Report 154

Report 154: Treaty tabled on 17 June 2015

On Monday, 19 October 2015, the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties tabled Report 154: Treaty tabled on 17 June 2015.

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015

ISBN 978-1-74366-386-8 (Printed version)

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Preliminary pages
Foreword, Membership of the Committee, Resolution of Appointment, List of abbreviations, List of Recommendations

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Chapter 1: Introduction
Purpose of the report, Conduct of the Committee's review

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Chapter 2: Overview and analysis
Trade agreements, China Australia Free Trade Agreement

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Chapter 3: Advantages
Introduction, Economic benefits, Intellectual property rights, Framework for review
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Chapter 4: Labour mobility
Introduction, Movement of Natural Persons, Skills assessment, Investment Faciliation Arrangement, Work and Holiday Visa Arrangement
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Chapter 5: Other issues
Introduction, Investor-state dispute settlement mechanism, Scale of the Chinese market, Tariffs, Non-tariff barriers, Regulations, Australian policy and regulation, Maintaining Australian standards, Omissions, Treaty making process
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Chapter 6: Conclusion
Introduction, Labour mobility, Access and utilisation, Antimicrobial resistance, Framework for review, Conclusion
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Dissenting Report: The Hon K Thomson MP, The Hon M Parke MP, Senator S Lines, Senator G Sterle

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Additional Comments – Senator the Hon J Ludwig (PDF 250 KB)
Dissenting Report—Australian Greens
Advantages, Labour mobility, Other issues
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Appendix A: Submissions

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Appendix B: Witnesses

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Appendix C: Exhibits (PDF 110 KB)

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