Second Reading Speeches

Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

Infrastructure and Transport
Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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Amends the:

Navigation Act 1912
to create offences for: negligently operating a vessel in Australia’s waters in a manner that causes pollution or damage to the marine environment; and failure to report an incident by a ship in a mandatory reporting area;
Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983
to increase and extend penalties for reckless or negligent discharge of oil or oil residues by ships; and proposed
Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Amendment (Oils in the Antarctic Area) Act 2011
to repeal certain items.

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