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Cape Town bills introduced in the Australian Parliament on 29 May 2013

Bills relating to the ratification of the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment, done at Cape Town on 16 November 2001 (the Cape Town Convention) and the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment, done at Cape Town on 16 November 2001 (the Aircraft Protocol) — which together form the Convention — were introduced to the Australian Parliament on 29 May 2013.

On 29 May 2013, the Australian government introduced into Federal Parliament the International Interests in Mobile Equipment (Cape Town Convention) Bill 2013 and the International Interests in Mobile Equipment (Cape Town Convention) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013 for the purposes of progressing the implementation of the Convention.

As previously reported, the Joint Standing Committee of Treaties had recommended that binding treaty action be taken in respect of implementing the Convention on 27 May 2013, and the Australian government progressed this speedily by introducing enabling draft bills into Parliament on 29 May 2013…

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