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Development Allowance Authority Act 1992

Act No. 99 of 1992 as made
An Act to establish the Development Allowance Authority, and for related purposes
Administered by: Treasury
Date of Assent 30 Jun 1992
Date of repeal 21 Feb 2018
Repealed by Statute Update (Smaller Government) Act 2018
 

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99, 1992

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992
- TABLE OF PROVISIONS

TABLE OF PROVISIONS
Section
PART 1 - PRELIMINARY
1. Short title
2. Commencement
3. Object
4. Simplified outline of scheme of Act
5. Example of how this Act will work
6. Interpretation
PART 2 - KEY CONCEPTS RELATING TO PROJECTS
Division 1 - Carrying out a project
7. Meaning of "carrying out a project"
8. Meaning of "productive facility"
9. When productive facilities pass the discrete project
test
10. When productive facilities pass the vertical
integration test
11. DAA may direct that activities carried out by an
entity are to be treated as the establishment of a
new productive facility
12. Australian satellites deemed to be in Australia
Division 2 - Joint venture projects and company
group project schemes
13. Joint venture projects
14. Company group project schemes
Division 3 - Basic eligibility test
15. Basic eligibility test for project expenditure
16. When industries or activities benefit from a
substantial level of industry assistance
Division 4 - Competitiveness test
17. Competitiveness test for project expenditure
Division 5 - $50 million threshold test
18. $50 million threshold test for project expenditure
19. Gross capital expenditure
Division 6 - Substantial commitment to
completion of a project
20. Substantial commitment to completion of a project -
relevant factors
Division 7 - Post-26 February 1992 projects
21. Post-26 February 1992 projects
Division 8 - Prospective deduction test
22. Prospective deduction test
23. Application of Tax Act to prospective deduction test
Division 9 - Specification of project and
specification of plant expenditure
24. Specification of project and specification of plant
expenditure
Division 10 - Plant expenditure to be incurred
wholly or principally in carrying out a project
25. Plant expenditure to be incurred wholly or
principally in carrying out a project
PART 3 - REGISTRATION OF PLANT EXPENDITURE
26. Applications for registration of plant expenditure
27. Timing of application
28. Form of application etc.
29. DAA may refuse to consider application unless
applicant gives information etc. requested by DAA
30. DAA's decision on application
31. Criteria for granting application
32. Form of registration
33. Duration of registration
34. Conditions of registration
PART 4 - PRE-QUALIFYING CERTIFICATES RELATING
TO PLANT EXPENDITURE
35. Application for pre-qualifying certificate
36. Timing of application
37. Form of application
38. DAA may refuse to consider application unless
applicant gives information etc. requested by DAA
39. DAA's decision on application
40. Criteria for granting application
41. Form of certificate
PART 5 - VARIATION OF REGISTRATION OR CERTIFICATE
42. Applications for variation
43. Form of application
44. DAA may refuse to consider application unless
applicant gives information etc. requested by DAA
45. DAA's decision on application

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46. Criteria for granting application
47. Date of effect of variation
48. Variation of project specification
PART 6 - TRANSFER OF BENEFITS OF REGISTRATION OR
CERTIFICATE
Division 1 - Takeovers not involving re-constituted
joint ventures or re-constituted partnerships
49. Application for transfer
50. Form of application
51. DAA may refuse to consider application unless
applicant gives information etc. requested by DAA
52. DAA's decision on application
53. Criteria for granting application
54. Form of transfer of benefits of registration
55. Form of transfer of benefits of certificate
56. Form of certificate
57. DAA may direct that plant be treated as new plant
Division 2 - Re-constituted joint ventures
58. Registration cancelled, and certificate terminated,
if joint venture is re-constituted
59. Application for transfer of benefits of registration
or certificate to parties tore-constituted joint
venture
60. Form of application
61. DAA may refuse to consider application unless
applicant gives information etc. requested by DAA
62. DAA's decision on application
63. Criteria for granting application
64. Form of transfer of benefits of registration
65. Form of transfer of benefits of certificate
66. Form of certificate
67. DAA may direct that plant be treated as new plant
Division 3 - Re-constituted partnerships
68. Registration cancelled, and certificate terminated,
if partnership is re-constituted
69. Application for transfer of benefits of registration
or certificate to re-constituted partnership
70. Form of application
71. DAA may refuse to consider application unless
applicant gives information etc. requested by DAA
72. DAA's decision on application
73. Criteria for granting application
74. Form of transfer of benefits of registration
75. Form of transfer of benefits of certificate
76. Form of certificate
77. DAA may direct that plant be treated as new plant
PART 7 - DAA'S INFORMATION-GATHERING POWERS
78. Entities to which this Part applies
79. DAA may request entity to give information or
produce documents etc.
80. How DAA may deal with documents etc. produced by
entity
PART 8 - CANCELLATION OR TERMINATION OF
REGISTRATION OR CERTIFICATE
81. Cancellation or termination - failure to comply with
request to give information etc.
82. Cancellation - false or misleading statements etc.
83. Cancellation of registration - contravention of
conditions
84. Cancellation of registration on request
85. Termination of certificate on request
PART 9 - TAX EFFECTS OF CERTIFICATION
86. When plant expenditure pre-qualifies under this Act
87. Effect of cancellation of certificate
88. Effect of termination of certificate
89. Effect of variation of certificate
90. Effect of decision to revoke or set aside a decision
relating to a certificate
91. DAA to notify Commissioner of Taxation
92. Amendment of assessments
PART 10 - DAA'S POWERS TO FACILITATE COMPLETION OF
PROJECTS
93. DAA's powers to facilitate completion of projects
PART 11 - DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY
94. Creation of single-person statutory office of
Development Allowance Authority
95. Appointment of DAA
96. DAA may be full-time or part-time
97. DAA's term of office
98. No substantive appointment of DAA on or after 1

