Minister: Minister for Transport and Main Roads
Agency: Department of Transport and Main Roads


Maritime Safety Queensland Act 2002


Queensland Crest
Maritime Safety Queensland Act 2002

An Act to provide for the establishment of Maritime Safety Queensland, and for other purposes

Long title amd 2008 No. 31 s 4

Part 1 Preliminary

1Short title

This Act may be cited as the Maritime Safety Queensland Act 2002.

2Commencement

This Act commences on a day to be fixed by proclamation.

3Dictionary

The dictionary in schedule 2 defines particular words used in this Act.

4Purposes of Act

(1)The main purpose of this Act is to create an entity, Maritime Safety Queensland, to provide professional, specialist advice to, and undertake particular functions of, the chief executive in relation to marine safety, ship-sourced pollution and related matters.
(2)This Act also facilitates the transfer from Maritime Safety Queensland to port authorities of the function of providing, or arranging for the provision of, pilotage services in particular compulsory pilotage areas.

s 4 amd 2006 No. 21 s 4; 2008 No. 31 s 5; 2013 No. 40 s 4

5Application of Act

This Act does not limit the application of the following Acts—
(a)Transport Infrastructure Act 1994;
(b)Transport Operations (Marine Pollution) Act 1995;
(c)TOMSA;
(d)Transport Planning and Coordination Act 1994.

s 5 amd 2016 No. 3 s 65

6Act binds all persons

This Act binds all persons, including the State, and, so far as the legislative power of the Parliament permits, the Commonwealth and the other States.

Part 2 Maritime Safety Queensland

pt hdg amd 2008 No. 31 s 6

Division 1 Establishment, functions and powers of MSQ

7Establishment of MSQ

(1)Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) is established.
(2)MSQ consists of—
(a)the general manager; and
(b)employees employed under section 12; and
(c)other employees employed under the Public Service Act 2008.

s 7 amd 2008 No. 31 s 7; 2009 No. 25 s 83 sch

8Functions and powers of MSQ

(1)MSQ has the following functions—
(a)for TOMSA—
(i)to make standards under that Act for approval by the Governor in Council, and to monitor and audit the implementation of the standards; and
(ii)to approve an entity to conduct training programs for the operation of Queensland regulated ships or to conduct examinations for issuing licences under that Act; and
(iii)to licence masters, crew members and pilots; and
(iv)to set up and maintain aids to navigation; and
(v)to handle the investigation process into marine incidents; and
(vi)to monitor and manage the movement of ships in Queensland waters; and
(vii)to monitor and manage the operation and activities of ships in Queensland waters; and
(viii)to monitor and manage unseaworthy ships or abandoned, stranded, sunk or wrecked ships;
(b)for the Transport Operations (Marine Pollution) Act 1995—to deal with the discharge of ship-sourced pollutants into coastal waters;
(c)for the Transport Infrastructure Act 1994—to manage public marine facilities and the use of waterways;
(d)for the domestic commercial vessel national law—to exercise powers and perform functions delegated or subdelegated to MSQ under that law and collect fees mentioned in the DCV application Act, section 15;
(e)to develop strategies—
(i)for marine safety; and

Example—

education campaign for the safe use of recreational ships
(ii)to prevent the deliberate, negligent or accidental discharge of ship-sourced pollutants into coastal waters;
(f)to provide, or arrange for the provision of, maritime services including pilotage services;
(g)to monitor and manage—
(i)the provision by the responsible pilotage entity for a compulsory pilotage area of pilotage services; and
(ii)arrangements made by the responsible pilotage entity for a compulsory pilotage area for providing pilotage services;
(h)any other function conferred on MSQ under this or another Act.
(2)MSQ has power to do anything necessary or convenient to be done for the performance of MSQ’s functions.
(3)In this section—
DCV application Act means the Transport Operations (Marine Safety—Domestic Commercial Vessel National Law Application) Act 2016.
domestic commercial vessel national law see the DCV application Act, section 20.
Queensland regulated ship see TOMSA, section 10A.
responsible pilotage entity, for a compulsory pilotage area, does not include MSQ.

s 8 amd 2005 No. 22 s 4; 2006 No. 21 s 5; 2010 No. 19 s 188; 2013 No. 40 s 5; 2016 No. 3 s 66

9Chief executive’s responsibility

(1)The chief executive is responsible for the way MSQ performs its functions.
(2)Without limiting subsection (1), the chief executive is responsible for—
(a)deciding the objectives, strategies and policies to be followed by MSQ; and
(b)ensuring MSQ performs its functions in an appropriate, effective and efficient way.

