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| Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

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Report 131 Treaties tabled on 21 August, 11 and 18 September 2012

November 2012

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013

ISBN 978-0-642-79842-8 (Printed version)
ISBN 978-0-642-79843-5 (HTML version)

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Preliminary pages (PDF 99KB)
 
Chapter 1 Introduction (PDF 87KB)

Purpose of the report
Conduct of the Committee’s review

 
Chapter 2 Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (Tokyo, 11 November 2004) (PDF 134KB)

Introduction
Background
Overview and national interest summary
Reasons for Australia to take the proposed treaty action
Obligations
Jurisdiction
Implementation
Costs
Conclusion

 
Chapter 3 Treaty between Australia and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on Extradition done at Canberra on 10 April 2012 (PDF 146KB)

Introduction
Background
Overview
Reasons for Australia to take the proposed treaty action
Obligations
Implementation
Costs
Other issues
Monitoring
Conclusion

 
Chapter 4 Partial Revision of the 2008 Radio Regulations, as incorporated in the International Telecommunication Union Final Acts of the World Radiocommunication Conference of 2012 (WRC-12) (PDF 138KB)

Background
Radiofrequency regulation
The Radio Regulations revision of 2012
Australia’s declarations and reservation
Reasons for Australia to take the proposed treaty action
Implementation
Costs
Conclusion

 
Chapter 5 Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Kingdom of Spain for the Mutual Protection of Classified Information of Defence Interest done at Madrid on 17 November 2011 (PDF 119KB)

Background
Protection of classified information
Reasons for Australia to take the proposed treaty action
Implementation
Costs
Conclusion

 
Chapter 6 Three Minor Treaty Actions (PDF 70KB)

Introduction
Minor treaty actions
Amendments to the Schedule of the International Convention on the Regulation of Whaling.
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.216(63):  Regional arrangements for port reception facilities under MARPOL Annexes I, II, IV and V
MARPOL Resolution MEPC.217(63):  Regional arrangements for port reception facilities under MARPOL Annex VI and Certification of marine diesel engines fitted with Selective Catalytic Reduction systems under the NOx Technical Code 2008

 
Appendix A – Submissions (PDF 27KB)
 
Appendix B – Witnesses (PDF 36KB)

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