Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters FishingBoating Features Photo Gallery Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising
Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising MarineBusiness-World
Sail-World.com : Industry urged to disengage from Marine Management Plan process
Industry urged to disengage from Marine Management Plan process

   Click Here to view large photo

The Australian Marine Alliance (AMA) is urging industry to seriously consider the merits of consulting over Draft Management Plans under the Marine Bio-Regional Planning Process (MBPP) when the process under the Gillard Government’s leadership was unanimously viewed as flawed.

Dean Logan, AMA CEO argued, 'Yet again industry is being asked to ‘comment’ on serious resource management issues, that deliver negligible environmental benefits, with a gun pointed to its head.

'We were therefore left – along with others - with no alternative but to disengage and to ask the Commonwealth Ombudsman to formally investigate the administrative handling of the MBPP, addressing but not limited to the following.'

• Major structural processes within the MBPP were decommissioned by SEWPaC without notice. This is in breach of Federal Government guidelines that stipulate key stakeholders should be consulted at all stages of the regulatory and policy cycle;
• The relationship between SEWPaC and Bureau of Rural Sciences (BRS) was considered a commercial in confidence relationship raising concerns of policy transparency;
• SEWPaC has failed to articulate scientifically the threats fishing poses to the marine environment and therefore clarify action proportional to the threat, as required;
• A range of feasible policy alternatives including a co-regulatory management framework and the associated environmental benefits, have not been placed on the table, as required;
• The greatest net benefit to the community is not being achieved at any level, as required;
• Local councils, shires and governments have not been effectively consulted Competition Principles, as stipulated and required;
• Total closures are over 10 times the size of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP). Compensation for the GBRMP sits at $250M and yet only $100M has been set-aside for the MBPP. Industry has already disengaged from this process for this reason;
• The ABARES socio economic assessment and modeling was rushed, lacked formal structure and considered one of the worst processes many have seen in over 20 years. Again this is in breach of stated guidelines and principles that SEWPaC must follow;
• The Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) is widely and independently viewed as flawed, breaching a range of stated principles and guidelines set down by The Office of Best Practice Regulation.

Mr Logan continued, 'It is clear that a range of additional breaches are evidenced some of which will most certainly be subject to legal challenge.

'What concerns many is that the Gillard Government substantiated moving forward on 487,434 submissions - 480,000 of which were computer generated from overseas - and yet have categorically failed to effectively implement their own rules and guidelines and therefore consult Australian communities, businesses, and families.

'It is also interesting to note that it took SEWPaC 6 years to table the South East Draft Management Plan and only 3 months to table the South West, North West, North, Temperate East and Coral Sea Draft Management Plans.

'Industry should question the merits of a rushed consultation of management plans until a full investigation is complete, structural reform evidenced or until the federal election is over. In our view industry, communities, families and the environment deserve better,' ended Mr Logan.

More at www.australianmarinealliance.com.au


by Dean Logan AMA

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=106059

12:39 AM Tue 29 Jan 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







Power Boat News





























Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,






























Yamaha inspires students to succeed by Yamaha Motor Australia,








Swan celebrates sales success *Feature
4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo on the horizon
Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science
Stealth i14 out of China
Bivalves' ability to clean chemicals from waterways
Brisbane Boat Show 2014 - New boat engines set to rev up interest
Two rescued in tow from 13km offshore
Enhancing boating safety in the Mallacoota region
National 4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo - 4WD heaven
Yanmar selected for big torque at low revs
Sydney Boat Show display winners recognised *Feature
China Yachting Conference lines up the speakers
2014 National 4x4 Outdoors Show: Popularity of caravanning and camping
2015 Sydney Inte'l Boat Show - Boating Industry commences planning
Last chance to join 2014 Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous
Dangerous conditions for boaters from this evening
Pacific Boating membership offers hassle-free boating *Feature
Marine15 expands trade, networking and B2B opportunities *Feature
2014 Auckland on the Water Boatshow - Huge prize packs up for grabs
4X4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo wows water lovers
John Wilson has sights set on second P1 SuperStock title   
Torquay Grand Prix - Pertemps tops table on penultimate day   
Plain sailing for yachts with river cargo ship ban in Shanghai   
Dangerous conditions for boaters from this afternoon   
Sydney Int'l Boat Show - Stellar results for Multihull Solutions   
NSW Environment Minister awards 'Fish Friendly' Marina Accreditations   
Refurbished Protector project 'better than buying new'   
Gold Coast International Marine Expo - High-Diver Steve Black is back   
4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing and Boating Expo - Campfire cooking corner   
See the heat with FLIR ONE *Feature   
John Temple to retire, Will Sangster appointed General Manager   
Multihull Central launches Aquila range at SIBS *Feature   
If all else fails read the instructions!!   
If all else fails read the instructions!!   
Sun shines on recreational boating at Sydney International Boat Show   
Phuket Yacht Show: new kid on the block taking on PIMEX? *Feature   
2014 Offshore Superboat Championships - The boats are back!   
Sydney International Boat Show - Days 3 & 4 *Feature   
Kirby Marine launch 13metre Naiad Tender   
Shellfish reefs in Port Phillip Bay to be rejuvenated   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png   http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL VIR PBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT