist attacks around the world and particularly as a result of the events of September 11 2001 in the United States. The ARPC is a statutory corporation established under the Terrorism Insurance Act 2003 to offer reinsurance for terrorism risk in Australia.
The Australian Research Council (ARC) provides advice to the Government on research funding and research policy, and promotes the conduct of research and research training of the highest quality for the benefit of the Australian community. The Council has a special responsibility for basic research, research in the higher education sector and research training.
Australian Screen brings together material from the vast collections of the National Film and Sound Archive, the National Archives of Australia, the ABC, SBS, and AIATSIS in a unique collaboration. It represents over 1,300 Australian feature films, documentaries, television programs, newsreels, advertisements, short films, animations and home-movies produced over the last 100 years, with clips and curators' notes.
The Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) is Australia's overseas intelligence collection agency. Its primary function is to obtain and distribute information, not readily available by other means, about the capabilities, intentions and activities of individuals or organisations outside Australia, which may impact on Australian interests, and the wellbeing of its citizens.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is an independent government body that enforces and administers Corporations Law and consumer protection law for investments, life and general insurance, superannuation and banking (except lending) throughout Australia. Their purpose is to reduce fraud and unfair practices in financial markets and financial products so consumers use them confidently and companies and markets perform effectively.
The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) is Australia's security service. ASIO's main role is to gather information and produce intelligence that will enable it to warn the government about activities or situations that might endanger Australia's national security.
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is the national regulator for Australia's vocational education and training sector. ASQA regulates courses and training providers to ensure nationally approved quality standards are met.