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January 1997
99. Person may hold both the office of DAA and the
office of Commissioner of the Industry Commission
100. Full-time DAA - age limit of 65 years
101. DAA's terms and conditions of appointment
102. DAA's remuneration and allowances
103. Full-time DAA's leave of absence
104. Resignation of DAA
105. Termination of appointment of DAA
106. Acting DAA
107. Conflict of interest
PART 12 - ADMINISTRATION
108. Delegation by DAA
109. Consultants
110. Commonwealth authorities may assist DAA
PART 13 - PROTECTION OF COMMERCIAL-IN-CONFIDENCE
INFORMATION
111. Application for protection of commercial-in-
confidence information
112. DAA may declare that information is to be treated as
commercial-in-confidence information
113. DAA may revoke declaration
114. Commercial-in-confidence information must not be
disclosed
PART 14 - REPORTS BY DAA
115. Quarterly reports by DAA
116. Periodic reports by DAA
117. Annual report
118. Reports to deal with ancillary provisions of the
Taxation Administration Act 1953
PART 15 - REVIEW OF DECISIONS
119. Reconsideration of reviewable decisions
120. Review of decisions by Administrative Appeals
Tribunal
121. Statements to accompany notification of decisions
PART 16 - MISCELLANEOUS
122. Giving of documents to partnerships
123. Regulations

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - LONG TITLE

An Act to establish the Development Allowance
Authority, and for related purposes

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - PART 1
PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 1
Short title
(Assented to 30 June 1992)

1. This Act may be cited as the Development Allowance Authority Act 1992.

(Minister's second reading speech made in-
House of Representatives on 26 May 1992
Senate on 1 June 1992)

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 2
Commencement

2.(1) Subject to this section, this Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

(2) If the day ("TLAA day") on which the Taxation Laws Amendment Act (No. 3) 1992 receives the Royal Assent is a later day than the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, Parts 2 to 10 (inclusive), 12, 13, 14 and 15 commence on the TLAA day.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 3
Object

3. The object of this Act and the development allowance provisions of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 is to provide tax incentives for investment in large Australian projects which cost $50 million or more and meet certain other criteria.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 4
Simplified outline of scheme of Act

4. The following is a simplified outline of the scheme of this Act:
(a) an entity may apply before 1 January 1993 for registration of plant expenditure incurred, or proposed to be incurred, by the entity in carrying out a project in Australia;
(b) the Development Allowance Authority ("DAA") will register the expenditure if certain criteria are satisfied;
(c) the DAA will issue a certificate pre-qualifying the expenditure for the tax incentive known as development allowance if:
(i) the expenditure has been registered; and
(ii) a substantial commitment to the completion of the
project has occurred before 1 July 1996; and
(iii) certain other criteria are satisfied.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 5
Example of how this Act will work

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(Typical example - new factory)

5.(1) This section sets out an example of how this Act will work in a typical case involving the establishment of a new factory.
NEW FACTORY
item of plant "A"
item of plant "B"
item of plant "C"
ancillary items of plant

(Step 1 - proposal to establish a new factory)
(2) During the 3rd quarter of 1992, a manufacturing company develops a serious, commercially viable proposal to carry out a project consisting of the establishment of a new factory in Australia. The project involves the company incurring expenditure in acquiring new plant for use in the factory. The elements of the plant expenditure are:
. major items of plant "A", "B" and "C", which are the main components of the production line; and
. ancillary items of plant (such as light fittings, ventilation equipment and pollution control devices).
The factory will be used by the company to produce goods for sale. The company will derive assessable income from the sale of the manufactured goods. Both the effective and nominal rates of industry assistance are less than 10%. The total capital cost of the project (including the plant expenditure and the cost of constructing the factory building) is $65 million. The projected timetable for the project is as follows:
. regulatory approvals obtained - March 1993
. first contracts entered into - April/May 1993
. construction of factory commences - June 1993
. plant installed in factory - May 1994
. factory in operation - June 1994.

