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PAPERS

The Minister for National Development and Energy (Senator Sir John Carrick), by Command of His Excellency the Governor-General, laid upon the Table the following Papers: Administrative Review Council-Reports- Australian Federal Police Act 1979 Sections 38 and 39-Report by the Council to the Attorney-General , dated 11 February 1982.

Land Use in the A.C.T.-Report by the Council to the Attorney-General, dated 16 November 1981.

Review of Decisions under the Broadcasting and Television Act 1942- Report by the Council to the Attorney-General, dated 11 June 1982.

Statement by the Minister for Communications (Mr Brown).

Australian Biological Resources Study Advisory Committee-

Report, for year 1980-81.

Statement by the Minister for Home Affairs and Environment (Mr McVeigh).

Australian Forestry Council-Summary of Resolutions and Recommendations of the 19th Meeting of the Council, held in Sydney, New South Wales, 10 May 1982.

Australian Shippers' Council-Annual Report, together with audited financial statements, for year 1981-82.

Commonwealth Government Printing Office-Independent Review of Plant Capacity and Equipment in the Commonwealth Government Printing Office- Report by Mr H. W. Patterson, dated February 1981.

Statement by the Minister for Administrative Services (Mr Newman).

Commonwealth Heads of Government Regional Meeting, Suva- Communique issued by the Commonwealth Heads of Government, dated 18 October 1982.

Statement by the Prime Minister (Mr Fraser).

Industries Assistance Commission-Report-Harvesting and Processing of Fish, Crustacea and Molluscs-Interim Assistance for the South Eastern Trawl Fishery, dated 24 August 1982 (No. 306).

Official Establishments Trust- Special Report, dated 3 June 1982.

Statement by the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister (Mr Fife).

Qantas Airways Limited-Annual Report, together with financial statements and the Auditor-General's Report thereon, for year 1981-82.

Radioactive Waste Management-Copies of letters from the Australian Ionising Radiation Advisory Council to the Minister for Home Affairs and Environment (Mr McVeigh) concerning- Radioactive Waste Management, dated 25 June 1982.

SYNROC, dated 23 June 1982.

Treaties-Texts of- Which have been signed by Australia and which require further treaty action by Australia before the treaty can enter into force for Australia- (1) Money Orders-Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh for the exchange of money orders, done at Dacca on 15 September 1981.

(2) Maritime Delimitation-Agreement on maritime delimitation between the Government of Australia and the Government of the French Republic, done at Melbourne on 4 January 1982.

(3) International Tin Agreement-The Sixth International Tin Agreement, concluded at Geneva on 26 June 1981. (Signed for Australia on 4 February 1982. The agreement entered into force provisionally on 1 July 1982.)

(4) Use of Certain Conventional Weapons-Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons which may be deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to have Indiscriminate Effects, with annexed Protocols, concluded at Geneva on 10 October 1980. (Signed for Australia on 8 April 1982.)

(5) Economic and Technical Co-operation-Agreement on economic and technical co- operation between the Government of Australia and the Government of the State of Kuwait, done at Canberra on 22 April 1982.

To which Australia has become a party by signature- (1) Geostationary Meteorological Satellite-2 System-Exchange of Notes signed at Canberra on 22 September 1981 constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Japan concerning co-operation on the project for the Geostationary Meteorological Satellite-2 System. The Agreement entered into force on 22 September 1981.

(2) Technical Co-operation for Development-Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the People's Republic of China on a program of technical co-operation for development, done at Beijing on 2 October 1981. The Agreement entered into force on that date.

(3) Economic Co-operation-Protocol on economic co-operation between the Government of Australia and the Government of the People's Republic of China, done at Canberra on 22 September 1981. The Protocol entered into force on that date.

(4) Japanese Tuna Long-line Fishing-Subsidiary Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Japan concerning Japanese tuna long-line fishing, done at Canberra on 29 October 1981. The Subsidiary Agreement entered into force on 1 November 1981.

(5) Tariffs and Tariff Preferences-Exchange of Letters signed at Canberra and Wellington on 18 November 1981 constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand further extending the Agreement on Tariffs and Tariff Preferences of 25 November 1977. The Agreement entered into force on 1 December 1981.

(6) Trade and Commercial Relations-Exchange of Notes signed at Canberra on 17 February 1982 and at Waigani on 17 March 1982 constituting an Agreement on the continued application of the Agreement on Trade and Commercial Relations between Australia and Papua New Guinea. The Agreement entered into force on 17 March 1982.

(7) Marine Geoscientific Research-Agreement between the Governments of Australia , New Zealand and the United States of America in co-operation with the Committee for the Co-ordination of Joint Prospecting for Mineral Resources in South Pacific Offshore Areas relating to the conduct of a joint programme of Marine Geoscientific Research and Mineral Resource Studies of the South Pacific region, done at Suva on 12 March 1982. The Agreement entered into force on that date.

(8) Air Services-Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Fiji for air services between and beyond their respective territories, done at Suva on 24 March 1982. The Agreement entered into force on that date.

(9) Treatment for Asian Residents of Christmas Island-Exchange of Notes signed at Singapore on 23 June 1980 and 14 April 1982 constituting an Agreement amending the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Singapore concerning the provision of treatment in Singapore hospitals for Asian residents of Christmas Island. The amending Agreement entered into force on 14 April 1982 with effect in some respects from 1 April 1980.

