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Act No. 87 of 2008 as made
An Act to amend the law relating to aviation, and for related purposes
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Originating Bill: Aviation Legislation Amendment (International Airline Licences and Carriers’ Liability Insurance) Bill 2008
Registered 30 Sep 2008
Date of Assent 20 Sep 2008
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Aviation Legislation Amendment (International Airline Licences and Carriers’ Liability Insurance) Act 2008

 

No. 87, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend the law relating to aviation, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 3

Schedule 1—International airline licences                                                              4

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                         4

Air Navigation Act 1920                                                                                            4

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                      8

Adelaide Airport Curfew Act 2000                                                                          8

Aircraft Noise Levy Collection Act 1995                                                                8

Civil Aviation Act 1988                                                                                              8

Part 3—Application and transitional provisions                                              9

Schedule 2—Carriers’ liability insurance                                                              11

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                       11

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                        11

Civil Aviation Act 1988                                                                                            11

Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959                                                       17

Division 2—Application and saving provisions                                                   21

Part 2—Amendments conditional on the Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (1999 Montreal Convention and Other Measures) Act 2008                                 23

Civil Aviation Act 1988                                                                                            23

Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959                                                       23

Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (1999 Montreal Convention and Other Measures) Act 2008           23

 


 

 

Aviation Legislation Amendment (International Airline Licences and Carriers’ Liability Insurance) Act 2008

No. 87, 2008

 

 

 

An Act to amend the law relating to aviation, and for related purposes

[Assented to 20 September 2008]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Aviation Legislation Amendment (International Airline Licences and Carriers’ Liability Insurance) Act 2008.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

20 September 2008

2.  Schedule 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

20 March 2009

3.  Schedule 2, Part 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

20 March 2009

4.  Schedule 2, items 51, 52 and 53

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 3; and

(b) the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (1999 Montreal Convention and Other Measures) Act 2008.

However, the provision(s) covered by this table item do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

20 March 2009

(paragraph (a) applies)

5.  Schedule 2, item 54

Immediately before the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (1999 Montreal Convention and Other Measures) Act 2008.

However, if that Schedule commences before the provision(s) covered by table item 3, the provision(s) covered by this table item do not commence at all.

Does not commence

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by both Houses of the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or edited in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.


 

Schedule 1International airline licences

Part 1Main amendments

Air Navigation Act 1920

1  Subsection 3(1) (definition of aircraft operator or operator)

Repeal the definition.

2  Subsection 3(1) (definition of airport)

Repeal the definition.

3  Subsection 3(1) (definition of air service)

Repeal the definition.

4  Subsection 3(1) (definition of baggage)

Repeal the definition.

5  Subsection 3(1) (definition of charter operation)

Repeal the definition.

6  Subsection 3(1) (definition of international air service)

Repeal the definition.

7  Subsection 3(1) (definition of non‑scheduled flight)

Omit “issued”, substitute “granted”.

8  Subsection 3(1) (definition of regular public transport operation)

Repeal the definition.

9  Subsection 3(1) (definition of thing)

Repeal the definition.

10  Subsection 3(1) (definition of threaten)

Repeal the definition.

11  Sections 3AB and 3AC

Repeal the sections.

12  Subsection 11(1)

Omit “(1)”.

13  Subsection 11(1)

Omit “conducted”, substitute “operated”.

14  Subsection 11(2)

Repeal the subsection.

15  Subsection 12(1)

Omit “Subject to subsection (1B), an international airline shall”, substitute “Subject to subsections (2) and (3), an international airline must”.

Note:       The heading to section 12 is replaced by the heading “Requirement to hold international airline licence”.

16  Subsection 12(1)

Omit “issued”, substitute “granted”.

17  Subsection 12(1A)

Omit “If an aircraft is flown in contravention of subsection (1), the operator of the aircraft is guilty of”, substitute “If an international airline contravenes subsection (1), the airline commits”.

18  Subsection 12(1AA)

Omit “operator”, substitute “international airline”.

19  Subsections 12(1B), (2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to a scheduled international air service if it is operated in accordance with a permission under section 15D.

