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Underwater Cultural Heritage (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018


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

Summary

Introduced with the Underwater Cultural Heritage Bill 2018 to replace the framework established by the Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976, the bill: repeals the Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976; and makes consequential amendments to the Australian Heritage Council Act 2003, Navigation Act 2012, Protection of the Sea (Powers of Intervention) Act 1981 and Sea Installations Act 1987. Also includes transitional provisions in relation to: automatically and individually declared sites and articles; notified relics; notices of possession, custody and control of articles; applications for, and issued, permits; and continuation of the Register of Historic Shipwrecks.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28/03/18  
Second reading moved 28/03/18  
Second reading debate 27/06/18  
Second reading agreed to 27/06/18  
Third reading agreed to 27/06/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 27/06/18  
Second reading moved 27/06/18  
Second reading debate 16/08/18  
Second reading agreed to 16/08/18  
Third reading agreed to 16/08/18  
     
Finally passed both Houses 16/08/18  
Assent 24/08/18 Act no: 86 - Year: 2018
     

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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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)