(10) Air Services-Exchange of Notes signed at Canberra on 18 February and 18 June 1982 constituting an Agreement amending the Agreement between Australia and New Zealand Relating to air services. The amending Agreement entered into force on 18 June 1982.

(11) Antitrust Matters-Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America relating to co-operation on antitrust matters, done at Washington on 29 June 1982. The Agreement entered into force on that date.

(12) Nuclear Transfers for Peaceful Purposes-Exchange of Notes signed at Canberra on 12 July 1982 constituting an Agreement amending the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Sweden on conditions and controls for nuclear transfers for peaceful purposes. The amending Agreement entered into force on 12 July 1982.

Which have been signed and in respect of which Australia has taken further treaty action to bring them into force- (1) International Money Orders-Agreement for the exchange of international money orders between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Government of Australia, done at Manila on 14 September 1981. (The Agreement entered into force on 1 July 1982 in accordance with an exchange of notes signed at Manila on 3 June 1982 and 19 June 1982.)

(2) Trade, Economic and Technical Co-operation-Agreement on trade, economic and technical co-operation between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Sultanate of Oman, done at Canberra on 20 October 1981. (The Agreement entered into force on 13 February 1982 upon an exchange of notes signed at Muscat on 29 December 1981 and 13 February 1982.)

(3) Postal Union-Final Acts of the XVIIIth Congress of the Universal Postal Union, done at Rio de Janiero on 26 October 1979, General Regulations of the Universal Postal Union and Final Protocol, Universal Postal Convention and Final Protocol, and Detailed Regulations of the Universal Postal Convention and Postal Parcels Agreement and Final Protocol, and Detailed Regulations of the Postal Parcels Agreement. The Acts entered into force generally on 1 July 1981. Approval deposited by Australia on 2 November 1981.

(4) Psychotropic Substances-Convention on psychotropic substances, done at Vienna on 21 February 1971. (Ratified by Australia on 19 May 1982. The Convention entered into force for Australia on 18 August 1982.)

Which Australia has accepted or to which Australia has acceded- (1) World Health Organization-Constitution of the World Health Organization, signed at New York on 22 July 1946. An amendment to Article 74 was adopted by resolution WHA 31.18 of the Thirty-first World Health Assembly on 18 May 1978. (Accepted by Australia on 29 September 1981. The Amendment is not yet in force.)

(2) Pollution of the Sea by Oil-Amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea by Oil, 1954 (as amended in 1969), concerning the protection of the Great Barrier Reef, adopted by Resolution A.232 (VII) on 12 October 1971 and concerning tank arrangements and limitation of tank size, adopted by Resolution A.246 (VII) on 15 October 1971. (Accepted by Australia on 13 November 1981. The Amendments are not yet in force.)

(3) World Intellectual Property Organization-Amendments to the following treaties adopted on 28 September 1979 by the Governing Bodies of the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Unions administered by that organization at Geneva-Articles 6, 7 and 8 of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (1967); Articles 13 and 14 of the Stockholm Act (1967) of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property; Articles 53 and 54 of the Patents Co-operation Treaty; Article 7 of the Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patents Classification; Article 5 of the Stockholm Act (1967) and the Geneva Act (1977) of the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks; and Articles 22 and 23 of the Paris Act (1971) of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. (Instrument of acceptance of the amendments deposited by Australia on 13 November 1981. The amendments have not yet entered into force.)

(4) Tariffs and Trade-Agreement on the Interpretation and Application of Articles VI, XVI and XXIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. (Done at Geneva on 12 April 1979 and accepted by Australia on 28 September 1981. The Agreement entered into force for Australia on 28 October 1981.)

(5) Customs Procedures-Annexes A1 and A2 of the International Convention on Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures. (Done at Brussels on 15 June 1976 and accepted by Australia on 22 October 1981. The Annexes entered into force for Australia on 22 January 1982.)

(6) Customs Procedures-Annex A3 of the International Convention on Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures. (Done at Brussels on 14 June 1978 and accepted by Australia on 22 October 1981. The Annex is not yet in force.)

(7) Customs Procedures-Annexes C1 and F4 of the International Convention on Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures. (Done at Nairobi on 9 June 1977 and accepted by Australia on 22 October 1981. The Annexes entered into force for Australia on 22 January 1982.)

(8) Counterfeiting Currency-International Convention for the Supression of Counterfeiting Currency and Protocol, done at Geneva on 20 April 1929. (Acceded to by Australia on 5 January 1982. The Convention entered into force for Australia on 4 April 1982.)

(9) Nuclear Science and Technology-Second Agreement to extend the Regional Co- operative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology, done at Vienna on 1 April 1982. (Accepted by Australia on 16 July 1982. The Second Agreement entered into force for Australia on 16 July 1982.)

Senator Sir John Carrick, pursuant to Statute, laid upon the Table the following Papers: Australian Institute of Marine Science Act-Australian Institute of Marine Science-Annual Report of the Council, together with financial statements and the Auditor-General's Report thereon, for year 1981-82.

Criminology Research Act- Australian Institute of Criminology-Board of Management-Annual Report (10th), together with financial statements and the Auditor-General's Report thereon, for year 1981-82.

Criminology Research Council-Annual Report (10th), together with financial statements and the Auditor-General's Report thereon, for year 1981-82.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act-Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority- Annual Report (6th), together with financial statements and the Auditor-General' s Report thereon, for year 1981-82.

Seat of Government (Administration) Act-Consumer Affairs Ordinance- Consumer Affairs Council and Consumer Affairs Bureau-Annual Report (9th), for year 1981- 82.