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Chapter 2 Resolution MEPC.193(61): (Revised MARPOL Annex III: Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Harmful Substances Carried by Sea in Packaged Form) Adopted at London on 1 October 2010

[1]       National Interest Analysis [2012] ATNIA 3 with attachment on consultation Resolution MEPC.193(61): Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 Relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (MARPOL) (Revised MARPOL Annex III: Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Harmful Substances Carried by Sea in Packaged Form) Adopted at London on 1 October 2010 [2011] ATNIF 31, (Hereafter referred to as ‘NIA’), para 1.

[2]       The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code was developed as a uniform international code for the transport of dangerous goods by sea covering such matters as packing, container traffic and stowage, with particular reference to the segregation of incompatible substances. http://www.imo.org/blast/mainframe.asp?topic_id=158 accessed 11 April 2012.

[3]       NIA, para 2.

[4]       Mr Paul Nelson, Manager, Marine Environment Standards, Marine Environment Division, Australian Maritime Safety Authority, , Committee Hansard, 1 June 2012, p. 2.

[5]       Mr Paul Nelson, Manager, Marine Environment Standards, Marine Environment Division, Australian Maritime Safety Authority, , Committee Hansard, 1 June 2012, p. 2.

[6]       NIA, para 4.

[7]       NIA, para 5.

[8]       NIA, para 6.

[9]       NIA, para 7.

[10]     NIA, para 8.

[11]     NIA, para 9.

[12]     NIA, para 10.

[13]     NIA, para 14.

[14]     NIA, para 15.

[15]     Mr Paul Nelson, Manager, Marine Environment Standards, Marine Environment Division, Australian Maritime Safety Authority, , Committee Hansard, 1 June 2012, p. 2.

Chapter 3 Amendments to Appendices I and II to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (Bonn, 23 June 1979) done at Bergen on 25 November 2011

[1]       National Interest Analysis [2012] ATNIA 1 with attachment on consultation Amendments to Appendices I and II to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (Bonn, 23 June 1979) done at Bergen on 25 November 2011 [2011] ATNIF 32, (Hereafter referred to as ‘NIA’), para 1.

[2]       NIA, para 1.

[3]       NIA, para 4.

[4]       NIA, para 5. See the full NIA for those conditions.

[5]       NIA, para 12.

[6]       NIA, para 12.

[7]       NIA, para 13.

[8]       Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (Bonn, 23 June 1979), Article I.

[9]       NIA, para 14.

[10]     NIA, para 15.

[11]     NIA, para 15.

[12]     NIA, para 3.

[13]     International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Manta birostris, http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/198921/0, accessed on 4 June 2012.

[14]     NIA, para 3.

[15]     International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Numenius madagascariensis, http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/106003014/0, accessed on 4 June 2012.

[16]     NIA, para 3.

[17]     NIA, para 18.

[18]     NIA, para 16.

[19]     NIA, para 17.

[20]     NIA, para 19.

[21]     NIA, para 20.

[22]     Correspondence, Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, the Hon Tony Burke, MP, to the Chair JSCOT, Mr Kelvin Thomson MP, dated 3 February 2012.

[23]     NIA, para 3.

[24]     Mr Nigel Routh, Assistant Secretary, Marine Biodiversity Policy Branch, Marine Division, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Committee Hansard, 1 June 2012, p. 5.

[25]     Mr Nigel Routh, Assistant Secretary, Marine Biodiversity Policy Branch, Marine Division, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Committee Hansard, 1 June 2012, p. 6.

Chapter 4 Agreement between Australia and the European Union Amending the Agreement on Mutual Recognition in relation to Conformity Assessment (MRA), Certificates and Markings between the European Community and Australia done at Brussels on 23 February 2012

[1]       This includes ‘European Community’ being replaced by ‘European Union’ in the proposed Amending Agreement, as requested by the European Union.

[2]       National Interest Analysis [2012] ATNIA 7 with attachment on consultation Agreement between Australia and the European Union Amending the Agreement on Mutual Recognition in relation to Conformity Assessment, Certificates and Markings between the European Community and Australia, done at Brussels on 23 February 2012, (Hereafter referred to as ‘NIA’) para 3.

