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Update 7: Australian ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties released their report today: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/Treaties/MinamataConvention/Report_197 Relevant recommendations from the report reproduced below: Recommendation 2 3.122 The Committee supports the Minamata Convention on Mercury and recommends that binding treaty action be taken. Recommendation 3 3.123 … Continue reading

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Update 6: Australian ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

The transcript of the hearing of the Joint Committee Inquiry into the Convention’s ratification became available within the last few days, see: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/Treaties/MinamataConvention/Public_Hearings. Mr Dave Sharma MP Chair Joint Standing Committee on Treaties Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 e: [email protected]; … Continue reading

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Update 5: Australian ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

Media release reproduced from: https://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/House_of_Representatives/About_the_House_News/Media_Releases/Mercury_falling_Treaties_Committee_examines_Minamata_Convention Mercury falling: Treaties Committee examines Minamata Convention Issue date: Monday, 9 August 2021 Mercury is a highly toxic heavy metal that poses a global threat to human health and the environment. The Minamata Convention creates … Continue reading

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Update 4: Australian ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

Committee Secretary Joint Standing Committee on Treaties PO Box 6021 Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 e: [email protected] Dear Committee RE: Submission to the Minamata Convention on Mercury Inquiry I write to you as a former Senior Policy Adviser to Rebekha … Continue reading

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Submission to the Australian aquaculture inquiry

Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources PO Box 6021 Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 e: [email protected]   Dear Committee RE: Submission to the Australian aquaculture sector inquiry I write to the Committee as a former Senior Policy Adviser to … Continue reading

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Update 3: Australian ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

Today the Federal Parliament referred the Minamata Convention on Mercury to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties. [Below reproduced from: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/Treaties/MinamataConvention] Minamata Convention on Mercury The Treaties Committee is empowered by its resolution of appointment to inquire into and report … Continue reading

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Update: Senate inquiry on the EPBC (Standards and Assurance) Bill

Today the Senate Environment and Communications Committee released its report on the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (Standards and Assurance) Bill 2020: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Environment_and_Communications/Protectionandbiocon/Report

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Update 2: Australian ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

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Update: Australian ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

Response from the Secretariat to the Minamata Convention on Mercury, 19 April 2021 Dear Mr. Michael Cornish, Thank you for sharing this important update with the Secretariat of the Minamata Convention on Mercury. It is indeed excellent news that your … Continue reading

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Australian ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

The Hon Sussan Ley MP Minister for the Environment PO Box 6022 House of Representatives Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 Dear Minister, RE: Australian ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury I write to you as a former Senior Policy … Continue reading

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