During the year, technical input was provided by NICNAS to NChEM, the Australian Crime Commissionís (ACC) monitoring program for precursor chemicals associated with illicit drug manufacture and the Prime Minister and Cabinet counter terrorism activities and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on the safety of the particular consumer products. NICNAS also provides technical advice to Australiaís delegations to conferences of Parties of the Stockholm and Rotterdam conventions.


NICNAS is also represented on Inter Departmental Committees (IDCs) such as the Chemicals Clearing House and the IDC providing advice to the National Nanotechnology Taskforce, established under the National Nanotechnology Strategy.