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Report 132 Treaties tabled on 18 September and 30 October 2012

13 March 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013

ISBN 978-0-642-79864-0 (Printed version)
ISBN 978-0-642-79865-7 (HTML version)

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Preliminary pages (PDF 105KB)
 
Chapter 1 Introduction (PDF 88KB)

Purpose of the report
Conduct of the Committee’s review

 
Chapter 2 Agreement Establishing the African Development Fund done at Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on 29 November 1972 as amended [2012] (PDF 152KB)

Multilateral Development Banks
The African Development Bank
Membership
African Development Fund
Overview and national interest summary
Reasons for Australia to take the proposed treaty action
Obligations
Costs
Implementation
Conclusion

 
Chapter 3 Loan Agreement between Australia and the International Monetary Fund (not yet signed) [2012] (PDF 161KB)

Introduction
Background
Overview and national interest summary
Reasons for Australia to take the proposed treaty action
Australia’s role in IMF ‘conditionality’
Obligations
Likelihood of funds being drawn upon
Implementation
Costs
Effect of loans on the Australian Government’s financial position
The IMF, its failings and its reform
Conclusion

 
Chapter 4 Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Japan on the Security of Information (Tokyo, 17 May 2012) (PDF 154KB)

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

 
Chapter 5 Four Minor Treaty Actions (PDF 102KB)

Introduction
Minor treaty actions
2012 Amendments to Annex I of the International Convention Against Doping in Sport of 19 October 2005
Amendments, adopted at London on 24 May 2012, to the Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966, as amended (Resolution MSC.329(90))
Amendments, adopted at London on 24 May 2012, to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended (Resolution MSC.325(90))
Amendment, adopted on 1 October 1999, to Article XIV.A of the Statute of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (Resolution GC(43)/RES/8)

 
Appendix A – Submissions (PDF 23KB)
 
Appendix B – Witnesses (PDF 31KB)

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