House of Representatives Committees

Contents


Membership of the Committee
Resolution of appointment
List of abbreviations
List of recommendations
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Agreement with the Republic of Indonesia for Cooperation in Scientific Research and Technological Development
Chapter 3 Namibian War Graves Agreement
Chapter 4 Social Security Agreement with the Kingdom of Norway
Chapter 5 Agreement with the United States of America on Cooperation in Science and Technology for Homeland/Domestic Security Matters
Chapter 6 The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance Statutes (as amended at the extraordinary council meeting of International IDEA on 24 January 2006)
Chapter 7 Amendments to the Constitution of the International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Appendix A - Submissions
Appendix B - Witnesses

Membership of the Committee

Chair

Dr Andrew Southcott MP

 

Deputy Chair

Mr Kim Wilkie MP

 

Members

Hon 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

 

Mrs Sophie Mirabella MP

Senator Glenn Sterle

 

Mr Bernie Ripoll MP

Senator Russell Trood

 

Hon Bruce Scott MP

Senator Dana Wortley

 

 

 

Committee Secretariat

Secretary

James Rees
(from 29/5/2006 )

Gillian Gould
(until 28/4/2006 )

Acting Secretary

Janet Holmes
(from 1/5/2006 until 26/5/2006 )

Inquiry Secretary

Stephanie Mikac

Research Officer

Serica Mackay

 

Dr Timothy Kendall
(from 24/4/2006 until 21/7/2006 )

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

AusAID

Australian Agency for International Development

COSTAI

Collaboration in Science and Technology between Australia and Indonesia

CSIRO

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Cth

Commonwealth

DEST

Department of Education, Science and Training

FaCSIA

Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

FECCA

Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Council of Australia

IDEA

Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

IOM

International Organization for Migration

JSCFADT

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

JSCOT

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

MCCSA

Multicultural Communities’ Council of South Australia

NIA

National Interest Analysis

PM&C

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

SCOT

Commonwealth-State/Territory Standing Committee on Treaties

SIRTAI

Collaboration in Science and Innovation, Research and Technology between Australia and Indonesia

US

United States of America

 

 

List of recommendations

2 Agreement with the Republic of Indonesia for Cooperation in Scientific Research and Technological Development

Recommendation 1

The Committee supports the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia for Cooperation in Scientific Research and Technological Development, done at Jakarta on 11 July 2005 and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

3 Namibian War Graves Agreement

Recommendation 2

The Committee supports the Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of Namibia and the Governments of Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning the Treatment of War Graves of Members of the Armed Forces of the Commonwealth in the Territory of the Republic of Namibia and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

4 Social Security Agreement with the Kingdom of Norway

Recommendation 3

The Committee supports the Agreement on Social Security between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway (Canberra, 2 December 2005) and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

5 Agreement with the United States of America on Cooperation in Science and Technology for Homeland/Domestic Security Matters

Recommendation 4

The Committee supports the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America on Cooperation in Science and Technology for Homeland/Domestic Security Matters (Washington, 21 December 2005) and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

6 The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance Statutes (as amended at the extraordinary council meeting of International IDEA on 24 January 2006)

Recommendation 5

The Committee supports the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) Statutes (as amended at the Extraordinary Council meeting of International IDEA on 24 January 2006) and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

7 Amendments to the Constitution of the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Recommendation 6

The Committee supports the Amendments to the Constitution of the International Organization for Migration and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

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