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Thursday, 5 December 1974
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14 March- Report on the Meeting of the Education Council, held at Hobart from 28 February to 1 March 1974-Tabled by Mr Beazley 2 April- Record of the decisions of the Special Meeting of the Tourist Ministers' Council, held at Sydney on 2 1 September 1 973-Tabled by Mr Daly 10 April- Proceedings of the Conference of Australian Government and State Government Ministers, held at Canberra on 28-29 June 1973-Tabled by the Prime Minister 25 July- Agreement between the Governments of Australia, New South Wales and Victoria relating to financial assistance for the development of the Albury-Wodonga area, dated 28 June 1 974-Tabled by Mr Uren 25 July- Summary of decisions of the first meeting of the River Murray Working Party-Steering Committee, held on 7 November 1973-Tabled by DrCass 25 July- Proceedings of Conference of Australian Government and State Government Ministers (Water Resources), held at Canberra on 7 November 1973-Tabled by DrCass 1 August- Proceedings of Conference of Australian Government and State Government Ministers (Housing), held at PortHedlandon 13-14June 1974-Tabled by Mr Johnson 1 August- Report of Conference of Australian Government and State Government Ministers (Immigration), held at Adelaide on 9 November 1973-Tabled by MrCameron 13 August-Resolution of the 88th Meeting of the Agricultural Council held at Canberra on 7 December 1 973- Tabled by Senator Wriedt 13 August-Resolutions of the 89th Meeting of the Agricultural Council held at Hobart on 4 and 5 February 1 974- Tabled by Senator Wriedt 19 September- Summary of recommendations and resolutions of the Thirteenth Meeting of the Forestry Council held at Melbourne on 28 June 1 974-Tabled by Dr Patterson 26 September- Albury-Wodonga development- Ministerial Council. Communique of Meetings held on 23 April and 29 June 1974-Tabled by Mr Uren 31 October- Report on the Meeting of the Education Council held at Adelaide on 4 October 1974- Tabled by Mr Barnard 4 December- Notes of the Ninth Meeting of Australian Government and State Government Ministers (Labor) held at Melbourne on 22 February 1 974- Tabled by Mr Cameron 4 December- Notes of the Tenth Meeting of Australian Government and State Government Ministers (Labor) held at Melbourne on 30 August 1 974- Tabled by Mr Cameron.

TEXT OF TREATIES, ETC. TABLED IN THE PARLIAMENT IN 1974

Treaties to which Australia has become a party by signature: 30July-

1.   Exchange of Notes between Australia and the United States of America constituting an Agreement concerning the disposal of United States Government excess property in Australia, signed at Canberra on 9 November 1973.

2.   Exchange of Notes between Australia and the Netherlands amending the Agreeent for the Establishment of Air Services of 25 September 1951, signed at Canberra on 5 October 1 972 and 24 October 1 973.

3.   Agreement between Australia and Canada in respect of the Future Operation of the Trade Agreement of 12 February 1960, signed at Canberra and Ottawa on 24 and 25 October 1973.

4.   Agreement concerning the Voluntary Contributions to be given for the Execution of the Project to preserve Borobudur, drawn up at Paris on 29 January 1973 and signed at Paris on 6 April 1973.

5.   Agreement between Australia and Sweden on the Exchange of Senior Labour Market Officers, signed at Stockholm on 6 June 1 973.

6.   Trade Agreement between Australia and the German Democratic Republic, signed at Berlin on 28 February 1974.

7.   Exchange of Notes between Australia and Canada constituting an Agreement amending the Agreement for Air Services of 11 June 1946 and cancelling the Exchange of Notes of 16 March 195 1, signed at Canberra on 15 March 1974.

8.   Arrangement regarding International Trade in Textiles drawn up at Geneva on 20 December 1973 and signed on 9 April 1974.

9.   Exchange of Notes between Australia and Laos, constituting a further amendment to the Agreement of 24 December 1963 concerning the Foreign Exchange Operations Fund for Laos, signed at Vientiane on 30 April 1974. 31 July-

1.   Agreement between Australia and the International Atomic Energy Agency for the Application of Safeguards in Connection with the Treaty on the NonProliferation of Nuclear Weapons, signed on 10 July 1974.

2.   Protocol suspending Safeguards applied under the Agreement between the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America for the Application of Safeguards and providing for the Application of Safeguards pursuant to the Treaty on the NonProliferation of Nuclear Weapons, signed on 10 July 1974. 28 November-

1.   Second Nam Ngum Development Fund Agreement, 1974, done at Manila 26 June 1974 and signed for Australia 5 July 1 974, and Protocol to the second Nam Ngum Development Fund Agreement, 1974. relating to an additional Australian contribution, signed at Manila 26 July 1974.

