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GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Primary Industries and

Energy (Senator Sherry) tabled the following Government documents:

Services Trust Funds Act--Reports for 1994--

Australian Military Forces Relief Trust Fund.

Royal Australian Air Force Welfare Trust Fund.

Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund.

Treaties--

List of multilateral treaties under negotiation or under

consideration for Australian Government signature or adherence.

Texts of--

Bilateral--

1. Extradition Treaty with Turkey, done at Canberra on 3 March

1994 and exchange of Notes of 27 and 28 March 1995

constituting an Agreement to rectify an error in Article

2.1 of the English text of the Treaty and clarify the

interpretation of the corrected version. The Treaty and

subsequent Agreement will enter into force 30 days after

Notes are exchanged pursuant to Article 17.1.

2. Development Cooperation Agreement with the Philippines,

done at Sydney on 28 October 1994. The Agreement will enter

into force when Notes are exchanged pursuant to Article

19.1.

3. Trade and Investment Agreement with Mexico, done at Jakarta

on 13 November 1994. The Agreement will enter into force

when Notes are exchanged pursuant to Article 7.

4. Exchange of Notes, done at Hong Kong on 30 November and 2

December 1994, constituting an Agreement with Hong Kong to

further extend the Agreement concerning the Investigation

of Drug Traffickingand the Confiscation of the Proceeds of

Drug Trafficking of 22 April 1991. The Agreement entered

into force on the date of the initiating Note (2 December

1994) in accordance with the provisions of the Notes.

5. Subsidiary Agreement to the Agreement of 17 October 1979

with Japan concerning Japanese Tuna Long-Line Fishing, done

at Melbourne on 21 December 1994. The Subsidiary Agreement

entered into force on the date of signature, pursuant to

Article IX.

6. Agreement with Germany concerning the Landing and Recovery

of a Space Capsule in Australia (EXPRESS Agreement) and

Exchange of Notes, done at Canberra on 4 January 1995. The

Agreement and Exchange of Notes entered into force when

Notes were exchanged on 4 January 1995, pursuant to Article

16.

7. Agreement with New Zealand for the Avoidance of Double

Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect

to Taxes on Income, done at Melbourne on 27 January 1995.

The Agreement will enter into force when Notes are

exchanged pursuant to Article 28.1.

8. Exchange of Letters, done at Brussels on 8 February 1995,

constituting an Agreement with the European Community

further amending and extending the Agreement of 22 January

1990 which amended the Agreement on Trade in Mutton, Lamb

and Goatmeat of 14 November 1980. The Agreement entered

into force retrospectively from 31 December 1994, the date

specified in the Letters.

9. Agreement with Singapore concerning the Use of Shoalwater

Bay Training Area and the Associated Use of Storage

Facilities in Australia, done at Singapore on 17 February

1995. The Agreement entered into force on signature,

pursuant to Article 17.1.

10. Agreement with the Philippines on the Promotion and

Protection of Investments, and Protocol, done at Manila on

25 January 1995. The Agreement and Protocol will enter

into force 30 days after Notes are exchanged, pursuant to

Article 15.

11. Air Services Agreement with Mauritius, done at Port Louis

on 31 March 1995. The Agreement entered into force on

signature, pursuant to Article 24.

12. Exchange of Letters, done at Canberra on 30 December 1994

and 27 January 1995, constituting an Agreement with Sweden

to amend Article 1(1) of the Agreement on Medical

Treatment for Temporary Visitors of 14 February 1989. The

Agreement entered into force on 1 February 1995, the date

specified in the Letters.

13. Agreement with the Czech Republic for the Avoidance of

Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with

Respect to Taxes on Income, done at Canberra on 28 March

1995. The Agreement will enter into force when Notes are

exchanged, pursuant to Article 27.

14. Exchange of Notes, done at Canberra on 28 and 30 March

1995, constituting an Agreement with the United States

concerning the continued Operation in South-Eastern

Australia of the Omega Navigation Facility. The Agreement

entered into force on 30 March 1995, the date of the Note

in reply.

15. Agreement with the United Nations Development Programme

(UNDP) for the Provision of Personnel to Support De-Mining

Programmes in Cambodia, done at New York on 31 January

1995. The Agreement entered into force on the date of

signature, pursuant to Article I.

Multilateral--

16. Amendments, done at Manila in April 1983, 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. Instrument of acceptance deposited

for Australia on 27 December 1994. The Amendments are not

yet in force.

17. Amendments [elections to the Council], done at London on 4

November 1993, to the Convention on the International

Maritime Organization of 6 March 1948, as amended.

Instrument of acceptance deposited for Australia on 10

March 1995. The Amendments are not yet in force.

18. Energy Charter Treaty, done at Lisbon on 17 December 1994.

Signed, subject to ratification, on 17 December 1994. The

Treaty is not yet definitively in force.

19. Energy Charter Protocol on Energy Efficiency and related

Environmental Aspects, done at Lisbon on 17 December 1994.

Signed for Australia, subject to ratification, on 17

December 1994. The Protocol is not yet in force.

20. Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated

Personnel, done at New York on 9 December 1994. The

Government is considering taking action toward becoming a

party to the Convention.

21. International Tropical Timber Agreement 1994, done at

Geneva on 26 January 1994. The Government is considering

taking action toward becoming a party to the Agreement.

22. ILO Convention (No. 69) concerning Certification of Ships'

Cooks, adopted at Geneva on 27 June 1946. The Government

is considering ratifying the Convention.

23. ILO Convention (No. 73) concerning the Medical Examination

of Seafarers, adopted at Geneva on 29 June 1946. The

Government is considering ratifying the Convention.

24. ILO Convention (No. 166) concerning the Repatriation of

Seafarers (revised), adopted at Geneva on 9 October 1987.

The Government is considering ratifying the Convention.

25. International Grains Agreement 1995, consisting of two

separate legal instruments: (a) the Grains Trade

Convention 1995; and (b) the Food Aid Convention 1995,

done at London on 7 December 1994. The Government is

considering becoming a party to this Agreement.

26. Amendments to the Constitution and Convention of the

International Telecommunication Union (ITU), done at

Kyoto, 14 October 1994. The Amendments were signed for

Australia, subject to ratification,on 14 October 1994. The

Government is considering ratification.