Who Is ARPANSA?
The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA), as part of the Health and Ageing Portfolio, is an Australian Federal Government agency charged with the responsibility for protecting the health and safety of people, and the environment, from the harmful effects of ionising and non ionising radiation. The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing has executive responsibility for ARPANSA.
They Achieve This By:
- Building and maintaining expertise in measurement of radiation and assessment of health impacts.
- Advising the Government and others, and providing information to the public, on issues related to radiation protection and nuclear safety;
- Using licensing powers and working with Commonwealth entities to ensure the safety of the radiation facilities and sources operated by them;
- Leading the development of standards, codes of practice, guidelines and other relevant material to support radiation protection and nuclear safety throughout Australia;
- Playing a leading role in the activities of relevant national and international organisations, representing the interests of ARPANSA and Australia;
- Offering high quality scientific services;
- Undertaking research and development in radiation protection and nuclear safety;
- Building strategic partnerships, especially with the States and relevant academic and research organisations and;
- Being honest, open and accountable to the public and their elected representatives.
To see more about ARPANSA and to find out more about what they do, please visit ARPANSA here