Australia Group


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Australia Group

An informal international organization intended to identify exports needing to be controlled so as to prevent the spread of chemical and biological weapons. It was established in 1985 and held its first meeting in 1989. Its members include 40 countries and the European Commission.
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US congratulates India on becoming the newest member of the Australia Group, an informal forum that seeks to prevent proliferation of chemical weapons and biological weapons, and which now counts 43 members," US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert, said, in a statement.
The two Prime Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to work together for India to become a full member in the remaining three international export control regimes: Nuclear Suppliers Group, Wassenaar Arrangement and Australia Group, with the aim to strengthen the international non-proliferation efforts.
I am happy to announce that India has joined the Australia Group on January 19, 2018, following the completion of internal procedures for joining this group," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in his weekly media briefing here.
Global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and National Australia Group Europe (NAGE) have signed an application development and management agreement that extends their existing contract for an additional three years to 2015.
The informal Australia Group coordinates export controls on CBW-related materials and technology.
For example, it implements the Wassenaar Arrangement, the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), the Nuclear Suppliers' Group (NSG), the Australia Group, and the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling, and Use of Chemical Weapons and their Destruction with Annexes; in force, April 29, 1997.
The largest shareholder, Commonwealth Bank of Australia Group, holds 12 percent of Bank's shares.
Partners in the research include Origin Energy, Westpac, Insurance Australia Group, Visy and the CSIRO.
Yorkshire Bank -part of the National Australia Group -gave guests the chance to hear about the products and services it provides to local companies, as well as sample southern hemisphere hospitality.
The so-called Australia Group, set up under Australian initiative, now consists of 32 signatory countries, including the United States and Japan.
Yorkshire Bank, part of the international financial services company National Australia Group, has launched a WAP-based mobile Internet banking service.
SOUTHLAKE, Texas -- Virgin Australia group of airlines today announced it will transition to ticketed operations by introducing the new SabreSonic[R] Customer Sales and Service (CSS) system, a next generation reservations system.
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