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Concluding Observations, A/55/40, paras. 498-528, 28 July 2000: Australia

502. The Committee welcomes the accession of the State party to the Optional Protocol to the Covenant in 1991, thereby recognizing the competence of the Committee to consider communications from individuals within its territory and subject to its jurisdiction. It welcomes the action taken by the State party to implement the Views of the Committee in the case of communication No. 488/1992 (Toonen v. Australia) 32 by enacting the necessary legislation at the federal level.

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