Advisory report on the Navigation Amendment Bill 2011

The 'Navigation Amendment Bill 2011 has been introduced into Federal Parliament.

The bill seeks to give effect to the conditions of the International Labour Organisation [ILO] Maritime Labour Convention [MLC] into Australian law.

The bill also makes some minor amendments relating to vessel tracking services to enable an extension of tracking to the southern part of the Great Barrier Reef.

This amendment forms part of the Government response to the grounding of the 'Shen Neng 1' in the Great Barrier Reef in April 2010.

Click here for a copy of the Advisory Report on the Navigation Amendment Bill 2011.