House of Representatives Committees

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

Committee activities (inquiries and reports)

43rd Parliament (September 2010 - August 2013)

Report 136
Treaty tabled on 14 May 2013
Presented to the Speaker on 5 August 2013
Date of Government Response: 13 February 2014 (PDF 55KB)

Report 135
Treaties tabled on 12 March and 14 May 2013
Presented to the President on 23 July 2013
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 134
Treaties tabled on 12 March and 14 May 2013
Tabled 25 June 2013
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 133
Treaties tabled on 1 November 2012
Tabled 27 May 2013
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 132
Treaties tabled on 18 September and 30 October 2012
Tabled 13 March 2013
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 131
Treaties tabled on 21 August, 11 and 18 September 2012
Tabled 28 November 2012
Date of Government Response: 16 May 2013 (PDF 501KB)

Report 130
Treaty tabled on 14 August 2012
Tabled 31 October 2012
Date of Government Response: No response to date

Report 129
Treaties tabled on 19 and 26 June 2012
Tabled 10 September 2012
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 128
Review of the Treaties Ratification Bill 2012
Tabled 15 August 2012
Date of Government Response: 27 March 2014 (PDF 252KB)

Report 127
Treaties tabled on 20 March and 8 May 2012
Tabled 15 August 2012
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 126
Treaty tabled on 21 November 2011
Tabled 27 June 2012
Date of Government Response: 27 November 2012 (PDF 879KB)

Report 125
Treaties tabled on 7 and 28 February 2012
Tabled 21 June 2012
Date of Government Response: 1 November 2012 (PDF 175KB)

Report 124
Treaties tabled on 22 November 2011 and 7 February 2012
Tabled 10 May 2012
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 123
Treaties tabled on 13 October, 2, 22 and 24 November 2011
Tabled 14 March 2012
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 122
Treaties tabled on 23 August, 13 and 20 September and 13 October 2011
Tabled 22 November 2011
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 121
Treaty tabled on 16 August 2011
Tabled 1 November 2011
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 120
Treaties tabled on 5 July and 16 August 2011
Tabled 12 October 2011
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 119
Treaty tabled on 5 July 2011
Tabled 15 September 2011
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 118
Treaties tabled on 23 March and 11 May 2011
Tabled 17 August 2011
Ministerial correspondence

Report 117
Treaties tabled on 9 and 10 February, and 1 March 2011
Tabled 14 June 2011
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 116
Treaties tabled on 24 and 25 November 2010, 9 February and 1 March 2011 and Treaties referred on 16 November 2010 (part 3)
Tabled 11 May 2011
Response to Recommendation 14 by the Attorney-General: (PDF 635KB)
Date of Government Response: 22 September 2011 (PDF 69KB) for Recommendations 4, 5, 10, 11 and 14

Report 115
Treaties tabled on 28 October and 24 November 2010 and Treaties referred on 16 November 2010 (part 2)
Tabled 21 March 2011
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 114
Treaties referred on 16 November 2010 (part 1)
Presented to the Speaker on 3 December 2010
Date of Government Response: Not required

42nd Parliament (February 2008 - July 2010)

Treaties tabled on 21, 22 and 24 June 2010 (lapsed on the prorogation of the 42nd Parliament)

Treaties tabled on 15 and 16 June 2010 (lapsed on the prorogation of the 42nd Parliament)

Treaties tabled on 12 May 2010 (lapsed on the prorogation of the 42nd Parliament)

Report 113
Treaty tabled on 12 May 2010
Presented to the Speaker on 19 July 2010
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 112
Treaties tabled on 9, 10, 15, 16 and 29 March 2010
Tabled 21 June 2010
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 111
Treaties tabled on 25 November 2009 (3), 4 and 24 February 2010
Tabled 21 June 2010
Date of Government Response: 24 March 2011 (PDF 267KB) for Recommendation 1

Report 110
Treaties tabled on 18, 25 (2) and 26 November 2009 and 2 (2) February 2010
Tabled 15 March 2010
Date of Government Response: 9 February 2012 (PDF 58KB)

