• 8 Feb 2021 11:34 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Keith Baldry has announced that on 4 February 2021 the Radiation Protection and Control Bill 2021 passed its final stages in the Legislative Council and will now become an Act of Parliament.

    This is a landmark step for radiation protection in South Australia. Among many reforms and improvements, the new Act introduces a general duty of care, and a risk based harms approach including establishing the offence of causing radiation harm. It also introduces tools such as Orders to enable more effective regulatory approaches. The new Act enables us to implement important national commitments such as for security of radioactive sources. It will enable us to move to more modern, risk based regulatory approaches.

    I would like to acknowledge the contribution from the EPA radiation and legislative policy teams who have effectively drafted the Bill and steered it through Parliament. I would also like to acknowledge the contribution of EPA staff who have since left the organisation. The next steps include formulating regulations under the Act, which will include a consultation process.

    Keith is the Director of Science and Information at the South Australian Environment Protection Authority

    ARPS members are have contributed consultation on the Bill, and look forward to engaging with EPA to develop the Regulations. ARPS would like to congratulate the SA EPA and their staff for achieving this milestone.

  • 4 Feb 2021 10:20 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on the System of Radiological Protection are now available on the there website.

    Or a direct link to the PDF download

  • 29 Jan 2021 9:38 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Once again in 2021 we are offering STA members the opportunity to apply for eight scholarships to attend the 21st-anniversary Science meets Parliament.

    Science meets Parliament brings Australian scientists and technologists together for professional development, networking, and to meet with MPs and Senators. It is a highlight of the annual parliamentary calendar and has enhanced mutual understanding between Parliamentarians and scientists as well as fostering enduring partnerships and collaborations.

    Two (2) Scholarships are open to STEM practitioners in each of the following categories: 

    • Indigenous STEM Scholarships for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people
    • STEM Pride scholarships for people who identify as LGBTQI+
    • Regional STEM scholarships for STEM practitioners who work in remote or regional Australia (>150km from a major capital city)
    • Technology scholarships for STEM practitioners working in the technologically based areas of engineering and information technology.
    Applications will close on 17 February 2021, with recipients to be contacted by 23 February and an announcement made shortly after.

    You will find more information and the application to apply here.

    Lastly I would like to give thanks to our generous scholarship supporters. 

  • 10 Dec 2020 12:10 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Registration is open for two virtual RESRAD training courses in January 2021. The first one is a basic RESRAD training course that will be held on January 11-15, 2021. The second one includes advanced RESRAD-ONSITE and RESRAD-OFFSITE features along with RESRAD-BIOTA and RESRAD-RDD codes training that will be held on January 18-22, 2021.

    For additional information and registration, please visit or send an email to:

  • 10 Dec 2020 11:09 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    ARPS invites a young career professional to participate in a round table discussion on the topic Radiation Protection Future and Our Dreams

    ARPS is looking for an early career professional (under 40 years of age) with demonstrated interest and contributions in the field of radiation protection. The selected person will be nominated to take part in a 60 minute regional web round table discussion on the topic of Radiation Protection and Our Dreams. Two other nominations in the round table will also be early career professionals selected by the Japan Health Physics Society and the Korean Association of Radiation Protection. They will be accompanied by Dr Haruyuki Ogino, Bo Lindell Medallist announced for 2021. Bo Lindell award is announced by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) for a young career scientist for exemplary contribution to the promotion of radiological protection. 


    The round table is scheduled in January 2021. To be selected, please apply via a return email by 17 December 2020.  Kindly attach a resume and 1 page of information which demonstrates your scientific, and professional contributions in the field of radiation protection, including service to ARPS.  


    This round table is an opportunity to broaden your professional footprint and network on a regional scale, and also provide motivation for other early career professionals. Professor Fujio Fujibuchi, the meeting organiser, is expected to write about the views expressed during the round table as a publication in the Journal of Radiation Protection and Research.

    Please contact:

  • 24 Nov 2020 3:30 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and the proposed host of The International Radiation Protection Association Congress, 2028.
    Would you like to know more?

    Then visit:

  • 18 Nov 2020 10:38 AM | Matthew (Administrator)


    Study results webinar: national database to improve impact assessments for life of mine activities

    NERA, together with our project partners Flinders University, BHP, Heathgate resources, ARPANSA, ANSTO, JRHC Enterprises & OZ Minerals invite you to join us for this webinar as we release the first results from an Australian collaborative research project that is helping to improve and reduce uncertainties with environmental radiological impact assessments in the energy and mining sectors.

    About the webinar
    Please join us and project leads Dr Gillian Hirth (ARPANSA), Jim Hodros (JRHC Enterprises), Dr Angel Rea (Flinders University) and Tim Duff (NERA) share industry learnings and key results of a collaborative two-year research project, which conducted fundamental research into the levels of radiation in flora, fauna and soils in Australia's arid environments. This is important data that underpins the understanding of potential radiological impacts from mining on flora and fauna.

    The results of this joint industry–research–national authority project contribute to the national database of radiation concentration ratios of flora, fauna and soils in areas of Australia not previously surveyed. The database will be an invaluable resource for industries in the arid and semi-arid regions of Australia that are required to assess their environmental radiological impact, and will improve both the environmental approval and mine closure processes.  

    Key details

    • Date: Tuesday 1 December, 2020
    • Time: 11am-12pm (AEDT) | 8am-9am (AWST)
    • Register HERE to attend webinar

    This one-hour webinar will feature:

    • Background to the collaborative research project
    • Summary of key project results
    • Understanding of the industry application and how the database can be used
    • Discussion of next steps and how the database can be expanded
    • Live Q&A with key project participants

    Attend the webinar

    Simply register here to receive details to dial in to the webinar. If you have any queries regarding the webinar, please contact NERA


    This event is proudly supported by NERA (National Energy Resources Australia), Australia's independent industry Growth Centre for the energy resources sector.

  • 16 Oct 2020 12:53 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    ICRP International Conference on Recovery After Nuclear Accidents, Radiological Protection Lessons from Fukushima and Beyond is happening on the 1 - 4 December 2020.

    Registration is Free and now open.

    Abstract Submission Deadline 31 October.

    Find more information by following this link:

  • 15 Oct 2020 2:10 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    We are writing to remind you of ARPANSA’s public consultation on the draft ‘Standard for Limiting Exposure to Radiofrequency Fields – 100 KHz to 300 GHz’. Given the importance of this standard and to ensure that stakeholders had adequate time to submit feedback, the original closing date for the consultation of 30 September 2020 was extended to 21 October 2020.


    As you have been identified as an important stakeholder with expertise and/or interests in the area of RF EME protection, ARPANSA would like to encourage you, if you have not done so already, to make a submission on the draft ‘Standard for Limiting Exposure to Radiofrequency Fields – 100 KHz to 300 GHz’ (RPS S-1).


    We would like to thank all of the stakeholders that have already provided a submission to the consultation.


    Details on the consultation including the new draft standard and instructions on how to make a submission are available at


    We would like to thank you in advance for your participation in this important consultation.


    Kind regards

    Dr Ken Karipidis
    Assistant Director
    Assessment and Advice Section
    Radiation Health Services Branch
    Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

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