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We are the Australian Government’s primary authority on radiation protection and nuclear safety. We protect the Australian people and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation through understanding risks, best practice regulation, research, policy, services, partnerships and engaging with the community.

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6 December 2019

In June 2018, ARPANSA issued a direction to its licence holder, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), to initiate an independent review of its approach to occupational radiation safety at its nuclear medicine facility operated by ANSTO Health, now known as Health Products.

4 December 2019

Dr Ken Karipidis, ARPANSA’s Assistant Director of Assessment and Advice, recently attended a workshop hosted by the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) to explore effects of electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields on animals and plants.

Legal regulations
27 November 2019

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (ARPANS) Regulations provide a framework for ensuring Commonwealth Government bodies that use or produce radiation conduct their work in a safe and responsible manner.