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Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty Consequential Amendments Bill 2019

2019

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty Consequential Amendments Bill 2019

 

No.      , 2019

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend laws relating to certain areas and boundaries in the Timor Sea, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Provisions commencing when new treaty comes into force                 4

Part 1—Amendment of the Admiralty Act 1988                                            4

Admiralty Act 1988                                                                                                      4

Part 2—Amendment of the Australian Jobs Act 2013                                 5

Australian Jobs Act 2013                                                                                            5

Part 3—Amendment of the Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989   6

Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989                                                                6

Part 4—Amendment of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016   7

Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016         7

Part 5—Amendment of the Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011               9

Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011                                                                            9

Part 6—Amendment of the Climate Change Authority Act 2011       10

Climate Change Authority Act 2011                                                                      10

Part 7—Amendment of the Crimes at Sea Act 2000                                   11

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         11

Crimes at Sea Act 2000                                                                                             11

Division 2—Application provisions                                                                         15

Part 8—Amendment of the Customs Act 1901                                             17

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                       17

Part 9—Amendment of the Customs Tariff Act 1995                                21

Customs Tariff Act 1995                                                                                            21

Part 10—Amendment of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999              23

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999                  23

Part 11—Amendment of the Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981               27

Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981                                               27

Part 12—Amendment of the Fair Work Act 2009                                        30

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    30

Part 13—Amendment of the International Organisations (Privileges and Immunities) Act 1963              31

International Organisations (Privileges and Immunities) Act 1963                31

Part 14—Amendment of the Migration Act 1958                                        32

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                    32

Part 15—Amendment of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007      33

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         33

National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007                                      33

Division 2—Transitional provisions                                                                        34

Part 16—Amendment of the Navigation Act 2012                                      36

Navigation Act 2012                                                                                                  36

Part 17—Amendment of the Offshore Minerals Act 1994                      41

Offshore Minerals Act 1994                                                                                     41

Part 18—Amendment of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006          42

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         42

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             42

Division 2—Transitional provisions                                                                        57

Part 19—Amendment of the Passenger Movement Charge Collection Act 1978              70

Passenger Movement Charge Collection Act 1978                                             70

Part 20—Amendment of the Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting Act 2017    71

Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting Act 2017                                                  71

Part 21—Amendment of the Petroleum (Timor Sea Treaty) Act 2003 72

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         72

Petroleum (Timor Sea Treaty) Act 2003                                                                 72

Division 2—Saving provisions                                                                                  72

Part 22—Amendment of the Radiocommunications Act 1992              74

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                              74

Part 23—Amendment of the Sea Installations Act 1987                          76

Sea Installations Act 1987                                                                                        76

Part 24—Amendment of the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973 79

Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973                                                                     79

Part 25—Amendment of the Telecommunications Act 1997                  83

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 83

Schedule 2—Provisions commencing once Greater Sunrise Production Sharing Contract comes into force                                                                                                                 84

Part 1—Amendment of the Australian Jobs Act 2013                               84

Australian Jobs Act 2013                                                                                          84

Part 2—Amendment of the Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989 85

Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989                                                              85

Part 3—Amendment of the Offshore Minerals Act 1994                         86

Offshore Minerals Act 1994                                                                                     86

Part 4—Amendment of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006             87

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         87

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             87

Division 2—Saving and transitional provisions                                                    93

Schedule 3—Compensation for acquisition of property                               95



A Bill for an Act to amend laws relating to certain areas and boundaries in the Timor Sea, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty Consequential Amendments Act 2019.

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

The day the Treaty between Australia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Establishing their Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea done at New York on 6 March 2018 enters into force for Australia.

The Minister must announce, by notifiable instrument, the day the treaty enters into force.

 

3.  Schedule 2

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

A Proclamation must not specify a day that occurs before the Greater Sunrise Production Sharing Contract (within the meaning of the Treaty between Australia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Establishing their Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea done at New York on 6 March 2018) comes into force.

 

4.  Schedule 3

The day the Treaty between Australia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Establishing their Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea done at New York on 6 March 2018 enters into force for Australia.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.



