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GOVERNMENT PAPERS

The Manager of Government Business (Senator Grimes) tabled the following Papers:

Advance to the Minister for Finance-Statement for September 1985.

Defence Service Homes Act-Defence Service Homes Corporation-Home Insurance, Statement of Conditions.

Department of Finance-Annual Report 1984-85.

Snowy Mountains Council-Annual Report (27th) 1984-85.

Treaties-List 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) Protocol between Australia and the Republic of Austria amending the Treaty concerning Extradition done at Canberra on 29 March 1973, signed at Vienna on 30 August 1985.

(2) Treaty on Extradition between Australia and the Republic of Italy, signed at Milan on 26 August 1985.

(3) South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty, signed at Rarotonga on 6 August 1985.

(4) Agreement on Trade and Economic Relations and Technical Co-operation between Australia and the United Arab Emirates, signed at Canberra on 6 March 1985.

(5) Agreement and Protocol between the Government of Australia and the Government of Finland for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income, signed at Canberra on 12 September 1984.

(6) International Convention on the Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System, done at Brussels on 14 June 1983, signed for Australia on 26 June 1984.

(7) Treaty on Extradition between Australia and Ireland, signed at Dublin on 2 September 1985.

(8) Treaty on Extradition between Australia and the Netherlands, signed at The Hague on 5 September 1985.

(9) Treaty between Australia and Norway concerning Extradition, signed at Oslo on 9 September 1985.

(10) Treaty on Extradition between Australia and the Kingdom of Belgium, signed at Brussels on 4 September 1985.

(11) Protocol between Australia and Sweden amending the Treaty concerning Extradition done at Stockholm on 20 March 1973, signed at Stockholm on 6 September 1985.

(12) Protocol between Australia and Finland amending the Treaty concerning Extradition done at Helsinki on 7 June 1984, signed at Helsinki on 10 September 1985.

To which Australia has become a party by signature.

(1) Exchange of Notes at Canberra on 6 October 1983 and 14 November 1983 constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America further extending the Agreement relating to Scientific and Technical Co-operation of 16 October 1968. The Agreement entered into force on 16 October 1983.

(2) Trade Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus, signed at Nicosia on 9 December 1983. The Agreement entered into force on that date.

(3) Agreement establishing the Association of Tin Producing Countries, done at London on 29 March 1983 and signed by Australia on 22 November 1983. The Agreement entered into force for Australia on 21 January 1984.

(4) Exchange of Letters at Rome and Canberra on 26 April 1983 and 1 December 1983 constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Multinational Force and Observers amending the Agreement concerning Australian participation in the Multinational Force and Observers. The Agreement entered into force on 1 December 1983.

(5) Exchange of Notes at Geneva on 31 January 1984 constituting an Agreement between the Patents Office of the Government of Australia and the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organisation amending the Agreement in relation to the establishment and functioning of the Patents Office of the Government of Australia as an International Searching and International Preliminary Examining Authority under the Patent Co-operation Treaty, done at Geneva on 29 February 1980. The amending Agreement entered into force on 1 March 1984.

(6) Exchange of Notes at Canberra on 17 February 1984 constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America amending the Agreement regarding future management and operation of the Joint Geological and Geophysical Research Station at Alice Springs, done at Canberra on 28 February 1978. The amending Agreement entered into force on 17 February 1984.

(7) Exchange of Notes at Canberra on 16 April 1984 and 11 May 1984 constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America further extending the Agreement relating to Scientific and Technical Co-operation, signed at Canberra on 16 October 1968. The Agreement entered into force on 16 April 1984.

(8) Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the People's Republic of China on Agricultural Co-operation, signed in Beijing on 17 May 1984. The Agreement entered into force on signature.

(9) Exchange of Notes at Canberra on 10 April 1984 and 10 May 1984 constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America on Access of Commercial Fishing Vessels to Australian Ports. The agreement entered into force on 10 May 1984.

(10) Exchange of Notes at Nauru on 2 and 3 February 1984 constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Nauru amending the Agreement relating to Air Services, done at Canberra on 17 September 1969, as amended by Exchange of Notes on 12 August 1976. The Agreement entered into force on 3 February 1984.

(11) Exchange of Notes at Canberra on 24 July 1985 constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America on the Conduct of Long-Duration Balloon Flights from the Territory of Australia. The Agreement entered into force on 24 July 1985.

(12) Exchange of Notes at Canberra on 16 July 1984 and 18 October 1984 constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America concerning the Use of Balloon Launching Facilities in Australia. The Agreement entered into force on 18 October 1984.

(13) Agreement establishing an International Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine Bank, done at London and signed for Australia on 26 June 1985. The Agreement entered into force on 26 June 1985.

(14) Exchange of Notes at Canberra on 29 May 1985 constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Amend the Agreement for Air Services between and beyond their respective Territories 1958, as amended. The Agreement entered into force on 29 May 1985.

(15) Exchange of Notes at Washington on 2 August 1985 constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America concerning the Application of the Agreement between Australia and the United States of America concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy. The Agreement entered into force on 2 August 1985.

(16) Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden on the Protection of Classified Information of Defence Interest, signed at Stockholm on 14 August 1985. The Agreement entered into force on 14 August 1985.

(17) Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the French Republic relating to the Exchange and Communication of Classified Information, signed at Paris on 15 July 1985. The Agreement entered into force on 15 July 1985.

(18) Exchange of Notes at Canberra on 1 May 1985 constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Japan concerning Co-operation on the Project for the Geostationary Meteorological Satellite-3 System. The Agreement entered into force on 1 May 1985.

