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Aviation Legislation Amendment (Liability and Insurance) Bill 2012

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The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia








Aviation Legislation Amendment (Liability and Insurance) Bill 2012



( 1 )     Clause 2 , page 2 (table item 1 ), omit “3”, substitute “4”.


( 2 )     Page 2 , after clause 3 (after line 11) , insert:

4  Review of amendments

             (1)  At the end of the period of 3 years after Schedule 1 to this Act commences, the Minister must cause an independent review to be undertaken of the amendments made by that Schedule.

             (2)  The review must, at a minimum, consider the following:

                     (a)  whether the amounts mentioned in sections 31 and 41C of the Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959 , as amended by Schedule 1 to this Act, should be indexed;

                     (b)  what effects subsection 10(1A) of the Damage by Aircraft Act 1999 , as inserted by Schedule 1 to this Act, has had on the travelling public.

             (3)  The persons undertaking the review must give the Minister a writt en report of the review within 6 months after the end of the 3-year period.

             (4)  The Minister must cause a copy of the report of the review to be tabled in each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after he or she receives the report.

             (5)  In this section:

independent review means a review undertaken by at least 3 persons who:

                     (a)  in the Minister’s opinion possess appropriate qualifications to undertake the review; and

                     (b)  include a person who has substantial experience or knowledge in insurance matters.