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Fisheries Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

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  • Fisheries Legislation Amendment Bill 2009
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Originating house
House of Representatives
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Amends the: Fisheries Management Act 1991 to: enable the Australian Fisheries Management Authority to undertake certain administrative and licensing functions by an eLicensing system (GOFish); and provide that fisheries officers engaged in investigating suspected illegal fishing can be issued with, and carry, prescribed defensive equipment in the course of their duties; and Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984 to clarify which individuals who receive fish directly from Torres Strait commercial fishers require a fish receiver licence.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25 Nov 2009
Second reading moved 25 Nov 2009
Referred to Main Committee 10 Feb 2010
Second reading debate 25 Feb 2010
Second reading agreed to 25 Feb 2010
Reported from Main Committee 09 Mar 2010
Third reading agreed to 09 Mar 2010
Introduced and read a first time 10 Mar 2010
Second reading moved 10 Mar 2010
Second reading debate 18 Mar 2010
Second reading agreed to 18 Mar 2010
Third reading agreed to 18 Mar 2010
Text of bill as passed both Houses 18 Mar 2010
  • Act no.: 39
  • Year: 2010
13 Apr 2010

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

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

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Schedules of amendments

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