House of Representatives Committees

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

Report 73 Treaties tabled in February 2006

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May 2005
Canberra

© Commonwealth of Australia 2005
ISBN 0 642 78512 0 (Print Version)


Contents

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

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Amendments, done at Nairobi, Kenya on 25 November 2005, to Appendices I and II of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
Chapter 3 Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement and Implementation Procedures for Airworthiness with the United States of America
Chapter 4 Protocol of Amendments to the Convention on the International Hydrographic Organization
Chapter 5 Protocol amending the Agreement with New Zealand for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income
Chapter 6 Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Bermuda on the exchange of information with respect to taxes
Appendix A - Submissions
Appendix B - Witnesses

Membership of the Committee

Chair

Dr Andrew Southcott MP

 

Deputy Chair

Mr Kim Wilkie MP

 

Members

Mr 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 (from 9/2/2006 )

 

Ms Sophie Panopoulos MP

Senator Santo Santoro (until 9/2/2006 )

 

Mr Bernie Ripoll MP

Senator Glenn Sterle

 

Hon Bruce Scott MP

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

AHS

Australian Hydrographic Service

ATO

Australian Taxation Office

CASA

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

CMS

Conservation of Migratory Species

Cth

Commonwealth

EPBC

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation

FAA

Federal Aviation Administration

GST

Goods and Services Tax

IHO

International Hydrographic Organization

IPs

Implementation Procedures

IPA

Implementation Procedures for Airworthiness

MFN

Most Favoured Nation

NIA

National Interest Analysis

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

RIS

Regulation Impact Statement

SOLAS

Safety of Life at Sea

SPWG

Strategic Planning Working Group

TIEA

Tax Information Exchange Agreement

UK

United Kingdom of Great Britain

US

United States of America

WET

Wine Equalisation Tax

List of recommendations

3 Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement and Implementation Procedures for Airworthiness with the United States of America

Recommendation 1

The Committee supports the Agreement on the Promotion of Aviation Safety between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America (Canberra, 21 June 2005) and Implementation Procedures for Airworthiness Covering Design Approval, Production Activities, Export Airworthiness Approval, Post Design Approval Activities and Technical Assistance between Authorities under the Agreement on the Promotion of Aviation Safety between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America done at Canberra on 21 June 2005 (Gold Coast, 26 September 2005) and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

4 Protocol of Amendments to the Convention on the International Hydrographic Organization

Recommendation 2

The Committee supports the Protocol of Amendments, adopted in Monaco on 14 April 2005, to the Convention on the International Hydrographic Organization, done at Monaco on 3 May 1967 and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

5 Protocol amending the Agreement with New Zealand for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income

Recommendation 3

The Committee supports the Protocol amending the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

6 Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Bermuda on the exchange of information with respect to taxes

Recommendation 4

The Committee supports the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Bermuda [as authorised by] the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on the exchange of information with respect to taxes (Washington, 10 November 2005) and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

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