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Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability) Amendment Bill 2000

1998-1999-2000

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability) Amendment Bill 2000

 

No.      , 2000

 

(Transport and Regional Services)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to civil liability for pollution damage, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability) Act 1981                3

Part 1—Amendments relating to insurance cover by certain ships         3

Part 2—Amendments relating to limitation of liability                                 6

Part 3—Amendments relating to threat of discharge or disposal            7

Part 4—Amendments relating to conversion to penalty units                   8

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to civil liability for pollution damage, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability) Amendment Act 2000 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Sections 1, 2 and 3 of this Act commence on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

             (2)  Parts 3 and 4 of Schedule 1 commence on the day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

             (3)  The remaining provisions of this Act commence 6 months after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Subject to section 2, each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.