Media Releases

  • Treaties Committee supports Mercury Convention

    The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties has today tabled a report strongly recommending the Government ratify the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 1 September 2021

  • Mercury falling: Treaties Committee examines Minamata Convention

    Mercury is a highly toxic heavy metal that poses a global threat to human health and the environment. The Minamata Convention creates a common platform for global action to reduce mercury’s use and impact, committing Parties to address the full lifecycle of mercury, including its safe disposal.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 9 August 2021

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