[3]       For a discussion of the advantages of consistent international standards, see: Egan, M, “Setting Standards: Strategic Advantages in International Trade” <bsr.london.edu/files/1293/1467-8616.00202.pdf > accessed 10 April 2012.

[4]       NIA, para 4.

[5]       NIA, para 5

[6]       NIA, para 6.

[7]       Mr Brian Phillips, Manager, Standards and Conformance Policy Section, Trade and International Branch, Enterprise Connect Division, Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 1.

[8]       Mr Brian Phillips, Manager, Standards and Conformance Policy Section, Trade and International Branch, Enterprise Connect Division, Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 2.

[9]       NIA, para 7.

[10]     NIA, para 8.

[11]     NIA, para 9.

[12]     NIA, para 10.

[13]     NIA, para 11.

[14]     NIA, para 12.

[15]     NIA, para 13.

[16]     These obligations require Australian regulators in agreed product areas to accept attestations of conformity - including test reports, certificates and authorisations and, where appropriate, marks of conformity - issued in accordance with Australian requirements by specifically designated CABs in the EU.

[17]     NIA, para 14.

[18]     NIA, para 15.

[19]     NIA, para 16.

[20]     NIA, para 17.

[21]     NIA, para 18.

[22]     NIA, para 19.

[23]     NIA, para 20.

[24]     NIA, para 21.

[25]     NIA, para 22.

[26]     NIA, para 23.

[27]     NIA, para 24.

[28]     NIA, para 25.

[29]     NIA, para 26.

[30]     NIA, para 27.

[31]     NIA, para 28.

[32]     NIA, para 29.

[33]     NIA, para 30.

[34]     NIA, para 31.

[35]     NIA, para 36.

[36]     NIA, para 32.

[37]     NIA, para 33.

[38]     NIA, para 34.

[39]     NIA, para 35.

[40]     Ms Jenny Hefford, Chief Regulatory Officer, Therapeutic Goods Administration, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 3.

[41]     Ms Jenny Hefford, Chief Regulatory Officer, Therapeutic Goods Administration, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 3.

[42]     Dr Larry Kelly, Group Coordinator, Monitoring and Compliance Group, Therapeutic Goods Administration, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, pp. 3-4.

[43]     Dr Larry Kelly, Group Coordinator, Monitoring and Compliance Group, Therapeutic Goods Administration, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, pp. 4.

[44]     Dr Larry Kelly, Group Coordinator, Monitoring and Compliance Group, Therapeutic Goods Administration, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, pp. 3-4.

[45]     Dr Larry Kelly, Group Coordinator, Monitoring and Compliance Group, Therapeutic Goods Administration, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 4.

[46]     Dr Larry Kelly, Group Coordinator, Monitoring and Compliance Group, Therapeutic Goods Administration, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 4.

Chapter 5 Convention providing a Uniform Law on the Form of an International Will done at Washington D.C. on 26 October 1973

[1]       National Interest Analysis [2012] ATNIA 5 with attachment on consultation Convention providing a Uniform Law on the Form of an International Will done at Washington D.C. on 26 October 1973, [2012] ATNIF 1 (Hereafter referred to as ‘NIA’) para 1. For further information see: Mr. Jean-Pierre Plantard, EXPLANATORY REPORT on the Convention providing a Uniform Law on the Form of an International Will, http://www.unidroit.org/english/conventions/1973wills/1973wills-explanatoryreport-e.pdf, accessed 5 April 2012.

[2]       A testator is a person who makes a valid will.

[3]       NIA, para 4.

[4]       NIA, para 5.

[5]       NIA, para 6.

[6]       NIA, para 7.

[7]       NIA, para 8.

[8]       NIA, para 13.

[9]       NIA, para 9. Currently, proving the formal validity of a will can become more complex when testamentary arrangements contain international characteristics, for example, if the will was executed overseas or if the witnesses, real property or beneficiaries are located across several international jurisdictions. In such circumstances, the process can be prolonged as documents, witness statements, proof of foreign law and translations may need to be collected from overseas.

