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CBRN security

NSW maintains a multi-agency chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) capability which supports a National CBRN Security Strategy.

The NSW CBRN/Hazardous Materials Steering Committee is responsible for the development, maintenance and review of CBRN and Hazardous Materials prevention, preparedness, response and recovery capabilities within NSW. This committee also oversights the implementation of the National CBRN Security Strategy within NSW and provides specialist advice to the NSW Government.

The NSW Government actively participates in the development of national policy reform agreed to by the Council of Australian Governments including the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Security - agreement to a National CBRN Strategy to a national approach to prevent the misuse of CBRN materials and the regulation of ammonium nitrate and explosives.