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Glossary and abbreviations

AANZFTA

ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area

AASB

Australian Accounting Standards Board

ACCC

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

ACL

Australian Consumer Law

ACMA

Australian Communications and Media Authority

ACSC

Australian Cyber Security Centre

ACT

Australian Capital Territory

ADSL

asymmetric digital subscriber line

AEMC

Australian Energy Market Commission

AEMO

Australian Energy Market Operator

AER

Australian Energy Regulator

ALRC

Australian Law Reform Commission

AMAG

Australian Made, Australian Grown

ANAO

Australian National Audit Office

Anor

another

ANZ

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

AO

Order of Australia

APCC

ACCC Performance Consultative Committee

APEC

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

APES

Accounting Professional and Ethical Standard

APS

Australian Public Service

ARTC

Australian Rail Track Corporation

ASEAN

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

ASIC

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

ASX

Australian Securities Exchange

ATO

Australian Taxation Office

BNPL

buy now pay later

CAANZ

Consumer Affairs Australia New Zealand

CAF

COAG Legislative and Governance Forum on Consumer Affairs

CCA

Competition and Consumer Act 2010

CCC

Consumer Consultative Committee

CCG

Customer Consultative Group

CCP

Consumer Challenge Panel

CCU

Commercial Construction Unit

CDPP

Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

CDR

Consumer Data Right

CDRAC

Compliance and Dispute Resolution Advisory Committee

CEO

Chief Executive Officer

CEPA

Cambridge Economic Policy Associates Ltd

CFMMEU

Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union

CFO

Chief Finance Officer

CHESS

Clearing House Electronic Subregister System

CLIP

Competition Law Implementation Program

Co

company

CO

Commonwealth Ombudsman

COAG

Council of Australian Governments

COO

Chief Operating Officer

CoO Amendment Act

Competition and Consumer Amendment (Country of Origin) Act 2017

CPRC

Consumer Policy Research Centre

CRG

Consumer Reference Group

CRIS

Consulation Regulation Impact Statement

CSS

Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme

Cth

Commonwealth

DCB

Departmental Capital Budget

DMO

Default Market Offer

DNSPs

distribution network service providers

DORC

depreciated optimised replacement cost

DPI

Digital Platforms Inquiry

DTCS

domestic transmission capacity service

ECA

Energy Consumers Australia

EGM

Executive General Manager

EIAC

Education and Information Advisory Committee

EL

Executive Level

EME

Energy Made Easy

ENA

Energy Networks Australia

ESB

Energy Security Board

FBT

Fringe Benefits Tax

FCAI

Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries

FCAS

frequency control ancillary services

FOI Act

Freedom of Information Act 1982

FRR

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Financial Reporting) Rule 2015

FSCB

Financial Services Competition Branch

FTOG

Fair Trading Operations Group

FuelCC

Fuel Consultative Committee

FX

foreign exchange

GCR

Global Competition Review

GJ

gigajoule

GM

General Manager

GRAD

graduate

GST

Goods and Services Tax

HD

high definition

Hon.

honourable

IAU

Interstate Access Undertaking

ICC

Infrastructure Consultative Committee

ICN

International Competition Network

ICPEN

International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network

ICT

information and communication technology

IMT

international money transfer

ISP

Integrated System Plan

IT

information technology

IFA

individual flexibility arrangement

IP

intellectual property

IP

internet protocol

IPART

Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of NSW

KPI

key performance indicator

kV

kilovolt

kW

kilowatt

L

lawyer

LCF

Litigation Contingency Fund

LED

light emitting diode

LGBTIQ+

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer and other sexual and gender identities

LNG

liquefied natural gas

LPG

liquefied petroleum gas

Ltd

Limited

MBA

Measuring Broadband Australia

MLO

Market Liquidity Obligations

MTAS

mobile terminating access service

MP

Member of Parliament

MW

megawatt

N/A

not applicable

NABERS

National Australian Built Environment Rating System

NADI

non-azide driver inflator

NADI 5-AT

NADIs using 5-aminotetrazole

NBN

National Broadband Network

NEM

National Electricity Market

NER

National Electricity Rules

NICS

National Indigenous Consumer Strategy

NCRC

National Cabinet Reform Committee

NRAS

National Rental Affordability Scheme

NSW

New South Wales

NT

Northern Territory

NZCC

New Zealand Commerce Commission

OAIC

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

OBIAC

Open Banking Implementation Advisory Committee

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OPA

Official Public Account

Ors

others

PBS

Portfolio Budget Statement

PGPA Act

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

PGPA Rule

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014

PNO

Port of Newcastle Operations Pty Ltd

POH

Public Office Holder

PP&E

property, plant and equipment

PRAC

Policy and Research Advisory Committee

PRT

Pandemic Response Team

PSM

Public Service Medal

PSOG

Product Safety Operations Group

PSS

Public Sector Superannuation Scheme

PSSap

PSS accumulation plan

Pty Ltd

Proprietary Limited

Qld

Queensland

RAAP

CDR Register and Accreditation Application Platform

RAB

regulated asset base

RAP

Reconciliation Action Plan

Retail Law

National Energy Retail Law

RIS

Regulation Impact Statement

RIT-T

regulatory investment test for transmission

RMS

Rehabilitation Management System

RoLR

retailer of last resort

RRO

Retailer Reliability Obligation

SA

South Australia

SAN

Scams Awareness Network

SES

Senior Executive Service

SLC Unit

Substantial Lessening of Competition Unit

SME

Small and Medium Enterprise

t/a

trading as

Tas

Tasmania

TGA

Therapeutic Goods Administration

TTR

tilt table ratio

TV

television

UCT

unfair contract terms

UK

United Kingdom

UN

United Nations

UNCTAD

United Nations Council on Trade And Development

US(A)

United States of America

VCR

Value of Customer Reliability

VET

vocational education and training

Vic

Victoria

WA

Western Australia

WHS Act

Work Health and Safety Act 2011