House of Representatives Committees

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties is appointed by a resolution of appointment passed by the House of Representatives on 21 November 2013 and the Senate on 2 December 2013. The committee was appointed to inquire into and report on:

  1. 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;

  2. 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
    (iii) 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.

Other Committee information

Related Links (external)

Cover of Treaties report

Read tabled reports from the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

The Committee Secretariat can be contacted at:

Committee Secretary
Joint Standing Committee on Treaties
PO Box 6021
Parliament House

Phone:  (02) 6277 4002
Fax:      (02) 6277 2219

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