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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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 22 Aug 2012
Second reading moved 22 Aug 2012
Second reading debate 10 Sep 2012
Second reading agreed to 10 Sep 2012
Third reading agreed to 10 Sep 2012
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10 Sep 2012
Second reading moved 10 Sep 2012
Second reading debate 27 Nov 2012
Second reading agreed to 27 Nov 2012
Committee of the Whole debate 27 Nov 2012
Third reading agreed to 27 Nov 2012
Text of bill as passed both Houses 27 Nov 2012
Assent
  • Act no.: 191
  • Year: 2012
11 Dec 2012

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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

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • 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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