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Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2012

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2010-2011-2012

 

 

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

COASTAL TRADING (REVITALISING AUSTRALIAN SHIPPING) (CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS)       BILL 2012

 

 

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

Amendments Moved on Behalf of the Government

 

 

 

 

(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport,

the Honourable Anthony Albanese, MP)

 

COASTAL TRADING (REVITALISING AUSTRALIAN SHIPPING) (CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS)       BILL 2012

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The Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2012 (the Bill) amends certain Commonwealth laws and provides for transitional arrangements consequential to the enactment of the Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012 .

The Bill was referred to two Parliamentary Committee inquiries - one by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications and one by the Senate Standing Economics Legislation Committee.  The House of Representatives Committee delivered its report on 24 May 2012.

The amendments to the Bill are in response to issues raised by stakeholders through the Parliamentary inquiries, as well as addressing other minor and technical matters to correct inadvertent mistakes, provide consistency between related legislation and rectify unintended consequences.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT

There will be no impact on Commonwealth expenditure.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTES ON CLAUSES

 

Schedule 1 - Consequential amendments

 

Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992

 

The Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 does not apply in relation to a vessel registered in the Australian International Shipping Register wherever the vessel is located.  This is made clear in paragraph 61AA (b) of the Shipping Registration Act 1981 , as amended.

 

19A     At the end of subsection 19(1)

 

A note is inserted after subsection 19(1) of the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 to alert readers that the Act does not apply if a prescribed ship is a ship registered in the Australian International Shipping Register as per paragraph 61AA (b) of the Shipping Registration Act 1981 , as amended.

 

20        After subsection 19(1)

 

This is a technical amendment.

 

Schedule 2 - Transitional provisions

 

Item 3 - Licences to continue in force

 

A technical correction is made to replace ‘permit’ with ‘licence’ so that the relevant paragraph reads as “If immediately before commencement, a licence granted under the coasting trade regulations was in force, the licence remains in force for the period: xxx (ii) if the Minister decides to cancel the licence—the day the licence is cancelled under the old law despite its repeal by Schedule 1 to this Act;”.