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Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Amendment Bill 2017

Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
Infrastructure and Regional Development


Amends the: Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012 to: remove the five-voyage minimum requirement to apply for a temporary licence; allow the minister to determine that consultation must be undertaken on the movement of certain kinds of cargoes and passengers when applied for under a temporary licence or a variation to a temporary licence; create a single variation process for temporary licences; provide that notifications are only required when voyage details have changed from that approved on a licence; amend the tolerance provisions for temporary licence voyages; allow for temporary licences to be issued in emergency situations; amend the definition of ‘coastal trading’ to include voyages commencing and concluding at the same port, ships engaged in dry-docking, and voyages between ports and other defined places in Australian waters; allow vessels to be covered by a coastal trading licence while dry-docking; clarify that applications for a variation to a temporary licence must be made by the temporary licence holder and that agents may apply for a temporary licence on behalf of vessel owners or masters; and require temporary licence holders to provide a vessel’s International Maritime Organization number in voyage reports; and Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993 and Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 to make consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13/09/17  
Second reading moved 13/09/17  
Second reading debate 13/08/18  
Second reading debate 14/08/18  
Second reading debate 15/08/18  
Second reading agreed to 15/08/18  
Consideration in detail debate 15/08/18  
Third reading agreed to 15/08/18  
Introduced and read a first time 16/08/18  
Second reading moved 16/08/18  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 01/07/19  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government


Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (19/10/2017): Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee; Committee report (04/12/2017)