             (3)  The Secretary may, by legislative instrument, determine that subsection (1) does not apply in relation to a category of scheduled international air services. The determination has effect accordingly.

             (4)  For the purposes of this section:

                     (a)  an international airline may operate a scheduled international air service even if it does not operate the aircraft used to operate the service; and

                     (b)  an international airline does not operate a scheduled international air service merely because it operates the aircraft used to operate the service.

20  Section 13

Repeal the section, substitute:

13  Licensing of scheduled international air services

             (1)  Without limiting section 26, the regulations may provide for or in relation to the licensing of scheduled international air services operated over, into or out of Australian territory.

             (2)  In particular, the regulations may provide for or in relation to the following:

                     (a)  the granting of international airline licences by the Secretary;

                     (b)  the imposition of conditions on international airline licences by the Secretary;

                     (c)  the variation, suspension and cancellation of international airline licences by the Secretary;

                     (d)  the surrender to the Secretary of international airline licences.

             (3)  An international airline licence must not be granted to an international airline of a country other than Australia unless that country and Australia are parties to:

                     (a)  the Air Transit Agreement; or

                     (b)  some other agreement or arrangement, whether bilateral or multilateral, under which scheduled international air services of that other country may, subject to the agreement or arrangement, be operated over or into Australian territory.

             (4)  Subsection (3) does not limit subsection 12(3).

21  Section 18

Omit “subsections 15A(3) and 17(1B)”, substitute “subsection 12(3), 15A(3) or 17(1B)”.

22  Before paragraph 23A(1)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  to do any of the following under the regulations:

                              (i)  refuse to grant an international airline licence;

                             (ii)  impose a condition on an international airline licence;

                            (iii)  vary, refuse to vary, suspend or cancel an international airline licence; or


 

Part 2Consequential amendments

Adelaide Airport Curfew Act 2000

23  Subparagraph 3(2)(b)(i)

Omit “section 12 of”, substitute “regulations made under”.

Aircraft Noise Levy Collection Act 1995

24  Section 4 (cell at table item 3, column headed “Source of authority for operation of the aircraft”)

Omit “issued”, substitute “granted”.

Civil Aviation Act 1988

25  Paragraph 26(2)(b)

Omit “issued”, substitute “granted”.


 

Part 3Application and transitional provisions

26  Pre‑commencement licences

(1)       Despite the amendments made by this Schedule, the old law continues to apply in relation to the operation of a scheduled international air service in respect of which an international airline licence was in force immediately before the commencement time.

(2)       Subitem (1) has effect in relation to the operation of the service until whichever of the following first occurs:

                     (a)  the international airline licence is surrendered or cancelled in accordance with the old law as it continues to apply under subitem (1);

                     (b)  an international airline licence is granted, in respect of the operation of the service, under regulations made under the Air Navigation Act 1920 as in force at or after the commencement time;

                     (c)  the international airline licence is cancelled under subitem (3).

(3)       If the international airline licence is not surrendered or cancelled as mentioned in paragraph (2)(a) of this item, it is cancelled, by force of this subitem, when whichever of the following first occurs:

                     (a)  an international airline licence is granted in respect of the operation of the service as mentioned in paragraph (2)(b) of this item;

                     (b)  the period of 6 months beginning at the commencement time ends.

(4)       The Minister may, by legislative instrument, determine that the period mentioned in paragraph (3)(b) of this item is extended for a specified licence by the period, not exceeding 2 months, specified in the determination. The Minister cannot extend the period for a particular licence more than once.

(5)       A determination under subitem (4) has effect accordingly.

(6)       In this item:

commencement time means the time when this Schedule commences.

old law means:

                     (a)  an Act amended by this Schedule, as in force immediately before the commencement time; and

                     (b)  regulations, as in force from time to time, made under such an Act, as in force immediately before the commencement time.

27  Constitutional safety net—acquisition of property

(1)       If the operation of this Part would result in an acquisition of property from a person otherwise than on just terms, the Commonwealth is liable to pay a reasonable amount of compensation to the person.

