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Australian Offshore Laws

Australian Offshore Laws

By Michael White


Australian Offshore Laws brings together in one place a reference to all laws that apply to offshore Australian waters for the benefit of legal practitioners, regulators, academics and students. It demonstrates the unnecessary complexity of the Australian offshore legal regime and proposes, as a first step towards reform, a review of the Offshore Constitutional Settlement of 1979 (OCS 1979).  It discusses the manner of present drafting of such laws as many Commonwealth, State, and Territory laws apply offshore but few are drafted in a manner which identifies their limits or recognises their interaction with other offshore laws of with the OCS 1979.


Introduction and Background to Offshore Laws
Offshore Constitutional Laws
Offshore Petroleum, Mining and Installations Laws
Offshore Criminal Laws
Offshore Defence Laws
Offshore Immigration Laws
Offshore Fisheries Laws
Offshore Customs, Quarantine and Excise Laws
Antarctica and Southern Ocean Territories Laws
Offshore Territories Laws
Offshore Shipping Laws
Offshore Geographical Areas
Summary and Proposals for Reform
Annex 1: Offshore Constitutional Settlement: A Milestone in Co-operative Federalism
Annex 2: Offshore Constitutional Settlement: Selected Statements and Documents 1978-79


...this book would make an invaluable addition to the library of law schools and legal practices that require guidance on offshore laws. As the author is a leading academic in shipping law, this book naturally places some emphasis on maritime law and therefore should not be missed by practitioners in this industry!

ACT Law Society Newsletter, Ethos, March 2010


Published 26 November 2009
Publisher The Federation Press
ISBN 9781862877429
Australian RRP $195.00
International Price $185.00
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Law - Constitutional
Law - Maritime & Admiralty
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