Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2003

Type
Government
Portfolio
Transport and Regional Services 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
40
Summary
Amends the:
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

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Progress

House of Representatives
11 Dec 2002Introduced and read a first time
11 Dec 2002Second reading moved
05 Feb 2003Second reading agreed to
05 Feb 2003Third reading agreed to
Senate
06 Feb 2003Introduced and read a first time
06 Feb 2003Second reading moved
06 Mar 2003Second reading agreed to
06 Mar 2003Third reading agreed to


19 Mar 2003Assent

Act no.: 7

Year: 2003

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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