Example—

The chief executive could establish performance measures for MSQ.
(3)This section does not affect the chief executive’s responsibilities for the department under another Act.

Division 2 The general manager

10Appointment of general manager

(1)The Governor in Council appoints the general manager for MSQ (the general manager).
(2)The general manager is to be employed under the Public Service Act 2008.

s 10 amd 2008 No. 31 s 8; 2009 No. 25 s 83 sch

11Functions and powers of general manager

(1)The general manager must, in accordance with the objectives, strategies and policies decided by the chief executive, manage MSQ’s operations.
(2)Without limiting subsection (1), the general manager must—
(a)advise the chief executive in relation to employment conditions of employees employed under section 12; and
(b)direct employees employed under section 12 in the performance of the employees’ duties.
(3)The general manager has power to do anything necessary or convenient to be done for the performance of the general manager’s functions.
(4)In exercising a power, the general manager is accountable to the chief executive under the Public Service Act 2008.

s 11 amd 2006 No. 21 s 6; 2009 No. 25 s 83 sch; 2009 No. 47 s 4

11ADelegation of functions of general manager

(1)The general manager may delegate to an appropriate person (the delegate) a function of the general manager under this or another Act.
(2)The delegation may permit the delegate to subdelegate the delegated function to an appropriate person.
(3)Proof of a delegation by the general manager under subsection (1) is not required in a proceeding under the Transport Operations (Marine Pollution) Act 1995 or the Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994 unless the defendant gives the entity responsible for prosecuting the proceeding a notice of intention to challenge the delegation at least 10 business days before the hearing date.
(4)The notice must be in the form approved by the general manager.
(5)This section applies despite a provision to the contrary in an Act.
(6)In this section—
appropriate person means any of the following—
(a)an employee of MSQ;
(b)an authorised officer under the Transport Operations (Marine Pollution) Act 1995;
(c)a shipping inspector under TOMSA.
function includes a power.

s 11A ins 2006 No. 21 s 7

amd 2016 No. 3 s 76 sch 1; 2018 No. 20 s 13

Division 3 Employees

12Employees

(1)The chief executive may employ—
(a)pilots; and
(b)the other employees the chief executive considers necessary to perform MSQ’s functions.
(2)However, the chief executive must not employ an individual as a pilot unless satisfied the individual is licensed under TOMSA as a pilot.
(3)Subject to any relevant industrial instrument, the chief executive may decide the employment conditions of employees employed under this section.
(4)The Public Service Act 2008 does not apply to the employment of employees employed under this section.
(5)In this section—
employment conditions includes conditions about the length of the employment and ending the employment.

s 12 amd 2009 No. 25 s 83 sch; 2013 No. 40 s 6

12APreservation of rights of particular public service officers

(1)This section applies if—
(a)a person is employed under section 12, other than as a pilot; and
(b)the person was a public service officer immediately before being employed under section 12.
(2)The person keeps all rights and entitlements accrued or accruing to the person as a public service officer as if service as an employee under section 12 were a continuation of service as a public service officer.

Examples of rights and entitlements—

long service, recreation and sick leave and rights as a member of a superannuation scheme

s 12A ins 2010 No. 19 s 189

amd 2013 No. 40 s 7

12BTenure as public service officer on ending of particular employment contracts

(1)This section applies if—
(a)a person is employed on contract under section 12, other than as a pilot; and
(b)the contract—
(i)is terminated other than by disciplinary action; or
(ii)expires and is not renewed or replaced by another contract of employment under section 12; and
(c)immediately before the person was first employed under the contract, the person was employed as a public service officer on tenure.
(2)The person becomes a public service officer employed on tenure.
(3)The person is to be employed—
(a)at the classification level at which the person would have been employed if the person had continued in employment as a public service officer on tenure; and
(b)on the remuneration to which the person would have been entitled if the person had continued in employment as a public service officer on tenure.