(2)       If the Commonwealth and the person do not agree on the amount of the compensation, the person may institute proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia for the recovery from the Commonwealth of such reasonable amount of compensation as the court determines.

(3)       In this item:

acquisition of property has the same meaning as in paragraph 51(xxxi) of the Constitution.

just terms has the same meaning as in paragraph 51(xxxi) of the Constitution.


 

Schedule 2Carriers’ liability insurance

Part 1Main amendments

Division 1—Amendments

Civil Aviation Act 1988

1  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

commercial presence means any type of business or professional establishment.

Example:    A person can have a commercial presence through the creation or maintenance of a branch or representative office.

2  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

constitutional corporation means:

                     (a)  a corporation to which paragraph 51(xx) of the Constitution applies; or

                     (b)  a body corporate that is incorporated in a Territory.

3  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

safety rules, in relation to a permission or AOC, means the provisions of this Act, the regulations and the Civil Aviation Orders that relate to safety (including rules about the competence of persons to do anything that would be covered by the permission or AOC).

4  After paragraph 9(3)(b)

Insert:

                   (ba)  enforcing the requirements of this Act and the regulations in relation to insurance and financial arrangements required under Part IVA of the Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959;

5  Section 18

Repeal the section.

6  Subsections 25(2) and (3)

Omit “specified in the permission”, substitute “to which the permission is subject”.

Note 1:    The following heading to subsection 25(1) is inserted “Directions”.

Note 2:    The following heading to subsection 25(2) is inserted “Permissions”.

7  At the end of section 25

Add:

             (4)  If a person applies to CASA for a permission under subsection (2) or (3), CASA must grant the permission if CASA is satisfied that the person has complied with, or is capable of complying with:

                     (a)  if the person does not have a commercial presence in Australia—the condition referred to in paragraph (5)(a) (if applicable); and

                     (b)  in any case—the safety rules.

Permissions—conditions

             (5)  A permission granted under subsection (2) or (3) is subject to:

                     (a)  the condition that section 41E of the Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959 (which deals with personal injury liability insurance) is complied with (if applicable); and

                     (b)  any conditions specified in the permission.

             (6)  CASA must not do either of the following, except to ensure compliance with the safety rules:

                     (a)  specify a condition under paragraph (5)(b);

                     (b)  vary a condition specified under paragraph (5)(b).

Permissions—suspension and cancellation

             (7)  CASA must not suspend or cancel a permission granted under subsection (2) or (3), except:

                     (a)  if the condition referred to in paragraph (5)(a) is breached; or

                     (b)  to ensure compliance with the safety rules.

8  Subsection 26(1)

Omit “specified in the permission”, substitute “to which the permission is subject”.

Note:       The following heading to subsection 26(1) is inserted “Permissions”.

9  Paragraph 26(2)(c)

Omit “given under subsection 25(3) and any conditions specified in the permission”, substitute “granted under subsection 25(3) and any conditions to which the permission is subject”.

10  At the end of section 26

Add:

             (3)  If a person applies to CASA for a permission under this section, CASA must grant the permission if CASA is satisfied that the person has complied with, or is capable of complying with:

                     (a)  if the person does not have a commercial presence in Australia—the condition referred to in paragraph (4)(a) (if applicable); and

                     (b)  in any case—the safety rules.

Permissions—conditions

             (4)  A permission granted under this section is subject to:

                     (a)  the condition that section 41E of the Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959 (which deals with personal injury liability insurance) is complied with (if applicable); and

                     (b)  any conditions specified in the permission.

             (5)  CASA must not do either of the following, except to ensure compliance with the safety rules:

                     (a)  specify a condition under paragraph (4)(b);

                     (b)  vary a condition specified under paragraph (4)(b).

Permissions—suspension and cancellation

             (6)  CASA must not suspend or cancel a permission granted under this section, except:

                     (a)  if the condition referred to in paragraph (4)(a) is breached; or

                     (b)  to ensure compliance with the safety rules.

