Regulatory framework under the Maritime Transport Security Amendment Act 2005

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Regulatory framework under the Maritime Transport Security Amendment Act 2005

10 August 2005

© Commonwealth of Australia 2005
ISBN 0 642 71565 3

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the Committee (PDF 138KB)
List of Abbreviations (PDF 82KB)
Chapter 1 - The Committee's Inquiry (PDF 129KB)

Conduct of the Inquiry
Purpose of the Amending Act
The Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC)
The Regulations

Chapter 2 - Implementation (PDF 191KB)
   Maritime Security Relevant Offences: deciding the level of criminality
Operation of Security Checks
   Disqualifying or Exclusion?
   Consistency in IB assessments
Privacy and Security Checks
   Issuing Bodies' access to personal information
   Data storage
Cost Recovery
   Card Use
   Infrequent users of the MSIC
   Competition between Issuing Bodies
Chapter 3 - Administration (PDF 170KB)
Law Enforcement and Compliance Mechanisms
   Inspecting facilities to enforce the MSIC regime
   Display of the MSIC
   Inequitable penalties for incorrectly displaying the MSIC?
   OH&S standards for display of the MSIC
   Issuing MSICs at short notice
   Skills base and foreign workers
   Live background checks of the MSIC
Monitoring Non-MSIC Holders
   Enforcing the MSIC in circumstances involving an emergency
   Boarding a vessel as part of a recreational activity
Foreign Seafarers
   Flags of convenience and the Coastal Permit System
Other Matters
   Container Inspections and high consequence dangerous goods
Chapter 4 - Conclusions and Recommendation (PDF 130KB)
Additional comments by Labor Senators (PDF 121KB)
Appendix 1 - List of Submissions (PDF 90KB)
Appendix 2 - Witnesses who appeared before the Committee at the Public Hearings (PDF 126KB)
Appendix 3 - Maritime Transport and Offshore Security Amendment Regulations 2005
(Available in PDF format only)
(PDF 1567KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511
Fax: +61 2 6277 5811