s 12B ins 2010 No. 19 s 189

amd 2013 No. 40 s 8

Part 2A Transfer of pilotage services

pt hdg ins 2013 No. 40 s 9

Division 1 Preliminary

div hdg ins 2013 No. 40 s 9

12CDefinitions for pt 2A

In this part—
asset includes a right.
Gladstone port authority means Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited ACN 131 965 896.
Gladstone ports entity means—
(a)if, before the transfer day, Gladstone port authority entered into a written agreement with a subsidiary of Gladstone port authority for the subsidiary to provide pilotage services and the general manager approves the agreement—the subsidiary; or
(b)otherwise—Gladstone port authority.
new employer, of a transferred employee, see section 12D.
pilot transfer crew member means a person—
(a)who, immediately before the transfer day, was an employee of the State; and
(b)to whom the Maritime Safety Queensland Gladstone Pilot Transfer Crew Certified Agreement 2009–2012 applied immediately before the transfer day.
transfer day means the day this part commences.
transfer notice see section 12F.
transferred administration employee means a person who—
(a)immediately before the transfer day was an employee of the State and employed under the Public Service Act 2008; and
(b)was offered by a port authority or Gladstone ports entity (each a receiving entity) a transfer of employment from the State to the receiving entity, and for the employment to start on the transfer day; and
(c)accepted the receiving entity’s offer before the transfer day.
transferred employee means any of the following—
(a)a pilot transfer crew member;
(b)a transferred administration employee;
(c)a transferred pilot.
transferred pilot means a person who—
(a)immediately before the transfer day was an employee of the State and based in the department’s regional office in Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay or Townsville; and
(b)was employed under section 12(1)(a) as a pilot.
transferred pilotage area see section 12E.

s 12C ins 2013 No. 40 s 9

12DWho is the new employer of a transferred employee

The new employer of a transferred employee is—
(a)for a transferred employee who is a transferred pilot—
(i)if the transferred pilot was based in the department’s regional office in Cairns immediately before the transfer day—Far North Queensland Ports Corporation Limited ACN 131 836 014; or
(ii)if the transferred pilot was based in the department’s regional office in Gladstone immediately before the transfer day—Gladstone ports entity; or
(iii)if the transferred pilot was based in the department’s regional office in Mackay immediately before the transfer day—North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Limited ACN 136 880 218; or
(iv)if the transferred pilot was based in the department’s regional office in Townsville immediately before the transfer day—Port of Townsville Limited; or
(b)for a transferred employee who is a pilot transfer crew member—Gladstone ports entity; or
(c)for a transferred employee who is a transferred administration employee—the port authority or Gladstone ports entity that offered the employee transfer of employment.

s 12D ins 2013 No. 40 s 9

12EWhat is a transferred pilotage area

(1)A transferred pilotage area is a compulsory pilotage area, other than the following—
(a)Brisbane pilotage area;
(b)Southport pilotage area.
(2)In this section—
Brisbane pilotage area means the area of Queensland waters declared to be a compulsory pilotage area under TOMSA that is referred to by that name.
Southport pilotage area means the area of Queensland waters declared to be a compulsory pilotage area under TOMSA that is referred to by that name.

s 12E ins 2013 No. 40 s 9

Division 2 Transfer of assets and liabilities, etc.

