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The Australian Trade Commission – Austrade - contributes to Australia’s economic prosperity by helping Australian businesses, education institutions, tourism operators, governments and citizens as they develop international markets; win productive foreign direct investment; promote international education; strengthen Australia’s tourism industry; and seek consular and passport services.
The department’s role is to advance the interests of Australia and Australians internationally. This involves working to strengthen Australia’s security; enhancing Australia’s prosperity; delivering an effective and high quality aid programme; and helping Australian travellers and Australians overseas.
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is constituted under the Defence Act 1903, its mission is to defend Australia and its national interests. In fulfilling this mission, Defence serves the Government of the day and is accountable to the Commonwealth Parliament which represents the Australian people to efficiently and effectively carry out the Government's defence policy.
The Australian Department of Agriculture's role is to develop and implement policies and programs that ensure Australia's agricultural, fisheries, food and forestry industries remain competitive, profitable and sustainable.
ASIS's primary goal is to obtain and distribute secret intelligence about the capabilities, intentions and activities of individuals or organisations outside Australia, which may impact on Australia's interests and the well-being of its citizens.
AGO is the lead geospatial and imagery intelligence organisation in the Department of Defence. Its purpose is to provide geospatial intelligence from imagery and other sources, in support of Australia's defence and national interests.
The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security is an independent statutory office holder who reviews the activities of the six intelligence agencies referred to as the “Australian Intelligence Community”.
The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) provides foreign signals intelligence, known as Sigint, to the Australian Defence Force and Australian Government to support military and strategic decision-making.
Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO), where information from a range of sources both nationally and around the globe is transformed into reliable and incisive insights that help defend Australia and protect its interests.
ONI is responsible for enterprise level management of the National Intelligence Community (NIC) and ensures a single point of accountability to the Prime Minister and National Security Committee of Cabinet. ONI undertakes the production of all-source intelligence assessments for government and maintains the Open Source Centre.
Find information on Australia's federal law enforcement, national and transport security, criminal justice, emergency management, multicultural affairs and immigration and border-related functions and agencies. Resources and publications include annual reports, budget and information, reviews and inquiries relating to research and statistics.
Our Capability Framework has been developed using the Australian Public Service (APS) Integrated Leadership System (ILS) as a foundation. It is future focused, it supports our strategic intent, reflects our language and our unique role, and frames the workforce required to achieve excellence.
Australia has strong trade ties with the rest of the world. Its location has also allowed Australia to become a major supplier to markets in the Asia-Pacific region. The Australian Government has a number of policies that seek to develop and assist Australian businesses involved in international trade. Regulation also exists to protect domestic industries, consumers, and the environment from harmful and dangerous goods imported from overseas.
This Instruction and Guideline specifies issues surrounding the valuation of imported goods, including:
* An introduction to customs valuation;
* An examination of relevant legislation;
* Customs valuation methodology;
* An encyclopaedia of valuation terminology; and,
* Australian Border Force’s Valuation Advice Service
Federal Criminal Law is a practice tool for anyone working in the field of federal criminal law. Case references and expert annotations to legislative provisions enables the interpretation of legislation with ease. Federal Criminal Law deals with the primary areas of practice encompassing drugs offences, customs offences, corporations and tax offences, migration offences, social security offences.