House of Representatives Committees

Contents


Membership of the Committee
Resolution of appointment
List of abbreviations
List of recommendation
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Exchange of Letters constituting an Agreement with New Zealand to amend Article 3 of the Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement
Chapter 3 Mutual Assistance Treaty with China
Dissenting Report – Exchange of Letters constituting an Agreement with New Zealand to amend Article 3 of the Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement
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

 

Mrs Sophie Mirabella MP

Senator Glenn Sterle

 

Mr Bernie Ripoll MP

Senator Russell Trood

 

Hon Bruce Scott MP

Senator Dana Wortley

Committee Secretariat

Secretary

James Rees

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

A&W

Albright and Wilson ( Australia)

AFGC

Australian Food and Grocery Council

ANZCERTA

Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement

AUSFTA

Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement

CER

Closer Economic Relations

CTC

Change of Tariff Classification

Cth

Commonwealth

DAFF

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

DFAT

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

FCAI

Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries

FTA

Free Trade Agreement

HS Code

Harmonized system of Tariff Codes

NIA

National Interest Analysis

RIS

Regulation Impact Statement

ROO

Rules of Origin

RVC

Regional Value Content

SCOT

Commonwealth – State/Territory Standing Committee on Treaties

STPP

sodium tripolyphosphate

TAFTA

Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement

TCF

Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry

TFIA

Textile Fashion Industries of Australia

UA

Unilever Australasia

US

United States of America

List of recommendations

2 Exchange of Letters constituting an Agreement with New Zealand to amend Article 3 of the Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement

Recommendation 1

The Committee recommends Austrade make greater use of its database of businesses to consult at a business level as was done during the negotiations for AUSFTA.

Recommendation 2

The Committee supports the Exchange of Letters constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand to amend Article 3 of the Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (ANZCERTA) of 28 March 1983 and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

3 Mutual Assistance Treaty with China

Recommendation 3

The Committee supports the Treaty between Australia and the People’s Republic of China on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (Canberra, 3 April 2006) and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

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