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Thursday, 25 November 1965


Mr Whitlam m asked the Minister for Shipping and Transport, upon notice -

On what dates, by what means and with what results has the Government consulted with each of the State Governments concerning (a) the Comvention relating to the Limitation of the Liability of the Owners of Sea-going Ships, 1957, (b) the Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1960, (c) the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules relating to the Carriage of Passengers by Sea, 1961, and (d) the' amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of the Pollution of the Sea by Oil, 1962?


Mr Freeth (FORREST, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) (Minister for Shipping and Transport) - The answer to the honorable members question is as follows -

The Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules relating to the Carriage of Passengers by Sca, 1961 has attracted little international interest and there has been no consultation as yet with State Governments concerning this Convention as consideration has not yet been given to the legislation which would be necessary to enable Australia to become a party. The Convention is unlikely to enter into force in respect of the major shipping countries for some considerable time.

The information in respect of the other three Conventions is set out hereunder -

 

 

 







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