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GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS

The Minister for the Environment, Sport and Territories (Senator

Faulkner) tabled the following Government documents:

Audit Act--Australian Fisheries Management Authority--Report for

1993-94.

Audit Act and Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development

Act--Sugar Research and Development Corporation and Sugar Research and

Development Corporation Selection Committee--Reports for 1993-94.

Australian Securities Commission Act--Reports for 1993-94--

Australian Accounting Standards Board.

Companies and Securities Advisory Committee.

Companies Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board.

Australian Sports Drug Agency Act--Australian Sports Drug

Agency--Strategic plan for 1995-97.

Automotive Industry Authority Repeal Act--Automotive Industry

Authority--Report for 1993-94.

Department of Social Security--Performance standards for 1994-95.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet--Office of Multicultural

Affairs--Access and equity annual report for 1994.

Equal Employment Opportunity (Commonwealth Authorities) Act--Equal

Employment Opportunity Program--Qantas Airways Limited--Report for

1992-93.

Horticultural Research and Development Corporation Act--Horticultural

Research and Development Corporation and Horticultural Research and

Development Corporation Selection Committee--Reports for 1993-94.

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act--Human Rights and

Equal Opportunity Commission--Report for 1993-94.

Income Tax Assessment Act, Taxation Administration Act and Public

Service Act--Commissioner of Taxation--Report for 1993-94, including

reports for 1993-94 pursuant to the Child Support (Registration and

Collection) Act and the Training Guarantee Act--Errata.

International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial

Discrimination--Report of the Government of Australia under Article 9

for the period January 1991 to June 1992.

National Health Act--National Health Regulations--Nursing Home

Standards Review Panel--Reports for 1993-94.

Office of Film and Literature Classification and Film and Literature

Board of Review--Reports for 1993-94.

Pharmaceutical Benefits Pricing Authority--Report for 1993-94.

Prices Surveillance Act--Prices Surveillance Authority--Report for

1993-94.

Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act--Reports

for 1993-94--

Egg Industry Research and Development Council.

Honeybee Research and Development Council.

Treaties--

List of multilateral treaties under negotiation or active

consideration for Australian Government signature or adherence.

Texts of--

Bilateral--

1. Agreement with France on the Establishment and Use of the

"DORIS" Precise Satellite Location Beacon System in

Australia, done at Canberra on 18 October 1994. The

Agreement entered into force on signature pursuant to

Article 10.1.

2. Agreement with the United States of America on Co-operative

and Collaborative Research, Development and Engineering,

done at Washington on 20 October 1994. The Agreement

entered into force on signature pursuant to Article 16.

3. Science and Technology Agreement with Indonesia, done at

Canberra on 24 August 1994. The Agreement will enter into

force when Notes are exchanged pursuant to Article 11.1.

4. Agreement with Israel on Mutual Legal Assistance in

Criminal Matters, done at Canberra on 24 August 1994. The

Agreement will enter into force 30 days after an exchange

of Notes pursuant to Article 22.1.

5. Extradition Treaty with Brazil, done at Canberra on 22

August 1994. The Treaty will enter into force 30 days after

an exchange of Notes pursuant to Article 21.1.

6. Economic and Commercial Agreement with Estonia, done at

Tallinn on 8 July 1994. The Agreement entered into force on

signature pursuant to Article 11.

7. Air Services Agreement with Russia, done at Moscow on 11

July 1994. The Agreement entered into force on signature

pursuant to Article 22.

8. Social Security Agreement with New Zealand, done at

Wellington on 19 July 1994. The Agreement will enter into

force on 1 January 1995 if Notes are exchanged pursuant to

Article 22.1 before that date or on the first day of the

second month following an exchange of Notes after that

date.

9. Agreement with New Zealand relating to Nauru, done at

Canberra on 23 May 1994. The Agreement entered into force

on signature in accordance with its terms.

10. Amendment, done at Canberra and Waigani on 30 April and 23

May 1994, to the Development Cooperation Agreement, and

Exchange of Letters, with Papua New Guinea of 24 May 1989.

The Amendment entered into force on 23 May 1994 in

accordance with its terms.

11. Development Cooperation Agreement with Nauru, done at

Bridgetown, Barbados, on 5 May 1994. The Agreement entered

into force on signature pursuant to Article 22.

Multilateral--

12. Convention abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for

Foreign Public Documents, done at The Hague on 5 October

1961. Instrument of accession deposited for Australia on

11 July 1994. The Convention enters into force for

Australia on 16 March 1995.

13. United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, done at

Montego Bay on 10 December 1982. Instrument of

ratification deposited for Australia on 5 October 1994.

The Convention entered into force on 16 November 1994.

14. Agreement, done at New York on 28 July 1994, relating to

the Implementation of Part XI of the United Nations

Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982.

Signed for Australia on 29 July 1994 and instrument of

ratification deposited for Australia on 5 October 1994.

The Agreement entered into force provisionally on 16

November 1994.

15. United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in

those Countries experiencing Serious Drought and/or

Desertification, particularly in Africa, done at Paris on

17 June 1994. Signed for Australia, subject to

ratification, on 14 October 1994. The Convention is not

yet in force.

