May 31, 2012

Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provision) Bill 2012 – Amendments

Mr ALBANESE (Grayndler—Leader of the House and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport) (13:29):  I present a supplementary explanatory memorandum to the bill and a correction to the explanatory memorandum. by leave—I move government amendments (1) to (4) as circulated together.

(1) Schedule 1, page 6 (after line 2), after item 19, insert:

19A  At the end of subsection 19(1)

Add:

Note: This Act does not apply if a prescribed ship is a ship registered in the Australian International Shipping Register, see paragraph 61AA(b) of the Shipping Registration Act 1981.

(2) Schedule 1, item 20, page 6 (lines 5 to 8), omit subsection 19(1AA).

(3) Schedule 1, item 20, page 6 (line 9), omit “(1AB)”, substitute “(1AA)”.

(4) Schedule 2, item 3, page 9 (line 2), omit “permit”, substitute “licence”.

 

These are technical amendments to be made to the Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provision) Bill 2012. A technical correction is being made to item 3 of part 2 schedule 2 of the bill to replace ‘permit’ with ‘licence’. Further, a redundant provision is being deleted in view of the insertion of a provision in the Shipping Registration Amendment (Australian International Shipping Register) Bill 2012 which effectively provides that the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 does not apply in relation to a vessel registered in the Australian International Shipping Register To aid users of the seafarers act a note is inserted after subsection 19(1) of that act to alert readers to the non-application of the seafarers act to vessels registered in the Australian International Shipping Register.

I commend the bill, as amended, to the House.