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Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2003

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Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2002

Originating house
House of Representatives
Transport and Regional Services


Amends the: Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability) Act 1981 and Protection of the Sea (Oil Pollution Compensation Fund) Act 1993 to increase the monetary liability and compensation for pollution damage resulting from the escape or discharge of “persistent oil” (heavy oils which do not evaporate readily) from oil tankers; Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983 to prohibit the disposal from a ship into the sea of incinerator ashes from plastic products which may contain toxic or heavy metal residues; allow garbage disposal placards to be written in Spanish (rather than English or French); and convert penalties from monetary amounts to penalty units. Trade Practices Act 1974 to clarify that stevedoring operators are not permitted to collude in setting charges for stevedoring services. Also repeals the Bass Strait Sea Passenger Service Agreement Act 1984.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 11/12/02  
Second reading moved 11/12/02  
Second reading agreed to 05/02/03  
Third reading agreed to 05/02/03  
Introduced and read a first time 06/02/03  
Second reading moved 06/02/03  
Second reading agreed to 06/03/03  
Third reading agreed to 06/03/03  
Assent 19/03/03 Act no.: 7 - Year: 2003

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory Memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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