House of Representatives Committees

Contents

Membership of the Committee
Resolution of appointment
List of abbreviations
List of recommendations

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Social Security Agreement with Japan
Chapter 3 Status of Visiting Forces Agreement with the Philippines
Chapter 4 Agreement between Australia and the Hellenic Republic on Social Security (Canberra, 23 May 2007)
Appendix A – Submissions
Appendix B – Exhibits
Appendix C – Witnesses
Appendix D – Report 88
Appendix E – Category 3 Treaty Actions

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 Simon Birmingham

 

Mr Michael Keenan MP

Senator Carol Brown

 

Mr Andrew Laming MP

Senator The Hon Ian Macdonald

 

Mrs Margaret May MP

Senator Julian McGauran

 

Mr Bernie Ripoll MP

Senator Glenn Sterle

 

Hon Bruce Scott MP

Senator Dana Wortley

Committee Secretariat

Secretary

James Rees

Inquiry Secretary

Serica Mackay

Research Officer

Sonya Fladun

 

Clare James

Administrative Officer

Heidi Luschtinetz

 

Doris Cooley

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

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

ACS

The Australian Customs Service

ADF

Australian Defence Force

ATO

Australian Taxation Office

Cth

Commonwealth

FaCSIA

Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

JSCOT

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

MBS

Medical Benefits Scheme

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

NIA

National Interest Analysis

SCOT

Commonwealth-State/Territory Standing Committee on Treaties

SOVFA

The Status of Visiting Forces Agreement

List of recommendations

2. Social Security Agreement with Japan

Recommendation 1

The Committee supports the Social Security Agreement with Japan and recommends that binding treaty action be taken

3. Status of Visiting Forces Agreement with the Philippines

Recommendation 2

The Committee supports the Status of Visiting Forces Agreement with the Philippines and recommends that binding treaty action be taken


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