11  Paragraph 27AC(1)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  are reasonably required by CASA:

                              (i)  to properly consider the application; or

                             (ii)  to ensure that section 28BI (which deals with personal injury liability insurance) is complied with in relation to an operation, which would be covered by the AOC, to which that section applies; or

                            (iii)  in accordance with the regulations (if any) referred to in paragraph 98(3)(b).

12  Section 27AF

Before “CASA may”, insert “(1)”.

13  At the end of section 27AF

Add:

             (2)  If the applicant is not a constitutional corporation, subsection (1) applies, in relation to a requirement that relates to an acceptable contract of insurance or adequate financial arrangements (within the meaning of Part IVA of the Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959), to the extent that the application relates to carriage by air covered by Part II, III or IV of that Act.

14  Subsection 27A(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  CASA may only grant the permission if it is satisfied:

                     (a)  if the person does not have a commercial presence in Australia—that the person has complied with, or is capable of complying with, the condition referred to in paragraph (4)(a) (if applicable); and

                     (b)  in any case—that to do so will not adversely affect the safety of air navigation.

Note:       The following heading to subsection 27A(1) is inserted “Granting permission”.

15  Subsection 27A(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Conditions

             (4)  A permission granted under this section has effect subject to:

                     (a)  the condition that section 41E of the Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959 (which deals with personal injury liability insurance) is complied with (if applicable); and

                     (b)  any conditions relating to the operation, maintenance and airworthiness of the aircraft covered by the permission:

                              (i)  that CASA considers necessary in the interests of the safety of air navigation; and

                             (ii)  that are specified by CASA in the permission.

16  Subsection 27A(5)

After “the conditions”, insert “(other than the condition referred to in paragraph (4)(a))”.

17  Subsection 27A(6)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Cancellation

             (6)  CASA may, by oral or written notice given to the holder of a permission granted under this section, cancel the permission if:

                     (a)  the condition referred to in paragraph (4)(a) is breached; or

                     (b)  CASA considers it necessary to do so in the interests of the safety of air navigation.

18  Paragraph 28(1)(a)

Omit all the words after “capable of complying with,”, substitute “the safety rules; and”.

19  Paragraph 28BA(1)(a)

Omit “, 28BH and 28BI”, substitute “and 28BH”.

20  After paragraph 28BA(1)(aa)

Insert:

                   (ab)  the condition that section 28BI is complied with in relation to each operation, covered by the AOC, to which that section applies;

21  Subsection 28BA(2A)

Omit “paragraph (1)(b) or (1)(c)”, substitute “paragraph (1)(ab), (b) or (c)”.

22  At the end of subsection 28BC(1B)

Add “in relation to any operation, covered by the AOC or authorisation, to which that section applies”.

23  Subsection 28BC(1C)

Omit all the words after “the holder of the AOC”, substitute “is a constitutional corporation”.

24  At the end of subsection 28BC(2B)

Add “in relation to any operation, covered by the AOC or authorisation, to which that section applies”.

25  Subsection 28BC(2C)

Omit all the words after “the holder of the AOC”, substitute “is a constitutional corporation”.

26  Section 28BI

Repeal the section, substitute:

28BI  Personal injury liability insurance

Application

             (1)  This section applies in relation to an operation covered by an AOC if any of the following provisions apply in relation to the operation:

                     (a)  subsection 41E(1) or (3) of the Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959;

                     (b)  subsection 41E(1) or (3) of the Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959 as that subsection has effect under a law of a State.

Insurance requirements

             (2)  The holder of the AOC must at all times comply with the applicable provision in relation to the operation.

Note:          The provisions referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) and (b) prescribe, for passenger‑carrying operations, certain requirements relating to personal injury liability insurance.

27  Section 32AN (definition of constitutional corporation)

Repeal the definition.

