Australian Intergovernmental Agreements

We have concluded the following intergovernmental agreements in Australia: 3. In order to avoid duplication and duplication in the collection and maintenance of all land data, the Australian Land Information Council will facilitate the coordination of intergovernmental agreements (including appropriate financial arrangements) and provide mechanisms to make data more accessible to all levels of government and the private sector. All agreements detail the circumstances under which the exchange and joint use of data is appropriate. Intergovernmental arrangements are subject to first ministers` approval no later than 12 months after the implementation of this agreement. The parties recognize that the Commonwealth is responsible for negotiating and concluding international environmental agreements. The Commonwealth agrees to assume this responsibility in light of this agreement and the principles and procedures agreed from time to time for commonwealth and state consultation on treaties. In particular, the Commonwealth will consult with states, in accordance with principles and procedures, before such international agreements are concluded. Detailed commitments of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) can be recorded in intergovernmental agreements or declarations of cooperation. When adopting standards, guidelines or targets, the Authority will examine the most effective way to achieve the required national environmental outcomes. The Authority will also take into account existing intergovernmental mechanisms with regard to these measures. 11.

The parties acknowledge the Commonwealth`s responsibility for the implementation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the export of wildlife and wildlife products. The Commonwealth and states agree to cooperate in the development of improved intergovernmental rules to regulate the commercial exploitation of native wildlife, including establishing sustainable harvest quantities at the national level, establishing national standards for the marketing of wildlife products, and streamlining approvals, regulatory controls and enforcement measures. 4.4 Unless the timetables are otherwise, existing intergovernmental rules will be the main mechanisms for cooperative implementation of the provisions of the agreement. Intergovernmental agreements facilitating payments to states and national agreements under the Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations are available on the federal financial relations council`s website. 5. The parties agree that prime ministers are ultimately responsible for intergovernmental considerations and final decisions on the national greenhouse gas response strategy.