Report 109
Treaty tabled on 2 February 2010
Tabled 11 February 2010
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 108
Treaty tabled on 25 November 2009
Tabled 4 February 2010
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 107
Treaties tabled on 20 August (2) and 15 September 2009
Tabled 16 November 2009
Date of Government Response: 12 May 2011 (PDF 23KB)

Report 106
Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament
Tabled 17 September 2009
Date of Government Response: 25 February 2010 (PDF 2236KB) for Recommendations 1 - 17
Date of Presiding Officers' Response: 16 March 2010 (PDF 71KB) for Recommendations 18 - 22

Report 105
Treaties tabled on 13 May, 25 June and 20 August 2009
Tabled 14 September 2009
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 104
Treaties tabled on 20 August 2009
Tabled 9 September 2009
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 103
Treaties tabled on 12 March and 13 May 2009
Tabled 18 August 2009
Date of Government Response: 13 May 2010 (PDF 20KB)

Report 102
Treaties tabled on 12 and 16 March 2009
Tabled 24 June 2009
Date of Government Response: 28 September 2009 (PDF 784KB)

Report 101
Treaties tabled on 3 February 2009
Tabled 15 June 2009
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 100
Treaties tabled on 25 June 2008 (2)
Tabled 19 March 2009
Date of Government Response: 9 August 2012 (PDF 106KB)

Report 99
Treaties tabled on 3 December 2008 and 3 February 2009
Tabled 12 March 2009
Date of Government Response: 10 February 2011 (PDF 332KB)

Report 98
Treaties tabled on 26 November 2008 and 4 December 2008
Tabled 12 March 2009
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 97
Treaties tabled on 16 September 2008
Tabled 4 December 2008
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 96
Treaties tabled on 16 September 2008
Tabled 24 November 2008
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 95
Treaties tabled on 4 June, 17 June, 25 June and 26 August 2008
Tabled 16 October 2008
Date of Government Response: 22 October 2009 (PDF 244KB) for Recommendations 6, 7 and 11
Date of Government Response: 4 February 2010 (PDF 148KB) for Recommendations 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Report 94
Treaties tabled on 14 May 2008
Tabled 18 September 2008
Date of Government Response: 18 March 2010 (PDF 65KB)

Report 93
Treaties tabled on 12 March and 14 May 2008
Tabled 4 September 2008
Date of Government Response: 19 March 2009 (PDF 718KB)

Report 92
Treaties tabled on 4 June 2008
Tabled 19 June 2008
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 91
Treaties tabled on 12 March 2008
Tabled 26 June 2008
Date of Government Response: 4 February 2010 (PDF 48KB)

Report 90
Treaties tabled on 12 March 2008
Tabled 15 May 2008
Date of Government Response: Not required

41st Parliament (November 2004 - October 2007)

Treaties tabled on 18 September 2007 (lapsed on the prorogation of the 41st Parliament)

Treaties tabled on 11 September 2007 (lapsed on the prorogation of the 41st Parliament)

Treaties tabled on 15 August 2007 (lapsed on the prorogation of the 41st Parliament)

Report 89
Treaties tabled on 7 August 2007
Tabled 20 September 2007
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 88
Treaty tabled on 7 August 2007
Tabled 16 August 2007
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 87
Treaties tabled on 13 June 2007
Tabled 16 August 2007
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 86
Treaties tabled on 27 March and 9 May 2007
Tabled 16 August 2007
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 85
Treaties tabled on 6, 7 and 27 February 2007
Tabled 21 June 2007
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 84
Treaty tabled on 6 December 2006
Tabled 20 June 2007
Date of Government Response: 13 September 2007 (PDF 229KB)

Report 83
Treaties tabled on 20 June (2), 17 October, 28 November (2) 2006 and CO2 Sequestration in Sub-Seabed Formations
Tabled 26 March 2007
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 82
Treaty tabled on 28 November 2006
Tabled 7 December 2006
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 81
Treaties tabled on 8 August 2006 (2)
Tabled 6 December 2006
Date of Government Response: 13 September 2007 (PDF 291KB)

