TPP and the Paris Agreement under inquiry

THE Joint Standing Committee on Treaties has today announced a number of public hearings on the Trans Pacific Partnership and the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The newly elected Committee Chair, Stuart Robert MP, announced the dates for the public hearings, and emphasised the importance of the two agreements for Australia.

“The Committee is using the evidence gathered by the Committee in the last Parliament, as well as these additional public hearings, to undertake a thorough and timely inquiry,” Mr Robert said.

Mr Robert said people interested in the Committee’s inquiries should visit the Treaties Committee’s website for further information.

Public hearings on the TPP:

26 September 2016         9.30 am      Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices, 1 Bligh St, Sydney
5 October 2016               9.30 am      Parliament House, Perth
7 October 2016               1.00 pm      Parliament House, Melbourne
17 October 2016             9.00 am       Parliament House, Canberra

Public hearings on the Paris Agreement:

27 September 2016         9.30 am        Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices, Bligh St, Sydney
28 September 2016         9.00 am        Parliament House, Canberra
6 October 2016              1.00 pm        Parliament House, Melbourne



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