03 Feb 2010
House of Representatives
Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government
Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983 to implement the revised Annex VI to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships to provide for the stepped reduction in the sulphur level in fuel oil used in ships; and
Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage) Act 2008 to create responder immunity to protect persons and organisations from liability who act reasonably and in good faith when providing assistance following a spill of fuel oil.