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Glossary of acronyms, abbreviations and terms

Term

Definition

AANZFTA

ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area

AHP

Australian Humanitarian Partnership

AIFFP

Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific

ANCP

Australian NGO Cooperation Program

APEC

Asia‑Pacific Economic Cooperation

APO

Australian Passport Office

APS

Australian Public Service

APSC

Australian Public Service Commission

ARF

ASEAN Regional Forum

ASEAN

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

ASEAN-ACT

ASEAN – Australia Counter Trafficking

AUSMAT

Australian Medical Assistance Team

AUSMIN

Australia – United States Ministerial Consultations

BEQUAL

Basic Education Quality and Access in Lao PDR

CANZ

Canada, Australia and New Zealand

CCTCP

Cyber and Critical Tech Cooperation Program

CEDAW

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

CEPI

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations

COVAX

the vaccines pillar of the Access to COVID‑19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator

COVAX AMC

COVAX Advance Market Commitment

CPTPP

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans‑Pacific Partnership CSEP

CSP

Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

CTBTO

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

disinformation

the intentional use of false or manipulated information to deceive and mislead target audiences for the purposes of causing strategic, political, economic, social, or personal harm

DSF

DFAT Security Framework

EAS

East Asia Summit

ECA

Export Council of Australia

FIMR

Final Investment Monitoring Report

FTA

free trade agreement

G7

Group of Seven (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK and USA)

G20

Group of Twenty (19 member countries and the European Union) –forum for international economic cooperation

GFDRR

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (World Bank)

GPE

Global Partnership for Education

GWO

Global Watch Office

HRC

UN Human Rights Council

IA-CEPA

Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement ICC

ICT

Information and communications technology

IDA

International Development Association (World Bank)

IDA

Indigenous Diplomacy Agenda

IFAM

International Freight Assistance Mechanism

IGNITE

Indigenous Network for Investment, Trade and Export

IORA

Indian Ocean Rim Association

IPPR

Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response

ISDS

investor-state dispute settlement

KPI

key performance indicator

MAC

Ministerial Advisory Council

MAP

Mekong-Australia Partnership

MC12

Twelfth Ministerial Conference of the WTO

MIKTA

Mexico, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia

misinformation

the creation and dissemination of wholly or partly false information, spread unwittingly, by error or mistake

MRA

Mutual Recognition Agreement

NATO

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NCP

New Colombo Plan

NGO

non-government organisation

NTB

non‑tariff barrier

NPT

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

OCE

Office of the Chief Economist

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OPCW

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

P4I

Partnerships for Infrastructure

PACER Plus

Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus PBS

PIF

Pacific Islands Forum

PLS

Pacific Labour Scheme

PNG

Papua New Guinea

PPE

personal protective equipment

PROSPERA

Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Economic Development Quad

RCEP

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

RCO

regional consular officer

RSO

regional security officer

SES

Senior Executive Service

SFO

Staff and Family Support Office

SWP

Seasonal Worker Programme

TIP

Trilateral Infrastructure Partnership

UNCLOS

UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

UNDRR

UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

UNICEF

United Nations Children’s Fund

VAHSI

Vaccine Access and Health Security Initiative

WHO

World Health Organization

WIL

Women in Leadership

WPS

Women, Peace and Security

WTO

World Trade Organization