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Wednesday, 9 October 1991
Page: 1633

(Question No. 980)


Mr Hollis asked the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, upon notice, on 21 August 1991:

(1) Which states have become parties to the South Pacific Commission's Convention on Conservation of Nature in the South Pacific done at Apia on 12 June 1976, and on what dates.

(2) Which conventions other than that referred to in part (1) have been drawn up under the auspices of the South Pacific Commission.


Dr Blewett —-The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

The countries which have become parties to the Convention of Nature in the South Pacific done at Apia on 12 June 1976 are as follows:

Ratification/Accession

Australia 28 March 1990

Cook Islands 24 June 1987

Fiji 8 September 1989

France 20 January 1989

Western Samoa 20 July 1990

The Convention for the Protection of the Natural Resources and Environment of the South Pacific Region (SPREP Convention) done at Noumea on 25 November 1986 was drawn up partly under the auspices of the South Pacific Commission. Other regional and international agencies were closely involved in the consultations and negotiations which produced this Convention.