Save Search

Text of bill | Explanatory memoranda | Second reading speeches | Proposed amendments | Schedules of amendments | Bills Digest

Bills of previous Parliaments

Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of bills homepages, the authoritative sources for verifying the progress of bills are the House of Representatives Votes and Proceedings and the Journals of the Senate.

Maritime Powers Bill 2012


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Introduced with the Maritime Powers (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012 to establish a framework for the exercise of maritime enforcement powers, the bill: establishes a system of authorisations under which a maritime officer may exercise enforcement powers in relation to vessels, installations, aircraft, protected land areas and isolated persons on certain grounds; provides for the enforcement powers available to maritime officers including boarding, obtaining information, searching, detaining, seizing and retaining things, and moving and detaining persons; provides for processes for dealing with things seized, retained or detained and persons held; and creates offences for failure to comply.

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 30/05/12  
Second reading moved 30/05/12  
Second reading debate 20/08/12  
Second reading agreed to 20/08/12  
Third reading agreed to 20/08/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 20/08/12  
Second reading moved 20/08/12  
Second reading debate 12/03/13  
Second reading agreed to 12/03/13  
Committee of the Whole debate 12/03/13  
Committee of the Whole debate 13/03/13  
Third reading agreed to 13/03/13  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 13/03/13  
Assent 27/03/13 Act no.: 15 - Year: 2013
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

MS-Word PDF HTML
  • As passed by both Houses

MS-Word PDF HTML

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

MS-Word PDF HTML
  • Replacement explanatory memorandum

MS-Word PDF HTML

Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Opposition [sheet 7348]
BRANDIS, Sen George

MS-Word PDF HTML

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (31/05/2012): House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs; Statement made discharging the committee's requirement to provide a report (28/06/2012)
  • Referred to Committee (21/06/2012): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (12/09/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )