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Second Reading Speeches

Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Amendment (Air Pollution) Bill 2019

Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
Originating house
House of Representatives
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Implements Australia’s obligations in relation to sulphur emissions from ships under Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships by amending the

Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983
to: enable ships to use non-compliant fuel from 1 January 2020 if they are fitted with a scrubber or other equivalent compliance methods to reduce sulphur from their emissions to below the prescribed limit; prohibit the carriage of high sulphur fuel for propulsion purposes on board a ship from 1 March 2020 (carriage ban); exempt naval and foreign government vessels from the application of the Act; and clarify obligations of fuel oil suppliers to verify fuel quality.