Part of a package of five bills in relation to the Australian shipping industry, the bill amends the
Shipping Registration Act 1981 to: establish the Australian International Shipping Register and the Australian General Register; and establish the administration of the international register by providing for: the application process for registration; employment conditions for seafarers; collective agreement negotiation processes; enforcement powers for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority; and a civil penalty and infringement notice regime. Also makes consequential amendments to the
Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990,
Marine Navigation (Regulatory Functions) Levy Collection Act 1991 and
Navigation Amendment Act 2011.