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UNDERWATER CULTURAL HERITAGE ACT 2018


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1--INTRODUCTION

           Division 1--Preliminary

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Objects of this Act  
   4.      Simplified outline of this Act  
   5.      Extension to external T erritories  
   6.      This Act binds the Crown  
   7.      Extraterritorial operation of this Act  
   8.      Geographical application of offences  

           Division 2--Definitions

   9.      Definitions  
   10.     Meaning of associated with  
   11.     Meaning of Australian waters  
   12.     Meaning of coastal waters of a State or the Northern Territory  
   13.     Meaning of Commonwealth waters  
   14.     Meaning of Dutch shipwreck  
   15.     Meaning of underwater cultural heritage  

   PART 2--PROTECTED--UNDERWATER CULTURAL HERITAGE

           Division 1--Underwater cultural heritage

   16.     Underwater cultural heritage that is automatically protected  
   17.     Underwater cultural heritage that may be declared to be protected  
   18.     Underwater cultural heritage outside Australian waters that may be declared to be protected  
   19.     Underwater cultural heritage that may be provisionally declared to be protected  

           Division 2--Protected zones

   20.     Declaring a protected zone  
   21.     Var ying and revoking protected zone declaration  

           Division 3--Other matters

   22.     Criteria relating to heritage significance  

   PART 3--REGULATION--OF PROTECTEDUNDERWATERCULTURALHERITAGE

           Division 1--Permits relating to protected underwater cultural heritage

   23.     Permits relating to protected underwater cultural heritage  
   24.     P ermits are subject to conditions  
   25.     Var ying permits  
   26.     Suspen ding and revoking permits  
   27.     Transfer of permits  
   28.     Breach of conditions of permit  

           Division 2--Regulation of activities relatingto protected underwater cultural heritage

   29.     C ertain conduct within a protected zone prohibited without a permit  
   30.     Conduct having a n adverse impact on protected u nderwater cultural heritage prohibited without a permit  
   31.     Possession etc . of protected underwater cultural heritage prohibited without a permit  
   32.     Supply ing , or offering to supply, protected underwater cultural heritage prohibited without a permit  
   33.     Advertisements for sale of protected underwater cultural heritage must include permit number  
   34.     Importing protected underwater cultural heritage prohibited without a permit  
   35.     Exporting protected underwater cultural heritage prohibited without a permit  
   36.     Importing underwater cultural heritage of a foreign country prohibited without a permit  
   37.     Requirement to p roduc e permits  
   38.     Minister may ascertain location of protected underwater cultural heritage  
   39.     Minister may give direc tions about c ustody etc. of protected underwater cultural heritage  
   40.     Discovery of certain underwater cultural heritage must be notified  

   PART 4--COMPLIANCE--AND ENFORCEMENT

           Division 1--Regulatory powers

   41.     Monitoring powers  
   42.     Investigation powers  
   43.     Civil penalty provisions  
   44.     Infringement notices  
   45.     Enforceable undertakings  
   46.     Injunctions  

           Division 2--Forfeiture

   47.     Court may order forfeiture  

   PART 5--OTHER--MATTERS

   48.     Register of underwater cultural heritage  
   49.     Review of decisions  
   50.     Declaration of ownership of specified Dutch shipwrecks and associated articles  
   51.     Declaration of o wnership of other underwater cultural heritage  
   52.     Ownership of, and sovereignty in, remains of Australian defence vessels etc.  
   53.     Compensation for acquisition of property  
   54.     Certificate by Minister to be evidence  
   55.     Contravening offence or civil penalty provisions  
   56.     Delegation of Minister's powers  
   57.     Delegation of Secretary's p owers  
   58.     Approved forms  
   59.     Arrangements for State s and the Northern Territory to carry out certain functions  
   60.     Appointment of inspectors  
   61.     U nderwater Cultural Heritage R ules  


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