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Air Navigation (Charges) Act 1973

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Act No. 179 of 1973 as made
An Act Relating to Charges in respect of certain Air Navigation Facilities and Services.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Registered 16 Sep 2010
Date of Assent 12 Dec 1973

Air Navigation (Charges) Act 1973

No. 179 of 1973

 

AN ACT

Relating to Charges in respect of certain Air Navigation Facilities and Services.

[Assented to 12 December 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 Air Navigation (Charges) Act 1973.

(2)     The Air Navigation (Charges) Act 1952–1972 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

(3)     The Principal Act, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Air Navigation (Charges) Act 1952–1973.

Commencement.

2.    This Act shall come into operation on 1 December 1973.

Interpretation.

3.    Section 2 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from the definition of “Australia” in sub-section (1) the words “of the Commonwealth”.


 

First Schedule, para. 1.

4.    Paragraph 1 of the First Schedule to the Principal Act is repealed and the following paragraph substituted:—

“1.   A charge is payable, in accordance with this Schedule, by the holder of an airline licence in respect of—

(a) a flight made between places in Australia, in the course of regular public transport operations, by an aircraft (other than a foreign aircraft) operated by him; and

(b) a flight made between places in Australia by a foreign aircraft operated by him, not being a training flight referred to in paragraph 5a.”.

First Schedule, paras, 2a and 2b.

5.    After paragraph 2 of the First Schedule to the Principal Act the following paragraphs are inserted:—

“2a. (1)     Where an aircraft, other than a foreign aircraft, operated by the holder of an airline licence commences to make a flight between one place in Australia and another place in Australia solely for the purpose of—

(a) enabling the carrying out of any maintenance of that aircraft at that other place;

(b) transporting to that other place persons required, or goods required for use, in connexion with the maintenance of aircraft operated by that holder; or

(c) enabling that aircraft to make from that other place a flight, in respect of which a charge is payable under any other paragraph of this Schedule,

or solely for two or more of those purposes, and does not return to that first-mentioned place without a landing at any other place—

(d) a charge is payable by that holder in respect of the flight actually made, whether or not the flight actually made was made to that second-mentioned place; and

(e) a charge is payable by that holder in respect of each flight, not being a flight in respect of which a charge referred to in clause (d) of this sub-paragraph or any other paragraph of this Schedule is payable, made by that aircraft after the flight referred to in that clause until the aircraft has returned to that first-mentioned place.

“(2)   In sub-paragraph (1), ‘maintenance’ includes inspection, overhaul, modification, repair and replacement of parts.

“2b. (1)     A charge is payable by the owner of an aircraft in respect of a flight made between places in Australia by that aircraft solely for the purpose of demonstrating that aircraft.

“(2)   This paragraph applies in relation to a flight commencing and ending at the one place in Australia without a landing at any other place in like manner as it applies in relation to a flight between places in Australia.”.


 

First Schedule, para. 3.

6.    Paragraph 3 of the First Schedule to the Principal Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following sub-paragraph:—

“(2)     For the purposes of paragraphs 2a and 2b, a flight between two places by way of an intermediate stopping place or intermediate stopping places shall be deemed to be a flight between those two places.”.

First Schedule, para. 4.

7.    Paragraph 4 of the First Schedule to the Principal Act is amended by omitting from sub-paragraphs (1) aad (1a) the words “paragraph 1 or 2 of this Schedule” and substituting the words “paragraph 1, 2, 2a or 2b”.

First Schedule, para, 6.

8.    Paragraph 6 of the First. Schedule to the Principal Act is amended by omitting from sub-paragraph (2) all the words from and including the word “occurs” and substituting the words “occurs in the course of charter operations, aerial work operations or private operations in a period in respect of which a charge has been paid, or is payable, in respect of the aircraft under Schedule 2.”.

First Schedule, para, 7.

9.    Paragraph 7 of the First Schedule to the Principal Act is amended, by omitting the table in sub-paragraph (1) and substituting the following table:—

Column 1

Column 2

Weight of aircraft in kilogrammes

Amount of unit charge

Not more than 500..........................................

7 cents

More than 500 but not more than 9,000.........

10 cents for each 450 kilogrammes, or part of 450 kilogrammes, of the weight of the aircraft

More than 9,000 but not more than 20,000....

$2.00 plus 24 cents for each 500 kilogrammes, or part of 500 kilogrammes, by which the weight of the aircraft exceeds 9.000 kilogrammes

More than 20,000 but not more than 100,000

$7.28 plus 29.5 cents for each 500 kilogrammes, or part of 500 kilogrammes, by which the weight of the aircraft exceeds 20,000 kilogrammes

More than 100,000.........................................

