A flourish of treaty activity

Issue date: Thursday, 12 September 2019

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The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties will be holding public hearings on Monday 16 September 2019 into three treaties: Investments with Uruguay; the ISDS UN Convention; and Double Taxation with Israel.

Committee Chair Mr Dave Sharma MP says the hearings will be an opportunity for the Committee to examine increased transparency mechanisms as well as procedural safeguards for Investor-State dispute settlements.

The Committee will also review the details of the treaty to eliminate double taxation between Australia and Israel.

“This review fulfils the Australian Government’s request to expedite consideration of the treaty, which proposes to promote closer economic cooperation between Australia and Israel by reducing and clarifying taxation obligations,” Mr Sharma said.

The Committee will hear from witnesses from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Treasury and other relevant government agencies.

Public hearing details

Date: Monday, 16 September 2019
Location: Committee Room 2R1, Parliament House

Investments Uruguay
11:00am to 11:45am

ISDS UN Convention
11:45am to 12:30pm

Double Taxation - Israel
12:30pm to 1:00pm

The hearing will be broadcast live at aph.gov.au/live.

Media inquiries
Ms Deyi Wu, office of Mr Dave Sharma MP
02 9327 3988

For background information
Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4002

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