Report 161

Treaties tabled on 1 December 2015, 3 December 2015 and 2 February 2016

On Wednesday, 4 May 2016, the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties tabled Report 161: Treaties tabled on 1 December 2015, 3 December 2015 and 2 February 2016.

© Commonwealth of Australia 2016

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Preliminary pages
Membership of the Committee, Terms of Reference, 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: Agreement on Strengthening Implementation of the Niue Treaty on Cooperation in Fisheries Surveillance and Law Enforcement in the South Pacific Region
Introduction, Background, Overview and national interest summary, Reasons for Australia to take the proposed treaty action, Obligations, Implementation, Costs, Conclusion

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Chapter 3: Amendments to SOLAS and MARPOL
Introduction, Background, Overview, Polar Code, IGF Code, Reasons for Australia to take the proposed treaty action, Obligations, Implementation, Costs, Conclusion

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Chapter 4: Agreement between Australia and the Federal Republic of Germany for the Elimination of Double Taxation with Respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion and Avoidance
Introduction, Overview and national interest summary, Reasons for Australia to take the proposed treaty action, Reducing barriers to bilateral trade and investment, Increased certainty and reduced compliance costs for taxpayers, Establishing a more effective framework to address international fiscal evasion, Obligations, Implementation, Costs, First-round impact of the Agreement, Second-round impact of the Agreement, Conclusion
(PDF 137KB)

Chapter 5: Minor Treaty Action
Introduction, Amendment to Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade

(PDF 49KB)

Appendix A: Submissions

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Appendix B: Witnesses

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About this inquiry

This inquiry will examine four treaties tabled on 3 December 2015:



Past Public Hearings

29 Feb 2016: Canberra

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