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Report 122: Treaties tabled on 23 August, 13 and 20 September and 13 October 2011

22 November 2011

© Commonwealth of Australia 2011
ISBN 978-0-642-79610-3 (Printed version)
ISBN 978-0-642-79611-0 (HTML version)

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Preliminary Pages (PDF 115KB)
 
Chapter 1 Introduction (PDF 93KB)

Purpose of the report
Conduct of the Committee’s review
Minor treaty action

 
Chapter 2 Agreement for the Establishment of the International Anti-Corruption Academy as an International Organization (done at Vienna on 2 September 2010) (PDF 114KB)

Introduction
Australia’s interest in the Agreement
Obligations
Ratification
Implementation
Costs
Conclusion

 
Chapter 3 Agreement between the Government of Australia and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) for Co-Operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (PDF 150KB)

Introduction
Background and Overview
Australia’s interest in the Agreement
Obligations
Implementation
Practical outcomes
Costs
Community Concerns
Conclusion

 
Chapter 4 International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (New York, 14 April 2005) (PDF 129KB)

Introduction
Timing
Reservations
Reasons for Australia to take the proposed treaty action
Obligations
Nuclear terrorism offences
Preventive measures
Investigation and prosecution
Judicial cooperation
Seizing radioactive material or devices or nuclear facilities
Dispute settlement procedures
Implementation
Specific provisions
Concerns over the treaty’s timing
Conclusion

 
Chapter 5 Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (Rome, 29 December 2006) and Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean (Auckland, 14 November 2009) (PDF 256KB)

Background and Overview
High seas fisheries
Australian high seas fishing fleet
Non highly migratory species
Origin of the treaties
The precautionary approach and the ecosystem based approach
Area covered
Obligations
Benefits for Australia

 
Chapter 6 Air Services Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Czech Republic (New York, 24 September 2010) and Exchange of Notes constituting an Amendment to the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam relating to Air Services (done at Canberra on 31 July 1995) (Hanoi, TBA 2011) (PDF 130KB)

Introduction
Background
Air Services Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Czech Republic
Reasons for Australia to take the proposed treaty action
Obligations
Implementation
Costs
Exchange of Notes constituting an Amendment to the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam relating to Air Services
Overview and national interest summary
Reasons for Australia to take the proposed treaty action
Obligations
Implementation
Costs
Conclusion

 
Chapter 7 Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement to amend the Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Australia concerning Space Vehicle Tracking and Communication Facilities of 29 May 1980, as amended (Canberra, TBA 2011) (PDF 125KB)

Introduction
Background
NASA's Deep Space Network
Overview of the Agreement
National interest summary, and the reasons for Australia to take the proposed treaty action
Further benefits
Obligations
Implementation
Costs
Conclusion

 
Dissenting Report—Australian Greens Agreement between the Government of Australia and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) for Co-Operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (PDF 91KB)

Safeguards – an “illusion of protection”
Nuclear Safety
Nuclear Commerce

 
Appendix A - Submissions (PDF 30KB)
 
Appendix B — Witnesses (PDF 34KB)
 
Appendix C — Minor treaty actions (PDF 55KB)

Minor treaty actions tabled on 13 October 2010

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