Prime Minister and Cabinet
The Treaties Council performs an advisory role for COAG and comprises the Prime Minister and all Premiers and Chief Ministers. The Council was established to enhance consultations between the Commonwealth and the States and Territories on treaties and other international instruments of sensitivity and importance to the States and Territories. The Treaties Council agreed to adopt revised Principles and Procedures for Commonwealth-State Consultation on Treaties (originally adopted in 1992) to achieve the best possible outcome for Australia in the negotiations and implementation of international treaties. The Principles and Procedures set out the role and functions of the Treaties Council.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    G. Ministerial Councils and Related Bodies including those Established by the COAG

  • Established By / Under


  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    1 National Circuit
    BARTON ACT 2600

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