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Preliminary pages

Membership of the Committee

Chair

Mr Kelvin Thomson MP

 

Deputy Chair

Senator Bridget McKenzie
(from 12/9/12)

 

 

Senator Simon Birmingham
(until 12/9/12)

 

Members

Mr Jamie Briggs MP (until 9/10/12)

Senator David Fawcett

 

Mr Laurie Ferguson MP
(until 20/9/12)

Senator Scott Ludlam

 

Mr John Forrest MP

Senator the Hon Lisa Singh

 

Ms Sharon Grierson MP

Senator Dean Smith

 

Mr Harry Jenkins MP

Senator Matthew Thistlethwaite

 

Ms Kirsten Livermore MP

Senator the Hon Lin Thorp

 

The Hon Robert McClelland MP
(from 20/9/12)

 

 

Ms Melissa Parke MP

 

 

Mrs Jane Prentice MP (from 9/10/12)

 

 

The Hon Dr Sharman Stone MP

 



Committee Secretariat

Secretary

Russell Chafer

Inquiry Secretary

Kevin Bodel

 

Dr Andrew Gaczol

Administrative Officers

Heidi Luschtinetz

 

Dorota Cooley


Resolution of Appointment

The Resolution of Appointment of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties allows it to inquire into and report on:

  1. matters arising from treaties and related National Interest Analyses and proposed treaty actions and related Explanatory Statements 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 recommendations

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

Recommendation 1

The Committee supports the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (Tokyo, 11 November 2004) and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

3 Treaty between Australia and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on Extradition done at Canberra on 10 April 2012

Recommendation 2

The Committee recommends that new and revised extradition agreements should explicitly provide a requirement that the requesting country provide annual information concerning the trial status and health of extradited persons and the conditions of the detention facilities in which they are held.

Recommendation 3

The Committee supports the Treaty between Australia and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on Extradition done at Canberra on 10 April 2012 and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

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)

Recommendation 4

The Committee supports the Partial Revision of the 2008 Radio Regulations, as incorporated in the International Telecommunication Union Final Acts of the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-12) done at Geneva on 17 February 2012 and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

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

Recommendation 5

The Committee supports the 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 and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

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