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Tuesday, 23 May 1989
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(Question No. 822)


Senator Macklin asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, upon notice, on 1 March 1989:

(1) Which International Conventions, Treaties and Agreements signed by Australia have been implemented by federal legislation since March 1983.

(2) Which International Conventions, Treaties and Agreements signed by Australia have not been implemented by federal legislation since March 1983.

(3) Why have these International Conventions, Treaties and Agreements which Australia has signed since March 1983 not been implemented by federal legislation.


Senator Gareth Evans —The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(1) The first column of the following Table A, based on information provided by the Attorney-General's Department, sets out Acts passed by the Federal Parliament since the beginning of 1983 which have expressly implemented the specific international conventions, treaties and agreements (hereafter ``treaties'') listed against them in the second column which has not previously been implemented in Australian law and which required legislation for implementation.

(2) Table B sets out all 183 treaties signed by Australia between the beginning of 1983 and April 1989. All except those 33 marked with an asterisk have entered into force for Australia. Those 16 marked with the letter (A) also appear in Table A as having been implemented expressly by Federal legislation. (See further the answer to question 3.)

(3) Particular treaties signed since the beginning of 1983 may not have been implemented by Acts of Parliament for the following reasons:

(a) Not all treaties need to be implemented by Acts of Parliament as existing laws, federal and State, usually enables effect to be given to the obligations set out in a treaty. It has been the consistent practice of successive federal Governments that Australia never binds itself to a treaty by bringing it into force until existing law (whether Commonwealth or State) enables effect to be given to obligations created by the treaty. Some treaties are given effect by federal regulations, for example, by providing that an existing Act applies in relation to a country with which a treaty has been concluded.

(b) Some of the 33 treaties in Table B which have not entered into force for Australia have been signed subject to ratification or require some other subsequent step by Australia before they enter into force. In such cases, implementing legislation may still have to be introduced or the Government may still be considering whether to ratify.

(c) Some treaties are implemented by the co-ordinated introduction of new legislation by the States.

My Department will send to the honourable Senator's office a copy of a statement that has been prepared on the treaty making process.

Table A

Short Title of the Act

Title of Convention,

Treaty or Agreement

to which Act listed

opposite relates

World Heritage Properties Conservation Act 1983

Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, 1972.

Christmas Island Agreement Amendment Act 1983

Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand to provide for the termination of the Christmas Island Agreement 1958-81, 1982.

Navigation (Protection of the Sea) Amendment Act 1983

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 as modified and added to by the Protocol of 1978.

Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 as modified and added to by the Protocol of 1978.

Income Tax (International Agreements) Amendment Act 1983

Convention between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, 1982.

Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of India for the avoidance of double taxation of income derived from international air transport, 1983.

Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Ireland for the avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and capital gains, 1983.

Convention between Australia and the Republic of Italy for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, 1982 and Protocol of 1982.

Convention between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Korea for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, 1982 and Protocol of 1982.

Convention between Australia and the Kingdom of Norway for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and on capital, 1982 and Protocol of 1982.

Family Law Amendment Act 1983

Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions relating to Maintenance Obligations, 1973.

Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, 1980.

Sex Discrimination Act 1984

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, 1979.

Torres Strait Treaty (Miscellaneous Amendments)Act 1984

Treaty between Australia and the Independent State of Papua New Guinea concerning sovereignty and maritime boundaries in the area between the two countries, including the area known as Torres Strait, and related matters, 1978.

Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984

Treaty between Australia and the Independent State of Papua New Guinea concerning sovereignty and maritime boundaries in the area between the two countries, including the area known as Torres Strait, and related matters, 1978.

Patents Amendment Act 1984

Budapest treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro Organisms for the purposes of Patent Procedure, 1977 and Regulations annexed thereto.

Income Tax (International Agreements) Amendment Act 1984

Protocol of 1984 amending the Agreement between Australia and the Kingdom of Belgium for the Avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, 1977.

Agreement between Australia and Malta for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, 1984.

