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Act No. 88 of 1991 as made
An Act to provide for the payment of fees for certain applications made under the Telecommunications Act 1991
Date of Assent 26 Jun 1991
Date of repeal 01 Jul 1997
Repealed by Telecommunications (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 1997
 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS (APPLICATION FEES) ACT 1991 No. 88 of 1991

TELECOMMUNICATIONS (APPLICATION FEES) ACT 1991 No. 88 of 1991 - LONG TITLE

An Act to provide for the payment of fees for certain
applications made under the Telecommunications Act 1991

TELECOMMUNICATIONS (APPLICATION FEES) ACT 1991 No. 88 of 1991 - SECT 1
Short title

(Assented to 26 June 1991)
1. This Act may be cited as the Telecommunications (Application Fees) Act 1991.

(Minister's second reading speech made in-
House of Representatives on 7 May 1991
Senate on 29 May 1991)

TELECOMMUNICATIONS (APPLICATION FEES) ACT 1991 No. 88 of 1991 - SECT 2
Commencement

2. (1) Subject to this section, this Act commences on 1 July 1991.
(2) Sections 1 and 2 commence on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS (APPLICATION FEES) ACT 1991 No. 88 of 1991 - SECT 3
Interpretation

3. An expression has in this Act the same meaning as it has in the Telecommunications Act 1991.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS (APPLICATION FEES) ACT 1991 No. 88 of 1991 - SECT 4
Application fees

4. (1) Where a person makes an eligible application of a kind for which the regulations fix a fee, the person must pay that fee to the Commonwealth.
(2) The following applications made to AUSTEL under the Telecommunications Act 1991 are eligible applications:
(a) an application for an authorisation under section 108 of that Act;
(b) an application for variation of a class licence under section 214 of that Act;
(c) an application for registration of an eligible service under section 222 of that Act;
(d) an application for enrolment under section 227 of that Act as a supplier of public access cordless telecommunications services;
(e) an application for a permit under section 257 of that Act;
(f) an application for variation of a permit under section 261 of that Act;
(g) where regulations made because of section 266 of the Telecommunications Act 1991 provide for the payment of a fee for an application for the accreditation of a test house - an application for accreditation under regulations so made;
(h) an application for a cabling licence under section 270 of that Act;
(i) an application for variation of a cabling licence under section 274 of that Act.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS (APPLICATION FEES) ACT 1991 No. 88 of 1991 - SECT 5
Regulations

5. (1) The Governor-General may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act, fixing, for the purposes of subsection 4 (1), fees for eligible applications.
(2) The regulations may fix different fees for different kinds of applications (specified in the regulations) even though all those applications are applications of a kind referred to in the same paragraph of subsection 4 (2).
(3) The regulations must not fix a fee of more than $20,000 for an application of a kind referred to in paragraph 4 (2) (d).
(4) The regulations must not fix a fee of more than $2,000 for an application of any other kind.