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UNDERWATER CULTURAL HERITAGE ACT 2018 - SECT 18

Underwater cultural heritage outside Australian waters that may be declared to be protected

  (1)   The Minister may, by notifiable instrument, declare an article of underwater cultural heritage to be protected underwater cultural heritage if:

  (a)   the article is outside the outer limits of Australian waters; and

  (b)   the Minister is satisfied that the article is of heritage significance to Australia.

Note:   For matters the Minister must have regard to when deciding whether underwater cultural heritage is of heritage significance, see section   22 .

  (2)   An article continues to be covered by a declaration made under subsection   ( 1) even if the article is removed from waters after the declaration is made.

  (3)   The Minister may, by notifiable instrument, vary or revoke a declaration made under subsection   ( 1).


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