Protection of the Sea (Powers of Intervention) Amendment Bill 2006

Type
Government
Portfolio
Transport and Regional Services
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
41
Summary
Amends the
Protection of the Sea (Powers of Intervention) Act 1981
which gives effect to Australia’s obligations under the International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties, 1969 by enabling the Australian Maritime Safety Authority to intervene in the event of any threat of pollution from a ship in Australian waters or on the high seas. The bill gives effect to national maritime emergency response arrangements agreed between the Commonwealth, State and Northern Territory governments, enabling the Commonwealth to undertake the role of national coordinator and decision-maker in responding to an actual or potential pollution incident. Also makes a technical amendment to the
Legislative Instruments Act 2003
to repeal a section redundant as a consequence of the amendments to the
Protection of the Sea (Powers of Intervention) Act 1981
.

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 29 Mar 2006
Second reading moved 29 Mar 2006
Second reading agreed to 10 May 2006
Third reading agreed to 10 May 2006
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 11 May 2006
Second reading moved 11 May 2006
Second reading agreed to 11 May 2006
Third reading agreed to 11 May 2006
Assent
  • Act no.: 44
  • Year: 2006
22 May 2006

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Proposed amendments

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Text of bill

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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