House of Representatives Committees

Contents

Membership of the committee
Resolution of Appointment
List of abbreviations
List of recommendations

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Treaty between Australia and the Kingdom of Thailand on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters
Chapter 3 The Agreement on Health Care Insurance between Australia and the Kingdom of Belgium
Chapter 4 Agreements for the Exchange of Information with respect to Taxes with Antigua and Barbuda and with the Netherlands in respect of the Netherlands Antilles
Chapter 5 Agreement on Operational and Strategic Cooperation between Australia and the European Police Office (Europol) (The Hague, 20 February 2007)
Chapter 6 Amendment to the Hong Kong Extradition Treaty
Chapter 7 Extension of the Agreement in relation to the functioning of the Australian Patent Office as an International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority under the Patent Cooperation Treaty
Chapter 8 Report on the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (London, 13 February 2004)
Appendix A - Submissions
Appendix B - Witnesses

Membership of the Committee

Chair

Dr Andrew Southcott MP

Senator Andrew Bartlett

Deputy Chair

Mr Kim Wilkie MP

Senator Simon Birmingham
(from 20/6/2007)

Members

Hon Dick Adams MP

Senator Carol Brown

 

Mr Michael Johnson MP

Senator The Hon Ian Macdonald

 

Mr Michael Keenan MP

Senator Julian McGauran

 

Mr Andrew Laming MP

Senator Glenn Sterle

 

Mrs Margaret May MP

Senator Russell Trood
(until 20/6/2007)

 

Mr Bernie Ripoll MP

Senator Dana Wortley

 

Hon Bruce Scott MP

 

Committee Secretariat

Secretary

James Rees

Inquiry Secretary

Serica Mackay

Research Officers

Sonya Fladun

 

Clare James

Administrative Officers

Heidi Luschtinetz

 

Doris Cooley

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

List of abbreviations

AFP

Australian Federal Police

APO

Australian Patent Office

ATO

Australian Taxation Office

Cth

Commonwealth

DAFF

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

IMO

International Maritime Organization

IP

Intellectual Property

IPEA

International Preliminary Examining Authorities

ISA

International Searching Authorities

JSCOT

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

MBS

Medical Benefits Scheme

NIA

National Interest Analysis

OECD

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

SCOT

Commonwealth-State/Territory Standing Committee on Treaties

TIEA

Tax Information Exchange Agreement

WIPO

World Intellectual Property Organization

List of recommendations

2 Treaty between Australia and the Kingdom of Thailand on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters

Recommendation 1

The Committee supports the Treaty between Australia and the Kingdom of Thailand on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters, Kuala Lumpur, 27 July 2006, and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

3 The Agreement on Health Care Insurance between Australia and the Kingdom of Belgium

Recommendation 2

The Committee supports the Agreement on Health Care Insurance between Australia and the Kingdom of Belgium and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

4 Agreements for the Exchange of Information with respect to Taxes with Antigua and Barbuda and with the Netherlands in respect of the Netherlands Antilles

Recommendation 3

The Committee supports the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda on the Exchange of Information with Respect to Taxes, Saint John’s, Antigua 30 January 2007 and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

Recommendation 4

The Committee supports the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Respect of the Netherlands Antilles for the Exchange of Information with Respect to Taxes, Canberra, 1 March 2007 and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

5 Agreement on Operational and Strategic Cooperation between Australia and the European Police Office (Europol) (The Hague, 20 February 2007)

Recommendation 5

The Committee supports the Agreement on Operational and Strategic Cooperation between Australia and the European Police Office (The Hague, 20 February 2007) and recommends binding treaty action be taken.

6 Amendment to the Hong Kong Extradition Treaty

Recommendation 6

The Committee supports the Protocol between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China Amending the Agreement for the Surrender of Accused and Convicted Persons of 15 November 1993, Hong Kong, 19 March 2007 and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

7 Extension of the Agreement in relation to the functioning of the Australian Patent Office as an International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

Recommendation 7

The committee supports the Extension of the Agreement in relation to the functioning of the Australian Patent Office as an International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority under the Patent Cooperation Treaty and recommends binding treaty action be taken.

8 Report on the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (London, 13 February 2004)

Recommendation 8

The Committee supports the Convention on the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.
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