28  After paragraph 98(3)(b)

Insert:

                   (ba)  the manner of applying for permissions under Part III, including the information that may be required, and the conditions to be satisfied, for the granting of permissions;

                   (bb)  requiring specified persons to provide CASA with, or to ensure that CASA is provided with, specified information relating to the entering into, modification, cancellation, non‑renewal or expiry of acceptable contracts of insurance or adequate financial arrangements in relation to specified passenger‑carrying operations (within the meaning of Part IVA of the Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959), to the extent that the insurance or arrangements are required under this Act;

Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959

29  After subsection 26(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  If an Air Operator’s Certificate in force under the Civil Aviation Act 1988 does not authorise airline operations only because the holder of the certificate does not comply with section 41E of this Act in relation to the operations, this Part has effect as if the certificate did authorise the operations.

30  Before section 41A

Insert:

Division 1Preliminary

31  Section 41B

Repeal the section, substitute:

41B  Definitions

                   In this Part:

acceptable contract of insurance has the meaning given by section 41C.

adequate financial arrangements has the meaning given by section 41C.

carrier means a person engaged, or proposing to engage, in a passenger‑carrying operation.

CASA means the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

contract of insurance, in relation to a passenger‑carrying operation that a carrier engages in, or proposes to engage in, means a contract:

                     (a)  that is between the carrier and an insurer; and

                     (b)  under which the insurer indemnifies the carrier against personal injury liability in respect of each passenger carried, or to be carried, by air by the carrier in the operation.

passenger‑carrying operation means an air transport operation for the carriage of passengers to which Part II, III or IV applies.

personal injury liability, in respect of a passenger carried, or to be carried, by air by a carrier in a passenger‑carrying operation, means liability under this Act in respect of the death of, or personal injury suffered by, the passenger.

32  Subsection 41C(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Acceptable contracts of insurance

             (1)  For the purposes of this Part, an acceptable contract of insurance, in relation to a passenger‑carrying operation that a carrier engages in, or proposes to engage in, is a contract of insurance that relates to the operation and meets the prescribed requirements.

Note:       The heading to section 41C is replaced by the heading “Acceptable contracts of insurance and adequate financial arrangements”.

33  Subsection 41C(3)

After “by the carrier”, insert “in the operation”.

34  Subsection 41C(7)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

Adequate financial arrangements

             (7)  For the purposes of this Part, adequate financial arrangements, in relation to a passenger‑carrying operation that a carrier engages in, or proposes to engage in, are financial arrangements that are adequate to discharge any personal injury liability of the carrier in respect of each passenger carried, or to be carried, by air by the carrier in the operation.

             (8)  To avoid doubt, an acceptable contract of insurance in relation to a passenger‑carrying operation is an adequate financial arrangement in relation to the operation.

35  Section 41CA

Repeal the section.

36  Before section 41E

Insert:

Division 2Insurance requirements

37  Subsections 41E(1) and (1A)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (1)  A person (other than a person who is, or is an agent of, the Crown in any capacity) must not engage in, or propose to engage in, a passenger‑carrying operation, unless an acceptable contract of insurance in relation to the operation is in force.

38  Subsection 41E(2)

Omit “carrier”, substitute “person”.

39  At the end of section 41E

Add:

             (3)  A person who is, or is an agent of, the Crown in any capacity must not engage in, or propose to engage in, a passenger‑carrying operation, unless adequate financial arrangements in relation to the operation exist.

40  Subsection 41J(1) (definition of prohibited carriage)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

prohibited carriage means a passenger‑carrying operation in relation to which:

                     (a)  an acceptable contract of insurance is not in force; or

                     (b)  if the carrier is, or is an agent of, the Crown in any capacity—an adequate financial arrangement does not exist.

41  After section 41J

Insert:

Division 3Auditing

41JA  Auditing

                   CASA may, at any time and from time to time, by written notice given to a carrier, require the carrier, within a period stated in the notice, to produce evidence, satisfactory to CASA, that:

                     (a)  an acceptable contract of insurance is in force in relation to a specified passenger‑carrying operation that the carrier engages in, or proposes to engage in; or

                     (b)  if the carrier is, or is an agent of, the Crown in any capacity—adequate financial arrangements exist in relation to a specified passenger‑carrying operation that the carrier engages in, or proposes to engage in.

