House debates

Wednesday, 28 March 2018


Underwater Cultural Heritage (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018; Second Reading

12:33 pm

Photo of Melissa PriceMelissa Price (Durack, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for the Environment) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That this bill be now read a second time.

This bill supports the implementation of the Underwater Cultural Heritage Bill 2018.

This bill ensures a smooth administrative transition from the Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976 in regard to such matters as automatically and individually declared sites and articles, notified relics, notices of possession, custody and control of articles, applications for and issuing of permits, and the continuation of the register.

I commend the bill to the House.

Debate adjourned.