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Australia's maritime laws are changing

Friday 31 May 2013
The National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety will be introduced in Australia in 2013 under the Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Act 2012 (the National Law).

National System for Domestic Commercial Vessels

The National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety will be introduced in Australia in 2013 under the Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Act 2012 (the National Law). The National Law applies to the domestic commercial vessel fleet operating in Australia waters across all states and territories. Under the National Law, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is the National Regulator. State and Northern Territory maritime safety agencies will continue to deliver operations and services to the industry as delegates of the National Regulator.
The National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety

The new Navigation Act 2012 modernises the ways international shipping is regulated by AMSA, providing for high levels of safety and protection of the marine environment through transparent and flexible regulation. It has been rewritten to reflect contemporary conditions and practices, remove unnecessary and outdated provisions, and to provide much-needed confidence and certainty for industry.
The Navigation Act 2012

Maritime Labour Convention

The Navigation Act 2012 includes new international standards for seafarer living and working conditions required by the Maritime Labour Convention 2006. These standards will be consistently applied by all maritime administrations.
Maritime Labour Convention

Australian International Shipping Register

The International Register has been established to provide a competitive alternative for Australian individuals or companies that own or operate ships, to registering overseas with other registers. The register will maintain Australia’s international reputation for high quality maritime safety and environmental standards.
Australian International Shipping Register

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