 

Route and position of pipeline

Item

Feature name

KP

UTM zone

Easting (mE)

Northing (mN)

Bend radius (m)

Latitude

Longitude

1

Point immediately adjacent to downstream side of the SSIV flange

-0.483

52

239360.50

8775497.11

 

11°04′03.5791″S

126°36′51.2875″E

2

Transition flange 28 inch to 26 inch

-0.199

52

239626.13

8775525.97

 

11°04′02.7090″S

126°37′00.0430″E

3

Start of 26 inch pipeline

-0.199

52

239626.13

8775525.97

 

11°04′02.7090″S

126°37′00.0430″E

4

Tangent point ( TP ) 1A

0.421

52

239885.54

8774963.95

 

11°04′21.0590″S

126°37′08.4380″E

5

Intersection point ( IP ) 1

 

52

240283.57

8774101.41

-2,600

11°04′49.2210″S

126°37′21.3200″E

6

TP1B

2.242

52

241143.91

8773698.64

 

11°05′02.5460″S

126°37′49.5490″E

7

TP2A

4.176

52

242895.91

8772878.44

 

11°05′29.6800″S

126°38′47.0380″E

8

IP2

 

52

243154.32

8772757.46

2,600

11°05′33.6820″S

126°38′55.5170″E

9

TP2B

4.744

52

243380.34

8772583.42

 

11°05′39.4010″S

126°39′02.9160″E

10

TP3A

28.101

52

261889.69

8758323.17

 

11°13′27.9320″S

126°49′09.1240″E

11

IP3

 

52

262229.18

8758061.62

3,000

11°13′36.5230″S

126°49′20.2480″E

12

TP3B

28.952

52

262481.86

8757715.45

 

11°13′47.8460″S

126°49′28.4910″E

13

TP4A

29.095

52

262566.10

8757600.08

 

11°13′51.6200″S

126°49′31.2390″E

14

IP4

 

52

262818.77

8757253.92

-3,000

11°14′02.9430″S

126°49′39.4820″E

15

TP4B

29.946

52

263158.27

8756992.36

 

11°14′11.5340″S

126°49′50.6070″E

16

TP5A

30.948

52

263952.30

8756380.61

 

11°14′31.6270″S

126°50′16.6270″E

17

IP5

 

52

263979.42

8756359.71

-3,000

11°14′32.3140″S

126°50′17.5160″E

18

TP5B

31.017

52

264007.02

8756339.43

 

11°14′32.9800″S

126°50′18.4200″E

19

Boundary of the BUPIOA and the offshore area of WA

34.200

52

266555.28

8754465.49

 

11°15′34.5559″S

126°51′41.9553″E



Affecting new licence

(5)       To avoid doubt, the new licence may be terminated, varied, surrendered or cancelled, and the conditions to which it is subject may be varied, under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 .

(5A)     However, the Joint Authority must not consent under section 270 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 to the surrender, in whole or in part, of the new licence unless the pipeline to which the licence relates has been removed from the surrender area to the satisfaction of NOPSEMA. This has effect despite subparagraph 270(3)(c)(ii) and subsection 270(5) of that Act.

Dealings relating to new licence

(6)       Any dealings that:

                     (a)  related to Pipeline Licence WA-8-PL, granted on 27 April 2001 under Division 4 of Part III of the repealed Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967 ; and

                     (b)  were of a kind to which Part 4.6 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 applies; and

                     (c)  were in force immediately before the commencement of this item;

are taken for all purposes also to be in force in relation to the new licence.

(7)       The Titles Administrator must make an entry of each of the dealings mentioned in subsection (6) on the memorial of the new licence in the Register kept under section 469 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 for the Bayu-Undan pipeline international offshore area.

(8)       To avoid doubt, dealings relating to the new licence because of subitem (6) may be affected by dealings occurring after the commencement of this item, subject to Part 4.6 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 .

Grant of new licence need not be gazetted

(9)       Despite subitem (1), section 708 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 does not require the Titles Administrator to cause notice to be published in the Gazette of the grant of the new licence.

134  Extension of environment plan and safety case for Bayu-Undan pipeline

Application

(1)       This item applies in relation to Pipeline Licence WA-8-PL granted on 27 April 2001 under Division 4 of Part III of the repealed Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967 (the old licence ).

Note:       The old licence relates to the section of the pipeline running from the Bayu-Undan gas fields to Australia that is in the offshore area of Western Australia.

Extension of environment plan for pipeline

(2)       An environment plan (within the meaning of section 572C of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 ) in force, immediately before the commencement of this item, for an activity relating to the old licence:

                     (a)  continues in force in relation to that activity relating to the old licence as affected by this Part; and

                     (b)  has effect in relation to that activity relating to the pipeline licence taken under this Part to have been granted in relation to the Bayu-Undan pipeline international offshore area.

(3)       To avoid doubt, subitem (2) does not prevent any of the following:

                     (a)  revision of the plan;

                     (b)  withdrawal of acceptance of the plan;

                     (c)  end of the operation of the plan.

