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Thursday, 2 April 1987
Page: 1951

Mr COHEN (Minister for Arts, Heritage and Environment)(11.58) —I move:

That the Bill be now read a second time.

The Sea Installations (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill makes amendments to Commonwealth legislation necessitated by the sea installations legislative package. The Customs Act 1901 and the Excise Act 1901 are amended to give to officers administering the respective Acts power over such installations, ships, aircraft, persons and goods arriving with or at the installations or departing overseas from such installations. The Migration Act 1958 is amended to identify the point when sea installations and the persons on board enter Australia and when such installations become or cease to be part of Australia. The amendments to the Quarantine Act 1908 apply a wide range of controls under the Act to sea installations. The principal control is to make newly arrived installations, persons and goods on the installations subject to quarantine. I commend this Bill to the House. I present the explanatory memorandum to this Bill.

Debate (on motion by Mr Carlton) adjourned.