(Step 2 - application for registration of plant expenditure)
(3) On 20 November 1992, the company applies to the DAA for registration of the plant expenditure proposed to be incurred by the company in carrying out the project.

(Step 3 - grant of registration of plant expenditure)
(4) The DAA grants registration. The registration is subject to a condition requiring the company to give to the DAA, before 1 July 1995, certified copies of the relevant regulatory approvals.

(Step 4 - application for pre-qualifying certificate relating to plant expenditure)
(5) By October 1993, a substantial commitment to the completion of the project has occurred and the company has complied with the condition of the registration relating to the giving of certified copies of relevant regulatory approvals. It is reasonably likely that the competitiveness test set out in Division 4 of Part 2 will be passed. On 28 October 1993, the company applies to the DAA for a pre-qualifying certificate in relation to the registered plant expenditure.

(Step 5 - grant of pre-qualifying certificate relating to plant expenditure)
(6) The DAA grants a pre-qualifying certificate relating to the plant expenditure.

(Step 6 - tax effects of certificate)
(7) The pre-qualifying certificate pre-qualifies the plant expenditure for the tax incentive known as development allowance.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 6
Interpretation

6. In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:
"AAT" means the Administrative Appeals Tribunal;
"acquisition", in relation to property, has the same meaning as in section 82AQ of the Tax Act;
"approved" means approved in writing by the DAA;
"Australian satellite" has the same meaning as in the Radiocommunications Act 1983;
"basic eligibility test" has the meaning given by section 15;
"business services industry" means an industry of engaging in the provision of any of the following services to business on a contract basis:
(a) architectural, surveying or similar technical services;
(b) accountancy or legal services;
(c) data processing or other office services;
(d) advertising;
(e) market research;
(f) management consultancy services;
(g) credit assessing or reporting services;
(h) pest control of business premises;
(i) cleaning of business premises;
(j) caretaking or security services;
"carrying out a project" has the meaning given by section 7;
"certificate" means a pre-qualifying certificate in relation to expenditure granted under Part 4 or 6;
"certified copy", in relation to a document, means a copy of the document which is accompanied by a statutory declaration that:
(a) is in the approved form; and

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(b) relates to the accuracy of the copy; and
(c) is made by the person designated by the form as the signatory;
"company" has the same meaning as in section 6 of the Tax Act, but does not include a company in a capacity of trustee;
"company group project scheme" has the meaning given by section 14;
"competitiveness test" has the meaning given by section 17;
"construction" has the same meaning as in section 82AQ of the Tax Act;
"DAA" means the Development Allowance Authority appointed under this Act;
""discrete project test" has the meaning given by section 9;
"document certification provision" means section 15A of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 insofar as that section applies in relation to this Act;
"entity" means:
(a) a company; or
(b) a partnership; or
(c) a person in a particular capacity of trustee; or
(d) any other person;
"facility" includes:
(a) a factory; or
(b) a mine or quarry; or
(c) a wharf or other port facility; or
(d) an hotel; or
(e) a passenger terminal; or
(f) a freight distribution facility; or
(g) an integrated transport fleet; or
(h) a pipeline;
"financial services industry" includes the insurance industry;
"goods" has the same meaning as in section 317 of the Tax Act;
"gross capital expenditure" has the meaning given by section 19;
"group company" has the same meaning as in subsection 160ZZO(3A) of the Tax Act;
"industry or activity which benefits from a substantial level of industry assistance" has the meaning given by section 16;
"joint venture" means an enterprise carried on by 2 or more entities in common otherwise than in partnership;
"joint venture project" has the meaning given by section 13;
"leasing company" has the same meaning as in section 82AQ of the Tax Act;
"member of a company group" has the meaning given by section 14;
"new" has the same meaning as in section 82AQ of the Tax Act;
"partnership" has the same meaning as in section 6 of the Tax Act;
"plant" means eligible property within the meaning of section 82AQ of the Tax Act, but does not include property covered by section 82AE or 82AF of the Tax Act;
"plant expenditure" means expenditure in respect of the acquisition or construction of a new unit of plant;
"post-26 February 1992 project" has the meaning given by section 21;
"production", in relation to goods, includes extraction, processing or treatment;
"productive facility" has the meaning given by section 8;
"prosecution provisions" means Part III of the Taxation Administration Act 1953, insofar as that Part applies in relation to this Act;
"prospective deduction test" has the meaning given by section 22;
"registration" means registration of plant expenditure under Part 3;
"reviewable decision" means a decision of the DAA under Part 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 or 13;
"$50 million threshold test" has the meaning given by section 18;
"services" has the same meaning as in section 317 of the Tax Act;
"State taxation officer disclosure provision" means section 13J of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 insofar as that section applies in relation to this Act;
"substantial commitment to the completion of a project" has the meaning given by section 20;
"Tax Act" means the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936;
"trustee" has the same meaning as in section 6 of the Tax Act, and includes an entity that is taken to be a trustee because of section 268 of the Tax Act;
"vertical integration test" has the meaning given by section 10.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - PART 2
PART 2 - KEY CONCEPTS RELATING TO PROJECTS

