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Membership of the Committee

Chair

Mr Kelvin Thomson MP

 

Deputy Chair

Senator Simon Birmingham

 

Members

Mr Jamie Briggs MP

Senator David Fawcett

 

Mr Laurie Ferguson MP

Senator Scott Ludlam

 

Mr John Forrest MP

Senator the Hon Lisa Singh

 

Ms Sharon Grierson MP

Senator Dean Smith

 

Mr Harry Jenkins MP

Senator Matthew Thistlethwaite

 

Ms Kirsten Livermore MP

Senator the Hon Lin Thorp
(from 21/6/12)

 

Ms Melissa Parke MP

Senator Anne Urquhart
(until 21/6/12)

 

The Hon Dr Sharman Stone MP

 

 

Committee Secretariat

 

Secretary

Russell Chafer
( from 9/7/12)

James Catchpole
( until 9/7/12)

Inquiry Secretary

Kevin Bodel

 

Dr Andrew Gaczol

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:

a)                  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;

b)                 any question relating to a treaty or other international instrument, whether or not negotiated to completion, referred to the committee by:

(i)                 either House of the Parliament, or

(ii)              a Minister; and

c)                  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     Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Singapore concerning the Location of a Republic of Singapore Air Force Helicopter Squadron at the Australian Army Aviation Centre Oakey done at Singapore on 1 June 2012

Recommendation 1

The Committee supports the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Singapore concerning the Location of a Republic of Singapore Air Force Helicopter Squadron at the Australian Army Aviation Centre Oakey done at Singapore on 1 June 2012 and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

3     Two Tax Information Exchange Agreements

Recommendation 2

The Committee supports the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain on the Exchange of Information with Respect to Taxes done at Manama on 15 December 2011 and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

Recommendation 3

The Committee supports the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Principality of Andorra on the Exchange of Information with Respect to Taxes done at New York on 24 September 2011 and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

4     Agreement Establishing the International Fund for Agricultural Development (Rome, 13 June 1976)

Recommendation 4

The Committee supports the Agreement Establishing the International Fund for Agricultural Development (Rome, 13 June 1976) and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

 

 

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