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Second Reading Speeches

Underwater Cultural Heritage Bill 2018

Type
Government
Portfolio
Environment and Energy
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Introduced with the Underwater Cultural Heritage (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018 to replace the framework established by the

Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976
, the bill: provides for the identification, protection and conservation of Australia’s underwater cultural heritage, including submerged aircraft and human remains; implements national and international maritime heritage responsibilities; and promotes public awareness and appropriate use of Australia’s underwater cultural heritage.