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Fisheries Legislation Amendment Bill 2007

Schedule 1 Fisheries Administration Act 1991

   

1  After paragraph 7(1)(ab)

Insert:

                    (ac)  to advise and assist in relation to the exercise of powers and the performance of functions under the Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984 ;

2  Paragraph 7(1)(ea)

After “on board”, insert “boats used for commercial fishing, including”.

3  Paragraph 7(1)(gb)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                  (gaa)  in addition to the collection of information in the exercise or performance of its other powers and functions—to collect, as authorised (within the meaning of subsection (4)), information relating to the following:

                              (i)  possible breaches of the laws of Australia or of a foreign country;

                             (ii)  the control and protection of Australia’s borders;

                            (iii)  the administration and management of fisheries or marine environments;

                            (iv)  research or monitoring conducted, or proposed to be conducted, into fisheries or marine environments;

                   (gb)  to disclose, as authorised (within the meaning of subsection (4)), information, including personal information, relating to the following:

                              (i)  possible breaches of the laws of Australia or of a foreign country;

                             (ii)  the control and protection of Australia’s borders;

                            (iii)  the administration and management of fisheries or marine environments;

                            (iv)  research or monitoring conducted, or proposed to be conducted, into fisheries or marine environments;

4  Subsection 7(3)

Omit “or in authorising the disclosure of such information,”.

5  Paragraph 7(3)(a)

After “by the”, insert “person or”.

6  Subsection 7(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (4)  Collection or disclosure of information is authorised for the purposes of paragraph (1)(gaa) or (gb) if it is done in accordance with:

                     (a)  this Act, the Fisheries Management Act 1991 or the Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984 ; or

                     (b)  regulations made under an Act mentioned in paragraph (a).

7  After subsection 12(4)

Insert:

          (4A)  However, the requirements of subsection (4) do not have to be met in relation to a director if the Minister appoints the director:

                     (a)  in the period starting on 1 July 2008 and ending on 30 June 2009; and

                     (b)  for a period not exceeding 9 months.

8  After section 93

Insert:

93A   Delegations under the Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984

                   The Managing Director may arrange for a person employed by the Authority to exercise powers and perform functions under a delegation under the Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984 .