Extension of safety case for pipeline

(4)       A safety case in force in relation to a facility that is the pipeline to which the old licence relates immediately before the commencement of this item:

                     (a)  continues to be a safety case in force in relation to a facility that is the pipeline to which the old licence as affected by this Part relates; and

                     (b)  is a safety case in force in relation to a facility that is the pipeline to which the pipeline licence taken under this Part to have been granted in relation to the Bayu-Undan pipeline international offshore area relates.

For this purpose, safety case in force in relation to a facility has the same meaning as in section 7 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 .

(5)       To avoid doubt, subitem (4) does not prevent any of the following:

                     (a)  revision of the safety case;

                     (b)  withdrawal of acceptance of the safety case.

Part 19 Amendment of the Passenger Movement Charge Collection Act 1978

Passenger Movement Charge Collection Act 1978

135  Section 3

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of Joint Petroleum Development Area ;

                     (b)  definition of petroleum ;

                     (c)  definition of petroleum activities ;

                     (d)  definition of Timor Sea Treaty .

136  Paragraph 5(l)

Omit “Joint Petroleum Development Area in connection with the prospecting for petroleum or the undertaking of petroleum operations”, substitute “Greater Sunrise special regime area (within the meaning of the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973 ) in connection with Petroleum Activities (within the meaning of the Treaty between Australia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Establishing their Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea done at New York on 6 March 2018, as in force from time to time)”.

137  At the end of section 5

Add:

Note:          The Treaty between Australia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Establishing their Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea could in 2019 be viewed in the Australian Treaties Library on the AustLII website (http://www.austlii.edu.au).

Part 20 Amendment of the Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting Act 2017

Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting Act 2017

138  At the end of paragraph 11(1)(c)

Add:

                          ; (iii)  in the Greater Sunrise special regime area (within the meaning of the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973 ), in connection with business carried on in that area by the regulated entity.

Part 21 Amendment of the Petroleum (Timor Sea Treaty) Act 2003

Division 1—Amendments

Petroleum (Timor Sea Treaty) Act 2003

139  Sections 3 and 4

Repeal the sections.

140  Subsection 5(1) (definition of Petroleum Mining Code )

Repeal the definition.

141  Subsection 5(1) (definition of Treaty )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Treaty means the Timor Sea Treaty between Australia and East Timor done at Dili on 20 May 2002, as in force immediately before the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty Consequential Amendments Act 2019 .

Note:          The Timor Sea Treaty is in Australian Treaty Series 2003 No. 13 ([2003] ATS 13) and could in 2019 be viewed in the Australian Treaties Library on the AustLII website (http://www.austlii.edu.au).

142  Part 2

Repeal the Part.

Division 2—Saving provisions

143  Continued jurisdiction of courts and application of law

Despite the repeal of sections 9 and 10 of the Petroleum (Timor Sea Treaty) Act 2003 by this Part, those sections continue to apply in relation to civil matters that:

                     (a)  were described in subsection 9(1) of that Act (as in force before that repeal); and

                     (b)  relate to an act or omission that occurred before that repeal; and

                     (c)  involve damage suffered, or expenses incurred, before that repeal.

Part 22 Amendment of the Radiocommunications Act 1992

Radiocommunications Act 1992

144  Section 17A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

17A   Greater Sunrise special regime area, Greater Sunrise pipeline international offshore area and Bayu-Undan pipeline international offshore area

145  Subsection 17A(1)

Omit “Western Greater Sunrise area” (wherever occurring), substitute “Greater Sunrise special regime area, the Greater Sunrise pipeline international offshore area and the Bayu-Undan pipeline international offshore area”.

146  Subsections 17A(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (2)  The extended application given to this Act by subsection (1) extends only in relation to:

                     (a)  acts, matters and things directly or indirectly connected with:

                              (i)  Petroleum Activities (within the meaning of the Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty) relating to the Greater Sunrise Fields (within the meaning of that treaty); or

                             (ii)  construction, operation, maintenance or decommissioning of a pipeline in the Greater Sunrise pipeline international offshore area; or

                            (iii)  operation, maintenance or decommissioning of the Bayu-Undan Pipeline (within the meaning of that treaty); and

                     (b)  acts done by or in relation to, and matters, circumstances and things affecting, any person who is:

                              (i)  in the Greater Sunrise special regime area for a reason directly or indirectly connected with such Petroleum Activities; or

                             (ii)  in the Greater Sunrise pipeline international offshore area for a reason directly or indirectly connected with the construction, operation, maintenance or decommissioning of a pipeline in the area; or

                            (iii)  in the Bayu-Undan pipeline international offshore area for a reason directly or indirectly connected with the operation, maintenance or decommissioning of the Bayu-Undan Pipeline.

