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Fisheries Legislation Amendment (Representation) Bill 2017


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Agriculture and Water Resources

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 of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 08/02/17  
Second reading moved 08/02/17  
Second reading debate 10/08/17  
Second reading agreed to 10/08/17  
Third reading agreed to 10/08/17  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14/08/17  
Second reading moved 24/10/17  
Second reading debate 24/10/17  
Referred to Federation Chamber 24/10/17  
Second reading debate 26/10/17  
Second reading agreed to 26/10/17  
Reported from Federation Chamber 26/10/17  
Third reading agreed to 26/10/17  
     
Finally passed both Houses 26/10/17  
Assent 06/11/17 Act no: 123 - Year: 2017
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)