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Underwater Cultural Heritage Bill 2018


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Reps
Portfolio
Environment and Energy

Summary

Introduced with the Underwater Cultural Heritage (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018 to replace the framework established by the Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976, the bill: provides for the identification, protection and conservation of Australia’s underwater cultural heritage, including submerged aircraft and human remains; implements national and international maritime heritage responsibilities; and promotes public awareness and appropriate use of Australia’s underwater cultural heritage.

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 28/03/18  
Second reading moved 28/03/18  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (08/05/2018): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 4 of 2018
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (09/05/2018): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 5 of 2018