In a media release dated the 12 June 2023 Minister Creecy has confirmed that “the appeal decisions in the squid sector were finalised on 12 June 2023. The general published reasons (GPR) for the appeal decisions in the squid sector: 2021/2022 will be published on the department’s website shortly and appellants will also be provided with the outcome of their individual appeal decisions in due course.” (at the date of posting the GPR was not yet available on the Department’s site but interested clients are advised to keep checking)
Of interest is the Minister’s statement that she “was mindful of the need to transform the commercial sector and the need to admit new entrants into the sector”. This is in contradiction to previous announcements that due to the apportionment of commercial permits to the small-scale sector, there was no intention and capacity to introduce new entrants in this sector.
The full media release can be accessed at the below link:
The GPR should set out the Minister’s full reasons for her decisions.