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Second Reading Speeches

Shipping Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

Infrastructure and Regional Development
Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
Parliament no

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Amends: the

Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012
to: rename the Act as the
Coastal Shipping Act 2015
; replace the existing three tiered licensing system with a single permit system, available to Australian and foreign vessels, which will provide access to the Australian coast for a period of 12 months; and establish a framework of entitlements for seafarers on foreign vessels engaging or intending to engage in coastal shipping for more than 183 days; the
Shipping Registration Act 1981
to allow vessels to be registered on the Australian International Shipping Register when they engage in international shipping for 90 days or more; and four Acts to make consequential amendments. Also repeals the
Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2012

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