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Membership of the Committee

Chair

Mr Kelvin Thomson MP

 

Deputy Chair

Senator Simon Birmingham

 

Members

Ms Sharon Bird MP
(until 14/3/12)

Senator David Fawcett

 

Mr Jamie Briggs MP

Senator Scott Ludlam

 

Mr Laurie Ferguson
(from 14/3/12)

Senator the Hon Lisa Singh

 

Mr John Forrest MP

Senator Matthew Thistlethwaite

 

Ms Sharon Grierson MP

Senator Anne Urquhart

 

Mr Harry Jenkins MP
(from 7/2/12)

Senator Dean Smith
(from 9/5/12)

 

Ms Kirsten Livermore MP

 

 

Ms Melissa Parke MP

 

 

Ms Michelle Rowland MP
(until 7/2/12)

 

 

The Hon Dr Sharman Stone MP

 

 

Committee Secretariat

 

Secretary

James Catchpole

David Monk
(from 26/3/12 – until 11/5/12)

Inquiry Secretary

Kevin Bodel

Senior Researcher

Dr Andrew Gaczol

Administrative Officers

Heidi Luschtinetz

 

Michaela Whyte

 


Resolution of Appointment

 

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

a)                  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;

b)                 any question relating to a treaty or other international instrument, whether or not negotiated to completion, referred to the committee by:

(i)                 either House of the Parliament, or

(ii)              a Minister; and

c)                  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     Resolution MEPC.193(61): (Revised MARPOL Annex III: Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Harmful Substances Carried by Sea in Packaged Form) Adopted at London on 1 October 2010

Recommendation 1

The Committee supports the Resolution MEPC.193(61): (Revised MARPOL Annex III: Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Harmful Substances Carried by Sea in Packaged Form) Adopted at London on 1 October 2010 and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

3     Amendments to Appendices I and II to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (Bonn, 23 June 1979) done at Bergen on 25 November 2011

Recommendation 2

The Committee supports the Amendments to Appendices I and II to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (Bonn, 23 June 1979) done at Bergen on 25 November 2011 and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

4     Agreement between Australia and the European Union Amending the Agreement on Mutual Recognition in relation to Conformity Assessment (MRA), Certificates and Markings between the European Community and Australia done at Brussels on 23 February 2012

Recommendation 3

The Committee supports the Agreement between Australia and the European Union Amending the Agreement on Mutual Recognition in relation to Conformity Assessment (MRA), Certificates and Markings between the European Community and Australia done at Brussels on 23 February 2012 and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

5     Convention providing a Uniform Law on the Form of an International Will done at Washington D.C. on 26 October 1973

Recommendation 4

The Committee supports the Convention providing a Uniform Law on the Form of an International Will done at Washington D.C. on 26 October 1973 and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

6     Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment done at New York on 18 December 2002

Recommendation 5

That the Australian Government work with the states and territories to implement a national preventive mechanism fully compliant with the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment done at New York on 18 December 2002 as quickly as possible on ratification of the Optional Protocol and the exercise of Article 24 of that Protocol.

Recommendation 6

The Committee supports the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment done at New York on 18 December 2002 and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

7     Amendments to the Agreement Establishing the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, adopted at London on 30 September 2011

Recommendation 7

The Committee supports the Amendments to the Agreement Establishing the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, adopted at London on 30 September 2011 and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

 

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