Senate debates

Thursday, 17 October 2019


Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee; Reference

12:14 pm

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I move:

(1) That the following matter be referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 28 November 2019:

The proposed Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru trade deals, with particular reference to the impact of the agreements on Australia's:

(a) economy and trade;

(b) domestic labour market testing obligations and laws regarding wages, conditions and entitlements of Australian workers and temporary work visa holders;

(c) investment;

(d) social, cultural and environmental policies, including as a result of interactions with investor-state dispute settlement provisions; and

(e) any related matters.

(2) That, in conducting the inquiry, the committee shall review the agreement to ensure it is in Australia's national interest, and have regard to the report of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties on the proposed agreements.

Notice of motion altered on 16 October 2019 pursuant to standing order 77.


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