About this inquiry

This inquiry will examine the:

  • Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus) and associated side letter (Nuku’alofa, 14 June 2017).
Track Inquiry

Upcoming Public Hearings

26 Mar 2018: CANBERRA, ACT

Past Public Hearings

12 Feb 2018: Canberra, ACT


Inquiry Status

Submissions Closed


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PACER Plus - Agreement

The Treaties Committee is empowered by its resolution of appointment to inquire into and report on 'matters arising from treaties and related National Interest Analysis and proposed treaty actions presented or deemed to be presented to the Parliament.'

As nearly all treaty actions proposed by the Australian Government are tabled in Parliament, this type of review activity accounts for much of the Committee's work.

The Committee invites interested persons and organisations to make submissions by 15 February 2018.

Submissions for this inquiry can be lodged online via the link on this page. For information on how to make a submission, go to our Making a submission to a Parliamentary Inquiry page.


Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 4002
Fax: +61 2 6277 2219