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The latest edition of Seacare News has now been published.

The Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) (National Standards) Regulations 2003 were amended on 20 April 2010 to incorporate regulations in relation to confined spaces.

The Seacare Authority is currently reviewing the application form used to apply for exemptions from the Seafarers Act (section 20A).

The 2010 Seacare Awards & Conference will be held 27-28 October at Atlantic at Central Pier, Docklands in Melbourne.

The Seacare Annual Report 2008-09 is now available.

The indexation of benefits (effective from 1 July 2009) advised in Notice No 01/2009 has been revised. That Notice has been revoked and replaced by Notice No 05/2009

Increased death benefits payable to dependants of seafarers came into effect from 4 June 2009.

Effective from 10 December 2008, the Seafarers Act was amended by the Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws-General Law Reform) Act 2008 to remove discrimination against same-sex couples and their dependant children.

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Last updated: 27 Jun 2019