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Act No. 87 of 1992 as made
An Act to impose a levy on renewals of individuals' registrations as migration agents
Date of Assent 30 Jun 1992
Date of repeal 21 Mar 1998
Repealed by Migration Legislation Amendment (Migration Agents) Act 1997

 

 

 

Migration Agents Registration (Renewal)

Levy Act 1992

No. 87 of 1992

An Act to impose a levy on renewals of individuals’ registrations as migration agents

[Assented to 30 June 1992]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

Short title

1.  This Act may be cited as the Migration Agents Registration (Renewal) Levy Act 1992.

Commencement

2.  This Act commences on the day on which the Migration Amendment Act (No. 3) 1992 commences.

Interpretation

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

“entrance applicant”, “immigration assistance”, “immigration case”, “paid immigration assistance” and “registered agent” have the same meanings as in Part 2A of the Migration Act 1958.

Imposition of levy

4.  Levy is imposed on the renewal of an individual’s registration as a registered agent.


Exemption

5. Levy is not imposed on the renewal of the registration of a registered agent who gives immigration assistance to entrance applicants only in his or her capacity as an employee of, or a voluntary worker for, a person or organisation that does not charge entrance applicants a fee, nor require any other reward from them, for the giving of such assistance.

Amount of levy

6.(1) Subject to subsection (2), the amount of levy is:

(a)  if the individual whose registration is renewed gives, at the time of the renewal, immigration assistance in the capacity of an employee of:

(i) a registered agent; or

(ii) a partnership at least one of whose members is a registered agent; or

(iii) a corporation at least one of whose executive officers is a registered agent

$500; or

(b)  in any other case—$1,000.

(2) The amount of levy on the renewal of registration of an individual who:

(a)     proposes, at the time of the renewal, to give paid immigration assistance in no more than 5 immigration cases during the period for which registration is continued; and

(b)    gives paid immigration assistance in no more than 5 immigration cases during that period;

is:

(c)  if, at the time of the renewal, he or she gives immigration assistance in the capacity of an employee of:

(i) a registered agent; or

(ii) a partnership at least one of whose members is a registered agent; or

(iii) a corporation at least one of whose executive officers is a registered agent

$50; or

(d)  in any other case—$100.

By whom the levy is payable

7. Levy is payable by the individual whose registration is renewed.

[Minister’s second reading speech made in

House of Representatives on 27 May 1992

Senate on 3 June 1992]