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Australia

Sabotage Ranking
Has Weapons-Usable Nuclear Materials
Score92
Rank2

Summary

Australia ranks 2nd in the sabotage ranking. Australia could improve its nuclear security conditions by strengthening laws and regulations to require updating of its Design Basis Threat and to mitigate the insider threat. Steps include requiring more stringent and frequent personnel vetting and requiring personnel to report suspicious behavior. Australia’s nuclear security conditions are adversely affected by the presence of groups interested in committing acts of nuclear terrorism on its territory.


Category & Indicator Scores

Category & Indicators
Rank / Score

Number Of Sites
100
=1

Number of sites
100
=1

Security and Control Measures
89
9

On-site Physical Protection
80
=18

Control and Accounting Procedures
100
=1

Insider Threat Prevention
67
=11

Response Capabilities
100
=1

Cybersecurity
100
=1

Global Norms
100
=1

International Legal Commitments
100
=1

Voluntary Commitments
100
=1

International Assurances
100
=1

Domestic Commitments and Capacity
100
=1

UNSCR 1540 Implementation
100
=1

Domestic Nuclear Security Legislation
100
=1

Independent Regulatory Agency
100
=1

Risk Environment
76
11

Political Stability
85
=5

Effective Governance
75
=8

Pervasiveness of Corruption
100
=1

Group(s) Interested in Committing Acts of Nuclear Terrorism
50
=22

Legend

= denotes tie in rank
Δ denotes change in score between 2014 and 2016
– denotes no change between 2014 and 2016
All countries are scored 0–100, where 100 = most favorable nuclear security conditions

Note on Scores

Indicator scores equal the sum of the subindicator scores. Scores are then normalized 0-100, where 100 = most favorable nuclear materials security conditions.