Appendix 11: Abbreviations and acronyms

Acronym/abbreviation Meaning
AASB Australian Accounting Standards Board
AO Officer of the Order of Australia
APVMA Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations
ASIO Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
BEPS base erosion and profit shifting
CPA Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
DCB Department Capital Budget
DFAT Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
DPS Department of Parliamentary Services
EB Executive Band
EDRMS electronic document and records management system
GST goods and services tax
ICT information and communications technology
IMF International Monetary Fund
IPRO International and Parliamentary Relations Office
MP Member of Parliament
NZ New Zealand
OAM Medal of the Order of Australia
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OPA official public account
PACER Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations
PBIS Parliamentary and Business Information Services
PEO Parliamentary Education Office
PGPA Public Governance, Performance and Accountability
PSC Parliamentary Skills Centre
PSL Parliamentary Service Level
PWPP Pacific Women’s Parliamentary Partnerships Project
SCID Shared Committee Information Database
SES Senior Executive Service
SME small and medium enterprise
TOPS Table Offices Production System
UNDP United Nations Development Program
USA United States of America
WHS Work Health and Safety