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(a) Operating an effective compliance and enforcement regime encompassing: Measures to maximise voluntary compliance Risk-based, intelligence driven, and targeted domestic operations Building and maintaining strategic links and relationships with relevant law enforcement agenciesOperating effective foreign fisheries compliance enforcement and capacity building by: Implementing strategies to deter and eliminate IUU foreign fishing in Australian waters and on the high seas where Australia has an interest Delivering capacity building programs internationally and providing technical input to support key regional and international fishing bodiesObjective 4 Deliver effective, cost efficient and accountable management of Commonwealth fisheries resources
AFMA provides the fisheries focus within the Australian Government Civil Maritime Surveillance and Response Program and is responsible for the administration of legislation on illegal fishing in the Australian Fishing Zone. AFMA deters and prevents illegal foreign fishing by carrying out education programs, cooperative enforcement operations, prosecution of offenders, confiscation of boats and capacity building projects.
The Attorney-General’s portfolio includes the High Court of Australia, which is part of the Commonwealth, is an “agency” named in the annual Appropriation Acts and is in the “General Government Sector”. However, it is not a Commonwealth entity under the PGPA Act, due to its status under its enabling legislation, which also sets its employment framework.
A listed entity is a non-corporate Commonwealth entity prescribed by an Act or the PGPA Rule. All non-corporate Commonwealth entities are “listed entities” except for Departments of State and Parliamentary Departments.
Type of Body
Non-corporate Commonwealth entity is a Commonwealth entity that is not a body corporate.*
Corporate Commonwealth entity is a Commonwealth entity that is a body corporate.*
A Commonwealth company is a Corporations Act 2001 company that the Commonwealth controls.