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Australia’s action plan for addressing international radiation and nuclear safety review

28 May 2021

ARPANSA works with international bodies to share knowledge and develop best practice radiation protection and nuclear safety through regulation.

In November 2018, Australia hosted an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regulatory review to assess Australia’s national arrangements for radiation protection and nuclear safety. 

ARPANSA has now published Australia’s Action Plan to implement the findings from the review, following endorsement by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) in December 2020.

‘This action plan is the result of extensive engagement with other parts of government at the federal and state and territory level. The implementation of this action plan will help progress uniformity of radiation regulation across jurisdictions and contribute to our work in maintaining a safe radiation environment for all Australians’ said Dr Carl-Magnus Larsson, CEO of ARPANSA.

The review resulted in 23 recommendations and 12 suggestions and the Action Plan has been developed to address these findings. 

A follow up mission to assess Australia’s progress in responding to the 2018 review is expected to occur in 2023.

You can access Australia’s Action Plan at https://www.arpansa.gov.au/sites/default/files/irrs_action_plan.pdf