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PROCEDURAL ORDERS OF CONTINUING EFFECT: 11 Shipping Grants Legislation Bill 1996



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Procedural Orders of Continuing Effect

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11 Shipping Grants Legislation Bill 1996

There be laid on the table of the Senate, on or before the final sitting day of each calendar year, a report setting out developments and progress in relation to the matters raised in paragraphs (a) and (b) of the resolution of the Senate of 29 November 1996.

Paragraphs (a) and (b) of the resolution are as follows:

The Senate:

(a) calls on the government to pursue multilateral agreements in all possible international fora to:

(i) ensure that there are international standards for conditions, treatment, receipt of pay, and occupational safety adequate to protect the human rights of seafarers,

(ii) ensure that there are international standards for safety, including minimum levels of crew actively present and attentive on the deck or bridge, and

(iii) actively support, propose and lobby for agreements by other nations that nations have a duty to inspect ships and enforce compliance with such international standards;

(b) calls on the government to pursue multilateral agreements in all possible international fora to include in an international comprehensive liability regime:

(i) compensation for environmental harm, and non-economic loss from marine-based pollution, and

(ii) compensation for any efforts that need to be taken in defence of the rights of seafarers, including legal costs and the costs of repatriation.

(Agreed to 29 November 1996, by means of an amendment to the motion that the Shipping Grants Legislation Bill 1996 be read a second time. J.1161)