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  • Date
    25 Mar 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Transport and Regional Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Navigation Act 1912
    and
    Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983
    to update cross-references and reflect the Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Sewage from Ships, set out in Annex IV of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, which will ensure that the level of environmental protection from marine sewage in Australia is consistent with internationally adopted standards. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    06 Dec 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Transport and Regional Services 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Navigation Act 1912
    and
    Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983
    to: implement Australia’s obligations under Annex VI (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships; update certain references; and remove the limit in the
    Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983
    on the amount of penalty for a breach of a regulation or an order. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum