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Report 123: Treaties tabled on 13 October, 2, 22 and 24 November 2011

14 March 2012

© Commonwealth of Australia 2012
ISBN 978-0-642-79652-3 (Printed version)
ISBN 978-0-642-79653-0 (HTML version)

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Preliminary Pages (PDF 122KB)
 
Chapter 1 Introduction (PDF 86KB)

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

 
Chapter 2 Resolution MEPC.200(62): Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 Relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (Special Area Provisions and the Designation of the Baltic Sea as a Special Area under MARPOL Annex IV) Adopted at London on 15 July 2011 (PDF 113KB)

Introduction
Background
Overview and national interest summary
Reasons for Australia to take the proposed treaty action
Obligations
Implementation
Costs
Australian implications
Conclusion

 
Chapter 3 Agreement between the Government of Australia and the European Space Agency for a Co-operative Space Vehicle Tracking Program Done at Cape Town on 5 October 2011 (PDF 110KB)

Introduction
The European Space Agency
Space vehicle tracking in Australia
Radiofrequency spectrum issues
Conclusion

 
Chapter 4 Revised MARPOL Annex V: Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships (Resolution MEPC.201(62)) Adopted at London on 15 July 2011 (PDF 124KB)

Introduction
Background
Reasons for Australia to take the proposed treaty action
Obligations
Implementation
Costs
Conclusion

 
Chapter 5 Tax Information Exchange Agreements with: (PDF 126KB)

Introduction
OECD Standards on the Elimination of Harmful Tax Practices
Australian TIEAs
How the information is obtained
Privacy safeguards
The effectiveness of Tax Information Exchange Agreements

 
Chapter 6 Agreement between Australia and the Republic of Latvia on Social Security (PDF 111KB)

Introduction
Background
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 extend the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America concerning the Conduct of Scientific Balloon Flights for Civil Research Purposes of 16 February 2006 (PDF 121KB)

Introduction
Background
Reasons for Australia to take the proposed treaty action
The proposed extension
Obligations
Implementation
Costs
The April 2010 balloon launch accident
Conclusion

 
Appendix A – Submissions (PDF 29KB)
 
Appendix B – Witnesses (PDF 34KB)
 
Appendix C — Minor treaty actions (PDF 45KB)

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