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Tuesday, 28 August 2001
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Mr Latham asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice, on 6 August 2001:

Can he update his answer to question No. 1605 (Hansard, 29 June 2000, page 18813) and confirm whether Australia and New Zealand have signed the Joint UNESCO/Council of Europe Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications Concerning Higher Education in the European Region, 1996 (known as the Lisbon Convention).


Mr Downer (Minister for Foreign Affairs) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The Convention is no longer called the Joint UNESCO/Council of Europe Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees concerning Higher Education in the European Region. Australia signed what is now simply called the Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees concerning Higher Education in the European Region on 19 September 2000. The New Zealand High Commission has informed us that New Zealand is not a signatory to the Convention.