[10]     NIA, para 10. In an unchallenged case, there would be no need to gather and adduce further evidence such as the applicable foreign law or further statements from witnesses to prove formal validity.

[11]     NIA, para 11.

[12]     UNIDROIT Wills Convention Status List.

[13]     Dr Karl Alderson, Assistant Secretary, Justice Policy and Administrative Law Branch, Attorney-General's Department, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 11.

[14]     Correspondence, Attorney-General’s Department, 7 June 2012. See also Dr Karl Alderson, Assistant Secretary, Justice Policy and Administrative Law Branch, Attorney-General's Department, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 11.

[15]     NIA, para 14.

[16]     NIA, para 15.

[17]     NIA, para 16.

[18]     NIA, para 17.

[19]     NIA, para 18.

[20]     NIA, para 22.

[21]     NIA, para 20.

[22]     The Government of the United States of America.

[23]     NIA, para 21.

[24]     NIA, para 23.

[25]     NIA, para 24.

[26]     Dr Karl Alderson, Assistant Secretary, Justice Policy and Administrative Law Branch, Attorney-General's Department, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 12.

[27]     NIA, para 25.

[28]     Dr Karl Alderson, Assistant Secretary, Justice Policy and Administrative Law Branch, Attorney-General's Department, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 12.

[29]     NIA, para 26.

Chapter 6 Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment done at New York on 18 December 2002

[1]       For further information see: http://untreaty.un.org/cod/avl/ha/catcidtp/catcidtp.html accessed 30 March 2012.

[2]       National Interest Analysis [2012] ATNIA 6 with attachment on consultation, Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment done at New York on 18 December 2002, [2009] ATNIF 10, (Hereafter referred to ‘NIA’), para 1.

[3]       NIA, para 5.

[4]       Mr Greg Manning, First Assistant Secretary, International Law and Human Rights Division, Attorney-General’s Department, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 14.

[5]       NIA, para 3.

[6]       Mr Greg Manning, First Assistant Secretary, International Law and Human Rights Division, Attorney-General’s Department, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 14.

[7]       NIA, para 4.

[8]       Mr Greg Manning, First Assistant Secretary, International Law and Human Rights Division, Attorney-General’s Department, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 14.

[9]       States Parties include the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Germany and Brazil. In the Asia-Pacific region, New Zealand, Peru, Mexico, Chile and Cambodia are States Parties. NIA, para 10.

[10]     NIA, para 7.

[11]     NIA, para 11.

[12]     NIA, para 10.

[13]     Mr Greg Manning, First Assistant Secretary, International Law and Human Rights Division, Attorney-General’s Department, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 15.

[14]     Mr Matthew Richard Hall, Assistant Secretary, Human Rights Policy Branch, International Law and Human Rights Division, Attorney-General’s Department, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 25.

[15]     Mr Greg Manning, First Assistant Secretary, International Law and Human Rights Division, Attorney-General’s Department, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 15.

[16]     NIA, para 12.

[17]     NIA, para 13.

[18]     NIA, para 14.

[19]     NIA, para 15.

[20]     NIA, para 17.

[21]     NIA, para 17.

[22]     NIA, para 22.

[23]     NIA, para 18.

[24]     NIA, para 19.

[25]     NIA, para 19.

[26]     NIA, para 20.

[27]     NIA, para 21.

[28]     NIA, para 22.

[29]     NIA, para 23.

[30]     NIA, para 23.

[31]     NIA, para 23.

[32]     NIA, para 24.

[33]     NIA, para 25.

[34]     NIA, para 26.

[35]     NIA, para 27.

[36]     NIA, para 28.

[37]     NIA, para 29.

[38]     NIA, para 30.

[39]     NIA, para 31.

[40]     Mr Greg Manning, First Assistant Secretary, International Law and Human Rights Division, Attorney-General’s Department, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 15.

