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Advisory report on bills referred 22 March 2012 (Shipping reforms)

24 May 2012

© Commonwealth of Australia 2012
ISBN 978-0-642-79685-1 (Printed version)
ISBN 978-0-642-79686-8 (HTML version)

View the report as a single document - (PDF 919KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Preliminary Pages (PDF 172KB)
Chapter 1 Shipping Reform Bills 2012 (PDF 137KB)

Shipping reform package
Conduct of the inquiry
Development of the shipping reform package
2010 Reforming Australia’s Shipping – Discussion Paper
2011-12 Exposure Drafts of the Bills
February 2012 Deloitte Access Economics Report

Chapter 2 Shipping reform legislative package (PDF 336KB)

Industry competitiveness
Preference for Australian ships versus restriction of foreign vessels
Level of consultation
Request for a Productivity Commission inquiry
Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Bill 2012
Issues arising in consultation with industry
The operation of Temporary Licences
Minimum number of voyages
Definition of voyage
The timeframe and criteria used to decide Temporary Licence applications
Exemption from the coastal trading regime for certain passenger vessels
Possible exemptions from the coastal trading regime
Petroleum industry
Certain vessels in the Australian International Shipping Register
Administrative Appeals Tribunal review
Register of General Licence Holders
Emergency Licences
Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2012
Issues arising in consultation with industry
Extension of the transitional period
Shipping Registration Amendment (Australian International Shipping Register) Bill 2012
Issues arising in consultation with industry
Shipping Reform (Tax Incentives) Bill 2012
Issues arising in consultation with industry
Tax Laws Amendment (Shipping Reform) Bill 2012
Current law
Issues arising in consultation with industry
Accelerated depreciation
Roll-over relief
Seafarer tax offset
Royalty withholding tax exemption

Dissenting Report—Mr Paul Neville MP, Mr Paul Fletcher MP, Mrs Jane Prentice MP (PDF 91KB)
Appendix A – List of Submissions (PDF 65KB)

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