The Resolution of Appointment of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties allows it to inquire into and report on:
matters arising from treaties and related National Interest Analyses and proposed treaty actions and related Explanatory Statements presented or deemed to be presented to the Parliament;
any questions relating to a treaty or other international instrument, whether or not negotiated to completion, referred to the committee by:
either House of the Parliament, or
such other matters as may be referred to the committee by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and on such conditions as the Minister may prescribe.