Marriage Amendment Act 1985

Chapter II of the Convention on Celebration and Recognition of the Validity of Marriages, 1978.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1985

Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals, 1972. Amendments of 1984 to the Annex to the 1978 Protocol to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973.

Taxation Laws Amendment Act 1986

Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the People's Republic of China for the avoidance of double taxation of income and revenues derived by air transport enterprises from international air transport, 1985.

Air Navigation

Amendment Act 1986

Protocol of 1984 relating to an amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, 1944.

Taxation Laws

Amendment Act (No. 3) 1986

Second Protocol amending the Agreement between Australia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, with protocol, 1986.

Agreement between Australia and the Republic of Austria for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, 1986.

South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Act 1986

South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty, 1985.

Social Security Amendment (Reciprocity with Italy) Act 1986

Agreement between Australian and the Republic of Italy providing for reciprocity in matters relating to social security, 1986.

Protection of the Sea Legislation Amendment Act 1986

Annexes III, IV and V of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973.

Protocol of 1976 to amend the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1969.

Plant Variety Rights Act 1987

International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants, 1961 as revised 1972 and 1978.

Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987

Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, 1980.

Social Security Amend- ment Act 1987

Exchange of Notes of 29 December and 31 December 1986 constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United Kingdom further amending the Agreement on Social Security of 29 January 1958.

Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand providing for reciprocity in matters relating to social security, 1986.

Fisheries Amendment Act 1987

Treaty on Fisheries between the Governments of Certain Pacific Island States and the Government of the United States of America, 1987.

Social Security Legislation Amendment Act 1988

Reciprocal agreement on social security between the Government of Australia and the Government of Canada, 1988.

Social Security and Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment Act 1988

Reciprocal Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand on social security, 1988.

Crimes (Torture) Act 1988

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, 1984.

Ozone Protection Act 1989

Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, 1987, to the Vienna Convention for the protection of the Ozone Layer.

Table B

BILATERAL

Year

Title of Agreement

Country

1983

Trade Agreement

Cyprus

Agreement concerning the Establishment of a French-Australia School in Canberra

France

Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation of Income Derived from International Air Transport (A)

India

Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and Capital Gains (A)

Ireland

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the State of Israel regarding the Taking of Evidence in One Country for use in Criminal Proceedings in the Other Country

Israel

Subsidiary Agreement concerning Japanese Tuna Long-Line Fishing

Japan

Agreement on Fisheries

Korea, Republic of

Subsidiary Agreement concerning Squid Jigging by Fishing Vessels of the Republic of Korea

Korea, Republic of

Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations-Trade Agreement

New Zealand

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement Amending the Agreement relating to Air Services 1961, as amended

New Zealand

Exchange of Letters constituting an Agreement concerning the Supply of Phosphate from Christmas Island

New Zealand

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement regarding the Importation of Meat into the United States

United States of

America

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement further extending the Agreement relating to Scientific and Technical Co-operation of 16 October 1968

United States of

America

1984

Protocol amending the Agreement between Australia and the Kingdom of Belgium for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect of Taxes on Income (A)

Belgium

Agreement on Agricultural Co-operation

China, People's

Republic of

Agreement on Economic and Technical Co-operation in the Iron and Steel Industry

China, People's

Republic of

Agreement relating to Civil Air Transport

China, People's

Republic of

Protocol on a Program of Co-operation in Agricultural Research for Development

China, People's

Republic of

Treaty concerning Extradition

Finland

Agreement and Protocol for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income

Finland

Treaty concerning Extradition * (replaced by 1987 Treaty-see 1987 below)

Germany, Federal

Republic of

Economic and Commercial Co-operation Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Italy

Italy

Subsidiary Agreement concerning Japanese Tuna Long-line Fishing

Japan

Subsidiary Agreement concerning Squid Jigging by Fishing Vessels of the Republic of Korea

Korea, Republic of

Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income (A)

Malta

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement to amend the Agreement between the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Nauru relating to Air Services 1969, as amended

Nauru

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement to amend the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America regarding Future Management and Operation of the Joint Geological and Geophysical Research Station at Alice Springs

