House of Representatives Committees

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

Report 72 Treaties tabled on 29 November 2005 (2)

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February 2006
Canberra

© Commonwealth of Australia 2006
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Contents


Membership of the Committee
Resolution of appointment
List of abbreviations
List of recommendation
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Amendments to the Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law
Chapter 3 Universal Postal Union: Seventh Additional Protocol to the Constitution of 10 July 1964, as amended; Convention, and Final Protocol; General Regulations
Chapter 4 Amendments to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
Chapter 5 Agreement with the Republic of Turkey for the Promotion and Protection of Investments
Appendix A - Submissions
Appendix B - Witnesses

Membership of the Committee

Chair

Dr Andrew Southcott MP

 

 

Acting Chair

Mrs Margaret May MP
(from  5/9/2005 until 11/12/2005 )

 

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

 

 

Ms Sophie Panopoulos MP

Senator Julian McGauran
(from 9/2/2006 )

 

Mr Bernie Ripoll MP

Senator Santo Santoro
(until 9/2/2006 )

 

Hon Bruce Scott MP

Senator Glenn Sterle

 

 

 

Senator Russell Trood

 

 

 

Senator Dana Wortley

 

Committee Secretariat

Secretary

Gillian Gould

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

DEH

Department of Environment and Heritage

EC

European Community

ICJ

International Court of Justice

IPPA

International Promotion and Protection of Investments Agreements

NIA

National Interest Analysis

OECD

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

POPs

Persistent Organic Pollutants

REIO

Regional Economic Integration Organisations

RIS

Regulation Impact Statement

SCOT

Standing Committee on Treaties

UPU

Universal Postal Union

List of recommendations

2 Amendments to the Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law

Recommendation 1

The Committee supports the Amendments, adopted on 30 June 2005, to the Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

3 Universal Postal Union: Seventh Additional Protocol to the Constitution of 10 July 1964, as amended; Convention, and Final Protocol; General Regulations

Recommendation 2

The Committee supports the Universal Postal Union: Seventh Additional Protocol to the Constitution of 10 July 1964, as amended; Convention, and Final Protocol; General Regulations and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

4 Amendments to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Recommendation 3

The Committee supports the Amendments, adopted at Punta Del Este on 6 May 2005, to add a new Annex G to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

5 Agreement with the Republic of Turkey for the Promotion and Protection of Investments

Recommendation 4

The Committee supports the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Turkey for the Promotion and Protection of Investments (Canberra, 16 June 2005) and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

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