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Fishing Levy Act 1991

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Act No. 156 of 1991 as made
An Act to impose a levy in respect of fishing concessions
Administered by: Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Date of Assent 21 Oct 1991

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Fishing Levy Act 1991

No. 156 of 1991

 

An Act to impose a levy in respect of fishing concessions

[Assented to 21 October 1991]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

Short title

1. This Act may be cited as the Fishing Levy Act 1991.

Commencement

2. (1) Sections 1 and 2 commence on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), the remaining provisions of this Act commence on a day to be fixed by Proclamation.

(3) If a provision mentioned in subsection (2) does not commence under that subsection within the period of 6 months commencing on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, it commences on the first day after the end of that period.


 

Interpretation

3. In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

"fishing concession" means a fishing concession within the meaning of the Fisheries Management Act 1991 other than a foreign fishing licence granted under Part 3 of that Act.

Application of Act

4. This Act extends to every external Territory and applies both within and outside Australia.

Imposition of levy

5. Levy is imposed in respect of a fishing concession.

Amount of levy

6. The amount of levy is such amount as is prescribed.

By whom is levy payable?

7. Levy is payable by the person who, at the time at which the levy is due and payable, is the holder of the fishing concession.

Regulations

8. The Governor-General may make regulations for the purposes of section 6.

[Minister's second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 31 May 1991 a.m.

Senate on 6 June 1991]