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Preliminary pages

Membership of the Committee


Chair

Mr Kelvin Thomson MP

 

Deputy Chair

Senator Julian McGauran

 

Members

Ms Sharon Bird MP

Senator Simon Birmingham

 

Mr Jamie Briggs MP

Senator Michaelia Cash

 

Mr John Forrest MP

Senator Scott Ludlam

 

Ms Sharon Grierson MP

Senator Kerry O’Brien

 

Ms Kirsten Livermore MP

Senator Louise Pratt

 

Ms Melissa Parke MP

Senator Dana Wortley

 

Ms Michelle Rowland MP

 

 

Hon. Dr Sharman Stone MP

 


Committee Secretariat

Secretary

James Catchpole

Inquiry Secretary

Kevin Bodel

 

Loes Slattery

Administrative Officers

Heidi Luschtinetz

 

Dorota Cooley
 (to 28 April 2011)

 

Michaela Whyte
(from 28 April 2011)



Resolution of Appointment

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

  1. matters arising from treaties and related National Interest Analyses and proposed treaty actions and related Explanatory Statements 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

ASEAN

Association of South East Asian Nations

DFAT

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

EAS

East Asia Summit

EU

European Union

FaHCSIA

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

FTA

Free Trade Agreement

ITP

International Transfer of Prisoners

NIA

National Interest Analysis

PRC

People’s Republic of China

RIS

Regulation Impact Statement

SAFTA

Singapore–Australia Free Trade Agreement


List of recommendations

2 Agreement between Australia and the Slovak Republic on Social Security

Recommendation 1

The Committee supports the Agreement between Australia and the Slovak Republic on Social Security and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

3 Third Protocol Amending the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia

Recommendation 2

The Committee supports the Third Protocol Amending the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia and recommends binding treaty action be taken.

4 Treaty between Australia and the People’s Republic of China concerning the Transfer of Sentenced Persons

Recommendation 3

The Committee supports the Treaty between Australia and the People’s Republic of China concerning the Transfer of Sentenced Persons and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

5 Amendments to the Singapore–Australia Free Trade Agreement

Recommendation 4

The Committee supports the Amendments to Singapore–Australia Free Trade Agreement and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

6 Agreement with the Republic of South Africa Concerning the Co-production of Films

Recommendation 5

The Committee supports the Agreement with the Republic of South Africa Concerning the Co-Production of Films and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

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