The Treaties Committee is empowered by its resolution of appointment to inquire into and report on 'matters arising from treaties and related National Interest Analysis and proposed treaty actions presented or deemed to be presented to the Parliament.'
As nearly all treaty actions proposed by the Australian Government are tabled in Parliament, this type of review activity accounts for much of the Committee's work.
The following treaty was tabled on 12 May 2015:
Protocol establishing the Prolongation of the Treaty between Australia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands on the presence of Australian personnel in the Netherlands for the purpose of responding to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 (The Hague, 1 August 2014)
Treaty text (PDF 268KB)
NIA with attachment on consultation (PDF 73KB)
Regulation Impact Statement: not applicable
Letters: not applicable