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - DIVISION 1
Division 1 - Carrying out a project

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 7
Meaning of "carrying out a project"

7. For the purposes of this Act, an entity carries out a project in Australia if, and only if, the entity:
(a) establishes a new productive facility in Australia; or
(b) establishes 2 or more new productive facilities in Australia where:
(i) the facilities pass the discrete project test; or
(ii) the facilities pass the vertical integration test;
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(c) expands, improves or upgrades an existing productive facility in Australia where the expansion, improvement or upgrade is carried out:
(i) to improve substantially the productivity or
capacity of the facility; or
(ii) to minimise the effect of the operation of the
facility on the environment; or
(d) expands, improves or upgrades 2 or more existing productive facilities in Australia where:
(i) the expansions, improvements or upgrades are
carried out:
(A) to improve substantially the productivity or capacity
of the facilities; or
(B) to minimise the effect of the operation of the
facilities on the environment; and
(ii) either:
(A) the facilities pass the discrete project test; or
(B) the facilities pass the vertical integration test.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 8
Meaning of "productive facility"

8. For the purposes of the application of this Act to an entity, a facility is a productive facility if, and only if:
(a) it is wholly or principally for use by the operator of the facility in carrying out one or more steps in:
(i) the production or distribution, or both, of the
same goods or related goods; or
(ii) the provision of the same services or related
services; and
(b) either:
(i) the entity operates, or is to operate, the
facility; or
(ii) both:
(A) the entity is a leasing company; and
(B) the facility is leased, or for lease, by the entity
to another entity who operates, or is to operate, the facility.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 9
When productive facilities pass the discrete project test

9. For the purposes of this Act, 2 or more productive facilities pass the discrete project test if:
(a) either:
(i) the facilities are located on the same premises;
or
(ii) the facilities are located on contiguous premises;
and
(b) each facility is wholly or principally for use by the operator of the facility in carrying out the same step, or the same series of steps, in:
(i) the production or distribution, or both, of the
same goods or related services; or
(ii) the provision of the same services or related
services.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 10
When productive facilities pass the vertical integration test

10. For the purposes of this Act, 2 or more productive facilities pass the vertical integration test if each facility is wholly or principally for use by the operator of the facility in carrying out a different step, or a series of different steps, in:
(a) the vertically integrated production or distribution, or both, of the same goods or related goods; or
(b) the vertically integrated provision of the same services or related services.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 11
DAA may direct that activities carried out by an entity are to be treated as the establishment of a new productive facility

11. If:
(a) one or more activities carried out by an entity do not consist of the establishment by the entity of a new productive facility in Australia; and
(b) the activities are related directly or indirectly to a productive facility in Australia; and
(c) the DAA is satisfied that, because of special circumstances, it would be unreasonable not to treat the whole or a part of the activities as the establishment by the entity of a new productive facility in Australia;
the DAA may give the entity a written direction that this Act has, and is taken to have had effect, as if the whole, or the part, as the case may be, of those activities were the establishment by the entity of a new productive facility in Australia.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 12
Australian satellites deemed to be in Australia

12. For the purposes of this Act, an Australian satellite is taken to be in Australia.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - DIVISION 2
Division 2 - Joint venture projects and company

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group project schemes

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 13
Joint venture projects

13.(1) For the purposes of this Act, if, assuming that the parties to a joint venture were partners in a partnership, the partnership would be taken to carry out a project in Australia, the project is taken to be a joint venture project.

