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Second Reading Speeches

Protection of the Sea Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Type
Government
Portfolio
Infrastructure and Transport
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the:

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.