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Act No. 31 of 2004 as made
An Act to amend the Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Act 1997, and for related purposes
Administered by: Home Affairs
Originating Bill: Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment Bill 2003
Date of Assent 05 Apr 2004
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Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment Act 2004

 

No. 31, 2004

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Act 1997, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

3............ Schedule(s).......................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                 1

Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Act 1997                          1

 


 

 

Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment Act 2004

No. 31, 2004

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Act 1997, and for related purposes

[Assented to 5 April 2004]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment Act 2004.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

5 April 2004

2.  Schedule 1

At the same time as Schedule 1 to the Migration Legislation Amendment (Migration Agents Integrity Measures) Act 2004 commences.

1 July 2004

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or edited in any published version of this Act.

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 1Amendments

  

Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Act 1997

1  Title

Omit “on applications by individuals for registration as”, substitute “in relation to the registration of”.

2  Before section 1

Insert:

Part 1Preliminary

  

3  After section 2

Insert:

Part 2Imposition of charge on registration applications

  

4  Section 3

Omit “this Act”, substitute “this Part”.

5  At the end of the Act

Add:

Part 3Imposition of charge in respect of the status of a migration agent’s registration

  

9  Interpretation

             (1)  In this Part:

Charge Regulations means the Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Regulations 1998.

immigration assistance has the same meaning as in Part 3 of the Migration Act 1958.

non‑commercial application fee means charge payable under regulation 5 of the Charge Regulations.

registered migration agent has the same meaning as in Part 3 of the Migration Act 1958.

             (2)  For the purposes of this Part, a registered migration agent gives immigration assistance on a commercial basis if he or she gives immigration assistance:

                     (a)  on a commercial, or for‑profit, basis; or

                     (b)  as a member of, or a person associated with, an organisation that operates on a commercial, or for‑profit, basis.

             (3)  The regulations may make provision for and in relation to working out the day on which a registered migration agent begins to give immigration assistance on a commercial basis.

10  Imposition of charge

                   Charge is imposed in respect of a registered migration agent:

                     (a)  who paid the non‑commercial application fee in relation to his or her current period of registration; and

                     (b)  who gives immigration assistance on a commercial basis at any time during that period.

11  Who must pay charge?

                   Charge is payable by the registered migration agent.

12  Amount of charge

Amount of charge

             (1)  The amount of charge payable by the registered migration agent is the amount worked out using this formula:

where:

commercial application fee means the amount of charge that would have been payable by the agent under regulation 4 of the Charge Regulations, if that regulation had applied in relation to his or her current period of registration.

paid fee means the non‑commercial application fee paid by the agent in relation to his or her current period of registration.

remaining period means the period:

                     (a)  beginning on the first day in the current period of the agent’s registration on which he or she gives immigration assistance on a commercial basis; and

                     (b)  ending on the last day of the current period of the agent’s registration.

Rounding

             (2)  If the amount worked out using the formula is not a number of whole dollars, it is to be rounded down to the nearest whole dollar.

13  Regulations

                   The Governor‑General may make regulations for the purposes of this Part.

6  Application

The amendments made by this Schedule apply in relation to registrations taking place after the commencement of this Schedule.


 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 17 September 2003

Senate on 8 October 2003]

(145/03)