Report 80
Treaties tabled on 28 March (4) and 5 September (2) 2006
Tabled 19 October 2006
Date of Government Response: 22 March 2007 (PDF 213KB)

Report 79
Treaties tabled on 10 May (2), 5 and 6 September 2006
Tabled 19 October 2006
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 78
Treaty Scrutiny: A Ten Year Review
Tabled 9 October 2006
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 77
Treaties tabled on 20 June and 8 August 2006
Tabled 9 October 2006
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 76
Treaties tabled on 28 March (3) and 10 May 2006
Tabled 16 August 2006
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 75
Treaties tabled on 11 October 2005 (2), 28 February and 28 March 2006 (2)
Tabled 14 August 2006
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 74
Treaty tabled on 28 March 2006
Tabled 29 May 2006
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 73
Treaties tabled in February 2006
Tabled 10 May 2006
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 72
Treaties tabled on 29 November 2005 (2)
Tabled 28 March 2006
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 71
Treaty tabled on 29 November 2005
Tabled 27 February 2006
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 70
Treaty tabled on 9 November 2005
Tabled 6 December 2005
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 69
Treaties tabled on 13 September and 11 October 2005
Tabled 5 December 2005
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 68
Treaties tabled on 7 December 2004 (5) and 9 August 2005
Tabled 7 November 2005
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 67
Treaties tabled on 21 June 2005
Tabled 12 September 2005
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 66
Treaties tabled on 7 December 2004 (4), 15 March and 11 May 2005
Tabled 17 August 2005
Date of Government Response: 2 August 2007 (PDF 131KB)
Date of Government Response: 30 November 2005 (PDF 64KB)

Report 65
Treaties tabled on 7 December 2004 (3) and 8 February 2005
Tabled 20 June 2005
Date of Government Response: 10 August 2006 (PDF 12KB)

Report 64
Treaties tabled on 7 December 2004 (2)
Tabled 10 May 2005
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 63
Treaties tabled on 7 December 2004 (Previously tabled in May and June 2004)
Tabled 14 February 2005
Date of Government Response: Not required

40th Parliament (February 2002 - August 2004)

Treaties tabled 4 August 2004 (lapsed)

Treaties tabled in May and June 2004 (lapsed)

International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (lapsed)

Report 62
Treaties tabled on 30 March 2004
Tabled 5 August 2004
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 61
Australia - United States Free Trade Agreement
Tabled 23 June 2004
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 60
Treaties tabled on 2 March 2004
Tabled 16 June 2004
Date of Government Response: 2 December 2004 (PDF 125KB)

Report 59
Treaties tabled on 2nd and 3rd December 2003
Tabled 31 March 2004
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 58
Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Tabled 23 March 2004
Government Response: Not Required

Report 57
Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 and the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code
Tabled 4 December 2003
Date of Government Response: 21 June 2005 (PDF 83KB)

Report 56
Treaties tabled 8 October 2003
Tabled 1 December 2003
Date of Government Response: 12 August 2004 (PDF 125KB)

Report 55
Treaties tabled 9 September 2003
Tabled 16 October 2003
Date of Government Response: 2 December 2004 (PDF 96KB)

Report 54
Treaties tabled June and August 2003
Tabled 17 September 2003
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 53
Treaties tabled May and June 2003
Tabled 19 August 2003
Date of Government Response: 2 December 2004 (PDF 105KB)

Report 52
Treaties tabled 4 March 2003
Tabled 26 June 2003
Date of Government Response: 17 June 2004 (PDF 88KB)

Report 51
Treaties tabled November and December 2002
Tabled 25 March 2003
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 50
Treaties tabled 15 October 2002
Tabled 9 December 2002
Date of Government Response: 19 June 2003 (PDF 94KB)

Report 49
Review of Timor Sea Treaty
Tabled 11 November 2002
Date of Government Response: 14 August 2003 (PDF 130KB)

