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Television Licence Fees Amendment Act 1991

  • - C2004A04260
  • No longer in force
Act No. 185 of 1991 as made
An Act to amend the Television Licence Fees Act 1964
Date of Assent 06 Dec 1991
Date of repeal 10 Mar 2016
Repealed by Amending Acts 1990 to 1999 Repeal Act 2016
 

TELEVISION LICENCE FEES AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 185 of 1991

TELEVISION LICENCE FEES AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 185 of 1991 - LONG TITLE

An Act to amend the Television Licence Fees Act 1964

TELEVISION LICENCE FEES AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 185 of 1991 - SECT 1
Short title etc.

(Assented to 6 December 1991)
1.(1) This Act may be cited as the Television Licence Fees Amendment Act 1991.
(2) In this Act, "Principal Act" means the Television Licence Fees Act 1964.*1*

(Minister's second reading speech made in-
House of Representatives on 6 November 1991
Senate on 26 November 1991)
*1* No. 118, 1964, as amended. For previous amendments, see No. 93, 1966; Nos. 103 and 189, 1976; No. 96, 1977; No. 51, 1978; No. 169, 1981; No. 156, 1982; No. 59, 1983; No. 69, 1985; and Nos. 14, 67 and 117, 1987.

TELEVISION LICENCE FEES AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 185 of 1991 - SECT 2
Commencement

2. This Act commences on 31 December 1992.

TELEVISION LICENCE FEES AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 185 of 1991 - SECT 3
Interpretation

3. Section 4 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting ", a remote television licence or a supplementary television licence" from the definition of "licence" in subsection (1) and substituting "or a remote television licence".

TELEVISION LICENCE FEES AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 185 of 1991 - SECT 4
Amount of fees

4. Section 6 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting subsection (2) and substituting the following subsection:
"(2) Subject to section 6A, there is payable by a licensee:
(a) on each 31 December that occurs during the period of the licence; and
(b) on:
(i) if the licence's period ends on a 31 December or a day within the first 6 months of a calendar year - the first 31 December after the licence's period; or
(ii) if the licence's period ends on any other day in a calendar year - each 31 December that occurs during the 18 months immediately following the licence's period;
a fee of an amount equal to the relevant percentage of the gross earnings in respect of the licence during the period of one year ending on the 30 June last preceding the 31 December.".

TELEVISION LICENCE FEES AMENDMENT ACT 1991 No. 185 of 1991 - SECT 5
Change of accounting period - effect on fees payable

5. Section 6A of the Principal Act is amended:
(a) by omitting from paragraph (a) "this Act on an anniversary of the date of commencement of the licence, being a fee that is calculated by reference to" and substituting "subsection 6(2) on a 31 December in respect of";
(b) by omitting from paragraph (b) "this Act on the next anniversary of the date of commencement of the licence, being a fee calculated by reference to" and substituting "that subsection on the next 31 December in respect of".