$54.48 plus 27.3 cents for each 500 kilogrammes, or part of 500 kilogrammes, by which the weight of the aircraft exceeds 100,000 kilogrammes

First Schedule, para. 9.

10.  Paragraph 9 of the First Schedule to the Principal Act is amended by omitting the words “paragraph 1 or 2 of this Schedule” and substituting the words “paragraph 1, 2, 2a, 2b or 5a”.

First Schedule, table of flights.

11.  (1)     The table of flights in the First Schedule to the Principal Act is amended by inserting after each item, the number of which appears in the first column of Schedule 1 to this Act the item or items set out in the second, third and fourth columns of Schedule 1 to this Act opposite to that first-mentioned number.

(2)   The table of flights in the First Schedule to the Principal Act is amended as set out in Schedule 2 to this Act.


 

Second Schedule, para. 3.

12.  Paragraph 3 of the Second Schedule to the Principal Act is amended by omitting sub-paragraph (1) and substituting the following sub-paragraph:—

“(1) The weekly rate of charge applicable under this Schedule to an aircraft of a type described in Column 1 of the following table is an amount ascertained by multiplying the unit charge for that aircraft—

(a) if the weight of that aircraft does not exceed 9,000 kilogrammes—by the factor specified in Column 2 of that table opposite to the description of that type of aircraft in Column 1; or

(b) if the weight of the aircraft exceeds 9,000 kilogrammes—by the factor specified in Column 3 of that table opposite to the description of that type of aircraft in Column 1.

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Type of aircraft

Factor if weight of aircraft does not exceed 9,000 kilogrammes

Factor if weight of aircraft exceeds 9,000 kilogrammes

Private aircraft............................................................

12

24

Aerial work aircraft....................................................

24

48

Charter aircraft...........................................................

30

60

Second Schedule, para. 4.

13.  Paragraph 4 of the Second Schedule to the Principal Act is amended—

(a) by omitting from, clause (a) the word “and”; and

(b) by adding at the end of clause (b) the following word and clause:—

“and; (c) the weight of an aircraft is the weight that is taken to be the weight of the aircraft for the purposes of subparagraph (1) of paragraph 7 of Schedule 1.”.

Second Schedule, para. 10.

14.  Paragraph 10 of the Second Schedule to the Principal Act is amended by inserting after sub-paragraph (1) the following subparagraph:—

“(1a)  Where it is shown to the satisfaction of a person authorized under sub-paragraph (1) to authorize remissions or refunds of the whole or any part of charges payable or paid under this Schedule that, between flights made by an aircraft during a year in respect of which a charge is payable under this Schedule in respect of that aircraft, that aircraft will not be, or was not, as the case may be, ordinarily kept at an aerodrome operated by Australia or in respect of which Australia provides financial assistance, that person shall authorize a remission or refund, as the case may be, of one-third of the amount of the charge payable under this Schedule in respect of that aircraft in respect of that year.”.

Third Schedule, para. 1.

15.  Paragraph 1 of the Third Schedule to the Principal Act is amended by omitting the words “in the course of regular public transport operations”.


 

Application of amendments.

16.  (1)     To the extent that the amendments made by sections 9 and 12 affect a charge payable in respect of a year of registration of an aircraft or a charge payable by the owner of a foreign aircraft in respect of a week or part of a week, those amendments apply in the case of such a charge that is payable in respect of a year, or in respect of a week or part of a week, commencing on or after 1 December 1973.

(2)   The amendment made by section 14 applies in relation to charges paid or payable in respect of a year of registration of an aircraft commencing on or after 1 December 1973.

Additional amendments.

17.  The Principal Act is amended as set out in Schedule 3.

 


 

SCHEDULE 1                                             Section 11(1)

ITEMS INSERTED IN THE TABLE OF FLIGHTS IN THE FIRST SCHEDULE TO THE PRINCIPAL ACT

Items after which inserted

Items inserted in Table- of Flights in First Schedule to Principal Act

1

1a

Canberra-Albury..................................................................................

1

4

4a

Canberra-Newcastle.............................................................................

2

59

59a

Sydney-Newcastle...............................................................................

l

63

63a

Sydney-Orange....................................................................................

2

67b

67c

Sydney-Rockhampton..........................................................................

6

84

84a

Brisbane-Birdsville..............................................................................

3

88

88a

Brisbane-Bundaberg by way of Rockhampton....................................

3

93

93a

Brisbane-Condomine (Miles)...............................................................

l

 

93b

Brisbane-Coolangatta...........................................................................

1

94

94a

Brisbane-Datby....................................................................................

1

105

105a

Brisbane-Hobart...................................................................................

10

120

120a

Brisbane-Newcastle.............................................................................

3

162

162a

Melbourne-Newcastle..........................................................................

5

176

176a

Adelaide-Amata...................................................................................

3

 

176b

Adelaide-Arkaroola..............................................................................

2

 

176c

Adelaide-Ayers Rock...........................................................................

3

 

176d

Adelaide-Birdsville..............................................................................

4

193

193a

Adelaide-Port Lincoln by way of Kingscote........................................

2

225

225a

Perth-Wiluna........................................................................................

2

239

239aa

Darwin-Port Moresby..........................................................................

7

244

244a

Alice Springs-Ayers Rock...................................................................

2

251

251a

Alice Spriags-Tamworth......................................................................

4

254a

254b

Cairns-Auntkum..................................................................................

2

 

254c

Cairns-Bamaga.....................................................................................

2

 

254d

Cairns-Bulimba....................................................................................

1

255

255aa

Cairns-Drumduff.................................................................................

1

255b

255c

Cairns-Groote Eylandt.........................................................................

3

256

256a

Cairns-Karumba...................................................................................

2

260a

260b

Cairns-Musgrave.................................................................................

1

263

263aa

Cairns Starcke......................................................................................

1

288d

288da

Mount Isa-Tennant Creek....................................................................

2

288g

288h

Port Hedland- Nullagine......................................................................

1

289

289aa

Port Moresby-Dam..............................................................................

2

289b

289ha

Port Moresby-Gurney..........................................................................

2

290

290a

Port Moresby-Maekay.........................................................................

6

292

292aa

Port Moresby-Vanimo.........................................................................

5

302

302a

Townsville-Charters Towers................................................................

1

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SCHEDULE 2                                               Section 11(2)

AMENDMENTS OF THE TABLE OF FLIGHTS IN THE FIRST SCHEDULE TO THE PRINCIPAL ACT

Omit items 6a and 82.

 

Omit item 8, substitute the following item:—

 

“8

Sydney-Alice Springs.......................................................................

                8”.

Omit item 30, substitute the following item:—

 

“30

Sydney-Cowra..................................................................................

                2”.

Omit item 52aaa, substitute the following item:—

 

“52aaa

Sydney-Maroochydore

                5”.

Omit item 88, substitute the following item:—

 

“88

Brishane-Bundaberg..........................................................................

                2”.

Omit items 133, 134, 174, 231a and 238a.

 

Omit item 254a, substitute the following item:—

 

“254a

Cairns-Alice Springs.........................................................................

                6”.

Omit item 260a, substitute the following item:—

 

“260a

Cairns-Alice Springs.........................................................................

                4”.

Omit item 291b, substitute the following item:—

 

“291b

Port Moresby-Mount Hagen.............................................................

                3”.


 

SCHEDULE 3                                               Section 17

ADDITIONAL AMENDMENTS

Provision

Amendment

Section 5..............................

Omit “to this Act”.

Section 6(2).........................

Omit “the First Schedule to this Act”, substitute. “Schedule 1”.

Schedules............................

Omit “THE SCHEDULES.”.

First Schedule......................

Omit “FIRST SCHEDULE.”, substitute “SCHEDULE 1”.

First Schedule, paragraph 2..

Omit from clause (b) “the Second Schedule to this Act”, insert “Schedule 2”.

First Schedule, paragraph 3..

Omit “of this Schedule”.

First Schedule, paragraph 8..

Omit from clause (c) “of this Schedule”.

Second Schedule.................

Omit “SECOND SCHEDULE.”, substitute “SCHEDULE 2”.

Second Schedule, paragraph 3

Omit from sub-paragraph (3) “of this Schedule”.

Second Schedule, paragraph 4

Omit from clause (b) “the First Schedule to this Act,” substitute “Schedule 1”.

Second Schedule, paragraph 6

Omit “the First Schedule to this Act” (wherever occurring), substitute “Schedule 1”.

Third Schedule....................

Omit “THIRD SCHEDULE.”, substitute “SCHEDULE 3”.

Third Schedule, paragraph 3

Omit from sub-paragraph (2) “the First Schedule to this Act”, substitute “Schedule 1”.