United States of

America

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement concerning Access to the Repair and Maintenance Facilities of Australian Ports to United States Fishing Vessels

United States of

America

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement to extend the Agreement relating to Scientific and Technical Co-operation between the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Government of the United States of America

United States of

America

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement concerning the Use of Balloon Launching Facilities in Australia

United States of

America

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement on Employment Opportunities for Dependents of Officials Overseas

United States of

America

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement further extending the Agreement relating to Scientific and Technical Co-operation of 16 October 1968

United States of

America

1985

Protocol amending the Treaty concerning Extradition done at Canberra on 29 March 1973

Austria

Treaty on Extradition

Belgium

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement amending the Agreement for Air Services between and through their respective Territories, 1958, as amended

Britain

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement on the establishment of additional Consulates-General in their respective countries

China, People's Republic of

Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the People's Republic of China for the Avoidance of Double Taxation of Income and Revenues Derived by Air Transport Enterprises from International Air Transport (A)

China, People's Republic of

Protocol amending the Treaty concerning Extradition done at Helsinki on 7 June 1984

Finland

Agreement relating to the Exchange and Communication of Classified Information

France

Treaty on Extradition

Ireland

Treaty on Extradition*

Italy

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement concerning co-operation on the project for the Geostationary Meteorological Satellite-3 System

Japan

Subsidiary Agreement concerning Japanese Tuna Long-Line Fishing

Japan

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement further extending the Agreement on Co-operation in Research and Development in Science and Technology

Japan

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

Korea, Republic of

Treaty on Extradition

Netherlands

Agreement for the Exchange of Money Orders

Norway

Treaty concerning Extradition

Norway

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement to Terminate the Agreement concerning the Provision of Treatment in Singapore Hospitals for Asian Residents of Christmas Island, 1968

Singapore

Agreement on the Protection of Classified Information of Defence Interest

Sweden

Protocol amending the Treaty concerning Extradition done at Stockholm on 20 March 1973

Sweden

Agreement on Trade and Economic Relations

United Arab Emirates

Exchange of Letters 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 Arrangement

United States of

America

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement relating to the Launching of Long Duration Balloon Flights Beyond Australia for Scientific Purposes

United States of

America

Agreement concerning the Furnishing of Launch and Associated Services for Australia's National Satellite System

United States of

America

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement concerning the application of the Agreement concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

United States of

America

Exchange of notes constituting an Agreement to renew and amend the Agreement relating to Scientific and Technological Cooperation signed at Canberra on 16 October 1968

United States of

America

1986

Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income (A)

Austria

Exchange of Letters constituting an Agreement to amend the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to provide for the Establishment and Operation in Australia of a Large Optical Telescope, 1969

Britain

Agreement on Health Services

Britain

Exchange of notes constituting an Agreement to amend the Agreement on Social Security between the Government of Australia and the Government of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1958, as amended (A)

Britain

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement for sharing Consular Services Abroad

Canada

Agreement for the Protection of Migratory Birds and their Environment

China, People's Republic of

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement to amend the Trade Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the People's Republic of China, 1973

China, People's Republic of

Agreement on Co-operation in the Field of Science and Technology

India

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement to amend the Agreement for Air Services between and beyond their respective Territories, 1969

Indonesia

Reciprocal Agreement in the Matter of Health Assistance

Italy

Agreement providing for reciprocity in matters relating to Social Security (A)

Italy

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement to amend the Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and Japan relating to Air Services

Japan

Subsidiary Agreement concerning Japanese Tuna Long-line Fishing

Japan

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement to amend the subsidiary Agreement concerning Squid Jigging by Fishing Vessels of the Republic of Korea

Korea, Republic of

Subsidiary Agreement concerning Squid Jiggling by Fishing Vessels of the Republic of Korea

Korea, Republic of

Second Protocol Amending the Agreement between Australia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income with Protocol (A)

Netherlands

Agreement on Medical Treatment

New Zealand

Agreement providing for Reciprocity in Matters Relating to Social Security (A)

