House of Representatives Committees

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

Committee activities (inquiries and reports)

Report 68 Treaties tabled on 7 December 2004 (5) and 9 August 2005

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October 2005

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© Commonwealth of Australia 2005

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Contents

Membership of the Committee
Committee Secretariat
Terms of reference
List of abbreviations
List of recommendations

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Chapter 3 Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia
Chapter 4 Supplementary Agreement with the United Kingdom of Great Britain concerning the Anglo-Australian Optical Telescope
Appendix A Submissions
Appendix B Witnesses

Membership of the Committee

Acting Chair

Mrs Margaret May MP (from  5/9/05 )

 

Chair

Dr Andrew Southcott MP (until 5/9/05 )

 

Deputy Chair

Mr Kim Wilkie MP

 

Members

Hon Dick Adams MP

Senator Andrew Bartlett

 

Mr Michael Johnson MP

Senator Carol Brown (from  12/9/05 )

 

Mr Michael Keenan MP (from  11/8/05 )

Senator Brett Mason

 

Ms Sophie Panopoulos MP

Senator Santo Santoro

 

Mr Bernie Ripoll MP

Senator Glenn Sterle

 

Hon Bruce Scott MP

Senator Russell Trood

 

Mr Malcolm Turnbull MP (until  11/8/05 )

Senator Dana Wortley

Committee Secretariat

Secretary

Gillian Gould

Inquiry Secretary

Stephanie Mikac

Research Officer

Serica Mackay

Administrative Officer

Heidi Luschtinetz

Terms of reference

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

AAO

Anglo-Australian Observatory

AAT

Anglo-Australian Optical Telescope

AATB

Anglo-Australian Telescope Board

ACT

Australian Capital Territory

AFFA

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Australia

ANU

Australian National University

ANZUS

Security Treaty between Australia , New Zealand and the United States of America

ASEAN

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

ASF

Australian Seed Federation

Cth

Commonwealth

DEST

Department of Education Science and Training

DFAT

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization

GCA

Grains Council of Australia

GRDC

Grains Research and Development Corporation

IARCs

International Agricultural Research Centres

MTA

Material Transfer Agreement

NIA

National Interest Analysis

NSW

New South Wales

PGRFA

Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

RSAA

Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics

SSO

Siding Spring Observatory

TAC

Treaty of Amity and Cooperation

UK

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

UKST

United Kingdom Schmidt Telescope

UN

United Nations

List of recommendations

2 International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Recommendation 1

The Committee supports the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

3 Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia

Recommendation 2

The Committee supports the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (Indonesia, 24 February 1976),as amended by theProtocol amending the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asiaand theSecond Protocol amending the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia, and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

4 Supplementary Agreement with the United Kingdom of Great Britain concerning the Anglo-Australian Optical Telescope

Recommendation 3

The Committee supports the SupplementaryAgreement between the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning the Anglo-Australian Optical Telescope, at Siding Spring, New South Wales, Australia and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

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