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Aviation Legislation Amendment (International Airline Licences and Carriers' Liability Insurance) Bill 2008

Originating house
House of Representatives
Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government


Amends the Air Navigation Act 1920 to: transfer the regulatory framework for international airline licences (IALs) to the Air Navigation Regulations; enable the Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development and Local Government to grant, vary, suspend and cancel IALs; require decisions about certain IAL applications to be subject to merits review by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; and makes consequential amendments to the Adelaide Airport Curfew Act 2000, Aircraft Noise Levy Collection Act 1995 and Civil Aviation Act 1988. Also amends the Civil Aviation Act 1988 and Civil Aviation (Carriers' Liability) Act 1959 to enable the Civil Aviation Safety Authority to enforce a system of mandatory insurance for airline carriers; and makes amendments consequential on the Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (1999 Montreal Convention and Other Measures) Act 2008.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26/06/08  
Second reading moved 26/06/08  
Referred to Main Committee 26/08/08  
Second reading debate 27/08/08  
Second reading agreed to 27/08/08  
Reported from Main Committee 27/08/08  
Third reading agreed to 27/08/08  
Introduced and read a first time 28/08/08  
Second reading moved 28/08/08  
Second reading debate 04/09/08  
Second reading agreed to 04/09/08  
Third reading agreed to 04/09/08  
Assent 20/09/08 Act no.: 87 - Year: 2008

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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