Terms of Reference

That the following matter be referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report:

The proposed China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, with particular reference to the impact of the agreement on Australia’s:

  1. economy and trade;
  2. domestic labour market testing obligations and laws regarding wages, conditions and entitlements of Australian workers and temporary work visa holders;
  3. investment; and
  4. social, cultural and environmental policies.

That, in conducting the inquiry, the committee shall review the agreement to ensure it is in Australia’s national interest, and have regard to the report of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties on the proposed agreement.

That the committee report within one month of the tabling of the report of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties on the proposed agreement.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3535
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
fadt.sen@aph.gov.au

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