Intelligence Services Amendment Bill 2018

I thank honourable members for their contributions to the debate and the support for this bill across the chamber. The Intelligence Services Amendment (Establishment of the Australian Signals Directorate) Bill 2018 implements the recommendations of the 2017 Independent Intelligence Review to establish the Australian Signals Directorate as an independent statutory agency within the Defence portfolio,…

Maritime Safety Levy Bill 2018

I move: That this bill be now read a second time. Australia’s domestic commercial vessels are significant employers, especially in our regional and coastal communities. There are over 66,000 seafarers employed on 27,000 domestic commercial vessels around Australia. The operation of these vessels is vital not only to sustain the 66,000 seafarers that are employed…