             (3)  In this section:

Bayu-Undan pipeline international offshore area has the same meaning as in the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 .

Greater Sunrise pipeline international offshore area has the same meaning as in the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 .

Greater Sunrise special regime area has the same meaning as in the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973 .

Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty means the Treaty between Australia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Establishing their Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea done at New York on 6 March 2018, as in force from time to time.

Note:          The Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty could in 2019 be viewed in the Australian Treaties Library on the AustLII website (http://www.austlii.edu.au).

Part 23 Amendment of the Sea Installations Act 1987

Sea Installations Act 1987

147  Subsection 4(1) (at the end of the definition of adjacent area )

Add:

Note:          This Act applies as described in section 11A in relation to the Greater Sunrise special regime area as if that area were part of the adjacent area in respect of the Northern Territory.

148  Subsection 4(1)

Insert:

Australian aircraft means:

                     (a)  an aircraft that is owned, possessed or controlled by:

                              (i)  the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory; or

                             (ii)  an authority of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory; or

                     (b)  an aircraft that is registered in Australia.

Australian national means:

                     (a)  an Australian citizen; or

                     (b)  a corporation incorporated in Australia or an external Territory.

Australian permanent resident means a person who:

                     (a)  is not an Australian citizen; and

                     (b)  holds a permanent visa under the Migration Act 1958 ; and

                     (c)  is domiciled in Australia or an external Territory.

Australian vessel means:

                     (a)  a vessel that is owned, possessed or controlled by:

                              (i)  the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory; or

                             (ii)  an authority of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory; or

                     (b)  a vessel that is registered in Australia; or

                     (c)  a vessel that is flying the Australian flag.

Greater Sunrise special regime area has the same meaning as in the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973 .

national of a foreign country means:

                     (a)  a citizen of the country; or

                     (b)  a corporation incorporated in the country.

149  After section 11

Insert:

11A   Application of Act in relation to Greater Sunrise special regime area

             (1)  This Act applies, in accordance with this section, in relation to the Greater Sunrise special regime area as if that area were part of the adjacent area in respect of the Northern Territory.

             (2)  A provision of this Act applying because of subsection (1) applies (despite section 11) only in relation to:

                     (a)  Australian nationals who are not nationals or permanent residents of Timor-Leste; and

                     (b)  Australian permanent residents who are not nationals or permanent residents of Timor-Leste; and

                     (c)  the Commonwealth; and

                     (d)  persons who are authorities of the Commonwealth; and

                     (e)  the States; and

                      (f)  the Territories; and

                     (g)  persons who are authorities of the States or Territories; and

                     (h)  Australian aircraft; and

                      (i)  Australian vessels; and

                      (j)  members of crews (including persons in charge) of Australian aircraft and Australian vessels; and

                     (k)  persons, aircraft or vessels declared under subsection (3) to be subject to the provision.

             (3)  The Minister may, by notifiable instrument, declare all or any of one or more of the following to be subject to a provision of this Act, if the Minister is satisfied that Timor-Leste has agreed to them being subject to the provision as it has effect in relation to a place that is in or above the Greater Sunrise special regime area:

                     (a)  nationals of a foreign country who are not nationals or permanent residents of Timor-Leste;

                     (b)  aircraft with the nationality of a foreign country other than Timor-Leste;

                     (c)  vessels with the nationality of a foreign country other than Timor-Leste;

                     (d)  members of crews (including persons in charge) of aircraft or vessels described in paragraph (b) or (c).

             (4)  Despite subsection (2), a provision of this Act applying because of subsection (1) does not apply in relation to a matter that relates to any of the Petroleum Activities within the meaning of the Treaty between Australia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Establishing their Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea done at New York on 6 March 2018, as in force from time to time.

Note:          The Treaty could in 2019 be viewed in the Australian Treaties Library on the AustLII website (http://www.austlii.edu.au).

             (5)  Subsection 13AB(1) of the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973 does not affect the application of a provision of this Act.

Note:          Subsection 13AB(1) of the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973 provides that a law of the Commonwealth does not apply in relation to an act, omission, matter or thing directly or indirectly connected with the exploration of, or exploitation of the natural resources of, the continental shelf in the Greater Sunrise special regime area.

