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Tuesday, 11 April 1972
Page: 943


Senator WRIGHT (Tasmania) (.Minister for Works) - 'For the information of honourable senators I present the text of the international treaties to which Australia has become a party by signature. They are:

1.   Agreement establishing a Registry of Scientific and Technical Services for the Asian and Pacific Region. Signed for Australia at Manila on 16th July 1971.

2.   Agreement between the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Government of the Republic of South Africa concerning Postal Parcels, signed at Canberra on- 13th October 1971.

3.   Agreement relating to the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization 'Intelsat' and Operating Agreement. Signed for Australia at Washington on 201 h August 1971.

4.   Cultural Agreement between the Government of the Comonwealth of Australia and the Government of the Republic of India, signed at New Delhi on 20th October 1971.

5.   Five Power Defence Arrangements. The Government of the Commonwealth of Australia concluded Agreements with the Governments of Malaysia and Singapore by Exchanges of Notes at Kuala Lumpur and Singapore on 1st December 1971.

The Governments of the United Kingdom and Mew Zealand also concluded Agreements with Malaysia and Singapore on 1st December 1971 under the above Arrangements.

6.   Exchange of Notes between the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia extending automatically from year to year the Trade Agreement signed at Djakarta on 17th December 1959. Notes were exchanged at Djakarta on 28th January 1972.

7.   Agreement between the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Government of the Republic of South Africa concerning an International Observer Scheme for Land-based Whaling Stations. Signed at Pretoria on 13th December and at Capetown on 24th December 1971.

I present the texts of 2 agreements which have been signed by Australia and which will enter into force after Notes have been exchanged confirming that all legal requirements have been complied with. They read:

8.   Cultural Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Korea and the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, signed at Seoul on 11 th May 1971.

9.   Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines, signed at Manila on 15th November 1971.

I present also the text of a Protocol ratified by Australia by means of signature. It reads:

10.   Protocol drawn up at New York on 12th March 1971 relating to an amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Article 50(a)). Signed for Australia at Montreal on 15th December 1971.







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