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Preliminary pages

Membership of the Committee

43rd Parliament

Chair

Mr Kelvin Thomson MP

 

Deputy Chair

Senator Julian McGauran

 

Members

Ms Sharon Bird MP

Senator Simon Birmingham

 

Mr Jamie Briggs MP

Senator Michaelia Cash

 

Mr John Forrest MP

Senator Scott Ludlam

 

Ms Sharon Grierson MP

Senator Kerry O’Brien

 

Ms Kirsten Livermore MP

Senator Louise Pratt

 

Ms Melissa Parke MP

Senator Dana Wortley

 

Ms Michelle Rowland MP

 

 

Hon. Dr Sharman Stone MP

 

Committee Secretariat

Secretary

James Catchpole

Inquiry Secretary

Loes Slattery

 

Julia Searle

Administrative Officers

Heidi Luschtinetz

 

Dorota Cooley

42nd Parliament

Chair

Mr Kelvin Thomson MP

 

Deputy Chair

Senator Julian McGauran

 

Members

Mr Jamie Briggs MP

Senator Simon Birmingham

 

Hon. Duncan Kerr SC MP

Senator Michaelia Cash

 

Mr John Forrest MP

Senator Don Farrell

 

Ms Jill Hall MP

Senator Scott Ludlam

 

Hon. John Murphy MP

Senator Louise Pratt

 

Ms Belinda Neal MP

Senator Dana Wortley

 

Ms Melissa Parke MP

 

 

Mr Luke Simpkins MP

 

Committee Secretariat

Secretary

Russell Chafer (from 16/7/10)
Jerome Brown (until 15/7/10)

Inquiry Secretaries

Kevin Bodel

 

Julia Searle

Researcher

Jennifer Bowles
(until 30/7/10)

Administrative Officers

Heidi Luschtinetz

 

Dorota Cooley

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 abbreviations

ACSA

Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement

ACWL

Advisory Centre on WTO Law

AGD

Attorney-General’s Department

ATO

Australian Taxation Office

DBCDE

Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

DFAT

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

EU

European Union

FaHCSIA

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

GMDSS

Global Maritime Distress and Safety System

HNS

Hazardous and Noxious Substances

IMSO

International Mobile Satellite Organization

INMARSAT

International Maritime Satellite Organization

JSCOT

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

LRIT

Long Range Identification and Tracking

NIAs

National Interest Analyses

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

QSF

Quality of Service Fund

RIS

Regulation Impact Statement

UK

United Kingdom

UTML

Uniform Trade Measurement Legislation

UPU

Universal Postal Union

WTO

World Trade Organisation

WWTG

World Wine Trade Group

List of recommendations

2 Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Japan concerning Reciprocal Provision of Supplies and Services between the Australian Defence Force and the Self-Defense Forces of Japan

Recommendation 1

The Committee supports the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Japan concerning Reciprocal Provision of Supplies and Services between the Australian Defence Force and the Self-Defense Forces of Japan and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

3 Air Services Agreements with Brunei Darussalam, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom

Recommendation 2

The Committee supports the Exchange of Notes amending the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam relating to Air Services and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

Recommendation 3

The Committee supports the Agreement between Australia and the Kingdom of Spain relating to Air Services and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.


Recommendation 4

The Committee supports the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Swiss Federal Council relating to Air Services and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

Recommendation 5

The Committee supports the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning Air Services and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

4 Agreement with the European Union on the Security of Classified Information

Recommendation 6

The Committee supports the Agreement between Australia and the European Union on the Security of Classified Information and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

5 Universal Postal Union

Recommendation 7

The Committee supports the Universal Postal Union: Eighth Additional Protocol to the Constitution of 10 July 1964, as amended; Convention and Final Protocol; First Additional Protocol to the General Regulations; and Postal Payment Services Agreement, and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

6 Second Protocol to the Social Security Agreement with Austria

Recommendation 8

The Committee supports the Second Protocol to the Agreement Between Australia and the Republic of Austria on Social Security and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

7 Double Taxation Agreement with Turkey

Recommendation 9

The Committee supports the Convention between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Turkey for the Avoidance of Double Taxation with Respect to Taxes on Income and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion, and Protocol and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

8 World Wine Trade Group Agreement on Requirements for Wine Labelling

Recommendation 10

The Committee supports the World Wine Trade Group Agreement on Requirements for Wine Labelling, and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

9 Amendments to the Convention on the International Mobile Satellite Organization

Recommendation 11

The Committee supports the Amendments to the Convention on the International Mobile Satellite Organization and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

10 Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims

Recommendation 12

The Committee supports denunciation of the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976 and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

11 Agreement establishing the Advisory Centre on WTO Law

Recommendation 13

The Committee supports accession to the Agreement Establishing the Advisory Centre on WTO Law and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

12 Air services agreements with Brazil, Mexico and Turkey

Recommendation 14

The Committee supports the Air Services Agreement between the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Government of Australia and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.


Recommendation 15

The Committee supports the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United Mexican States relating to Air Services and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

Recommendation 16

The Committee supports the Air Services Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Turkey and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

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