New Zealand

Agreement concerning the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Switzerland

Agreement on Co-operation in Agriculture

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

1987

Treaty concerning Extradition*

Germany, Federal Republic of

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement on the Launching of Sounding Rockets

Germany, Federal Republic of

Treaty on Extradition*

Greece

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement to amend the Agreement relating to Air Services, 1957, as amended

Japan

Subsidiary Agreement concerning Japanese Tuna Long-Line Fishing

Japan

Subsidiary Agreement concerning Squid Jigging by Fishing Vessels of the Republic of Korea

Korea, Republic of

Treaty on Extradition

Luxembourg

Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand on Seismic Monitoring Cooperation

New Zealand

Exchange of Letters constituting an Agreement to amend the Australian New Zealand Closer Economic Relations-Trade Agreement

(ANZCERTA) of 28 March 1983

New Zealand

Treaty on Extradition

Portugal

Treaty on Extradition

Spain

Agreement on Co-operation in Space Research and the Use of Space for Peaceful Purposes

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Agreement on Co-operation in the Field of Medical Science and Public Health

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement concerning the conduct of Equatorial Mesoscale Experiment (EMEX)

United States of America

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement concerning the conduct of the Stratosphere-Troposphere Exchange Project (STEP)

United States of America

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement on Access to the Australian Fishing Zone

United States of America

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement on the Launching of Sounding Rockets

United States of America

Exchange of letters constituting an Agreement relating to the limitation of Australian export of Meat to the United States

United States of America

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement to amend the Air Transport Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America, 1946

United States of America

1988

Treaty on Extradition*

Argentina

Treaty on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters*

Austria

Treaty concerning the Investigation of Drug Trafficking and Confiscation of the Proceeds of Drug Trafficking*

Britain

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement to amend the Agreement on Air Services between and through their respective Territories of 7 February 1958

Britain

Reciprocal Agreement on Social Security* (A)

Canada

Agreement relating to Air Services

Canada

Agreement on the Reciprocal Encouragement and Protection of Investments

China, People's Republic of

Agreement on the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income*

China, People's Republic of

Agreement on Fisheries

China, People's Republic of

Treaty on Extradition

Ecuador

Agreement concerning Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy and the Transfer of Nuclear Materials between Australia and the Arab Republic of Egypt*

Egypt

Trade Agreement

Egypt

Treaty on Extradition*

France

Agreement on Science and Technology*

France

Agreement on Consular Relations*

Hungary

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement on Dual Nationality in connection with the Agreement on Consular Relations*

Hungary

Agreement on Trade and Economic Relations and Technical Co-operation*

Israel

Treaty on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters*

Italy

Subsidiary Agreement concerning Japanese Tuna Long-Line Fishing

Japan

Trade Agreement

Jordan

Treaty on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters*

Luxembourg

Agreement on Health Services

Malta

Treaty on Extradition*

Monaco

Treaty on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters*

Netherlands

Protocol on Harmonisation of Quarantine Procedures to the Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations-Trade Agreement of 28 March 1983

New Zealand

Protocol to the Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations-Trade Agreement of 28 March 1983 on Acceleration of Free Trade in Goods

New Zealand

Protocol on Trade in Services to the Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations-Trade Agreement of 28 March 1983

New Zealand

Reciprocal Agreement on Social Security (A)

New Zealand

Treaty on Extradition*

Philippines

Treaty on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters*

Philippines

Exchange of Notes constituting a Status of Forces Agreement

Singapore

Agreement Establishing Certain Sea and Seabed Boundaries

Solomon Islands

Treaty on Extradition*

Switzerland

Trade, Economic and Technical Co-operation Agreement

Turkey

Exchange of Letters constituting an Agreement concerning Meat Exports by Australia to the United States of America

United States of America

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement amending the Agreement on the Establishment of a Joint Space Research Facility of 9 December 1966, as amended

United States of America

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement amending the Agreement on the Establishment of a Joint Defence Communications Station of 10 November 1969

