House of Representatives Committees

Contents


Membership of the Committee
Resolution of appointment
List of abbreviations
List of recommendations
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Partial Revision of the 2004 Radio Regulations, as incorporated in the International Telecommunication Union Final Acts of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2007 (WRC-07)
Chapter 3 Agreement with WIPO for the Australian Patent Office to function as an ISA and IPEA under the Patent Cooperation Treaty
Appendix A - Submissions
Appendix B - Witnesses

Membership of the Committee

Chair

Mr Kelvin Thomson MP

 

Deputy Chair

Senator Julian McGauran

 

Members

Hon Kevin Andrews MP Senator Simon Birmingham

 

Mr John Forrest MP Senator Michaelia Cash

 

Ms Jill Hall MP Senator Don Farrell

 

Ms Belinda Neal MP Senator Scott Ludlam

 

Ms Melissa Parke MP Senator Louise Pratt

 

Mr Luke Simpkins MP Senator Dana Wortley

 

Mr Chris Trevor MP  

 

Ms Maria Vamvakinou MP  

Committee Secretariat

Secretary

Russell Chafer

Inquiry Secretaries

Kevin Bodel

 

Sonya Fladun

  Julia Searle

Administrative Officers

Emma Martin

 

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
    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

ACMA

Australian Communications Media Authority

AIS

Aeronautical Identification System

ARSP

Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan

EESS

Earth-exploration Satellite Service

GMDSS

Global Maritime Distress and Safety System

HAPS

High Altitude Platform Stations

IMT

International Mobile Telecommunications

IPEA

International Preliminary Examining Authority

ISA

International Searching Authority

ITU

International Telecommunications Union

NIA

National Interest Analysis

PCT

Patent Cooperation Treaty

WIPO

World Intellectual Property Organization

WRC-07

World Radiocommunications Conference 2007

List of recommendations

2     Partial Revision of the 2004 Radio Regulations, as incorporated in the International Telecommunication Union Final Acts of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2007 (WRC-07)

Recommendation 1

The Committee supports the Partial Revision of the 2004 Radio Regulations, as incorporated in the International Telecommunication Union Final Acts of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2007 (WRC-07) and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

3     Agreement with WIPO for the Australian Patent Office to function as an ISA and IPEA under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

Recommendation 2

The Committee supports the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in relation to the functioning of the Australian Patent Office as an International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority under the Patent Cooperation Treaty and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

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