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Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Bill 2012

2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As read a third time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Bill 2012

 

No.      , 2012

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to regulate coastal trading, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

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

3............ Object of Act....................................................................................... 2

4............ Constitutional basis for Act................................................................. 2

5............ Simplified outline................................................................................ 3

Part 2—Interpretation                                                                                                         5

6............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 5

7............ Meaning of coastal trading ............................................................... 10

Part 3—Provisions relating to the application of this Act                            12

8............ Extension to Territories..................................................................... 12

9............ Act to bind the Crown....................................................................... 12

10.......... Act does not apply to certain vessels................................................. 12

11.......... Minister may exempt certain vessels or persons............................... 12

12.......... Application to vessels on intrastate voyages..................................... 13

Part 4—Licences                                                                                                                    15

Division 1—General licences                                                                                   15

Subdivision A—Application for, and grant of, general licences                   15

13.......... Application for general licence.......................................................... 15

14.......... Application may be varied or withdrawn.......................................... 16

15.......... Deciding applications........................................................................ 16

16.......... Grant of general licence..................................................................... 17

17.......... Application taken to be granted in certain circumstances................... 17

18.......... Issue of general licence..................................................................... 17

19.......... When general licence is in force........................................................ 18

20.......... Refusal of application........................................................................ 18

Subdivision B—Conditions of general licences                                                 18

21.......... Conditions imposed on all general licences....................................... 18

22.......... Additional conditions may be imposed by Minister.......................... 19

23.......... Breaching condition of general licence.............................................. 19

Subdivision C—Renewal, cancellation and surrender of general licences 19

24.......... Renewal of general licence................................................................ 19

25.......... Cancellation of general licence.......................................................... 20

26.......... Surrender of general licence.............................................................. 21

Subdivision D—Miscellaneous                                                                               21

27.......... Reporting requirements for general licences...................................... 21

Division 2—Temporary licences                                                                           23

Subdivision A—Application for, and grant of, temporary licences             23

28.......... Application for temporary licence..................................................... 23

29.......... Application may be withdrawn......................................................... 23

30.......... Publication and notification of application......................................... 24

31.......... Holder of general licence may give notice in response...................... 24

32.......... Process if notice in response received............................................... 25

33.......... Comments by third parties................................................................ 26

34.......... Minister to decide applications.......................................................... 26

35.......... Grant of temporary licence................................................................ 27

36.......... Application taken to be granted in certain circumstances................... 28

37.......... Issue of temporary licence................................................................. 28

38.......... When temporary licence is in force................................................... 29

39.......... Refusal of application........................................................................ 29

Subdivision B—Conditions of temporary licences                                           30

40.......... Conditions imposed on all temporary licences.................................. 30

41.......... Additional conditions may be imposed by Minister.......................... 30

42.......... Breaching condition of temporary licence......................................... 31

Subdivision C—Variation of matters authorised by temporary licences   31

43.......... Application to vary matters authorised by temporary licence............ 31

44.......... Application may be withdrawn......................................................... 32

45.......... Consultation on proposed variation................................................... 32

46.......... Minister to decide application............................................................ 32

47.......... Grant of variation to temporary licence............................................. 33

47A....... Application taken to be granted in certain circumstances................... 34

48.......... Issue of varied temporary licence...................................................... 34

49.......... Refusal of application........................................................................ 34

Subdivision D—Variation of temporary licences to include new matters 34

50.......... Application of Subdivision............................................................... 34

51.......... Application to vary temporary licence............................................... 34

52.......... Application may be withdrawn......................................................... 35

53.......... Process for deciding application........................................................ 35

54.......... Time for deciding application............................................................ 35

55.......... Grant of variation to temporary licence............................................. 36

56.......... Application taken to be granted in certain circumstances................... 36

57.......... Issue of varied temporary licence...................................................... 36

58.......... Refusal of application........................................................................ 37

Subdivision E—Cancellation and surrender of temporary licences            37

59.......... Cancellation of temporary licence...................................................... 37

60.......... Surrender of temporary licence......................................................... 38

Subdivision F—Miscellaneous                                                                               39

61.......... Voyage notification requirements for temporary licences.................. 39

62.......... Reporting requirements for temporary licences................................. 39