United States of America

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement to amend the Agreement for the Financing of Certain Educational and Cultural Exchange Programmes of 28 August 1964

United States of America

Treaty on Extradition*

Uruguay

Treaty on Extradition*

Venezuela

1989

Agreement for the Reciprocal Protection of Classified Information of Defence Interest

New Zealand

Agreement on Medical Treatment for Temporary Visitors

Sweden

Agreement on Development Co-operation

Thailand

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement amending the Air Transport Agreement of 3 December 1946, as amended

United States of America

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement concerning (Airline) Capacity

United States of America

MULTILATERAL (Does not including accessions, acceptances or approvals)

Year

Title of Agreement

1983

Protocol of 1979 amending the International Convention relating to the Limitation of Liability of Owners of Seagoing Ships dated 10 October 1957

Charter of the Asian and Pacific Development Centre of 1 September 1982

Agreement of 1982 terminating the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Financial Agreement, 1973

Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Financial Agreement, 1983

Final Act of the World Administrative Radio Conference for Mobile Services, 1983

Agreement Establishing the Association of Tin Producing Countries of 29 March 1983

1984

International Sugar Agreement 1984

Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material of 3 March 1980

Acts of the Universal Postal Union (XIX Congress) of 27 July 1984

1985

International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System of 14 June 1983

Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment of 10 December 1984

Agreement Establishing an International Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine Bank of 26 June 1985

South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty of 6 August 1985 (A)

Final Acts of the First Session of the World Administrative Radio Conference of the International Telecommunications Union on the Use of the Geostationary Satellite Orbit of 13 September 1985*

Final Acts of the Fifth Congress of the Asian-Pacific Postal Union of 4 December 1985 *

1986

Convention on Assistance in the case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency of 26 September 1986

Convention on Early Notification of Nuclear Accident of 26 September 1986

Agreement on CAB International of 8 July 1986

Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction of 25 October 1980 (A)

1987

Protocol of Amendment to the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System of 24 June 1986

Convention for the Protection of the Natural Resources and Environment of the South Pacific Region of 24 November 1986 *

Protocol of the Prevention of Pollution of the South Pacific Region by Dumping of 25 November 1986 *

Protocol concerning co-operation in Combating Pollution Emergencies in the South Pacific Region of 25 November 1986 *

Final Acts of the 2nd Session of the World Administrative Radio Conference for the Allocation of H. F. Bands Allotted to Broadcasting of 8 March 1987 *

Treaty on Fisheries between the Governments of Certain Pacific States and the Government of the United States of America of 2 April 1987 (A)

Agreement among Pacific Island States concerning the Implementation and Administration of the Treaty on Fisheries between the Governments of Certain Pacific Island States and the Government of the United States of America of 2 April 1987

Agreed Statement on Observer Programme of 2 April 1987

Agreement concerning an International Trust Fund for Tuvalu of 16 June 1987

Final Acts of the World Administrative Radio Conference for the Mobile Services of 16 October 1987 *

1988

Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer of 16 September 1987 (A)

Final Acts of the World Administrative Telephone and Telegraph Conference (under the auspices of the ITU) of 9 December 1988 *

1989

United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 20 December 1988 *

INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

1983

Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on privileges and immunities for the Organization in Australia

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

Exchange of Letters constituting an Agreement to amend the Agreement concerning Australian participation in the Multinational Force and observers

1984

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement to amend the Agreement between the Patent Office of the Government of Australia and the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization in relation to the Establishment and Function of the Patent Office of the Government of Australia as an International Searching and International Preliminary Examining Authority under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

Exchange of Notes 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

Agreement between the Government of Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America in cooperation with the Committee for the Coordination 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

1986

Exchange of Letters constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) concerning the extension of Australian Participation in the MFO

Agreement between the Government of Australia and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and International Development Association for the cofinancing of Development Projects

Headquarters Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

1987

Agreement between the Government of Australia and the World International Property Organisation in relation to the functioning of the Patents Office of the Government of Australia as an International Searching and International Preliminary Examining Authority under the Patents Co-operation Treaty