Underwater Cultural Heritage Bill 2018

Type
Government
Portfolio
Environment and Energy
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Passed Both Houses
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.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28 Mar 2018
Second reading moved 28 Mar 2018
Second reading debate 27 Jun 2018
Second reading agreed to 27 Jun 2018
Third reading agreed to 27 Jun 2018
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 27 Jun 2018
Second reading moved 27 Jun 2018
Second reading debate 16 Aug 2018
Second reading agreed to 16 Aug 2018
Third reading agreed to 16 Aug 2018
Finally passed both Houses 16 Aug 2018

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.