Report 48
Treaties tabled August and September 2002
Tabled 21 October 2002
Date of Government Response: 19 June 2003 (PDF 164KB)

Report 47
Treaties tabled 18 and 25 June 2002
Tabled 26 August 2002
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 46
Treaties tabled 12 March 2002
Tabled 24 June 2002
Tabling speech: 26 June 2002 (PDF 6KB)
Additional
information provided by the Commonwealth Treasury (PDF 489KB)
Date of Government Response: No response to date

Report 45
The Statute of the International Criminal Court
Tabled 14 May 2002
Tabling speech: 14 May 2002 (PDF 9KB)
Date of Government Response:
12 February 2004 (PDF 1087KB)

Report 44
Four Nuclear Safeguards Treaties
Tabled 14 May 2002
Date of Government Response: Not required

39th Parliament (November 1998 - October 2001)

Report 43
Thirteen Treaties Tabled in August 2001 (PDF 433KB)
Tabled 27 September 2001
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 42
Who's Afraid of the WTO? Australia and the World Trade Organisation
Tabled 24 September 2001
Date of Government Response: 29 August 2002 (PDF 605KB)

Report 41
Six Treaties tabled on 23 May 2001 (PDF 236KB)
Tabled 20 August 2001
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 40
Extradition - a review of Australia's law and policy (PDF 307KB)
Tabled 6 August 2001
Date of Government Response: 13 May 2004 (PDF 128KB)

Report 39
Privileges and Immunities of the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea and the Treaties Tabled on 27 February and 6 March 2001 (PDF 372KB)
Tabled 4 June 2001
Date of Government Response: 19 September 2002 (PDF 28KB)

Report 38
The Kyoto Protocol - Discussion Paper
Tabled 4 April 2001
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 37
Six Treaties Tabled on 10 October 2000 (PDF 516KB)
Tabled 4 December 2000
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 36
An Extradition Agreement with Latvia and an Agreement with the United States of America on Space Vehicle Tracking and Communication (PDF 209KB)
Tabled 30 October 2000
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 35
Agreement for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (PDF 85KB)
Tabled 9 October 2000
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 34
Two treaties tabled on 6 June 2000 (PDF 508KB)
Tabled 28 August 2000
Date of Government Response: 5 April 2001 (PDF 179KB)

Report 33
Social Security Agreement with Italy and New Zealand Committee Exchange (PDF 143KB)
Tabled 5 June 2000
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 32
Six treaties tabled on 7 March 2000 (PDF 214KB)
Tabled 29 May 2000
Date of Government Response: 24 May 2001 (PDF 41KB)

Report 31
Three Treaties tabled on 7 March 2000 (PDF 214KB)
Tabled 10 April 2000
Date of Government Response: 8 March 2001 (PDF 37KB)

Report 30
Treaties tabled on 8 and 9 December 1999 and 15 February 2000 (PDF 214KB)
Tabled 6 March 2000
Date of Government Response: 5 December 2001 (PDF 81KB)

Report 29
Singapore’s Use of Shoalwater Bay, Development Cooperation with PNG and Protection of New Varieties of Plants (PDF 227KB)
Tabled 3 April 2000
Date of Government Response: 5 October 2001 (PDF 73KB)

Report 28
Fourteen Treaties Tabled on 12 October 1999 (PDF 353KB)
Tabled 6 December 1999
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 27
Termination of Social Security Agreement with the United Kingdom and International Plant Protection Convention (PDF 179KB)
Tabled 6 December 1999
Date of Government Response: 29 June 2000 (PDF 136KB)

Report 26
An Agreement to extend the period of operation of the Joint Defence Facility at Pine Gap (PDF 158KB)
Tabled 18 October 1999
Date of Government Response: 29 June 2000 (PDF 228KB)

Report 25
Eight Treaties Tabled on 11 August 1999 (PDF 228KB)
Tabled 27 September 1999
Date of Government Response: 5 October 2000 (PDF 116KB)