(19) Exchange of Notes at Beijing on 12 April 1985 and Canberra on 16 April 1985 constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the People's Republic of China on the establishment of Additional Consulates-General in their respective countries. The Agreement entered into force on 16 April 1985.

(20) Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Norway for the Exchange of Money Orders, signed at Melbourne on 27 March 1985. The Agreement entered into force on 27 March 1985.

(21) Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America concerning the furnishing of launch and associated services for Australia's National Satellite System, signed at Washington on 7 March 1985. The Agreement entered into force on 7 March 1985.

(22) Exchange of Letters at Washington on 16 January 1985 between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America constituting an Agreement concerning Trade in certain Steel Products, with attached arrangements. The Agreement entered into force on 16 January 1985.

(23) Exchange of Notes at Canberra on 5 November 1984 and 9 November 1984 constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America on Employment Opportunities for Dependants of Officials Overseas. The Agreement entered into force on 9 November 1984.

(24) Exchange of Notes at Canberra on 18 October 1984 and 11 December 1984 constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America further extending the Agreement relating to Scientific and Technical Co-operation, signed at Canberra on 16 October 1968 and extended by Exchange of Notes in 1973, 1978, 1983 and 1984. The Agreement entered into force in accordance with the provisions of the Notes on 16 October 1984.

(25) Agreement on Economic and Technical Co-operation in the Iron and Steel Industry between the Government of Australia and the Government of the People's Republic of China, signed at Beijing on 7 August 1984 and Canberra on 10 August 1984. The Agreement entered into force on 10 August 1984.

(26) 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-Second Phase, signed at Washington on 19 September 1984. The Agreement entered into force on 19 September 1984.

(27) Economic and Commercial Co-operation Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Italy, signed at Rome on 26 September 1984. The Agreement entered into force on 26 September 1984.

(28) Protocol between the Government of Australia and the Government of the People's Republic of China on a Program of Co-operation in Agricultural Research for Development, signed at Beijing on 14 September 1984. The Protocol entered into force on 14 September 1984.

(29) Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the People's Republic of China relating to Civil Air Transport, signed at Beijing on 7 September 1984. The Agreement entered into force on 7 September 1984.

(30) Exchange of Notes at Canberra on 30 March 1984 and Hobart on 23 July 1984 constituting an Agreement to extend the Interim Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources concerning certain Privileges and Immunities of the Commission. The Agreement entered into force on 23 July 1984.

(31) Subsidiary Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Japan concerning Japanese Tuna Long-Line Fishing, signed at Canberra on 30 October 1984. The Subsidiary Agreement entered into force on 1 November 1984.

(32) Subsidiary Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Korea concerning Squid Jigging by Fishing Vessels of the Republic of Korea, signed at Canberra on 16 October 1984. The Subsidiary Agreement entered into force on 1 October 1984.

Which Australia has accepted or to which Australia has acceded.

(1) International Agreement on Jute and Jute Products, 1982, done at Geneva on 1 October 1982, acceded to by Australia on 12 April 1984. The Agreement entered into force for Australia on 12 April 1984.

(2) Convention concerning the International Exchange of Publications, done at Paris on 5 December 1958, accepted by Australia on 15 June 1984. The Convention entered into force for Australia on 15 June 1985.

(3) Convention concerning the Exchange of Official Publications and Government Documents between States, done at Paris on 5 December 1958, accepted by Australia on 15 June 1984. The Convention entered into force for Australia on 15 June 1985.

(4) Amendment to Article VI.A.1 of the Statute of the International Atomic Energy Agency, done at New York on 26 October 1956, approved by the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency at Vienna on 27 September 1984, accepted by Australia on 14 August 1985. The Amendments are not yet in force.

(5) Second Agreement to extend the Agreement establishing the Asian Regional Co-operative Project on Food Irradiation, done at Vienna on 20 August 1984, accepted by Australia on 11 April 1985. The Second Agreement entered into force for Australia on 11 April 1985.

(6) Convention on the Recovery Abroad of Maintenance, done at New York on 20 June 1956, acceded to by Australia on 12 February 1985. The Convention entered into force for Australia on 14 March 1985.

(7) Statutes of the International Centre for the Registration of Serial Publications, 1974, as amended at Paris on 12 October 1976, acceded to by Australia on 22 October 1984. The Statutes entered into force for Australia on 22 October 1984.

(8) International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures, done at Kyoto on 18 May 1973. Annex D.1. (concerning rules of origin), done at Brussels on 10 June 1974; Annex E.1. (concerning Customs transit), done at Buenos Aires on 22 May 1975, and Annex F.7 (concerning carriage of goods coastwise), done at Brussels on 18 June 1980, accepted by Australia on 5 March 1984. Annexes D.1. and E.1. entered into force for Australia on 5 June 1984. Annex F.7. is not yet in force.

(9) Protocol relating to Intervention on the High Seas in cases of Marine Pollution by Substances other than Oil, done at London on 2 November 1973, acceded to by Australia on 7 November 1983. The Protocol entered into force for Australia on 5 February 1984.

To which Australia has become a party by ratification.

(1) International Sugar Agreement 1984, done at Geneva on 5 July 1984, signed for and ratified by Australia on 31 December 1984. The Agreement entered into force provisionally on 1 January 1985 and definitively on 4 April 1985.

(2) Protocol amending the International Convention relating to the Limitation of Liability of Owners of Sea-Going Ships, dated 10 October 1957, done at Brussels on 21 December 1979, signed for and ratified by Australia on 30 November 1983. The Protocol entered into force for Australia on 6 October 1984.

(3) Treaty between Australia and Finland concerning Extradition, signed at Helsinki on 7 June 1984. The Agreement entered into force on 23 June 1985 in accordance with article 23 (2) after notes were exchanged on 22 March 1985.