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On 10 April 2022 the Australian Government assumed a caretaker role. The Government is now operating in accordance with the Caretaker Conventions, pending the outcome of the 2022 federal election. Information on Caretaker Conventions: http://www.pmc.gov.au/caretaker

Independent review of regulatory activities

Integrated Regulatory Review Service

The International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) Missions are a valuable international regulatory benchmarking exercise involving peer group review by international experts. Senior ARPANSA officers participate in these missions to other countries. The original mission to review ARPANSA’s regulatory framework and its effectiveness against IAEA Safety Standards was held in 2007, with a follow-up IRRS mission in November 2011. The second IRRS mission to Australia took place from 4-16 November 2018. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic the follow-up mission to Australia is now expected in October 2023.

Find out more about the IRRS mission.

Australian National Audit Office

In May 2014, the ANAO released its report on its examination of the effectiveness of ARPANSA's management of the regulation of Commonwealth nuclear, radiation facilities and sources, including ARPANSA’s compliance with its legislative requirements.

Find out more about the ANAO Report.