Treaty tabled on 24 November 2014

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 Committee invites interested persons and organisations to make submissions by Friday, 23 January 2015.

Submissions for this inquiry can be lodged online via the link on this page. For information on how to make a submission, go to our Making a submission to a Parliamentary Inquiry page.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Joint Standing Committee on Treaties
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4002

About this inquiry

The Committee will inquire into First Protocol to Amend the Agreement Establishing the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) (Nay Pyi Taw, 26 August 2014).

Past Public Hearings

02 Mar 2015: Canberra


Inquiry Status

Accepting Submissions. Report 147 tabled

How to make a submission

The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)


If you require any special arrangements to enable you to participate in the Committee's inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.

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