28 Sep 2022
Passed Both Houses
Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Implements Australia's obligations under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships and the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships by amending the:
Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983 to: introduce controls for discharges of residues of noxious liquid substances known as 'persistent floaters' in northern European waters; and ban the use of heavy fuel oil by ships in Arctic waters;
Protection of the Sea (Harmful Anti-fouling Systems) Act 2006 to extend controls on ship harmful anti-fouling systems to include the chemical biocide, cybutryne; and
Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983 and
Protection of the Sea (Harmful Anti-fouling Systems) Act 2006 to make minor technical and consequential amendments.