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Helping Australians abroad : a review of the Australian government's consular services / report of the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee
Bib ID 2683133
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Australia. Parliament. Senate. Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee
 
Online Versions
Description Canberra : Australian Govt. Pub. Service, 1997 
xix, 243 pages : 25 cm. 
ISBN 0642251401
Series

Parliamentary paper (Australia. Parliament) ; 1997, no. 92.

Summary

The terms of reference for the inquiry were: (1) The appropriate and effectiveness of the Australian Government's provision of consular assistance to Australians abroad, taking into account the principles of international law and practice which provide the framework for such assistance, including (1) issues and problems in dealing with difficult and complex cases, particularly: (i) deaths of Australian in criminal and possibly criminal circumstances, for example, the cases of David Wilson Kellie Wilkinson, Ben Maresh; (ii) foreign judicial proceedings involving Australians, such as the cases of James Peng and Robert Bowra; (iii) custody issues involving Australian children; and (iv) the extent of the Government's responsibility for providing legal assistance to Australians involved in judicial proceedings overseas; (b) the provision of other consular assistance, including that to Australians in foreign jails, in cases of missing Australians and in cases of Australians in need of support overseas, such as short-term loans and medical assistance; and (c) provision of timely and accurate consular travel advice to Australian travellers or intending travellers; and (2) measures that could be taken by the Australian Government to improve the handling of consular matters.- ch. 6. Foreign.

Full contents
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • ch. 2. International consular arrangements
  • The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations
  • The Hague Convention
  • International practice
  • bilateral arrangements
  • Dual nationality
  • ch. 3. Australian consular services
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) consular services, Canberra
  • DFAT consular operation overseas
 
Notes

Chairman: Senator Michael Forshaw.

"June 1997."

At head of title : The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Includes bibliographical references.

Also available online https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2312906224 Nq 328.94 AUS copy

Subjects Diplomatic and consular service, Australian.  |  Australians -- Foreign countries.
Other authors/contributors Forshaw, Michael (Michael George)

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