div hdg ins 2013 No. 40 s 9

12FTransfer notice

(1)For the purpose of the transfer of pilotage services, the Minister may, by gazette notice (a transfer notice), do any of the following—
(a)transfer an asset or a liability of the State to a port authority;
(b)make provision about the consideration for an asset or a liability transferred under paragraph (a);
(c)transfer a lease, easement or other right from the State to a port authority;
(d)vary or extinguish a lease, easement or other right held by the State;
(e)provide whether and, if so, the extent to which a port authority is the successor in law of the State;
(f)make provision for a legal proceeding that is being, or may be, taken by or against the State to be continued or taken by or against a port authority;
(g)make provision for or about the issue, transfer or application of an instrument to a port authority;
(h)make provision about an incidental, consequential or supplemental matter the Minister considers necessary or convenient for transferring a pilotage service.
(2)A transfer notice may include conditions applying to something done or to be done under the notice.
(3)If the Minister is satisfied it would be inappropriate for a particular matter to be stated in a transfer notice (for example, because of the size or nature of the matter), the Minister may provide for the matter by including a reference in the transfer notice to another document that is—
(a)signed by the Minister; and
(b)kept available, at a place stated in the transfer notice, for inspection by the persons to whom the matter relates.
(4)The transfer of a liability of the State under a transfer notice discharges the State from the liability, except to the extent stated in the notice.
(5)A transfer notice has effect on the day it is published in the gazette or a later day stated in it.
(6)If a transfer notice makes provision for a matter under subsection (1)(g) in relation to an instrument, the responsible entity for the instrument must take the action necessary to register or record the effect of the transfer notice, including—
(a)updating a register or other record; and
(b)amending, cancelling or issuing an instrument.
(7)In this section—
port authority includes Gladstone ports entity.
responsible entity, for an instrument, means the entity required or authorised by law to register or record matters in relation to the instrument.

s 12F ins 2013 No. 40 s 9

Division 3 Transfer of employees and contracts

div hdg ins 2013 No. 40 s 9

12GMatters for transfer of transferred employees

(1)On the transfer day—
(a)a transferred employee ceases to be an employee of the State; and
(b)a transferred employee becomes an employee of the new employer for the transferred employee; and
(c)for a transferred employee who is a transferred pilot or a pilot transfer crew member—the transferred employee is employed on the same conditions on which the transferred employee was employed by the State; and

Example of a condition of employment—

employment on a part-time or full-time basis
(d)the State’s records for a transferred employee become records of the new employer for the transferred employee; and
(e)the State’s liabilities relating to a transferred employee’s accrued rights to annual, sick, long service or other leave become the liabilities of the new employer for the transferred employee.
(2)In this section—
records means the records of the State that have been identified by the general manager before the transfer day as records about the employment of a transferred employee who is to be transferred to the new employer for the transferred employee.

s 12G ins 2013 No. 40 s 9

12HPreservation of rights of transferred employees

(1)The transfer of a transferred employee to the new employer for the transferred employee does not—
(a)subject to subsection (2), affect the employee’s total remuneration; or
(b)prejudice the employee’s existing or accruing rights to superannuation or annual, sick or long service leave; or
(c)interrupt continuity of service, except that the employee is not entitled to claim the benefit of a right or entitlement more than once in relation to the same period of service; or
(d)subject to subsection (3)—
(i)constitute a retrenchment, redundancy or termination of the employee’s employment by the State; or
(ii)entitle the employee to a payment or other benefit because the employee is no longer employed by the State; or
(e)require the State to make any payment to the employee in relation to the employee’s accrued rights to annual, sick or long service leave irrespective of any arrangement between the State and the employee.
(2)A transferred administration employee’s total remuneration on the employee’s transfer from the State to the new employer for the employee may be equal to or greater than the employee’s total remuneration immediately before the transfer.
(3)Subsection (1)(d) applies to a transferred pilot subject to the Fair Work Act.
(4)Subsection (5) applies if a transferred employee is a transferred pilot or a pilot transfer crew member.
(5)Subject to the Fair Work Act, an industrial instrument applying to the transferred employee immediately before the transfer day continues to apply to the employee after the transfer day.
(6)In this section—
industrial instrument includes a federal industrial instrument under the Industrial Relations Act 2016.

s 12H ins 2013 No. 40 s 9

amd 2016 No. 63 s 1157 sch 6

12IContracts relating to transferred pilots

(1)This section applies to a contract entered into by the State relating or incidental to the employment of a transferred pilot that was in force immediately before the transfer day.

Example—

a contract for a mobile phone or lease of a vehicle that is part of a transferred pilot’s salary package provided by the State
(2)On the transfer day, to the extent the contract applies to the transferred pilot—
(a)the new employer for the transferred pilot takes the place of the State as a party to the contract; and
(b)the contract may be enforced by or against the new employer.
(3)Compensation is not recoverable from the State or anyone else in relation to the transfer from the State to the new employer for the transferred pilot of the rights and obligations under a contract to which this section applies.
(4)In this section—
contract, for a contract that only partly relates to a transferred pilot, means that part of the contract relating to the transferred pilot.

