List of Recommendations

Recommendation 1

2.92
The Committee requests the Department of Environment and Energy notify it of future proposed amendments to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, and its appendices, prior to the Conference of the Parties. If the Department of Environment and Energy is unable to do this, the Committee recommends that the Government lodge reservations to amendments adopted at future Conferences of the Parties so that the parliamentary review of such treaty actions can be conducted before Australia is legally bound.

Recommendation 2

2.97
The Committee recommends that the Minister for the Environment introduce legislation into the Parliament that amends the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act to allow for the regular and efficient cross-border movement of musical instruments that would otherwise be regulated by the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species, and its associated appendices, by the commencement of the Autumn sittings in 2018.

Recommendation 3

3.44
The Committee supports the withdrawal of Australia’s reservation to Article 11(1)(b) and (c) of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

Recommendation 4

4.40
The Committee supports the Framework Agreement for International Collaboration on Research and Development of Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems, as extended by the Agreement Extending the Framework Agreement for International Collaboration on Research and Development of Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems and recommends that binding treaty action be taken.

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