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Port Authorities Bill 1998

Bill No. 158
Long Title The purpose of this Bill is to give effect to the Government’s policies for port reform in this State as described in the Government’s major policy statement on ports, "Principles to Guide Western Australia’s Port Authority Development Through the Nineties" which was released in November 1995. The November 1995 statement clearly identifies that the role of the State’s port authorities is to facilitate trade and export opportunities for Western Australia’s farmers, miners and manufacturers and that this be undertaken in a commercial and efficient manner.
Status Assented to
Royal Assent given 29 Jun 1999 as Act No. 22 of 1999. Different sections of this Act come into operation on Royal Assent and Proclamation. For details refer to Commencement Clause of the Bill (see also Assent and Commencement information for Acts)
Current Bill
Legislative AssemblyDateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced17 Jun 1998  
First Reading17 Jun 1998  
Second Reading18 Jun 1998 1, 2 
Second Reading Speech  
Second Reading Agreed20 Oct 1998 3 
Consideration in Detail20 Oct 1998  
Amendments adopted22 Oct 1998  
Third Reading22 Oct 1998  

Legislative CouncilDateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading27 Oct 1998  
Second Reading27 Oct 1998  
Second Reading Speech  
Second Reading Agreed11 Mar 1999 3 
Committee of the whole17 Mar 1999  
Amendments adopted18 Mar 1999  
Third Reading23 Mar 1999  
Messages Between HousesDateNote No.
Legislative Council sent to the Legislative Assembly 23 Mar 1999  
Consideration of Legislative Council Message  22 Apr 1999  
Legislative Assembly sent to the Legislative Council 04 May 1999  
Other ProceduresDateNote No.Related Links
Reinstated to the stage reached in the previous Session 12 Aug 1998 2 

1. Bill accompanied by explanatory notes.
2. Restored from the First Session of Parliament on 12 August 1998.
3. Cognate debate with the Port Authorities (Consequential Provisions) Bill 1999 and the Maritime Fees and Charges (Taxing) Bill 1999.
4. Legislative Council did not insist on its amendments no's 19 and 20 to which the LegislativeAssembly disagreed, agreed to the further amendment made by the Legislative Assembly to Legislative Council amendment no. 4, and agreed to the substituted new amendments made by the Legislative Assembly to Legislative Council amendments no's 1,2 and 6.