The Biosecurity Amendment (Ballast Water and Other Measures) Bill 2017 (Ballast Water Bill) was introduced on 15 February 2017 by Mr Barnaby Joyce, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources. The Ballast Water Bill is intended to strengthen Australia's biosecurity system and implement the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (Convention).
In January this year we reported to you on the first instance Judgment in Pantaenius Australia Pty Ltd v Watkins Syndicate 0457 at Lloyds (Nautilus Marine). The Federal Court found in favour of Pantaenius at first instance and the matter was appealed to the Full Federal Court.
Maritime Union of Australia & Anor v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor  HCA 34