Report 24
A Seminar on the Role of Parliaments on Treaty Making (PDF 290KB)
Tabled 30 August 1999
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 23
Amendments proposed to the International Whaling Convention (PDF 159KB)
Tabled 23 August 1999
Date of Government Response: 17 August 2000 (PDF 143KB)

Report 22
Five Treaties Tabled on 11 May 1999 (PDF 154KB)
Tabled 28 June 1999
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 21
Five Treaties Tabled on 16 February 1999 (PDF 64KB)
Tabled 7 June 1999
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 20
Two Treaties Tabled on 26 May 1998, the Bougainville Peace Monitoring Group Protocol and Treaties Tabled on 11 November 1998 (PDF 91KB)
Tabled 29 March 1999
Date of Government Response: 8 February 2001 (PDF 127KB)

Report 19
The Fifth Protocol to the General Agreement on Trade in Services and Five Treaties Tabled on 30 June 1998 (PDF 82KB)
Tabled 23 March 1999
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 18
Multilateral Agreement on Investment: Final Report (PDF 386KB)
Tabled 22 March 1999
Date of Government Response: 7 December 1999 (PDF 59KB)

38th Parliament (May 1996 - August 1998)

Report 17
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
Tabled 28 August 1998
Date of Government Response: 6 March 2003 (PDF 11871KB)

Report 16
OECD Convention on Combating Bribery and Draft Implementing Legislation (PDF 323KB)
Tabled 2 July 1998
Date of Government Response: 11 March 1999 (PDF 788KB)

Report 15
Fifteenth Report (PDF 197KB)
Tabled 2 July 1998
Date of Government Response: 29 June 2000 (PDF 394KB)

Report 14
Multilateral Agreement on Investment: Interim Report (PDF 64KB)
Tabled 1 June 1998
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 13
Thirteenth Report (PDF 151KB)
Tabled 1 April 1998
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 12
Australia-Indonesia Maritime Delimitation Treaty (PDF 185KB)
Tabled 1 December 1997
Date of Government Response: The Government response is not required as the Australia-Indonesia Maritime Delimination Treaty has been completely overtaken by subsequent developments in East Timor (7 December 2000)

Report 11
Eleventh Report (PDF 189KB)
Tabled 24 November 1997
Date of Government Response: 9 August 2001 (PDF 133KB)

Report 10
Tenth Report (PDF 131KB)
Tabled 20 October 1997
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 9
Amendments to the Bonn Convention (PDF 138KB)
Tabled 1 September 1997
Date of Government Response: 27 May 1998 (PDF 249KB)

Report 8
Eighth Report (PDF 106KB)
Tabled 23 June 1997
Date of Government Response: 9 August 2001 (PDF 99KB)

Report 7
Australia's Withdrawal from Unido and Treaties Tabled on 11 February 1997 (PDF 142KB)
Tabled 24 March 1997
Date of Government Response: 14 May 1998 (PDF 143KB)

Report 6
The Oakey Agreement: Australia and Singapore (PDF 120KB)
Tabled 24 March 1997
Date of Government Response: 24 June 1997 (PDF 48KB)

Report 5
Restrictions on the Use of Blinding Laser Weapons and Landmines
Tabled 24 February 1997
Date of Government Response: 25 August 1997 (PDF 391KB)

Report 4
Treaties Tabled on 15 and 29 October 1996 (PDF 99KB)
Tabled 2 December 1996
Date of Government Response: 24 June 1997 (PDF 219KB)

Report 3
Two International Agreements on Tuna
Tabled 18 November 1996
Date of Government Response: 26 May 1998 (PDF 915KB)

Report 2
Treaties Tabled on 10 & 11 September 1996 (PDF 40KB)
Tabled 14 October 1996
Date of Government Response: Not required

Report 1
First Report (PDF 54KB)
Tabled 9 September 1996
Date of Government Response: 14 May 1997

Copies of reports

All reports published by the Committee are available on line (see above).

Copies of submissions and transcripts of public hearings

Printed volumes of submissions and transcripts of evidence taken at public hearings for each of the above reports can be reviewed at the National Library of Australia or with the Committee Secretariat.

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