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 United Mexican States on the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments and Protocol
Chapter 3 Amendments, done at St Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean on 20 June 2006, to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling
Chapter 4 Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia concerning Transfer of Sentenced Persons
Chapter 5 Amendment to Annex 1 to the 1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter
Appendix A - Submissions
Appendix B - Exhibits
Appendix C - Witnesses
Appendix D – Report 82

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

 

Mr Andrew Laming MP
(from 14/2/2007 )

Senator Julian McGauran

 

Mrs Margaret May MP

Senator Glenn Sterle

 

Mrs Sophie Mirabella MP
(until 14/2/2007 )

Senator Russell Trood

 

Mr Bernie Ripoll MP

Senator Dana Wortley

 

Hon Bruce Scott MP

 

Committee Secretariat

Secretary

James Rees

Inquiry Secretary

Serica Mackay
(from 24/1/07 )

 

Stephanie Mikac
(until 24/1/07 )

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

COAG

Council of Australian Governments

Cth

Commonwealth

DEH

Department of the Environment and Heritage

DFAT

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

ECBM

Enhanced Coal Bed Methane

EOR

Enhance Oil Recovery

ICRW

International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling

IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IPPA

Investment Protection and Promotion Agreements

ITP

International Transfer of Prisoners

IWC

International Whaling Commission

JRPA

Japanese Research Program Antarctic

LNG

Liquefied Natural Gas

NAFTA

North American Free Trade Agreement

NIA

National Interest Analysis

RIS

Regulatory Impact Statement

SCOT

Commonwealth-State/Territory Standing Committee on Treaties

List of recommendations

Agreement with the United Mexican States on the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments and Protocol

Recommendation 1

The Committee supports the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United Mexican States on the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments, and Protocol (Mexico City, 23 August 2005) and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

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