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Acronyms and abbreviations

AAI—Accountable Authority Instructions

ABS—Australian Bureau of Statistics

ACSC—Australian Cyber Security Centre

ACT—Australian Capital Territory

AFP—Australian Federal Police

AIA—American Institute of Architects

ALIA—Australian Library and Information Association

AIPA—ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly

ANAO—Australian National Audit Office

AND—Australian Network on Disability

AO—Officer of the Order of Australia

APH—Australian Parliament House

APLA—Association of Parliamentary Libraries of Australasia

APPF—Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum

APS—Australian Public Service

APSC—Australian Public Service Commission

ASL—Average Staffing Level

AUSLAN—Australian Sign Language

AUSPIC—Australian Government Photographer

BCR—Building Condition Rating

CMT—Competency Maintenance Training

COVID-19—Source of Coronavirus pandemic. CO for corona, ‘VI’ for virus, and ‘D’ for disease.

CPA—Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

CPRs—Commonwealth Procurement Rules

DISC—Design Integrity and Special Collections Unit

DPS—Department of Parliamentary Services

EIS—Early Intervention Scheme

EMMS—Electronic Media Monitoring Service

EPBC Act—Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

ESCR—Engineering Systems Condition Rating

FOI Act—Freedom of Information Act 1982

FTE—Full Time Equivalent

FRAIA—Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects

GJ—gigajoule

GST—Goods and Services Tax

HACCP—Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points

HCOs—Harassment Contact Officers

HIA—Head of Internal Audit

HSRs—Health and Safety Representatives

IAGDP—Indigenous Australian Government Development Program

IAP—Indigenous Apprenticeship Program

ICT—Information and Communication Technology

IFLA—International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

IFLAPARL—International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions for Parliaments Section ILS—Integrated Library System

IST—Initial Security Training

JSCPL—Joint Standing Committee on the Parliamentary Library

KMP—Key Management Personnel

KPIs—Key Performance Indicators

LCR—Landscape Condition Rating

LFRAIA—Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects

LPG—Liquefied Petroleum Gas

MP—Member of Parliament

NAIDOC—National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee

OAM—Medal of the Order of Australia

ODS—Ozone-Depleting Substances

OPC—Office of Parliamentary Counsel

PBS—Portfolio Budget Statements

PEL—Parliamentary Executive Levels

PGPA Act—Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

PGPA Rule—Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014

PICTAB—Parliamentary ICT Advisory Board

PID Act—Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013

PPE—Personal Protective Equipment

PS Act—Parliamentary Service Act 1999

PSL—Parliamentary Service Levels

PSS—Parliamentary Security Service

RAP—Reconciliation Action Plan

SA—Services Australia

SAP—DPS financial management system

SES—Senior Executive Service

SMEs—Small and Medium Enterprises

WAN—Wide Area Network

WEX—Work Exposure in Government

WHS—Work Health and Safety

WHS Act—Work Health and Safety Act 2011