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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

Kevin Bodel

 

Loes Slattery

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

AIMPE

Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers

ANZCERTA

Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement

APMA

Australian Parts Manufacturers Approval

ASA

Australian Shipowners’ Association

AUSFTA

Australia‑United States Free Trade Agreement

BASA

Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement

CASA

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

CITES

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

CTC

Change-in-Tariff-Classification

DFAT

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

DIISR

Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

EA

Executive Agreement

FAA

Federal Aviation Administration

IBRD

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

IFC

International Finance Corporation

ILO

International Labour Organisation

IMO

International Maritime Organisation

IPA

Implementation Procedures for Airworthiness

MARPOL

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships

MIGA

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

MUA

Maritime Union of Australia

NIA

National Interest Analysis

NZ

New Zealand

PACER

Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations

PSR

Product Specific Rules

RIS

Regulation Impact Statement

RVC

Regional Value Content

SCAG

Standing Committee of Attorneys-General

SPARTECA

South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Co-operation Agreement

TFIA

Textile and Fashion Industries Australia

US

United States

UNCITRAL

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

List of recommendations

3 Amendments to the Implementation Procedures for Airworthiness covering Design Approval, Production Activities, Export Airworthiness Approval, Post Design Approval Activities, and Technical Assistance between Authorities

Recommendation 1

The Committee supports the Amendments to the Implementation Procedures for Airworthiness covering Design Approval, Production Activities, Export Airworthiness Approval, Post Design Approval Activities, and Technical Assistance between Authorities and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

4 United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts 2005

Recommendation 2

The Committee supports the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

5 Exchange of Letters Constituting an Agreement to Amend Annex 4-A  (Textile or Apparel Specific Rules of Origin) of the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement

Recommendation 3

The Committee supports the Exchange of Letters Constituting an Agreement to Amend Annex 4-A (Textile or Apparel Specific Rules of Origin) of the Australia–United States Free Trade Agreement, and recommends binding treaty action be taken.

6 Exchange of Letters Constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand to amend Article 3 of the Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement, and

Exchange of Letters Constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand to amend Annex G of the Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement

Recommendation 4

The Committee supports the Exchange of Letters implementing Amendments to Article 3, and to Annex G, of the Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (ANZCERTA) and recommends binding treaty action be taken.

Recommendation 5

The Committee recommends the Minister of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research report to the Committee on the measures implemented to address the impact of ‘duty drawback’ on Australia’s Structured Apparel sector under the amendments to Article 3 and to Annex G of ANZCERTA, and monitor ongoing effects on the sector after 2012.

7 Four International Labour Organisation Treaties

Recommendation 6

The Committee supports the International Labour Organisation Protocol of 2002 to Convention No. 155 concerning Occupational Safety and Health and the Working Environment and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

Recommendation 7

The Committee supports the International Labour Organisation Convention No. 162: Convention Concerning Safety in the Use of Asbestos, and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

Recommendation 8

The Committee supports the International Labour Organisation Convention No. 175: Part Time Work, and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

Recommendation 9

The Committee supports the International Labour Organisation Convention No. 186: Maritime Labour Convention, and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

8 Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships

Recommendation 10

The Committee recommends that all future amendments to International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (MARPOL) be tabled in Parliament in sufficient time for the view of the Parliament to be taken into consideration before the period for objections to the amendments ends.

9 Amendments to the Convention Establishing the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency to Modernise the Mandate of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency and  Amendment to the International Finance Corporation Articles of Agreement

Recommendation 11

The Committee recommends that all future amendments to the Convention Establishing the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency and International Finance Corporation Articles of Agreement be tabled in Parliament in sufficient time for the view of the Parliament to be taken into consideration before the amendments come into force.

10 Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand on Trans-Tasman Court Proceedings and Regulatory Enforcement

Recommendation 12

The Committee supports the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand on Trans-Tasman Court Proceedings and Regulatory Enforcement and recommends binding treaty action be taken.


11 Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime

Recommendation 13

The Committee supports Australia’s accession to the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime and recommends binding treaty action be taken.

Recommendation 14

The Committee recommends that the Attorney General report to the Committee on any proposed amendments to Commonwealth or State and Territory law in support of the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime.

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