Agriculture and Water Resources
On 11 May 2015, as part of the 2015-16 Budget, the Government announced that the Statutory Fishing Rights Allocation Review Panel (SFRARP) would be ceased and its functions consolidated within the Department of Agriculture. On 1 December 2016, the Agriculture and Water Resources Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 was tabled in parliament that amended the original decision - the Statutory Fishing Rights Allocation Review Panel functions will now be transferred to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and cease as a separate review body.
The Statutory Fishing Rights Allocation Review Panel (SFRARP) reviews the merits of administrative decisions made by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority. The panel consists of the principal member and up to five other members, appointed by the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources. The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources provides the Registry support for SFRARP. On 11 May 2015, as part of the 2015-16 Budget, the Government announced that the Statutory Fishing Rights Allocation Review Panel (SFRARP) would be ceased in efforts towards a smaller and sustainable government. Legislative amendments are underway to abolish SFRARP, and transfer the merit review functions of the Panel to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Fisheries Management Act 1991

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    6

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Regulatory / Review / Inquiry / Commission

  • Creation Date

    2 July 1991

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Other Mr. Gordon Neil 10 May 2011 1 January 2099
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