16. Agreement between Papua New Guinea and Fiji, Tonga,

Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Australia and New Zealand,

concerning the Status of Elements of the Defence Forces of

those Countries Deployed in the North Solomons Province of

Papua New Guinea as Part of the South Pacific Peacekeeping

Force, done at Suva on 28 September 1994. Signed

definitively for Australia on 7 October 1994. The

Agreement entered into force on 7 October 1994.

17. Anti-Doping Convention, done at Strasbourg on 16 November

1989. Instrument of accession deposited for Australia on 5

October 1994. The Convention enters into force for

Australia on 1 December 1994.

18. International Convention on the Establishment of an

International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution

Damage, done at Brussels on 18 December 1971. Instrument

of accession deposited for Australia on 10 October 1994.

The Convention enters into force for Australia on 8

January 1995.

19. Protocol, done at London on 19 November 1976, to the

International Convention on the Establishment of an

International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution

Damage of 18 December 1971. Instrument of accession

deposited for Australia on 10 October 1994. The Protocol

enters into force for Australia on 8 January 1995.

20. Annex III to the Protocol, done at London on 17 February

1978, relating to the International Convention for the

Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (Regulations for

the Prevention of Pollution by Harmful Substances carried

by Sea in Packaged Form). Instrument of accession

deposited for Australia on 10 October 1994. The Annex

enters into force for Australia on 10 January 1995.

21. Convention on Nuclear Safety, done at Vienna on 17 June

1994. Signed for Australia, subject to ratification, on 20

September 1994. The Convention is not yet in force.

22. Agreement on the Establishment of the International Plant

Genetic Resources Institute, done at Rome on 9 October

1991. Instrument of accession deposited for Australia on

20 October 1994. The Agreement entered into force for

Australia on 1 November 1994.

23. International Telecommunication Union Constitution,

Convention, and Optional Protocol on the Settlement of

Disputes, done at Geneva on 22 December 1992. Instrument

of ratification deposited for Australia on 29 September

1994. The instruments entered into force for Australia on

29 September 1994.

24. Asian-Pacific Postal Union Convention and General

Regulations, done at Rotorua on 6 December 1990.

Instrument of ratification deposited for Australia on 17

August 1994. The instruments entered into force generally

on 1 July 1992.

25. Universal Postal Union: Fourth Additional Protocol to the

Constitution; General Regulations; Convention, and Final

Protocol; Postal Parcels Agreement, and Final Protocol,

done at Washington on 14 December 1989. Instrument of

ratification deposited for Australia on 25 August 1994.

The instruments entered into force generally on 1 January

1991.

26. Amendment, done at Copenhagen on 25 November 1992, to the

Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone

Layer of 16 September 1987. Instrument of acceptance

deposited for Australia on 30 June 1994. The Amendment

entered into force for Australia on 28 September 1994.

27. Amendments on Institutionalization of the Facilitation

Committee, done at London on 7 November 1991, to the

Convention on the International Maritime Organization of 6

March 1948. Instrument of acceptance deposited for

Australia on 1 July 1994. The Amendments are not yet in

force.

28. International Labour Organisation Convention (No. 173)

concerning the Protection of Workers' Claims in the Event

of the Insolvency of their Employer, done at Geneva on 23

June 1992. Instrument of ratification registered for

Australia on 8 June 1994. The Convention enters into force

for Australia on 8 June 1995.

29. Agreement to Ban Smoking on International Passenger

Flights, done at Chicago on 1 November 1994. Signed

definitively for Australia on 1 November 1994. The

Agreement enters into force on 1 March 1995.

30. Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade

Organization, done at Marrakesh on 15 April 1994. Subject

to Government approval, authorisation for the deposit of

an instrument of acceptance of the Agreement for Australia

will be sought from Federal Executive Council in December

1994.

31. International Dairy Agreement, done at Marrakesh on 15

April 1994. The Government is considering taking action

toward becoming a party to the Agreement.

32. International Bovine Meat Agreement, done at Marrakesh on

15 April 1994. The Government is considering taking action

toward becoming a party to the Agreement.

33. Protocol relating to an Amendment to Article 50(a) of the

Convention on International Civil Aviation, done at

Montreal on 26 October 1990. An instrument of ratification

of the Protocol will be deposited for Australia in late

November 1994.

34. Protocol relating to an Amendment to Article 56 of the

Convention on International Civil Aviation, done at

Montreal on 6 October 1989. An instrument of ratification

of the Protocol will be deposited for Australia in late

November 1994.

35. Protocol relating to an Amendment (insertion of new

Article 83 bis) to the Convention on International Civil

Aviation, done at Montreal on 6 October 1980. An

instrument of ratification of the Protocol will be

deposited for Australia in late November 1994.

36. Amendments to Articles II, III, IV and XIV (concerning

financial obligations) of the Plant Protection Agreement

for the Asia and Pacific Region of 27 February 1956, as

adopted by the Food and Agriculture Organization Council

at Rome on 3 November 1983. An instrument of acceptance of

the Amendments will be deposited for Australia in early

December 1994.

Wool International Act--Wool International--Report for period 1

December 1993 to 30 June 1994.