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  • 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


  • Two trade agreements to help bolster global trading system

    The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties has today tabled a report on Australia’s proposed free trade agreements with Indonesia and Hong Kong.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 9 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


  • Two Treaties, Three Cities

    The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties will be holding hearings on the Hong Kong and Indonesia free trade agreements in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in the coming weeks.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 22 August 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
    PO Box 6021
    Parliament House
    Canberra ACT 2600

    Phone: +61 2 6277 4002
    Fax: +61 2 6277 2219
    jsct@aph.gov.au