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.
The report covers ARPANSA’s performance against financial and strategic objectives as well as our activities as a regulator and is an important tool for public information and accountability.
- ARPANSA’s response to COVID-19
- licencing activities and significant regulatory findings
- updates on progress under our Electromagnetic Energy Action Plan to support research and public information on mobile telecommunications and health.
‘With offices in Sydney and Melbourne, ARPANSA had to navigate a range of travel and workplace restrictions during the 2020-21 financial year,’ said Dr Carl-Magnus Larsson, ARPANSA CEO.
‘With the learnings from the first half of 2020, we were able to adjust work activities to continue our work, including regulatory activities and providing vital services to healthcare providers while many of our staff worked remotely.’
The report also includes information on ARPANSA’s digital transformation and workforce planning activities to ensure the ongoing success of the agency.
‘ARPANSA staff undertake a range of specialist roles that help to maintain Australia’s position as a leader in radiation protection’, said Dr Larsson, ‘we’re investing in the systems and plans required to support a sustainable, high-performing workforce into the future.’