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| Parliamentary Joint Committee on Treaties

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Report 116 Treaties tabled on 24 and 25 November 2010, 9 February and 1 March 2011

April 2011

© Commonwealth of Australia 2011
ISBN 978-0-642-79457-4 (Printed version)
ISBN 978-0-642-79458-1 (HTML version)

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Preliminary pages (PDF 123KB)
 
Chapter 1 Introduction (PDF 81KB)

Purpose of the report
Conduct of the Committee’s review

 
Chapter 2 2010 Amendments to Appendices I and II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (PDF 92KB)

Introduction
The CITES amendment process
Obligations
Conclusion

 
Chapter 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 (PDF 112KB)

Introduction
Benefits of the proposed amendments
Obligations
Implementation
Conclusion

 
Chapter 4 United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts 2005 (PDF 114KB)

Introduction
Convention’s purpose
Obligations
Specific provisions
Electronic Transactions Acts
Conclusion

 
Chapter 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 (PDF 98KB)

Introduction
Amendments to the AUSFTA
Implementation
Conclusion

 
Chapter 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 (PDF 129KB)

Introduction
The ANZCERTA review
Industry concerns about the amendments
Rules of Origin under SPARTECA
Conclusion

 
Chapter 7 Four International Labour Organisation Treaties (PDF 197KB)

Introduction
Occupational Safety and Health Protocol
What ratification will mean for Australia
Conclusion – Occupational Safety and Health Protocol
Safety in the Use of Asbestos Convention
Implementation in Australia
Conclusion – Safe Use of Asbestos Convention
The Part Time Work Convention
Implementation in Australia
Conclusion – Part Time Work Convention
The Maritime Labour Convention
Implementation in Australia
Article 2
Article 4
Article 5
Inspection regime
Conclusion – Maritime Labour Convention
Regional leadership

 
Chapter 8 Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (PDF 99KB)

Background
The 2009 amendments to MARPOL
Implementation in Australia
Conclusion

 
Chapter 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 (PDF 103KB)

Background
The amendments
International Finance Corporation
What ratification will mean for Australia
Conclusion

 
Chapter 10 Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand on Trans-Tasman Court Proceedings and Regulatory Enforcement (PDF 108KB)

Introduction
Matters for resolution
Obligations
Implementation
Conclusion

 
Chapter 11 Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime (PDF 158KB)

Introduction
Reasons to support the treaty
Obligations
Implementation
Concerns about the Convention
Privacy and the preservation of data
Jurisdiction issues
Concerns about the review process
Conclusion

 
Dissenting Report—Coalition Members and Senators - The Occupational Safety and Health Protocol (PDF 66KB)
 
Appendix A — Submissions (PDF 33KB)
 
Appendix B — Witnesses (PDF 39KB)
 
Appendix C —Maritime Labour Convention Minimum Working Conditions for Seafarers[1] - Minimum requirements for seafarers to work on a ship (PDF 51KB)

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