s 12I ins 2013 No. 40 s 9

12JPilotage service contracts

(1)This section applies to a contract for services, entered into by the State for the supply of a pilotage service or pilotage services in 1 or more transferred pilotage areas, that was in force immediately before the transfer day.
(2)On the transfer day, to the extent the contract applies to a transferred pilotage area—
(a)the pilotage entity for the transferred pilotage area takes the place of the State as a party to the contract; and
(b)the contract may be enforced by or against the pilotage entity.
(3)Compensation is not recoverable from the State or anyone else in relation to the transfer from the State to the pilotage entity for each of the transferred pilotage areas of the rights and obligations under a contract to which this section applies.
(4)In this section—
Bundaberg pilotage area means the area of Queensland waters declared to be a compulsory pilotage area under TOMSA that is referred to by that name.
contract, for a contract that only partly relates to a pilotage service, means the part of the contract relating to the pilotage service.
Gladstone pilotage area means the area of Queensland waters declared to be a compulsory pilotage area under TOMSA that is referred to by that name.
pilotage entity, for a transferred pilotage area, means—
(a)for a transferred pilotage area that is Abbot Point pilotage area—Port of Townsville Limited; or
(b)for a transferred pilotage area that is Bundaberg pilotage area, Gladstone pilotage area or Rockhampton pilotage area—Gladstone ports entity; or
(c)otherwise—the responsible pilotage entity for the transferred pilotage area.
Rockhampton pilotage area means the area of Queensland waters declared to be a compulsory pilotage area under TOMSA that is referred to by that name.

s 12J ins 2013 No. 40 s 9

Division 4 Other matters for transferring pilotage services

div hdg ins 2013 No. 40 s 9

12KNon-liability for duty

No duty under the Duties Act 2001 is payable in relation to anything done under a transfer notice.

s 12K ins 2013 No. 40 s 9

12LDisposal of public records

(1)This section applies if—
(a)a thing is done under a transfer notice or section 12G; and
(b)the thing is, or involves, a disposal of a public record under the Public Records Act 2002.
(2)To remove any doubt, it is declared that, for the purpose of section 13 of that Act, the public record is disposed of under legal authority, justification or excuse.

s 12L ins 2013 No. 40 s 9

12MApplication of instruments

(1)This section applies if a transfer notice or section 12I or 12J provides for an instrument that applied to the State to apply to a port authority in place of the State.
(2)Without limiting the application of the transfer notice or the section to the instrument—
(a)any right, title, interest or liability of the State arising under or relating to the instrument is taken to be transferred from the State to the port authority; and
(b)if the instrument, including a benefit or right provided by the instrument, is given to, by or in favour of the State, the instrument is taken to have been given to, by or in favour of the port authority; and
(c)the port authority is taken to be a party to the instrument in place of the State; and
(d)a reference in the instrument to the State is, to the extent possible and if the context permits, taken to be a reference to the port authority; and
(e)if an application was made for the instrument in the name of the State, the application is taken to have been made in the name of the port authority; and
(f)if the instrument is an instrument under which an amount is or may become payable to or by the State, the instrument is taken to be an instrument under which the amount is or may become payable to or by the port authority, in the way the amount was or might have been payable to or by the State; and
(g)if the instrument is an instrument under which property, other than money, is or may become liable to be transferred, conveyed or assigned to or by the State, the instrument is taken to be an instrument under which the property is or may become liable to be transferred, conveyed or assigned to or by the port authority, in the way it was or might have been liable to be transferred, conveyed or assigned to or by the State.
(3)In this section—
port authority includes Gladstone ports entity.

s 12M ins 2013 No. 40 s 9

12NRegistering authority to note transfer or other dealing

(1)The registrar of titles or other person required or authorised by law to register or record transactions affecting assets or liabilities—
(a)may, without formal application, register or record in the appropriate way a transfer or other dealing affecting an asset or liability under a transfer notice; and
(b)must, on written application by a transferee port authority, register or record in the appropriate way the transfer of an asset or liability under a transfer notice to the transferee port authority.
(2)A transaction, related to an asset or liability transferred to a transferee port authority, entered into by the transferee port authority in the name of the State or the name of a predecessor in title to the State, if effected by an instrument otherwise in registrable form, must be registered even though the transferee port authority has not been registered as proprietor of the asset or liability.
(3)If an asset or liability is registered in the name of the State, the registrar of titles or other registering authority may register a dealing for a transaction about the asset or liability without being concerned to enquire whether it is, or is not, an asset or liability transferred under a transfer notice.
(4)In this section—
port authority includes Gladstone ports entity.
transferee port authority means the port authority to which an asset or liability is transferred under a transfer notice.

