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Treaties Ratification Bill 2012

2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treaties Ratification Bill 2012

 

No.      , 2012

 

(Mr Katter)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to provide for Parliament to approve the ratification of treaties, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 1

4............ Parliament to approve ratification of treaties........................................ 1

 



A Bill for an Act to provide for Parliament to approve the ratification of treaties, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Treaties Ratification Act 2012 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

3   Definitions

                   In this Act:

ratify a treaty means bring the treaty into force (whether directly or indirectly).

treaty means an agreement that is:

                     (a)  binding in international law; and

                     (b)  made between:

                              (i)  Australia and one or more other countries; or

                             (ii)  Australia and one or more international organisations.

4   Parliament to approve ratification of treaties

                   The Governor-General must not ratify a treaty unless both Houses of the Parliament have, by resolution, approved the ratification.