Report 142

Report 142: Treaty tabled on 13 May 2014

On Thursday, 4 September 2014, the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties tabled Report 142: Treaty tabled on 13 May 2014.

© Commonwealth of Australia 2014

ISBN 978-1-74366-207-6 (Printed version)
ISBN 978-1-74366-208-3 (HTML version)

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View the report as separate downloadable chapters/appendixes:

Preliminary pages
Foreword, Membership of the Committee, Resolution of Appointment, List of abbreviations, List of Recommendations

PDF (110 KB)

Chapter 1: Introduction
Purpose of the report, Conduct of the Committee's review

PDF (58 KB)

Chapter 2: Overview and Analysis
Trade agreements, Benefits of free trade agreements, Criticism of free trade agreements, Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement, Background, Overview and national interest summary, Reasons for Australia to take the proposed treaty action, Obligations, Implementation, Costs

PDF (135 KB)

Chapter 3: Benefits and implementation timeframe
Benefits, Implementation timeframe

PDF (81 KB)

Chapter 4: Issues
Investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms, Intellectual property rights, Certificates of origin, Economic modelling, Manufacturing industry, Movement of Natural Persons, Labour and environment chapters, Utilisation of FTAs, Treaty making process, Consultation, Reforms to process, Monitoring of FTAs

PDF (207 KB)

Chapter 5: Conclusion
Investor-state dispute settlements, Intellectual property rights, Certificates of origin, Economic modelling, Utilisation of FTAs, Treaty making process, Monitoring, Implementation
PDF (105 KB)
Dissenting Report
The Hon Kelvin Thomson MP and The Hon Melissa Parke MP

PDF (159 KB)

Dissenting Report
Australian Greens

PDF (112 KB)

Appendix A: Submissions

PDF (42 KB)

Appendix B: Exhibits

PDF (41 KB)

Appendix C: Witnesses  PDF (41 KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Joint Standing Committee on Treaties
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4002
Fax: +61 2 6277 2219
jsct@aph.gov.au

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About this inquiry

Two treaties are under consideration:

Past Public Hearings

05 Aug 2014: Canberra, ACT
30 Jul 2014: Brisbane, QLD
29 Jul 2014: Sydney, NSW

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