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Foreign Fishing Licences Levy Bill 1991

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House: House of Representatives Portfolio: Primary Industries and Energy Purpose To impose a levy on the grant of certain foreign fishing licences.

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

Main Provisions A levy will be imposed on the grant of foreign fishing licences, except where there is an agreement between the Commonwealth and a foreign government that provides for the grant of foreign fishing licences (clause 4).

The amount of levy payable will be as prescribed by the regulations, or as specified in an agreement between the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) and a person or persons other than a foreign government (clause 5).

The levy will be payable by foreign fishing licence holders, or where an agreement is operating between the AFMA and a person or persons other than a foreign government, the person or persons with whom the AFMA entered into the agreement (clause 6).

The Governor-General may make regulations, including regulations prescribing the rate of levy (clause 7).

Bills Digest Service 18 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.