Reader’s guide

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) Annual Report 2016–17 has been prepared in accordance with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Resource Management Guide No.135, Annual reports for non-corporate Commonwealth entities updated in July 2017.

This year’s annual report has been prepared to inform Parliament about ARPANSA’s performance and activities in 2016–17. The report is available in hard copy and online at

The report is divided into seven parts. 

PART 1: CEO foreword

CEO Carl-Magnus Larsson’s foreword.

PART 2: Agency overview

An overview of ARPANSA including its role and functions, organisational structure and outcome and program structure.

PART 3: Report on performance

ARPANSA’s Annual Performance Statement, report on financial performance and key performance highlights.

PART 4: Management and accountability

Information about ARPANSA’s governance, external scrutiny, fraud and risk management arrangements, workforce planning and human resources. Part 4 also contains other annual report requirements including information about workplace health and safety, freedom of information and grant programs.

PART 5: Financial statements

Contains ARPANSA’s audited financial statements and a report by the Auditor-General.

PART 6: Appendices

This section includes the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998 Annual Report requirements and details of our council and committees.

PART 7: Index

Comprises of an alphabetical index, glossary and abbreviations.

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