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  • Date
    23 May 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Fisheries Levy Amendment Bill 2007, the bill amends the
    Fisheries Administration Act 1991
    ,
    Fisheries Management Act 1991
    ,
    Surveillance Devices Act 2004
    and
    Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984
    in relation to: delegation powers of the minister and the Torres Strait Protected Zone Joint Authority; management of Australia’s rights and obligations under the Torres Strait Treaty; output controls and fisheries management practices; consistency with other legislative regimes; compliance, forfeiture and enforcement procedures; the role and functions of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA); and transition of the AFMA from an authority to a commission. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    12 Dec 1996 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Primary Industries and Energy portfolio 

    Bill

  • Date
    29 Sep 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fisheries Administration Act 1991
    ,
    Fishing Levy Act 1991
    and
    Fisheries Management Act 1991
    in relation to the Australian Fisheries Management Authority by: making co-management arrangements with stakeholders in Commonwealth fisheries; administering the regulatory regime; restructuring management advisory committees; and charging agencies for certain services. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 May 2010 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Not Proceeding 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fisheries Administration Act 1991
    ,
    Fishing Levy Act 1991
    and
    Fisheries Management Act 1991
    in relation to the Australian Fisheries Management Authority by: making co-management arrangements with stakeholders in Commonwealth fisheries; administering the regulatory regime; restructuring management advisory committees; and charging agencies for certain services. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Dec 1999 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry portfolio 
    Summary
    (No. 1) 2000 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    08 Apr 1998 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Primary Industries and Energy portfolio 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    20 Mar 2008 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Following government endorsement of the recommendations of the Review of the Corporate Governance of Statutory Authorities and Office Holders (the Uhrig Review), the bill amends the:
    Fisheries Administration Act 1991
    ,
    Fisheries Management Act 1991
    and
    Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984
    to implement changes to the governance arrangements of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority;
    Fisheries Management Act 1991
    and
    Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984
    to require foreign fishing vessels to stow fishing equipment whilst transiting through the Australian Fishing Zone (AFZ); and
    Fisheries Management Act 1991
    and
    Migration Act 1958
    to enable enforcement action to be taken against foreign vessels breaching international fishery management measures and boats supporting illegal fishing in the AFZ. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Nov 2003 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Fisheries Administration Act 1991
    and
    Fisheries Management Act 1991
    to give effect to Australia’s obligations under the Agreement to Promote Compliance with International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas; and
    Fisheries Management Act 1991
    to strengthen the Australian Fisheries Management Authority’s ability to deliver and enforce fisheries management in Commonwealth fisheries. Also contains a saving provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    04 Dec 2003 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Fisheries Administration Act 1991
    and
    Fisheries Management Act 1991
    in relation to: deterrence and compliance regimes to deter foreign fishers from illegally fishing in Australian waters; the Australian Fisheries Management Authority’s management of Commonwealth fisheries resources; and ecologically sustainable management of Commonwealth fisheries. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    17 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
    Summary
    Validates certain plans of management determined, amended and/or revoked under the
    Fisheries Management Act 1991
    . Also validates things done under or for the purposes of those plans. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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