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  • 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





    Committee Secretariat contact:

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

    Phone: +61 2 6277 4002
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    About this inquiry

    This inquiry will inquire into and report on the Minamata Convention on Mercury.



    Past Public Hearings

    09 Aug 2021: VIDEO CONFERENCE

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    Inquiry Status

    Report Tabled

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