Part 24 Amendment of the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973

Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973

150  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

Greater Sunrise special regime area means the area described in clause 1 of Schedule 2.

151  Subsection 3(1) (definition of the Convention )

Omit “the Schedule”, substitute “Schedule 1”.

152  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty means the Treaty between Australia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Establishing their Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea done at New York on 6 March 2018, as in force from time to time.

Note:          The Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty could in 2019 be viewed in the Australian Treaties Library on the AustLII website (http://www.austlii.edu.au).

153  At the end of subsection 3(3)

Add:

Note:          Division 2AA of Part 2 affects the operation of laws in the part of the continental shelf of Australia in the Greater Sunrise special regime area.

154  After Division 2 of Part II

Insert:

Division 2AA Greater Sunrise special regime area

13AA   Joint exercise of rights in Greater Sunrise special regime area

                   Within the Greater Sunrise special regime area, Australia is to exercise its rights as a coastal state pursuant to Article 77 of the Convention jointly with Timor-Leste.

Note:          Under section 780M of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 , Australia’s rights may be exercised by the Designated Authority, the Governance Board or the Dispute Resolution Committee provided for by the Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty.

13AB   Operation of Commonwealth law in relation to Greater Sunrise special regime area

             (1)  A law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory does not apply in relation to an act, omission, matter or thing directly or indirectly connected with the exploration of, or exploitation of the natural resources of, the continental shelf in the Greater Sunrise special regime area.

             (2)  Subsection (1) is subject to a contrary intention.

13AC   Cessation of effect of this Division

             (1)  This Division ceases to have effect at the start of the day after the Greater Sunrise Special Regime, within the meaning of the Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty, ceases to be in force under the treaty.

             (2)  The Minister must announce, by notifiable instrument, the day that regime ceases to be in force under that treaty.

155  Schedule (heading)

After “ Schedule ”, insert “ 1 ”.

156  At the end of the Act

Add:

Schedule 2 Greater Sunrise special regime area

Note:       See the definition of Greater Sunrise special regime area in subsection 3(1).

   

   

1   Greater Sunrise special regime area

             (1)  The Greater Sunrise special regime area is the area of the continental shelf contained within the rhumb lines connecting the points described in the following table.

Corners of boundary of Greater Sunrise special regime area

Item

Point

Latitude of point

Longitude of point

1

GS-1

09°49′54.88″S

127°55′04.35″E

2

GS-2

09°49′54.88″S

128°20′04.34″E

3

GS-3

09°39′54.88″S

128°20′04.34″E

4

GS-4

09°39′54.88″S

128°25′04.34″E

5

GS-5

09°29′54.88″S

128°25′04.34″E

6

GS-6

09°29′54.88″S

128°20′04.34″E

7

GS-7

09°24′54.88″S

128°20′04.34″E

8

GS-8

09°24′54.88″S

128°00′04.34″E

9

GS-9

09°29′54.88″S

127°53′24.35″E

10

GS-10

09°29′54.88″S

127°52′34.35″E

11

GS-11

09°34′54.88″S

127°52′34.35″E

12

GS-12

09°34′54.88″S

127°50′04.35″E

13

GS-13

09°37′24.88″S

127°50′04.35″E

14

GS-14

09°37′24.89″S

127°45′04.35″E

15

GS-15

09°44′54.88″S

127°45′04.35″E

16

GS-16

09°44′54.88″S

127°50′04.35″E

17

GS-17

09°47′24.88″S

127°50′04.35″E

18

GS-18

09°47′24.88″S

127°55′04.35″E

             (2)  The position on the surface of the Earth of the Greater Sunrise special regime area is to be determined by reference to the Geocentric Datum of Australia as defined in Gazette No. 35 of 6 September 1995 (GDA94 geocentric data set).

2   Illustrative map of the Greater Sunrise special regime area

                   The following map illustrates the Greater Sunrise special regime area and its location relative to Australia and Timor-Leste.

Note:          The lines on the map that connect points TA-13, TA-12 and TA-11 reflect Article 2 of the Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty.

Part 25 Amendment of the Telecommunications Act 1997

Telecommunications Act 1997

157  After clause 2A of Schedule 3A

Insert:

2AA   Operation in Greater Sunrise special regime area

                   Subsection 13AB(1) of the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973 does not affect the application of a provision of this Schedule.

Note:          Subsection 13AB(1) of the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973 provides that a law of the Commonwealth does not apply in relation to an act, omission, matter or thing directly or indirectly connected with the exploration of, or exploitation of the natural resources of, the continental shelf in the Greater Sunrise special regime area.