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PAPERS—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF PAPERS

Mr Abbott (Leader of the House) presented the following papers:

National Health and Medical Research Council—Report for 2001.

Treaties—

Bilateral—Text, together with national interest analyses—

Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America concerning security measures for the reciprocal protection of classified information, done at Canberra on 25 June 2002.

Second protocol and exchange of letters, done at Genting Highlands, Malaysia on 28 July 2002, amending the agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Malaysia for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income of 20 August 1980, as amended by the first protocol of 2 August 1999.


Text, together with national interest analysis and regulation impact statement—Protocol, done at Canberra on 23 January 2002, amending the convention between Australia and Canada for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, done at Canberra on 21 May 1980.

Text, together with replacement national interest analyses—

Exchange of notes constituting an agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Democratic Republic of East Timor concerning arrangements for exploration and exploitation of petroleum in an area of the Timor Sea between Australia and East Timor, done at Dili on 20 May 2002.

Timor Sea Treaty between the Government of Australia and the Government of East Timor, done at Dili on 20 May 2002.

Multilateral—Text, together with national interest analyses—

Amendment, adopted on 18 October 2000, to the limitation amounts in the protocol of 1992 to amend the international convention on civil liability for oil pollution damage, 1969.

Amendment, adopted on 18 October 2000, to the limits of compensation in the protocol of 1992 to amend the international convention on the establishment of an international fund for compensation for oil pollution damage, 1971.

Amendments, done at Shimonoseki, Japan on 24 May 2002, to the schedule to the International Convention for the regulation of whaling, done at Washington on 2 December 1946.

and moved—That the House take note of the papers.

Debate adjourned (Mr S. F. Smith), and the resumption of each debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.