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Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Bill 2012


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Infrastructure and Transport

Summary

Part of a package of five bills in relation to the Australian shipping industry, the bill provides for: a regulatory framework for coastal trading in Australia; three types of licences which authorise vessels to carry passengers or cargo between ports in Australia; the application process for licences; the decision-making process including criteria when granting a licence; the conditions and cancellation of licences; ministerial exemptions from the Act; the appointment and enforcement of legislative requirements; the review of certain decisions by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; and the delegation of functions and powers by the minister and secretary.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 22/03/12  
Second reading moved 22/03/12  
Second reading debate 28/05/12  
Second reading debate 31/05/12  
Second reading agreed to 31/05/12  
Consideration in detail debate 31/05/12 Amendment details: 19 Government and 1 Opposition agreed to
Third reading agreed to 31/05/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18/06/12  
Second reading moved 18/06/12  
Second reading debate 18/06/12  
Second reading agreed to 18/06/12  
Committee of the Whole debate 18/06/12  
Third reading agreed to 18/06/12  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 18/06/12  
Assent 21/06/12 Act no.: 55 of 2012
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet BF231]

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  • Non-Government
TRUSS, Warren, MP

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Senate
  • Opposition [sheet 7235]
JOYCE, Sen Barnaby

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (22/03/2012): Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee; Committee report (24/04/2012)
  • Referred to Committee (22/03/2012): Senate Economics Legislation Committee; Committee report (15/06/2012)
  • Referred to Committee (22/03/2012): House Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications; Committee report (24/05/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )