What's new

Patient receiving a medical scan
2 February 2022

ARPANSA has finalised its report on 2020 radiation safety incidents using data collated from radiation regulators around the country.

27 January 2022

In another world first, ARPANSA and Swinburne University have joined forces to produce a systematic map of the scientific evidence into the impact of radio waves on the environment.

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25 November 2021

ARPANSA has released a draft advisory note on the public health considerations for disposal of radioactive waste.

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9 November 2021

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency has partnered with the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) government to support the development of a sovereign radiation monitoring capability in the region.

29 October 2021

On 29 June 2018, the ARPANSA CEO issued a Direction to ANSTO to initiate an independent safety review following a series of events with safety implications at the ANSTO Health (now Health Products) facility. ARPANSA has been monitoring progress against the implementation plan and is generally satisfied with the actions taken to date.

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21 October 2021

The annual report of the CEO of ARPANSA 2020-2021 was tabled in parliament on Tuesday 19 October 2021 and is now available in the Commonwealth government Transparency Portal.

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22 September 2021

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), one of ARPANSA’s major licence holders, has submitted an application to increase temporary storage of radioactive waste at their Lucas Heights site. ARPANSA will host a consultation forum on Wednesday 13 October.

CT imaging diagnostic reference levels
13 September 2021

ARPANSA has published updated diagnostic reference levels for medical imaging. These reference levels help clinics understand typical radiation doses received during medical imaging.

7 September 2021

ARPANSA has launched a new research framework to facilitate research of electromagnetic energy exposures and health.

Woman standing with head strapped into medical machine keeping her face still for a dental imaging procedure
2 September 2021

The ARPANSA and the Australian Dental Association (ADA) have joined together to produce a factsheet for patients to explain different types of dental imaging and the associated levels of radiation exposure. 

10 August 2021

The International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) has commenced a review of its System of Radiological Protection. The System provides recommendations for protection of people and the environment from the harmful effects of ionising radiation.

5 August 2021

In celebration of National Science Week 2021 (14-22 August), ARPANSA will be hosting an online event ‘Mobile phones and health’, with our Electromagnetic Energy (EME) Program Director, Associate Professor Sarah Loughran.

Man lying on medical bed, wearing dark black eye glasses while receiving laser treatment on his chin from a practitioner wearing blue latex gloves
28 July 2021

ARPANSA is pleased to be collaborating with Monash University to support a PhD opportunity to investigate injuries from cosmetic use of non-ionising radiation.

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26 July 2021

Recruitment is currently underway for the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA).

Deputy CEO Gillian Hirth smiling with a blurred leafy backdrop
10 June 2021

ARPANSA is proud to announce that our Chief Radiation Health Scientist and Deputy CEO, Dr Gillian Hirth, has been appointed to the Main Commission of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) for the term 2021-2025.

3 June 2021

Recent tests conducted at the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) in Paris have confirmed that the Australian Primary Standard for ionising radiation, which underpins every radiotherapy treatment for cancer in Australia, remains accurate and in-line with international standards.

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28 May 2021

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

24 May 2021

A study conducted by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) and the University of Auckland has found no link between mobile phone use and salivary gland cancers.