Fisheries Legislation Amendment (New Governance Arrangements for the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and Other Matters) Bill 2008

Type
Government
Portfolio
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
42
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.

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 20 Mar 2008
Second reading moved 20 Mar 2008
Referred to Main Committee 03 Jun 2008
Second reading debate 04 Jun 2008
Second reading agreed to 04 Jun 2008
Consideration in detail debate 04 Jun 2008
Reported from Main Committee 04 Jun 2008
Third reading agreed to 04 Jun 2008
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 16 Jun 2008
Second reading moved 16 Jun 2008
Second reading debate 19 Jun 2008
Second reading agreed to 19 Jun 2008
Third reading agreed to 19 Jun 2008
Assent
  • Act no.: 36
  • Year: 2008
24 Jun 2008

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Text of bill

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

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