Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 (Cth) - Level 3

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An Act to regulate dealings in certain goods, services and technologies and for related purposes. The Act tightens Australia's export restrictions to cover intangible transfers of technology, such as software and electronic files, and services relating to defence and dual-use technologies. Dual-use technologies are those goods which have been developed to meet commercial needs, but may be used as military components or in the development of military systems. These goods are listed in the Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL). The DSGL covers ten areas:
* Nuclear Materials.
* Materials, Chemicals, Microorganisms and Toxins.
* Materials Processing.
* Electronics.
* Computers.
* Telecommunications and Information Security.
* Sensors and Lasers.
* Navigation and Avionics.
* Marine.
* Aerospace and Propulsion.
when communicating research or engaging in the transfer of technology, organisations will need to be mindful of whether the technology comes within the DSGL, whether there is a supply outside Australia or a proposed publication of the technology, and whether there is any exemption.

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