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Protection of the Sea Legislation Amendment Bill 2008


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

Summary

Amends the: Protection of the Sea (Imposition of Contributions to Oil Pollution Compensation Fund—Customs) Act 1993, Protection of the Sea (Imposition of Contributions to Oil Pollution Compensation Fund—Excise) Act 1993, Protection of the Sea (Imposition of Contributions to Oil Pollution Compensation Fund—General) Act 1993 and Protection of the Sea (Oil Pollution Compensation Fund) Act 1993 to implement Australia’s obligations to the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage 1992 to provide further compensation for pollution damage resulting from oil spills from an oil tanker; Navigation Act 1912 and Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983 to: implement changes to Annexes I, III and IV to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (MARPOL), make miscellaneous amendments to the requirements for maintenance of garbage record books, and allow for regulations to be made to prescribe penalties; Marine Navigation Levy Collection Act 1989, Maritime Navigation (Regulatory Functions) Levy Collection Act 1991 and Protection of the Sea (Shipping Levy Collection) Act 1981 to amend certain definitions; and Protection of the Sea (Oil Pollution Compensation Fund) Act 1993 to make minor technical amendments.

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 18/06/08  
Second reading moved 18/06/08  
Second reading debate 24/06/08  
Second reading agreed to 25/06/08  
Third reading agreed to 25/06/08  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 26/06/08  
Second reading moved 26/06/08  
Second reading debate 28/08/08  
Second reading agreed to 28/08/08  
Third reading agreed to 28/08/08  
     
Assent 03/10/08 Act no.: 94 - Year: 2008
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)