s 12N ins 2013 No. 40 s 9

12OPart applies despite other laws and instruments

Subject to the Fair Work Act, a thing may be done under this part despite any other law or instrument.

s 12O ins 2013 No. 40 s 9

12PEffect on legal relationships

(1)Nothing done under this part—
(a)makes a relevant entity liable for a civil wrong or contravention of a law, including for a breach of a contract, confidence or duty; or
(b)makes a relevant entity in breach of any instrument, including an instrument prohibiting, restricting or regulating the assignment, novation or transfer of a right or liability or the disclosure of information; or
(c)except as expressly provided under a transfer notice, is taken to fulfil a condition that—
(i)terminates, or allows a person to terminate, an instrument or obligation; or
(ii)modifies, or allows a person to modify, the operation or effect of an instrument or obligation; or
(iii)allows a person to avoid or enforce an obligation or liability contained in an instrument or requires a person to perform an obligation contained in an instrument; or
(iv)requires any money to be paid before its stated maturity; or
(d)releases a surety or other obligee, wholly or partly, from an obligation.
(2)If, apart from this subsection, the advice, consent or approval of a person would be necessary to do something under this part, the advice is taken to have been obtained or the consent or approval is taken to have been given unconditionally.
(3)If, apart from this subsection, giving notice to a person would be necessary to do something under this part, the notice is taken to have been given.
(4)In this section—
relevant entity means—
(a)the State or an employee or agent of the State; or
(b)a port authority, Gladstone ports entity or an employee or agent of a port authority or Gladstone ports entity.

s 12P ins 2013 No. 40 s 9

12QThings done under this part

To remove any doubt, it is declared that a thing is taken to be done under this part if it is done by, or in compliance with, a transfer notice, even if the thing includes taking steps under another Act.

s 12Q ins 2013 No. 40 s 9

12RSeverability

(1)Subsection (2) applies if a provision of this part or a transfer notice is held by a court or judge to be beyond power, invalid or unenforceable.
(2)The provision is to be disregarded or severed and the court’s or judge’s decision does not affect the remaining provisions of the part or transfer notice that continue to have effect.
(3)This section does not affect the operation of the Acts Interpretation Act 1954, section 9 in any way.

s 12R ins 2013 No. 40 s 9

Part 3 Financial provisions

13Fund

(1)The Maritime Safety Queensland Fund is established.
(2)Accounts for the fund must be kept as part of the departmental accounts of the department.
(3)Amounts received for the fund must be deposited in a departmental financial institution account of the department but may be deposited in an account used for depositing other amounts of the department.
(4)Amounts received for the fund include the following received by the department—
(a)amounts received for pilotage fees and conservancy dues under TOMSA;
(b)amounts received by the department from other sources for the fund or amounts that must be paid into the fund;
(c)amounts received for the disposal of an asset that the chief executive considers was purchased substantially with amounts paid from the fund;
(d)interest from investment of the fund.
(5)An amount is payable from the fund for the purposes of this Act.
(6)Without limiting subsection (5), an amount may be paid from the fund to the responsible pilotage entity for a compulsory pilotage area for providing, or arranging for the provision of, a pilotage service in the pilotage area.
(7)The Financial Accountability Act 2009 applies to the fund.
(8)In this section—
departmental accounts of the department means the accounts of the department under the Financial Accountability Act 2009, section 69.
departmental financial institution account of the department means an account of the department kept under the Financial Accountability Act 2009, section 83.
other amounts of the department means amounts received by the department other than amounts received for the fund.

s 13 amd 2009 No. 9 s 136 sch 1; 2010 No. 13 s 138 sch pt 1; 2013 No. 40 s 10; 2016 No. 3 s 76 sch 1

Part 4 Miscellaneous provisions

14Regulation-making power

The Governor in Council may make regulations under this Act.

