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Aviation Legislation Amendment (Liability and Insurance) Bill 2012


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

Summary

Amends the: Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959 to: raise the liability cap for domestic passenger death or injury from $500 000 to $725 000; require carriers to increase the amount of insurance to $725 000 for domestic flights; exclude compensation for purely mental injuries arising on domestic flights; and update a reference to an international agreement; and Damage by Aircraft Act 1999 to: provide for reduced compensation payments when a victim is partially responsible for the damage; enable defendants to seek contribution from other parties who may have contributed to the damage suffered by a person bringing a claim; and preclude claims for compensation for mental injuries when the claimant has not suffered additional personal or property damage.

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 22/08/12  
Second reading moved 22/08/12  
Second reading debate 10/09/12  
Second reading agreed to 10/09/12  
Third reading agreed to 10/09/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10/09/12  
Second reading moved 10/09/12  
Second reading debate 27/11/12  
Second reading agreed to 27/11/12  
Committee of the Whole debate 27/11/12  
Third reading agreed to 27/11/12  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 27/11/12  
Assent 11/12/12 Act no.: 191 - Year: 2012
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Independent [sheet 7324]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes