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Broadcasting Stations Licence Fees Act 1973

Authoritative Version
  • - C1973A00148
  • No longer in force
Act No. 148 of 1973 as made
An Act To amend the Broadcasting Stations Licence Fees Act 1964-1966.
Registered 15 Sep 2010
Date of Assent 22 Nov 1973
Date of repeal 25 Mar 2015
Repealed by Amending Acts 1970 to 1979 Repeal Act 2015

Broadcasting Stations Licence Fees Act 1973

No. 148 of 1973

 

AN ACT

To amend the Broadcasting Stations Licence Fees Act 1964-1966.

[Assented to 22 November 1973]

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen, the Senate and the House of Representatives of Australia, as follows:—

Short title and citation.

1. (1)  This Act may be cited as the Broadcasting Stations Licence Fees Act 1973.

(2) The Broadcasting Stations Licence Fees Act 1964-1966, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Broadcasting Stations Licence Fees Act 1964-1973.

Commencement.

2.   This Act shall be deemed to have come into operation on 22 August 1973.


 

3.  Section 6 of the Broadcasting Stations Licence Fees Act 1964-1966 is repealed and the following section substituted:—

Amount of fees.

“6. (1) There is payable on the grant of a licence, not being a grant by way of the renewal of a licence, a fee of Two hundred dollars.

“(2) There is payable on each anniversary of the date of commencement of a licence that occurs during the period of the licence, and on the grant of a licence that is by way of renewal of a licence, a fee of Two hundred dollars together with—

(a) an amount equal to one per centum of such part of the gross earnings of the station to which, the licence relates during the year ended on 30 June last preceding that anniversary or last preceding the commencement of the period for which the licence is renewed, as the case may be, as does not exceed Five hundred thousand dollars;

(b) an amount equal to one and one-half per centum of such part of those gross earnings as exceeds Five hundred thousand dollars but does not exceed One million dollars;

(c) an amount equal to two per centum of such part of those gross earnings as exceeds One million dollars but does not exceed One million five hundred thousand dollars;

(d) an amount equal to two and one-half per centum of such part of those gross earnings as exceeds One million five hundred thousand dollars but does not exceed Two million dollars;

(e) an amount equal to three per centum of such part of those gross earnings as exceeds Two million dollars but does not exceed Two million five hundred thousand dollars;

(f) an. amount equal to three and one-half per centum of such part of those gross earnings as exceeds Two million five hundred thousand dollars but does not exceed Three million dollars;

(g) an amount equal to four per centum of such part of those gross earnings as exceeds Three million dollars but does not exceed Three million five hundred thousand dollars; and

(h) an amount equal to four and one-half per centum of such part of those gross earnings as exceeds Three million five hundred thousand dollars.

“(3) Where the licensee of a commercial broadcasting station has, with the leave of the Australian. Broadcasting Control Board under section 106 of the Broadcasting and Television Act 1942-1973, adopted an accounting period ending on a day other than 30 June, the reference in sub-section (2) to 30 June shall, in relation to that station, be read as a reference to that other day.”.