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Migration (Visa Application) Charge Amendment Act 2003

  • - C2004A01091
  • In force - Latest Version
Act No. 6 of 2003 as made
An Act to amend the Migration (Visa Application) Charge Act 1997, and for related purposes
Administered by: Immigration and Citizenship
Originating Bill: Migration (Visa Application) Charge Amendment Bill 2002
Date of Assent 19 Mar 2003
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Migration (Visa Application) Charge Amendment Act 2003

 

No. 6, 2003

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Migration (Visa Application) Charge Act 1997, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 1

3............ Schedule(s).......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Migration (Visa Application) Charge Act 1997                        3

 


 

 

Migration (Visa Application) Charge Amendment Act 2003

No. 6, 2003

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Migration (Visa Application) Charge Act 1997, and for related purposes

[Assented to 19 March 2003]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Migration (Visa Application) Charge Amendment Act 2003.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day after it receives the Royal Assent.

3  Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.


 

Schedule 1Migration (Visa Application) Charge Act 1997

  

1  After section 3

Insert:

3A  Definitions

                   In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

contributory parent visa means a permanent or temporary visa included in a class of visas under regulations made under the Migration Act 1958, being a class that has the words “contributory parent” or “contributory aged parent” in its title.

Contributory Parent Visa Composite Index means the Contributory Parent Visa Composite Index, expressed as a percentage, published by the Australian Government Actuary for a financial year.

2  At the end of subsection 5(1)

Add “, unless the visa application is for a contributory parent visa”.

Note:       The heading to section 5 is altered by adding “—most visas” at the end.

3  At the end of the Act

Add:

6  The visa application charge limit—contributory parent visas

Financial year beginning 1 July 2002

             (1)  The charge limit in relation to a visa application for a contributory parent visa made during the financial year beginning on 1 July 2002 is $26,745.

Later financial years

             (2)  The charge limit for a later financial year is the amount worked out under subsection (3) or (5), depending on the amount of the Contributory Parent Visa Composite Index for the later financial year.

Contributory Parent Visa Composite Index more than zero

             (3)  If the Contributory Parent Visa Composite Index for the later financial year is more than zero, the charge limit for that financial year is the amount worked out using the following formula, then rounded under subsection (4):

where:

previous charge limit means the charge limit for the financial year before the later financial year.

             (4)  If an amount worked out under the formula in subsection (3) is not a multiple of $5, the amount is to be rounded as follows:

                     (a)  if the amount exceeds the nearest lower multiple of $5 by $2.50 or more—round the amount up to the nearest higher multiple of $5;

                     (b)  in any other case—round the amount down to the nearest lower multiple of $5.

Contributory Parent Visa Composite Index zero or less

             (5)  If the Contributory Parent Visa Composite Index for the later financial year is zero or less, the charge limit for the later financial year is the same as the charge limit for the financial year before the later financial year.


 

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 5 December 2002

Senate on 3 March 2003]

 

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