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2019

 

 

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Recreational Vessels Bill 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

Amendments and New Clauses to be Moved on Behalf of the Government

 

 

 

 

 

(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Hon Michael McCormack MP)

 

 



 

 

AMENDMENTS TO THE SPECIAL RECREATIONAL VESSELS BILL 2019

 

OUTLINE

 

The purpose of the Bill is for an Act that establishes a means by which special recreational vessels can opt in to the coastal trading regulatory scheme established by the Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012 (Coastal Trading Act). This will allow special recreational vessels offered for hire or charter to be granted temporary licences under the Coastal Trading Act.

 

The amendments add a condition to special recreational vessel temporary licences that the vessel must not carry cargo for profit on voyages authorised by the licence except where such carriage is incidental to the recreational or sporting activities undertaken, and to introduce a sunset date of 30 June 2021.

 

 

Financial impact statement

 

Nil

 

 

 



 

NOTES ON AMENDMENTS

 

Amendment (item 1)

1.       This amendment adds a condition to all special recreational vessel temporary licences, requiring that all voyages authorised by such licences must not carry cargo for profit (other than if the carriage of the cargo is incidental to the use of the vessel for a recreational or sporting activity). It does this by making an additional modification to the Coastal Trading Act as it applies in relation to special recreational vessel temporary licences, applications for such licences and voyages authorised by such licences.

2.       Special recreational vessels will not generally carry cargo (as they are required to be designed to be used wholly or primarily for recreational or sporting activities). It is possible, in very limited circumstances, that some cargo may need to be carried incidental to the recreational or sporting activities undertaken by a special recreational vessel. To cater for such cases but to ensure special recreational vessel temporary licences are not used to authorise the carriage of cargo for commercial purposes, this amendment imposes the condition on all special recreational vessel temporary licences that the vessel must not carry cargo for profit on voyages authorised by the licence except where such carriage is incidental to the recreational or sporting activities undertaken.

New clause (item 2)

3.       This amendment introduces a new clause which provides for the automatic repeal of the Act at the end of 30 June 2021.