Part of a package of five bills in relation to the Australian shipping industry, the bill amends the:
Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990 to enable the Australian Maritime Safety Authority to disclose information to a person for the purpose of the administration or enforcement of a Commonwealth law relating to coastal trading;
Navigation Act 1912 to: remove the definition of, and regulatory arrangements for, coastal trading; provide that the qualifications and employment of masters and seamen apply to ships used to engage in coastal trading under a general licence; and remove reference to a review of certain decisions by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; and
Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993 and
Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 to provide that those Acts apply to vessels engaged in coastal trading under certain licence conditions. Also makes transitional arrangements.