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AC Audit committee

AEST Australian Eastern Standard Time

AIMS Australian Institute of Marine Science

AIN Aircraft identification number

ANAO Australian National Audit Office

APS Australian Public Service

A&TSI Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

ATSIMS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in marine science

BIN Bareboat identification number

CAP Community access point

CEO Chief Executive Officer

COTS Crown-of-thorns starfish

CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

EIS Environmental impact statement

EL Executive level

EMC Environmental management charge

ENA Equipment notification approval

EPBC Act Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

FNA Facility notification approval

FOI Freedom of information

GBR Great Barrier Reef

GBRMPA Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

GST Goods and services tax

ICRI International Coral Reef Initiative

IHEG Indigenous Heritage Expert Group

IUCN International Union for the Conservation of Nature

LPP Late payment penalty

MNA Mooring notification approval

MPA Marine Park Authority

NESB Non-English speaking background

NESP National Environmental Science Programme

PER Public environment report

PGPA Act Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

PGPA Rule Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule

PIP Public information package

PWD People with a disability

QBFP Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol

QPWS Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

RIMReP Reef 2050 Integrated Monitoring and Reporting Program

RMS Reef Management System

RRAP Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program

SELTMP Social and Economic Long-term Monitoring Program

SES Senior Executive Service

SME Small and medium enterprises

SOW Schedule of works

STA Science and Technology Australia

TUMRA Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement

VIN Vessel identification number

VNA Vessel notification approval