[41]     Mr Matthew Richard Hall, Assistant Secretary, Human Rights Policy Branch, International Law and Human Rights Division, Attorney-General’s Department, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 18.

[42]     Amnesty International, Submission 15, p. 3.

[43]     Public Interest Advocacy Centre Ltd (PIAC), Submission 18, pp. 8-9.

[44]     PIAC, Submission 18, p. 11.

[45]     Professor Richard Harding, Submission 4, p. 6.

[46]     Signed, Sealed and Delivered: Treaties and Treaty Making: Officials Handbook, 10th Edition, July 2010, para 13.

[47]     Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), Submission 13, p. 12.

[48]     See Human Rights Law Centre, Submission 6, p. 3.

[49]     Mr Greg Manning, First Assistant Secretary, International Law and Human Rights Division, Attorney-General’s Department, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 15.

[50]     Mr Greg Manning, First Assistant Secretary, International Law and Human Rights Division, Attorney-General’s Department, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 16.

[51]     NIA, para 32.

[52]     NIA, para 33.

[53]     NIA, para 34.

[54]     NIA, para 35.

[55]     Public Interest Law Clearing House, Submission 23, p. 2.

[56]     AHRC, Submission 13, p. 9.

[57]     PIAC, Submission 18, p. 10.

[58]     PIAC, Submission 18, Appendix.

[59]     Joint Standing Committee on Treaties, Report 58: Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, March 2004, Canberra.

[60]     NIA, para 8.

[61]     NIA, para 10.

[62]     NIA, para 9.

[63]     Mr Matthew Richard Hall, Assistant Secretary, Human Rights Policy Branch, International Law and Human Rights Division, Attorney-General’s Department, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 17.

[64]     Mr Greg Manning, First Assistant Secretary, International Law and Human Rights Division, Attorney-General’s Department, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, pp. 16-17.

[65]     Mr Greg Manning, First Assistant Secretary, International Law and Human Rights Division, Attorney-General’s Department, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, pp. 16-17.

Chapter 7 Amendments to the Agreement Establishing the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, adopted at London on 30 September 2011

[1]       National Interest Analysis [2012] ATNIA 8 with attachment on consultation. Amendments to the Agreement Establishing the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development adopted at London on 30 September 2011, [2011] ATNIF, (Hereafter referred to as ‘NIA’), para 1.

[2]       NIA, para 2.

[3]       See ‘European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’ http://www.ebrd.com/pages/homepage.shtml, accessed 3 April 2012.

[4]       NIA, para 5.

[5]       NIA, para 15.

[6]       Mr Shaun Anthony, Manager, Development Banks Unit, International Finance and Development Division, Department of Treasury, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 7.

[7]       NIA, para 18.

[8]       NIA, para 16.

[9]       NIA, para 17.

[10]     Mr Patrick Colmer, General Manager, International Finance and Development Division, Department of Treasury, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 7.

[11]     Mr Patrick Colmer, General Manager, International Finance and Development Division, Department of Treasury, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 6.

[12]     NIA, para 6.

[13]     NIA, para 7.

[14]     NIA, para 8.

[15]     NIA, para 9.

[16]     NIA, para 10.

[17]     NIA, para 4.

[18]     Mr Patrick Colmer, General Manager, International Finance and Development Division, Department of Treasury, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 6.

[19]     NIA, para 5.

[20]     NIA, para 12.

[21]     NIA, para 13.

[22]     NIA, para 14.

[23]     NIA, para 19.

[24]     Mr Shaun Anthony, Manager, Development Banks Unit, International Finance and Development Division, Department of Treasury, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 7.

[25]     Mr Shaun Anthony, Manager, Development Banks Unit, International Finance and Development Division, Department of Treasury, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 8.

[26]     Mr Patrick Colmer, General Manager, International Finance and Development Division, Department of Treasury, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 9.

[27]     NIA, para 20.

[28]     NIA, para 21.

[29]     Mr Patrick Colmer, General Manager, International Finance and Development Division, Department of Treasury, Committee Hansard, 7 May 2012, p. 7.

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