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Australian Development Corporation Performance Report 2022-2023

ANSTO’s international development activities captured in Australian Development Corporation Performance Report 2022-2023

ANSTO’s activities to support the broader initiatives of the Australian Development Corporation (ADC) were noted by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department Australian Government Department of Industry, Science and Resources in the inaugural Performance report of the ADC.

The contribution of ANSTO is among those of other portfolio agencies who contribute strongly to international science, innovation, industry and resources cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region through partnerships aimed at boosting collaboration, commercialisation and use of Australian research and development.

“We are very pleased to see the achievements of nuclear science and technology, primarily through activities linked to the International Atomic Energy Agency, recognised in this report,” said Ms Natascha Spark, Senior Manager, International Affairs. 

“As the major annual report on Australia’s development programme, this report is widely read. “

The following activities were included:

ANSTO manages regional programs to build capacity among Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia member states in combating food fraud using nuclear technology. It delivers training courses with regional partners in cancer care to strengthen regional capability to produce cyclotron-based radiopharmaceuticals. ANSTO has supported accurate reporting and understanding of topics related to nuclear science and uplifted women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and nuclear-related careers through its regional delivery of the International Atomic Energy Agency Supporting Women for Nuclear Science Education and Communications training course and other lectures to Pacific partners on the role of nuclear science and technology in addressing agriculture, climate change and human health objectives. As an International Atomic Energy Agency Collaborating Centre, ANSTO seeks to tackle provenance and the authentication of products of illicit trade; the use of isotopes to study water and climate change; the use of nuclear techniques to understand the impact of environmental and atmospheric pollutants; and the use of nuclear and isotopic techniques to investigate art, archaeology and cultural heritage materials.

IAEA Radiochemistry training course
ANSTO shared radiochemistry expertise with an IAEA training course in 2023

The Performance of Australian Development Cooperation (PADC) report, launched on 2 April 2024, is the inaugural annual development performance report under Australia’s new International Development Policy.

The report is part of the Government’s commitment to enhancing the transparency and accountability of Australia’s development program.

The PADC report shows that Australia’s international development program is effective and having real impact by making a significant contribution to our partners’ and neighbours’ development priorities as we work together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Read more about the results in the snapshot document.


CollaboratorsInternational Atomic Energy Agency