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Membership of the Committee

 

Chair

Mr Kelvin Thomson MP

 

Deputy Chair

Senator Simon Birmingham
(from 12/9/11)

 

Members

Ms Sharon Bird MP

Senator the Hon Helen Coonan
(until 23/8/11)

 

Mr Jamie Briggs MP

Senator David Fawcett
(from 23/8/11)

 

Mr John Forrest MP

Senator Scott Ludlam

 

Ms Sharon Grierson MP

Senator the Hon Lisa Singh

 

Ms Kirsten Livermore MP

Senator Matthew Thistlethwaite

 

Ms Melissa Parke MP

Senator Anne Urquhart

 

Ms Michelle Rowland MP

 

 

The Hon Dr Sharman Stone MP

 

 

Committee Secretariat

 

Secretary

James Catchpole

Inquiry Secretary

Kevin Bodel

 

Andrew Gaczol

Administrative Officers

Heidi Luschtinetz

 

Michaela Whyte


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

Recommendation 1

The Committee supports Agreement for the Establishment of the International Anti-Corruption Academy as an International Organization (done at Vienna on 2 September 2010), and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

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

Recommendation 2

The Committee supports Agreement between the Government of Australia and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) for Co-Operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

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

Recommendation 3

The Committee supports International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (New York, 14 April 2005) and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

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)

Recommendation 4

The Committee supports Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (Rome, 29 December 2006) and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

Recommendation 5

The Committee supports Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean (Auckland, 14 November 2009) and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

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)

Recommendation 6

The Committee supports Air Services Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Czech Republic (New York, 24 September 2010) and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

Recommendation 7

The Committee supports 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) and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

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)

Recommendation 8

The Committee supports the 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) and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

 

 

 

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