Aviation Legislation Amendment (Liability and Insurance) Bill 2012

Type
Government
Portfolio
Infrastructure and Transport 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the:
Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959
  to: raise the liability cap for domestic passenger death or injury from $500 000 to $725 000; require carriers to increase the amount of insurance to $725 000 for domestic flights; exclude compensation for purely mental injuries arising on domestic flights; and update a reference to an international agreement; and
Damage by Aircraft Act 1999
  to: provide for reduced compensation payments when a victim is partially responsible for the damage; enable defendants to seek contribution from other parties who may have contributed to the damage suffered by a person bringing a claim; and preclude claims for compensation for mental injuries when the claimant has not suffered additional personal or property damage. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
22 Aug 2012Introduced and read a first time
22 Aug 2012Second reading moved
10 Sep 2012Second reading debate
10 Sep 2012Second reading agreed to
10 Sep 2012Third reading agreed to
Senate
10 Sep 2012Introduced and read a first time
10 Sep 2012Second reading moved
27 Nov 2012Second reading debate
27 Nov 2012Second reading agreed to
27 Nov 2012Committee of the Whole debate
27 Nov 2012Third reading agreed to


27 Nov 2012Text of bill as passed both Houses
11 Dec 2012Assent

Act no.: 191

Year: 2012

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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.

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