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PAPERS

The following papers were presented:

Australian Submarine Corporation—Report for 2000-01.

Bundanon Trust—Report for 2000-01.

Commonwealth Grants Commission—Report on State revenue sharing relativities—2002 update.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet—Expenditure on travel by former Governors-General—1 January to 30 June 2001.

National Institute of Clinical Studies Limited—Report for 2000-01.

National Office of Local Government—Report for 2000-01.

Treaties—

Bilateral—Text, together with national interest analyses—

Agreement between Australia and Uruguay on the promotion and protection of investments, done at Punta Del Este, Uruguay on 3 September 2001.

Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands on mutual administrative assistance for the proper application of customs law and for the prevention, investigation and combating of customs offences, done at The Hague on 24 October 2001.

Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt on the promotion and protection of investments, done at Cairo on 3 May 2001.

Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic concerning the status of Australian forces in the Kyrgyz Republic, done at Bishkek on 14 February 2002.

Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of France on employment of dependents of agents of official missions of one of the two states in the other state, done at Adelaide on 2 November 2001.

Exchange of Notes amending the agreement on social security between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand, done at Canberra on 28 March 2001.

Text, together with national interest analyses and regulation impact statements—

Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America on social security, done at Canberra on 27 September 2000.

Exchange of Letters, done at Canberra on 27 September-25 October 2001, constituting an agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the New Zealand amending the agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand establishing a system for development of joint food standards of 1995.

Protocol, done at Canberra on 27 September 2001, amending the 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, done at Sydney on 6 August 1982.

Multilateral—Text, together with national interest analyses—

Convention on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition, enforcement and co-operation in respect of parental responsibility and measures for the protection of children, done at The Hague on 19 October 1996.

Convention on the recognition of qualifications concerning higher education in the European region, done at Lisbon on 11 April 1997.

International convention for the suppression of terrorist bombings, done at New York on 15 December 1997.

Pacific agreement on closer economic relations (PACER) done at Nauru on 18 August 2001.