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Reader's guide

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) Annual Report 2019–2020 has been prepared in accordance with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Resource Management Guide No. 135, Annual reports for non-corporate Commonwealth entities updated in May 2020. The guide sets out ARPANSA’s annual report obligations under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 (PGPA Rule).

This year’s annual report has been prepared to inform Parliament about ARPANSA’s performance and activities in 2019–2020.

The report is available online at arpansa.gov.au/annual-reports.

The report is divided into seven parts:

PART 1: CEO foreword

CEO Carl-Magnus Larsson’s foreword.

PART 2: Agency overview

An overview of ARPANSA including its role and functions, and organisational structure.

PART 3: Report on performance

ARPANSA’s annual performance statement, report on financial performance and key performance highlights.

PART 4: Management and accountability

Information about ARPANSA’s governance, external scrutiny, fraud and risk management arrangements, workforce planning and staffing statistics. Part 4 also contains information about workplace health and safety, and freedom of information.

PART 5: Financial statements

Contains ARPANSA’s audited financial statements and a report by the Auditor-General.

PART 6: Appendices

This section includes the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998 annual
report requirements including details of advisory bodies.

PART 7: Index

Comprises an abbreviations list, glossary, reporting requirements and alphabetical index.