House of Representatives Committees

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties
Committee activities (inquiries and reports)

Report 74 Treaty tabled on 28 March 2006

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May 2006
Canberra

 

© Commonwealth of Australia 2006
ISBN 0 642 78791 3 (printed version)
ISBN 0 642 78792 1 (HTML version)


Contents

Membership of the Committee
Resolution of appointment
List of abbreviations
List of recommendation
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Agreement for Establishment of the Global Crop Diversity Trust
Appendix A - Submissions
Appendix B - Witnesses

Membership of the Committee

Chair

Dr Andrew Southcott MP

 

Deputy Chair

Mr Kim Wilkie MP

 

Members

Hon Dick Adams MP

Senator Andrew Bartlett

 

Mr Michael Johnson MP

Senator Carol Brown

 

Mr Michael Keenan MP

Senator Brett Mason

 

Mrs Margaret May MP

Senator Julian McGauran

 

Ms Sophie Panopoulos MP

Senator Glenn Sterle

 

Mr Bernie Ripoll MP

Senator Russell Trood

 

Hon Bruce Scott MP

Senator Dana Wortley

 

 

 

Committee Secretariat

Acting Secretary

Janet Holmes
(from 1/5/2006 )

Secretary

Gillian Gould
(until 28/4/2006 )

Inquiry Secretary

Stephanie Mikac

Research Officer

Serica Mackay

Administrative Officer

Heidi Luschtinetz

Resolution of appointment

The Resolution of Appointment of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties allows it to inquire into and report upon:

  1. matters arising from treaties and related National Interest Analyses and proposed treaty actions presented or deemed to be presented to the Parliament;
  2. any question relating to a treaty or other international instrument, whether or not negotiated to completion, referred to the committee by:
    1. either House of the Parliament, or
    2. a Minister; and
  3. 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 abbreviations

ACIAR

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

ATSE

Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering

AusAID

Australian Agency for International Development

CGIAR

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

DAFF

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

FAO

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization

GCDT

Global Crop Diversity Trust

IARC

International Agricultural Research Centre

IPGRI

International Plant Genetic Resources Institute

NIA

National Interest Analysis

UK

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

US

United States of America

List of recommendations

2 Agreement for Establishment of the Global Crop Diversity Trust

Recommendation 1

The Committee supports the Agreement for Establishment of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, done at Rome on 1 April 2004 and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

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