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Act No. 55 of 1989 as made
An Act to provide for the payment of fees in respect of applications made under the Telecommunications Act 1989
Date of Assent 14 Jun 1989
Date of repeal 01 Jul 1991
Repealed by Telecommunications (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 1991
 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS (APPLICATION FEES) ACT 1989
No. 55, 1989

TELECOMMUNICATIONS (APPLICATION FEES) ACT 1989
No. 55, 1989 - LONG TITLE

An Act to provide for the payment of fees in respect of
applications made under the Telecommunications Act 1989

TELECOMMUNICATIONS (APPLICATION FEES) ACT 1989
No. 55, 1989 - SECT 1 Short title

(Assented to 14 June 1989)
1. This Act may be cited as the Telecommunications (Application Fees) Act 1989.

(Minister's second reading speech made in-
House of Representatives on 13 April 1989
Senate on 11 May 1989)

TELECOMMUNICATIONS (APPLICATION FEES) ACT 1989
No. 55, 1989 - SECT 2
Commencement

2. (1) Subject to subsection (2), this Act commences on a day to be fixed by Proclamation.

(2) If this Act does not commence under subsection (1) within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, it commences on the first day after the end of that period.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS (APPLICATION FEES) ACT 1989
No. 55, 1989 - SECT 3
Interpretation

3. Expressions used in this Act have the same meaning as in the Telecommunications Act 1989.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS (APPLICATION FEES) ACT 1989
No. 55, 1989 - SECT 4
Application fees

4. (1) There is payable to the Commonwealth by a person who makes an application of a kind referred to in subsection (2) a fee fixed by the regulations in respect of applications of that kind.

(2) The following applications made to AUSTEL under the Telecommunications Act 1989 are applications in respect of which fees are payable:
(a) an application for variation of a class licence under section 80 of that Act;
(b) an application for registration of a value added service or private network service under section 88 of that Act;
(c) an application for a permit under section 117 of that Act;
(d) an application for variation of a permit under section 121 of that Act;
(e) where regulations made for the purposes of section 127 of the Telecommunications Act 1989 provide for the payment of a fee for an application for the accreditation of a test house-an application for accreditation under regulations made for the purposes of that section of that Act;
(f) an application for a cabling licence under section 130 of that Act;
(g) an application for variation of a cabling licence under section 134 of that Act.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS (APPLICATION FEES) ACT 1989
No. 55, 1989 - SECT 5
Regulations

5. (1) The Governor-General may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act fixing fees for the purposes of subsection 4 (1).
(2) The regulations may fix different fees for different categories of applications (specified in the regulations) even though all those applications are applications referred to in the same paragraph in subsection 4 (2).

(3) The regulations shall not fix a fee exceeding $500.