World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty – Industry Consultation

Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty – Industry Consultation

Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Defence will begin consultation with industry on the implementation of the historic Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty with the United States on Wednesday 1 December. The Treaty will be a great opportunity for Australian industry to increase trade in defence products and technology with United States industry, and will greatly assist the Australian Defence Force in developing its technological and capability edge into the 21st Century.

The Government will introduce legislation into the Parliament in the new year to implement the Treaty. This legislation will also include proposals to strengthen the current system of Defence export controls.

Defence consultation with industry on the Treaty implementation will occur in three stages over the next 12 months. This process will enable industry to provide maximum feedback to Government on how the Treaty implementation will affect their organisations and internal processes.

Phase one consultation will inform industry of the expected policy and administrative changes arising from the implementation of the Treaty. Phases two and three will allow Australian industry to comment on and shape the final implementation of the Treaty in late 2011.

Phase one begins on 1 December with a public meeting at Olims Hotel in Canberra. Further public meetings will be held in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Darwin, Townsville and Newcastle in early December.

This consultation phase will also seek industry’s views on proposed changes to Australia’s Defence export controls. These changes will further strengthen Australia’s export controls and support regional security.

Defence is also pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Ken Peacock AM, to facilitate industry consultation. The appointment of Mr Peacock, a senior and respected defence industry representative, demonstrates Defence’s commitment to working closely with industry on these issues. Mr Peacock will ensure that Defence listens to industry’s concerns and works cooperatively with industry.


© Scoop Media

World Headlines


UN: Decades Of Health Gains At Risk In Brazil Due To COVID-19

Although COVID-19 cases are declining in Brazil, the pandemic is putting decades of public health gains there at risk, the head of the World Health Organization ( WHO ) said on Friday. With global attention and support focused this week ... More>>

UN Report: Myanmar Approaching Point Of Economic Collapse

The turmoil following the military coup in Myanmar, coupled with the impact of COVID-19 could result in up to 25 million people – nearly half of the country’s population, living in poverty by early next year, a United Nations report said on Friday. That ... More>>

World Vision: India’s Second Wave Shows The Global Fight Against COVID-19 Is Far From Won

As India’s COVID-19 daily infection rates reach devastating levels, international aid agency World Vision has warned that the world is nowhere near defeating this virus and some nations are yet to face their worst days. Andrew Morley, World Vision ... More>>

Focus On: UN SDGs

UN: Learning From COVID-19, Forum To Highlight Critical Role Of Science, Technology And Innovation In Global Challenges

New York, 4 May —To build on the bold innovations in science, technology and innovations that produced life-saving solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN will bring together experts to highlight measures that can broaden the development and deployment ... More>>

What COVID-19 Has Taught Us: “Healthcare Can No Longer Exist Without Technology”

A grandmother in a village in the Gambia should have the same quality of life and access to healthcare they deserve as in New York or London. Photo: InnovaRx Global Health Start-up Works To Bridge Healthcare Gap In The Gambia By: Pavithra Rao As ... More>>

UN News: Motherhood On The Brink In Yemen

War, a humanitarian crisis, a looming famine, a health system close to collapse and the deepening impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a “catastrophic situation” in which a woman dies in childbirth every two hours in Yemen, according to the UN ... More>>