The Directorate of International Government Agreements and Arrangements (DIGAA) has the role of ensuring that Defence related agreements and arrangements accord with Defence’s objectives and scope, are consistent in language and format, do not duplicate or overlap current agreements and arrangements, and are consistently interpreted in Australia’s interest.
This Instruction describes the practice to be followed in Defence for the coordination of all Defence related international government agreements and arrangements and the registration of agreements and arrangements in Defence’s Register of Agreements (Register).
[DI(G) Admin 48-1 applies to "international agreements and arrangements" which are legally binding treaties and non legally binding arrangements other than commercial contracts such as those for the procurement or sale of specific property or services (which are subject to other guidance)].
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) are responsible for managing the Australian Treaties Database. This database is an online resource for researching treaties to which Australia is a signatory, or where Australia has taken other treaty action.
The Australian Treaties Library on AustLII, is another online resource for locating Treaties to which Australia is a signatory, or where Australia has taken other treaty action.
Directorate of International Government
Agreements and Arrangements
PO Box 7911
CANBERRA ACT 2610