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Preliminary Pages

Membership of the Committee

Chair

Mr Nick Champion MP

 

Deputy Chair

Mr Paul Neville MP

 

Members

Mr Paul Fletcher MP

Mr Robert Oakeshott MP

 

Mr Ed Husic MP

Mrs Jane Prentice MP

 

Mr Stephen Jones MP

Mr Mike Symon MP

 

 

Committee Secretariat

 

Secretary

Julia Morris

Inquiry Secretary

Susan Dinon

Administrative Officers

Peter Pullen

 

Emma Black

 


Terms of reference

 

On 22 March 2012, in accordance with standing orders 143(b) and 222(a)(iii), the Selection Committee referred the following five bills to the Committee for advisory report:

n  Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Bill 2012

n  Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2012

n  Shipping Registration Amendment (Australian International Shipping Register) Bill 2012

n  Shipping Reform (Tax Incentives) Bill 2012

n  Tax Laws Amendment (Shipping Reform) Bill 2012.


List of abbreviations

 

AAMA

The Australian Association for Maritime Affairs Incorporated

AAT

Administrative Appeals Tribunal

AIG

Australian Industry Group

AIMPE

Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers

AIP

Australian Institute of Petroleum Limited

AISR

Australian International Shipping Register

ALC

Australian Logistics Council

AMOU

Australian Maritime Officers Union

AMSA

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

ANL

ANL Container Line Pty Ltd

ASA

Australian Shipowners Association Limited

ASC

Australian Shipping Consultants Pty Ltd

BCA

Business Council of Australia

BP

BP Australia Pty Ltd

CIF

Cement Industry Federation

CSR

CSR Limited

CT (CATP) bill

Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2012

CT (RAS) bill

Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Bill 2012

DAE

Deloitte Access Economics

DEEWR

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

DIT

Department of Infrastructure and Transport

EL

Emergency Licence

EM

Explanatory Memorandum

GL

General Licence

ILO

International Labour Organization

ITA Act 1997

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

ITE

Income Tax Exemption

MCA

Minerals Council of Australia

MLC

Maritime Labour Convention 2006

MUA

Maritime Union of Australia

NBCG

National Bulk Commodities Group Inc

OHS (MI) Act

Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993

RIS

Regulation Impact Statement

SPAG

Shipping Policy Advisory Group

SR Act

Shipping Registration Act 1981

SRA (AISR) bill

Shipping Registration Amendment (Australian International Shipping Register) Bill 2012

SRC Act

Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992

SR (TI) bill

Shipping Reform (Tax Incentives) Bill 2012

TGL

Transitional General Licence

TLA (SR) bill

Tax Laws Amendment (Shipping Reform) Bill 2012

TL

Temporary Licence

TTF

Tourism & Transport Forum

 

List of recommendations

Recommendation 1

The Committee recommends that the House should consider and pass the bills.

 


Glossary of Terms

 

Ballast

Heavy weight, often sea water, which gives a ship stability and improves handling when she is not carrying cargo. Such a ship is said to be steaming in ballast. To ‘ballast’ is to steam between two ports without a cargo.[1]

Bareboat charter

To hire or lease a ship for a period of time during which the shipowner provides only the ship while the charterer provides the crew together with all stores and bunkers and pays all operating costs. Also known as demise charter.

Breakbulk

Description of cargo lifted on and off ships one piece or bundle at a time by means of cranes or derricks, as opposed to cargo shipped on trailers or in shipping containers. Ships which carry such cargo may be referred to as breakbulk ships.

Cabotage

Coasting trade, that is, the movement of cargoes by ship between ports of the same coast or between ports of the same country; reservation of the coasting trade of a country to ships operating under the flag of that country.

Charterer

Person or company who hires a ship from a shipowner for a period of time or who reserves the entire cargo space of a ship for the carriage of goods from a port or ports of loading to a port or ports of discharge.

Flag

Nationality of a ship, that is, the country in which the ship is registered.

Master

Commander of a merchant ship.

Revitalise

To introduce new vigour and strength into.[2]

Seafarer

Any person who is employed or engaged or works in any capacity on board a vessel on the business of the vessel, other than a pilot, an owner of the vessel or a person representing the owner, law enforcement personnel, special personnel (within the meaning of section 283 of the Navigation Act 1912), a person temporarily employed on the vessel in port, a person prescribed by the regulations.[3]

Shipper

Person or company who enters into a contract with liner conference, shipping line or shipowner for the carriage of goods.

Tonnage

Quantity of cargo, normally expressed as a number of tonnes; cubic capacity of a ship.

Vessel

Ship or boat.

 

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