This education-information kit has been put together by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in the interests of improving understanding of Australia’s participation in the treaty process.
Treaties are international agreements concluded between States and governed by international law. They may also be referred to as conventions, international agreements, covenants, international instruments, charters or protocols.
Produced by the Commonwealth Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade this database is an on-line resource for researching treaties to which Australia is a signatory, or where Australia has taken other treaty action
The Australian Treaties Library includes treaty texts (Australian Treaty Series), indexes, status lists, and explanatory material. It was developed and is maintained by the Australasian Legal Information Institute with funding and material provided by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade.
The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties was established on 14 February 2008 for the 42nd Parliament under a resolution of appointment passed by the House of Representatives on 12 February 2008 and the Senate on 14 February 2008.