42  Paragraph 41K(a)

Omit “subsection 41C(1)”, substitute “section 41JA”.

Note:       The heading to section 41K is replaced by the heading “Audit regulations”.

43  Paragraph 41K(c)

Omit “subsection”, substitute “section”.

44  Before section 41L

Insert:

Division 4Miscellaneous

45  Subsection 41L(1)

Omit all the words after “this Part”, substitute “to a member of the staff of CASA”.

46  Subsection 41L(2)

Omit “referred to in paragraph (1)(b)”.

47  At the end of section 41L

Add:

             (4)  In this section:

Director has the same meaning as in the Civil Aviation Act 1988.

Division 2—Application and saving provisions

48  Definition

In this Division:

commencement time means the time at which this Part commences.

49  Application provisions

(1)       The amendments made by items 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16 and 17 of this Schedule apply in relation to anything:

                     (a)  done at or after the commencement time; and

                     (b)  covered by a permission given or granted under section 25, 26 or 27A of the Civil Aviation Act 1988 before, at or after the commencement time.

(2)       The amendment made by item 5 of this Schedule also applies in relation to anything:

                     (a)  done at or after the commencement time; and

                     (b)  covered by a permission given under section 23 of the Civil Aviation Act 1988 at or after the commencement time.

(3)       The amendments made by items 11, 12 and 13 of this Schedule apply in relation to an application for an AOC made before, at or after the commencement time.

(4)       The amendments made by items 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26 and 29 of this Schedule apply in relation to a flight or operation:

                     (a)  conducted or carried out at or after the commencement time; and

                     (b)  covered by an AOC issued before, at or after the commencement time.

(5)       Regulations referred to in paragraph 98(3)(ba) of the Civil Aviation Act 1988, inserted by item 28 of this Schedule, may be expressed to apply in relation to an application for a permission made before, at or after the commencement time.

(6)       Regulations referred to in paragraph 98(3)(bb) of the Civil Aviation Act 1988, inserted by item 28 of this Schedule, may be expressed to apply in relation to insurance and arrangements required under that Act before, at or after the commencement time.

(7)       The amendments made by items 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42 and 43 of this Schedule apply in relation to a passenger‑carrying operation engaged in, or proposed to be engaged in, at or after the commencement time.

50  Saving provisions

(1)       If, immediately before the commencement time, a condition specified in a permission under section 25, 26 or 27A of the Civil Aviation Act 1988 was in force, the condition has effect, from the commencement time, as if it had been imposed under that section as amended by this Part.

(2)       If, immediately before the commencement time, a notice given under subsection 41C(1) or 41CA(1) of the Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959 was in force, the notice has effect, from the commencement time, as if it had been given under section 41JA of that Act as amended by this Part.

(3)       If, immediately before the commencement time, regulations made for the purposes of paragraph 41K(a), (b) or (c) of the Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959 were in force, the regulations have effect, from the commencement time, as if they had been made for the purposes of that paragraph as in force at the commencement time.


 

Part 2Amendments conditional on the Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (1999 Montreal Convention and Other Measures) Act 2008

Civil Aviation Act 1988

51  Subsection 27AF(2)

After “carriage by air covered by Part”, insert “IA,”.

Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959

52  Section 41B (definition of passenger‑carrying operation)

After “passengers to which Part”, insert “IA,”.

53  Saving provision

(1)       In this item:

Part 1 commencement time means the time at which Part 1 of this Schedule commences.

Part IA notice means a notice given under subsection 41C(1) or 41CA(1) of the Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959, as in force before the Part 1 commencement time, in relation to carriage to which Part IA of that Act applies.

(2)       If, immediately before the Part 1 commencement time, a Part IA notice was in force, the notice has effect, from the commencement of this item, as if it had been given under section 41JA of that Act as in force at the commencement of this item.

Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (1999 Montreal Convention and Other Measures) Act 2008

54  Item 7 of Schedule 1

Repeal the item.


 

 

 [Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 26 June 2008

Senate on 28 August 2008]

(147/08)