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Acronyms and abbreviations

Abbreviations and acronyms

Meaning

AAIs

Accountable Authority Instructions

a/g

acting

ABS

Australian Bureau of Statistics

ACCI

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

ACTU

Australian Council of Trade Unions

AIHW

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

AMR

Australian Mesothelioma Registry

ANAO

Australian National Audit Office

APS

Australian Public Service

APSC

Australian Public Service Commission

BAU

business as usual

CEO

Chief Executive Officer

COAG

Council of Australian Governments

COMPARE

Compensation Policy and Return to Work Effectiveness

corporate plan

Safe Work Australia Corporate Plan 2019–2023

CRG

Communication Reference Group

Cth

Commonwealth

EAP

Employee Assistance Program

ECF

Employee Consultation Forum

EL

Executive Level

enterprise agreement

Safe Work Australia Enterprise Agreement 2019–2022

ERG

Evidence Reference Group

FOI Act

Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth)

GDP

gross domestic product

G20

Group of Twenty

GHS

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

GHS 7

7th revised edition of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

GST

Goods and Services Tax

HSR

Health and Safety Representative

HWCA

Heads of Workers’ Compensation Authorities

HWSA

Heads of Workplace Safety Authorities

ICT

information and communications technology

IDC

Interdepartmental Committee

IT

information technology

KMP

key management personnel

MoU

Memorandum of Understanding

NAI

national assessment instrument

NDS

National Dataset for Compensation-based Statistics

operational plan

Safe Work Australia Operational Plan 2019–20

PBS

Portfolio Budget Statements

PCBU

person conducting a business or undertaking

PGPA Act

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (Cth)

PGPA Rule

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014

RCD

respirable coal dust

RCS

respirable crystalline silica

SES

Senior Executive Service

SIG

Strategic Issues Group

SME

small or medium enterprise

TWA

time-weighted average

UNSCEGHS

United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

UVR

ultraviolet radiation

VET

vocational education and training

WES

workplace exposure standards

WHS

work health and safety

WMSD

work-related musculoskeletal disorder