Matters relating to two treaties with Hong Kong

On Tuesday, 15 September 2020 the Committee adopted an inquiry into matters relating to two treaties with Hong Kong, as referred by the Attorney-General.

Noting the request that the Committee report before 9 October 2020, the Committee invites submissions by 22 September 2020.

Should you wish to participate in a roundtable discussion at a public hearing on 24 September 2020, please advise of your interest by emailing the secretariat by 12pm on 21 September 2020.

Documents relating to matters under consideration are available as listed:
• National Interest Analysis (Suspension of MLA Agreement) – tabled 3 September (PDF 202KB)
• Agreement between Australia and Hong Kong – Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (PDF 350KB)
• National Interest Analysis (Suspension of Extradition Agreement) – tabled 3 September (PDF 210KB )
• Agreement between Australia and Hong Kong – Surrender of Accused and Convicted Persons (PDF 378KB) Protocol to the Extradition Agreement (PDF 79KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 4002

About this inquiry

This inquiry will consider and report on matters relating to two treaties with Hong Kong.

Past Public Hearings

24 Sep 2020:


Inquiry Status

Report Tabled


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