Fisheries Legislation Amendment (Representation) Bill 2017

Type
Government
Portfolio
Agriculture and Water Resources
Originating house
Senate
Status
Assent
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the: Fisheries Administration Act 1991 to: provide that the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) must have regard to the objective of ensuring that the interests of commercial, recreational and Indigenous fishers are taken into account in the performance of its functions; provide an additional eligibility criteria for AFMA commissioners of expertise in matters relating to recreational or Indigenous fishing; provide restrictions on the appointment of commissioners who hold an executive position in a fishing representative organisation; increase the maximum size of management advisory committees from seven to ten (in addition to the Chair and the AFMA staff member); and require AFMA to try as far as practical to have memberships of commercial and recreational fishers on management advisory committees; and Fisheries Management Act 1991 to provide that the minister, AFMA and Joint Authorities established under the Act must have regard to ensuring that the interests of commercial, recreational and Indigenous fishers are taken into account in the performance of their functions.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 08 Feb 2017
Second reading moved 08 Feb 2017
Second reading debate 10 Aug 2017
Second reading agreed to 10 Aug 2017
Third reading agreed to 10 Aug 2017
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14 Aug 2017
Second reading moved 24 Oct 2017
Second reading debate 24 Oct 2017
Referred to Federation Chamber 24 Oct 2017
Second reading debate 26 Oct 2017
Second reading agreed to 26 Oct 2017
Reported from Federation Chamber 26 Oct 2017
Third reading agreed to 26 Oct 2017
Finally passed both Houses 26 Oct 2017
Assent
  • Act no: 123
  • Year: 2017
06 Nov 2017

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Proposed amendments

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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.

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Schedules of amendments

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