Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Amendment Bill 2017

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: remove the five-voyage minimum requirement to apply for a temporary licence; allow the minister to determine that consultation must be undertaken on the movement of certain kinds of cargoes and passengers when applied for under a temporary licence or a variation to a temporary licence; create a single variation process for temporary licences; provide that notifications are only required when voyage details have changed from that approved on a licence; amend the tolerance provisions for temporary licence voyages; allow for temporary licences to be issued in emergency situations; amend the definition of ‘coastal trading’ to include voyages commencing and concluding at the same port, ships engaged in dry-docking, and voyages between ports and other defined places in Australian waters; allow vessels to be covered by a coastal trading licence while dry-docking; clarify that applications for a variation to a temporary licence must be made by the temporary licence holder and that agents may apply for a temporary licence on behalf of vessel owners or masters; and require temporary licence holders to provide a vessel’s International Maritime Organization number in voyage reports; and Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993 and Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 to make consequential amendments.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13 Sep 2017
Second reading moved 13 Sep 2017
Second reading debate 13 Aug 2018
Second reading debate 14 Aug 2018
Second reading debate 15 Aug 2018
Second reading agreed to 15 Aug 2018
Consideration in detail debate 15 Aug 2018
Third reading agreed to 15 Aug 2018
Introduced and read a first time 16 Aug 2018
Second reading moved 16 Aug 2018
Lapsed at end of Parliament 01 Jul 2019

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