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Fisheries Agreements (Payments) Bill 1991



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House: House of Representatives Portfolio: Primary Industries and Energy Purpose To restrict the matters the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) may have regard to when determining a foreign fishing licence.

Background Refer to the Digest for the Fisheries Management Bill 1991.

Main Provisions A decision of the AFMA whether or not to grant a foreign fishing licence provided for under an agreement between the Commonwealth and a foreign government is to be made having regard only to the terms of the agreement. The AFMA may suspend such a licence where an amount payable in relation to the grant of the licence is not paid in accordance with the terms of the agreement. Where an amount owning is paid, the AFMA is to revoke the suspension (clause 5).

A decision of the AFMA whether or not to grant a foreign fishing licence provided for under an agreement between the AFMA and a person or persons, other than a foreign government, is to be made having regard only to the terms of the agreement. The AFMA is not to grant such a licence unless the amount payable in relation to the grant is paid to the Commonwealth in accordance with the terms of the agreement (clause 6).

Bills Digest Service 19 June 1991 Parliamentary Research Service For further information, if required, contact the Economics and Commerce Group on 06 2772460.

This Digest does not have any official legal status. Other sources should be consulted to determine the subsequent official status of the Bill.

Commonwealth of Australia 1991.

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Published by the Department of the Parliamentary Library, 1991.