23 May 2007
House of Representatives
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
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.