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Shipping Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
Infrastructure and Regional Development


Amends: the Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012 to: rename the Act as the Coastal Shipping Act 2015; replace the existing three tiered licensing system with a single permit system, available to Australian and foreign vessels, which will provide access to the Australian coast for a period of 12 months; and establish a framework of entitlements for seafarers on foreign vessels engaging or intending to engage in coastal shipping for more than 183 days; the Shipping Registration Act 1981 to allow vessels to be registered on the Australian International Shipping Register when they engage in international shipping for 90 days or more; and four Acts to make consequential amendments. Also repeals the Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2012.

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 25/06/15  
Second reading moved 25/06/15  
Second reading debate 12/10/15  
Second reading debate 13/10/15  
Second reading debate 14/10/15  
Second reading agreed to 14/10/15  
Consideration in detail debate 14/10/15  
Third reading agreed to 14/10/15  
Introduced and read a first time 15/10/15  
Second reading moved 15/10/15  
Second reading debate 25/11/15  
Second reading debate 26/11/15  
Second reading negatived 26/11/15  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (25/06/2015): Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee; Committee report (12/10/2015)