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  • Treaties Committee supports treaty actions

    The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties today tabled Report 195, concerning three treaty actions: a film co-production agreement with Malaysia, revisions to the Radio Regulations which regulate radio spectrum and satellite orbits, and a new tax information exchange agreement with Timor-Leste.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 12 May 2021


  • Treaties Committee public hearing on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

    On Monday, 10 May 2021, the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties will hold its first public hearing on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 10 May 2021


  • Treaties Committee reports on endangered species trade changes

    The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties today tabled Report 194, which considers amendments to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 17 March 2021


  • Treaties Committee to review new CITES listings

    The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties will hold a public hearing in Canberra on Monday 1 February 2021 to discuss amendments to the Convention on the Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

    Media release issue date: Friday, 29 January 2021


  • Committee supports Australia’s contribution to IMF for COVID-19 fight

    A federal parliamentary committee has recommended Australia commit to the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF’s) reform proposals to better combat the global economic impact of COVID-19.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 7 October 2020


  • Committee supports suspension of Hong Kong legal treaties

    A federal parliamentary committee today strongly supported the Australian Government’s actions to suspend Australia’s Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance treaties with Hong Kong.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 7 October 2020


  • Parliament to look at two treaties with Hong Kong

    The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties will hold an inquiry into the suspension of the extradition treaty and the mutual legal assistance treaty between Australia and Hong Kong.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 16 September 2020


  • Treaty making process under review

    The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties will conduct a new inquiry into the treaty-making process, with a particular focus on trade-related treaties.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 17 June 2020


  • Out with the old

    The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties will hold a public hearing in Canberra on Monday 15 June 2020 to discuss the termination of the Australia – Indonesia Investment Agreement.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 12 June 2020


  • Supporting the World Bank COVID-19 response

    The Treaties Committee will be holding a public hearing on Friday to review two treaty actions relating to capital increases for two World Bank entities, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Finance Corporation.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 22 May 2020


  • Through the telescope – a trio of treaties

    The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties has tabled a report endorsing three proposed treaty actions.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 3 December 2019


  • A bag full of treaties

    The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties has tabled a report on nine proposed treaty actions.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 18 October 2019


  • A flourish of treaty activity

    The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties will be holding public hearings on Monday 16 September 2019 into three treaties: Investments with Uruguay; the ISDS UN Convention; and Double Taxation with Israel.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 12 September 2019


  • Indonesia and Hong Kong free trade agreements ready for review

    Major free trade agreements with Hong Kong and Indonesia will be considered by Parliament’s Treaties Committee in coming weeks.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 2 August 2019






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    Joint Standing Committee on Treaties
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    Phone: +61 2 6277 4002
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    jsct@aph.gov.au