63.......... Inappropriate use of temporary licence.............................................. 40

Division 3—Emergency licences                                                                            42

Subdivision A—Application for, and grant of, emergency licences             42

64.......... Application for emergency licence.................................................... 42

65.......... Application may be varied or withdrawn.......................................... 43

66.......... Deciding applications........................................................................ 43

67.......... Grant of emergency licence............................................................... 44

68.......... Application taken to be granted in certain circumstances................... 44

69.......... Issue of emergency licence................................................................ 44

70.......... When emergency licence is in force.................................................. 45

71.......... Refusal of application........................................................................ 45

Subdivision B—Conditions of emergency licences                                           45

72.......... Conditions imposed on all emergency licences................................. 45

73.......... Additional conditions may be imposed by Minister.......................... 46

74.......... Breaching condition of emergency licence........................................ 46

Subdivision C—Miscellaneous                                                                               47

74A....... Voyage notification requirements for emergency licences................. 47

75.......... Reporting requirements for emergency licences................................ 47

Division 4—Miscellaneous                                                                                        49

76.......... Requests for further information—general and emergency licence applications       49

77.......... Requests for further information—temporary licence applications.... 49

78.......... Basis on which licences granted........................................................ 50

Part 5—Enforcement                                                                                                          51

Division 1—Requiring people to give information and produce documents or things   51

Subdivision A—Notices to give information or produce documents or things                51

79.......... Notice to give information or produce document or thing................. 51

80.......... Department may retain documents and things................................... 52

Subdivision B—Offence and related provisions                                               52

81.......... Failure to comply with notice etc....................................................... 52

82.......... Self-incrimination etc........................................................................ 53

Division 2—Civil penalty provisions                                                                   55

83.......... Engaging in coastal trading without licence....................................... 55

84.......... Breaching condition of exemption—vessels..................................... 55

85.......... Breaching condition of exemption—persons.................................... 55

Division 3—Civil penalty proceedings                                                                57

Subdivision A—Obtaining a civil penalty order                                               57

86.......... Civil penalty orders........................................................................... 57

87.......... Civil enforcement of penalty............................................................. 57

88.......... Conduct contravening more than one civil penalty provision............ 58

89.......... Multiple contraventions..................................................................... 58

90.......... Proceedings may be heard together................................................... 58

91.......... Civil evidence and procedure rules to apply...................................... 58

92.......... Contravening a civil penalty provision is not an offence................... 59

Subdivision B—Miscellaneous                                                                               59

93.......... Ancillary contravention of civil penalty provisions........................... 59

94.......... Continuing contraventions of civil penalty provisions...................... 59

95.......... Mistake of fact.................................................................................. 60

96.......... State of mind..................................................................................... 60

97.......... Civil penalty provisions contravened by employees, agents or officers 61

98.......... Civil penalty provisions contravened by executive officers............... 61

99.......... Establishing whether an executive officer took reasonable steps to prevent the contravention of a civil penalty provision.......................................................................................................... 61

Division 4—Infringement notices                                                                          63

100........ Enforceable provisions..................................................................... 63

101........ When an infringement notice may be given....................................... 63

102........ Matters to be included in an infringement notice............................... 63

103........ Extension of time to pay amount....................................................... 64

104........ Withdrawal of an infringement notice............................................... 65

105........ Effect of payment of amount............................................................. 66

106........ Effect of this Division....................................................................... 67

Part 6—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        68

Division 1—Review of decisions                                                                            68

107........ Review by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal............................... 68

Division 2—Appointment of authorised persons etc.                                 70

108........ Appointment of authorised persons.................................................. 70

109........ Identity cards..................................................................................... 70

Division 3—Disclosure of information                                                               72

110........ Disclosure of information by the Secretary....................................... 72

Division 4—Miscellaneous                                                                                        73

111........ Delegation......................................................................................... 73

112........ Customs treatment of certain vessels................................................. 73

113........ Regulations....................................................................................... 73

 



This Bill originated in the House of Representatives; and, having this day passed, is now ready for presentation to the Senate for its concurrence.

B.C. WRIGHT

Clerk of the House of Representatives

House of Representatives

31 May 2012

A Bill for an Act to regulate coastal trading, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: