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Preliminary pages

Membership of the Committee

Chair

Mr Kelvin Thomson MP

 

Deputy Chair

Senator Julian McGauran
(until 30/6/11)

 

Members

Ms Sharon Bird MP

Senator Simon Birmingham

 

Mr Jamie Briggs MP

Senator Michaelia Cash (until 7/7/11)

 

Mr John Forrest MP

Senator the Hon Helen Coonan (from 1/7/11)

 

Ms Sharon Grierson MP

Senator Scott Ludlam

 

Ms Kirsten Livermore MP

Senator Kerry O’Brien (until 30/6/11)

 

Ms Melissa Parke MP

Senator Louise Pratt (until 30/6/11)

 

Ms Michelle Rowland MP

Senator the Hon Lisa Singh (from 1/7/11)

 

The Hon Dr Sharman Stone MP

Senator Matthew Thistlethwaite (from 1/7/11)

 

 

Senator Anne Urquhart (from 1/7/11)

 

 

Senator Dana Wortley (until 30/6/11)


Committee Secretariat

Secretary

James Catchpole

Inquiry Secretary

Kevin Bodel

 

Andrew Gaczol

Administrative Officers

Heidi Luschtinetz

 

Michaela Whyte

Resolution of Appointment

The Resolution of Appointment of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties allows it to inquire into and report on:

  1. matters arising from treaties and related National Interest Analyses and proposed treaty actions and related Explanatory Statements presented or deemed to be presented to the Parliament;
  2. any question relating to a treaty or other international instrument, whether or not negotiated to completion, referred to the committee by:

    1. either House of the Parliament, or
    2. a Minister; and
  3. such other matters as may be referred to the committee by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and on such conditions as the Minister may prescribe.

 

List of recommendations

2 Resolution MEPC.189(60), Adopted on 26 March 2010: Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 Relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973
Recommendation 1

The Committee supports Resolution MEPC.189(60), Adopted on 26 March 201: Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 Relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

3 Protocol on Investment to the Australia - New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement
Recommendation 2

The Committee supports the Protocol on Investment to the Australia - New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

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