2.   Exchanges of Notes between Australia and the Federal Republic of Germany constituting an Agreement amending the Agreement relating to Air Transport of 22 May 1 957, signed at Canberra 2 1 August 1 974.

3.   Exchanges of Notes between Australia and the United States of America constituting an Agreement concerning a Co-operative Scientific Program designated Hi Star South, signed at Canberra 23 August 1974.

4.   General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade:

(a)   Protocol for the accession of Hungary to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, done at Geneva 8 August 1973 and signed 9 October 1974.

(b)   Declaration of Provisional Accession of the Philippines to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, done at Geneva 9 August 1973 and signed 9 October 1974.

5.   Trade Agreement between Australia and the Hungarian People's Republic, signed at Budapest 30 September 1974.

6.   Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement with the People's Republic of China concerning the Reciprocal Registration of Trade Marks, signed at Peking 12 October 1974.

7.   Exchange of Letters constituting an Agreement extending the Agreement between Australia and New Zealand on Tariffs and Trade Preferences of 7 May 1973, signed at Canberra and at Wellington 26 September 1974.

Statute which has entered into force and to which Australia has become a party by acceptance: 30 July- Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, drawn up at the Hague on 3 1 October 195 1 and accepted on 1 November 1973.

Treaties which have entered into force and to which Australia has become a party by ratification or accession: 30July-

1.   International Sugar Agreement 1973, drawn up at Geneva on 13 October 1973 and signed and ratified on 19 December 1973.

2.   Convention for the protection of Producers of Phonograms against Unauthorised Duplication of their Phonograms, drawn up at Geneva on 29 October 1971 and acceded toon 12 March 1974.

I August-

1.   Dock Work Convention (ILO Convention No. 132) ratified on 23 June 1974.

2.   Labour Standards (Non-Metropolitan Territories) Convention (ILO Convention No. 83) ratified on 15 June 1973.

3.   Contracts of Employment ( Indigenous Workers ) Convention (ILO Convention No. 86) ratified on 15 June 1973. 24 September- International Bauxite Association Agreement 1974, signed on 17 September 1974 and ratified on 9 October 1974. 28 November- Protocol instituting a Conciliation and Good Offices Commission to be responsible for seeking a settlement of any disputes which may arise between States Parties to the Convention against Discrimination in Education, 1962, ratified 22 August 1974 and entered into force for Australia on 22 November 1974.

Treaties to which Australia is considering becoming a party :

(a)   by ratification: 30July-

1.   Agreement between Australia (acting on its own behalf and on behalf of Papua New Guinea) and Indonesia concerning Administrative Border Arrangements as to the Border between Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, signed at Port Moresby on 13' November 1973.

2.   Agreement between Australia and Japan for the Protection of Migratory Birds and Birds in Danger of Extinction and their Environment, signed at Tokyo on 6 February 1974. 28 November- Cultural Agreement between Australia and Japan, signed at Canberra 1 November 1 974. 4 December- Convention concerning Equal Remuneration for Men and Women Workers for Work of Equal Value (ILO Convention No. 100)

(b)   by accession:

1.   International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures, drawn up at Kyoto 18 May 1973.

2.   Convention on the Political Rights of Women, opened for signature at New York 31 March 1953.

Treaties which have not yet entered into force and to which Australia has become a Contracting State:

(a)   by signature, without reservation as to ratification: 30 July- Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat, drawn up at Ramsar (Iran) on 2 February 1 97 1 and signed at Paris on 8 May 1974.

(b)   by accession: 30 July- Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties drawn up at Vienna on 23 May 1969 and acceded to on 13 June 1974. 28 November- Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification, drawn up at Strasbourg 24 March 1971, and acceded to on 7 November 1974.

(c)   by ratification: 28 November- Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, 1972, drawn up at Paris on 23 November 1972, and ratified on 22 August 1974.

Treaties which Australia has signed and which will enter into force by an Exchange of Notes: 28 November-

1.   Cultural Agreement between Australia and Iran signed at Canberra 25 September 1974.

2.   Trade Agreement between Australia and Iran signed at Canberra 25 September 1974.

Treaty which has been signed by Australia and which is subject to approval: 20 November- Exchange of Notes between Australia and the United States of America constituting an amendment to the Agreement of 9 May 1963 relating to the Establishment of a United States Naval Communication Station in Australia, signed 29 March 1 974.







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