Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability) Act 1981 and
Protection of the Sea (Oil Pollution Compensation Fund) Act 1993 to increase the monetary liability and compensation for pollution damage resulting from the escape or discharge of “persistent oil” (heavy oils which do not evaporate readily) from oil tankers;
Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983 to prohibit the disposal from a ship into the sea of incinerator ashes from plastic products which may contain toxic or heavy metal residues; allow garbage disposal placards to be written in Spanish (rather than English or French); and convert penalties from monetary amounts to penalty units.
Trade Practices Act 1974 to clarify that stevedoring operators are not permitted to collude in setting charges for stevedoring services. Also repeals the
Bass Strait Sea Passenger Service Agreement Act 1984.