APPENDIX 2

Civil litigation outcomes

The following table identifies civil litigation outcomes for matters open
in 2015–16.

Civil litigation outcomes

Matter

Fishery

Outcome/Status

Federal Court

Sahring and OHRS v Commonwealth of Australia and Anor

Foreign

This matter is ongoing in relation to the third applicant.

Aregar and Damaryanta v the Commonwealth and AFMA

Foreign

The matter is ongoing.

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Peter Whish-Wilson and Australian Fisheries Management Authority

Small Pelagic Fishery

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner handed down its decision on 27 May 2016. The Office affirmed AFMA’s decision.

Seafish Tasmania and Australian Fisheries Management Authority

Small Pelagic Fishery

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner handed down its decision on 27 May 2016. The Office affirmed AFMA’s decision.

Significant matters

Sahring and OHRS v Commonwealth of Australia and Anor – This matter relates to an attempt to challenge a foreign fishing vessel apprehension, and on behalf of one applicant unlawful detention.

Aregar and Damaryanta v the Commonwealth and AFMA – This is a further attempt to challenge a foreign fishing vessel apprehension.

Peter Whish-Wilson and Australian Fisheries Management Authority/Seafish Tasmania and Australian Fisheries Management Authority – These are decisions by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner reviewing a decision by AFMA under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.