Part 5 Transitional provisions

Division 1 Transitional provision for pilotage service contracts

div hdg ins 2008 No. 31 s 9

15Pilotage service contracts

(1)This section applies to a contract in force immediately before the commencement of this section if the contract was—
(a)a contract for services entered into by the department or a port authority for the supply of a pilotage service; or
(b)a written or oral employment contract entered into by a port authority with an employee engaged to perform a pilotage service.
(2)On the commencement—
(a)for a contract for services—
(i)MSQ takes the place of the department or port authority as a party to the contract; and
(ii)the contract may be enforced by or against MSQ; and
(b)for an employment contract—
(i)the person becomes an employee of MSQ on the same conditions on which the person was employed by the port authority; and
(ii)the person keeps all rights and entitlements accrued or accruing to the person as an employee of the port authority.

Example of rights and entitlements—

long service, recreation and sick leave and rights as a member of a superannuation scheme
(3)Without limiting subsection (2)(b), if an industrial instrument applies to the person immediately before the commencement, the instrument continues to apply to the person after the commencement.
(4)Subsection (3) has effect subject to the Industrial Relations Act 1999.
(5)Compensation is not recoverable from the chief executive, the State or anyone else in relation to the transfer from a port authority to MSQ of the rights and obligations under a contract to which this section applies.
(6)This section does not apply to a contract, prescribed under a regulation, that provides for the transfer of a pilot onto or off a ship.
(7)In this section—
contract, for a contract that only partly relates to a pilotage service, means that part of the contract that relates to a pilotage service.

Division 2 Transitional provisions for Transport Legislation Amendment Act 2008, part 2

div hdg ins 2008 No. 31 s 10

16Change of name does not affect legal personality etc.

(1)The change of name of MSQ from ‘Maritime Safety Agency of Queensland’ to ‘Maritime Safety Queensland’ does not—
(a)affect MSQ’s legal personality or identity; or
(b)affect a right, entitlement or liability of MSQ or anyone else; or
(c)make legal proceedings by or against MSQ defective.
(2)Without limiting subsection (1), the change of name of MSQ does not affect any right, entitlement, liability or benefit MSQ would have had or enjoyed apart from the change of name.
(3)In addition, but without limiting subsection (1), a legal proceeding that could have been started or continued by or against MSQ under its former name may be started or continued by or against it under its new name.

s 16 ins 2008 No. 31 s 10

17References to Maritime Safety Agency of Queensland

A reference in an Act or document to the Maritime Safety Agency of Queensland may, if the context permits, be taken as a reference to Maritime Safety Queensland.

s 17 ins 2008 No. 31 s 10

18Recording MSQ’s changed name in register

The registrar of titles or other person responsible for keeping a register for dealings in property must, if asked by MSQ in the appropriate form, and on payment of any fee, record in the register, for any property vested in MSQ, the change of name of MSQ from ‘Maritime Safety Agency of Queensland’ to ‘Maritime Safety Queensland’.

s 18 ins 2008 No. 31 s 10

amd 2013 No. 40 s 11

Division 3 Transitional provisions for Transport Legislation (Port Pilotage and Document Verification) Amendment Act 2013

div hdg ins 2013 No. 40 s 12

amd 2014 No. 43 s 117 sch 1

19Immunity for general employers

(1)This section applies to a transferred pilot who is—
(a)a conducting pilot under TOMSA, section 101 if the conducting pilot—
(i)is acting in the supply of a pilotage service in a transferred pilotage area; and
(ii)has the conduct of a ship as its pilot immediately before and immediately after the transfer day; or
(b)a supervising pilot, under section 101 of that Act, of the conducting pilot.
(2)Despite TOMSA, section 101(5), definition general employer, the general employer of the transferred pilot for section 101 of that Act is both—
(a)MSQ; and
(b)the new employer of the transferred pilot.
(3)Subsection (2) applies while the conducting pilot has the conduct of a ship as its pilot.

s 19 ins 2013 No. 40 s 12

20Licences of transferred pilots not affected by transfer of pilotage services

To remove any doubt, it is declared that a transferred pilot’s licence to have the conduct of a ship as its pilot, in force immediately before the transfer day, continues in force from the transfer day as if part 2A had not commenced.

s 20 ins 2013 No. 40 s 12

21References to the State or MSQ in documents

(1)A reference to the State or MSQ in a document about a transferred employee may, if the context permits, be taken to be a reference to the new employer for the transferred employee.
(2)A reference to the State or MSQ in a document relating to the transfer of a pilotage service from MSQ to a port authority may, if the context permits, be taken to be a reference to the port authority.
(3)In this section—
port authority includes Gladstone ports entity.

s 21 ins 2013 No. 40 s 12

Schedule 2 Dictionary

section 3

Abbot Point pilotage area means the area of Queensland waters declared to be a compulsory pilotage area under TOMSA that is referred to by that name.

def Abbot Point pilotage area ins 2013 No. 40 s 13

asset, for part 2A, see section 12C.

def asset ins 2013 No. 40 s 13

compulsory pilotage area see TOMSA.

def compulsory pilotage area ins 2013 No. 40 s 13

Fair Work Act means the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cwlth).

def Fair Work Act ins 2013 No. 40 s 13

general manager see section 10(1).

def general manager ins 2008 No. 31 s 11(2)

Gladstone port authority, for part 2A, see section 12C.

def Gladstone port authority ins 2013 No. 40 s 13

Gladstone ports entity see section 12C.

def Gladstone ports entity ins 2013 No. 40 s 13

industrial instrument has the meaning given by the Industrial Relations Act 2016.

def industrial instrument amd 2016 No. 63 s 1157 sch 6

instrument means a document of any type or an oral agreement.

def instrument ins 2013 No. 40 s 13

maritime service means a service provided to the maritime industry, whether or not on payment of a fee.
MSQ see section 7.

def MSQ sub 2008 No. 31 s 11

new employer, of a transferred employee, see section 12D.

def new employer ins 2013 No. 40 s 13

pilot see TOMSA.

def pilot ins 2013 No. 40 s 13

pilotage service means a maritime service, with an individual or other person, that provides for—
(a)the piloted movement of ships; or
(b)the transfer of a pilot onto or off a ship.
pilot transfer crew member, for part 2A, see section 12C.

def pilot transfer crew member ins 2013 No. 40 s 13

port authority means a port authority under the Transport Infrastructure Act 1994.

def port authority ins 2013 No. 40 s 13

Port of Townsville Limited means Port of Townsville Limited ACN 130 077 673.

def Port of Townsville Limited ins 2013 No. 40 s 13

record includes any document.

def record ins 2013 No. 40 s 13

registrar of titles means a public official or authority responsible for registering title to land and dealings affecting land.

def registrar of titles ins 2013 No. 40 s 13

responsible pilotage entity, for a compulsory pilotage area, see TOMSA, section 71A.

def responsible pilotage entity ins 2013 No. 40 s 13

right includes power, privilege and immunity.

def right ins 2013 No. 40 s 13

subsidiary see the Government Owned Corporations Act 1993, section 2.

def subsidiary ins 2013 No. 40 s 13

TOMSA means the Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994.

def TOMSA ins 2013 No. 40 s 13

transfer, of pilotage services—
1The transfer of pilotage services is—
(a)the transfer from MSQ to a port authority of the function of providing, or arranging for the provision of, pilotage services in a transferred pilotage area other than the Abbot Point pilotage area (the relevant area); or
(b)the transfer, in relation to the supply of pilotage services by Port of Townsville Limited in the Abbot Point pilotage area, of an asset, liability, instrument or employee of the State to Port of Townsville Limited.
2For paragraph 1(a), the transfer includes the transfer in relation to pilotage services in the relevant area of an asset, liability, instrument or employee of the State to a port authority or Gladstone ports entity.

def transfer ins 2013 No. 40 s 13

transfer day see section 12C.

def transfer day ins 2013 No. 40 s 13

transfer notice, for part 2A, see section 12F.

def transfer notice ins 2013 No. 40 s 13

transferred administration employee, for part 2A, see section 12C.

def transferred administration employee ins 2013 No. 40 s 13

transferred employee see section 12C.

def transferred employee ins 2013 No. 40 s 13

transferred pilot see section 12C.

def transferred pilot ins 2013 No. 40 s 13

transferred pilotage area see section 12E.

def transferred pilotage area ins 2013 No. 40 s 13