Senate debates

Monday, 27 November 2006


Treaties Committee; Reference

4:01 pm

Photo of Bob BrownBob Brown (Tasmania, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the following matter be referred to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties for inquiry and report by 15 February 2007:The new security treaty with Indonesia, with particular reference to:

the long-term defence and security implications for Australia;
the civil and political rights, in particular the rights of free speech and political activity of Australians and Indonesians, in particular, West Papuans;
the long-term implications for Australia of the proposals relating to nuclear technology;
Australia’s international treaty obligations; and
any related matters.

Question put.