House of Representatives Committees

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

Committee activities (inquiries and reports)

Minor Treaty Actions Currently Under Review

Minor Treaty Actions, or Category 3 treaty actions, include treaty actions that do not impact significantly on the national interest and are likely to have negligible financial or legal effect within Australia.

The Committee has the discretion to inquire formally into minor treaty actions or indicate its acceptance of them without a formal inquiry. If the Committee decides that binding treaty action can be taken for a minor treaty action without a formal inquiry, then this decision will be noted in the next report of the Committee tabled in Parliament.

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The Committee is currently considering the following minor treaty actions:

Printed copies of the Explanatory Statement and treaty text for the proposed Category 3 treaty action can also be obtained from the Committee Secretariat.

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