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Fisheries Legislation (Consequential Provisions) Bill 1991



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House: House of Representatives Portfolio: Primary Industries and Energy Purpose To make certain amendments to fisheries legislation as a consequence of the proposed enactment of the Fisheries Administration Bill 1990 and the Fisheries Management Bill 1991. The principal amendments will repeal the Continental Shelf (Living Natural Resources) Act 1968, Fisheries Agreements (Payments) Act 1981 and most of the Fisheries Act 1952 ;provide for the establishment of a fisheries research and development corporation; and preserve the effect of existing scientific permits and fishing licences issued under the Fisheries Act 1952 until they expire or are revoked.

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

Main Provisions Clause 3 provides for the repeal of the Continental Shelf (Living Natural Resources) Act 1968, Fisheries Agreements (Payments) Act 1981 and the Fisheries Act 1952, other than Part IV A. (Note: Part IV A of the Fisheries Act 1952 provides for the management of fisheries under joint authorities of the Commonwealth and one or more States or the Northern Territory, or by the Commonwealth only, or by one State or the Northern Territory only.)

Clauses 5-12 are saving and transitional provisions and will preserve the effect of certain provisions of the Fisheries Act 1952 and Continental Shelf (Living Natural Resources) Act 1968, including:

* Fisheries Act 1952 scientific permits , until they expire or are revoked (clause 5); * Fisheries Act 1952 licences, until they expire or are revoked (clause 6); * Part IV A of the Fisheries Act 1952 for two years, unless Part IV A is repealed before then (clause 7); * Continental Shelf (Living Natural Resources) Act 1968 licences and permits; until they expire or are revoked; and * the existing conditions of employment of Australian Fisheries Service employees.

The effect of clauses 13-21 will be to provide for the establishment and funding of a fisheries research and development corporation. Basically, the funds of the corporation will come from levies and the Commonwealth and States.

Bills Digest Service 20 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.