(2) For the purposes of this Act, the part of a joint venture project carried out by an entity who is a party to the joint venture is taken to be a project carried out by the entity in Australia.
Example:
JOINT VENTURE PROJECT
entity A's entity B's
project = project =
entity A's part of entity B's part of
the joint venture project the joint venture project

(3) Subsection (2) has effect in spite of section 7.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 14
Company group project schemes
(Election to treat aggregate of individual projects as company group project scheme)

14.(1) For the purposes of this Act, 2 or more companies who are members of a company group may elect that the aggregate of 2 or more specified projects carried out individually by the companies is to be treated as a company group project scheme.
Example:
company A's company B's company group
project + project = project scheme

(Productive facilities must pass the vertical integration test)
(2) The election has no effect unless either:
(a) both:
(i) each of the individual projects consists of the
establishment of one or more new productive facilities in Australia; and
(ii) all of the productive facilities to which the
individual projects relate pass the vertical integration test; or
(b) both:
(i) each of the individual projects consists of the
expansion, improvement or upgrading of one or more existing productive facilities in Australia; and
(ii) all of the productive facilities to which the
individual projects relate pass the vertical integration test.

(Membership of company group)
(3) For the purposes of this Act, 2 or more companies are members of a company group if, and only if, each of the companies is a group company in relation to each of the other companies.

(Form of election)
(4) The election:
(a) is to be given to the DAA; and
(b) must be in writing in the approved form.

(Election is irrevocable)
(5) The election is irrevocable, but this subsection does not prevent the DAA from:
(a) granting an application under Part 5 for a variation of a scheme; or
(b) granting an application under Division 1 of Part 6 for transfer of the benefits of a registration or certificate relating to a project which forms part of a scheme.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - DIVISION 3
Division 3 - Basic eligibility test

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 15
Basic eligibility test for project expenditure

15. For the purposes of this Act, if:
(a) expenditure is incurred, or proposed to be incurred, in:
(i) establishing a new productive facility; or
(ii) expanding, improving or upgrading an existing
productive facility; and
(b) either:
(i) the whole of the productive facility; or
(ii) a part of the productive facility;
is wholly or principally for use by the operator of the facility:
(iii) as office accommodation; or
(iv) as residential accommodation for persons other
than tourists or travellers; or
(v) in or in connection with the operator's capacity
as a participant in any of the following industries:
(A) the financial services industry;
(B) the business services industry;
(C) the print media industry;
(D) the electronic media industry;
(E) the retail industry;
(F) the wholesale industry; or

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(vi) in or in connection with the operator's capacity
as a participant in an industry, or an activity, which benefits from a substantial level of industry assistance;
then:
(c) if subparagraph (b)(i) applies - the whole of the expenditure fails the basic eligibility test; or
(d) if subparagraph (b)(ii) applies - so much of the expenditure as is attributable to that part of the productive facility fails the basic eligibility test.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 16
When industries or activities benefit from a substantial level of industry assistance

16.(1) For the purposes of this Act, an industry or activity is taken to benefit from a substantial level of industry assistance if, and only if, the DAA is satisfied that the lower of:
(a) the nominal rate of industry assistance from all levels of government; or
(b) the effective rate of industry assistance from all levels of government;
is more than 10%.

(2) For the purposes of this section, a rate is to be worked out:
(a) using the method used by the Industry Commission; and
(b) on the assumption that levels of industry assistance are equal to the levels that the government concerned proposes to apply on 1 July 1996.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - DIVISION 4
Division 4 - Competitiveness test

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 17
Competitiveness test for project expenditure

17. For the purposes of this Act, expenditure incurred, or proposed to be incurred, by an entity in carrying out a project passes the competitiveness test if the DAA is satisfied that:
(a) in any case:
(i) the labour relations aspects of the carrying out
of the project substantially reflect world best practice; and
(ii) the labour relations aspects of the operation of
the productive facility or facilities concerned substantially reflect world best practice; and
(iii) the prices of significant inputs (other than
labour and capital inputs) for use in the operation of the productive facility or facilities concerned are economic and efficient; and
(b) if the project is part of a joint venture project:
(i) the labour relations aspects of the carrying out of
the joint venture project substantially reflect world best practice; and
(ii) the labour relations aspects of the operation of
the productive facility or facilities to which the joint venture project relates substantially reflect world best practice; and
(iii) the prices of significant inputs (other than
labour and capital inputs) for use in the operation of the productive facility or facilities to which the joint venture project relates are economic and efficient; and
(c) if the project is part of a company group project scheme:
(i) the labour relations aspects of the carrying out of
each other project to which the scheme relates substantially reflect world best practice; and
(ii) the labour relations aspects of the operation of
each other productive facility or facilities to which the scheme relates substantially reflect world best practice; and
(iii) the prices of significant inputs (other than
labour and capital inputs) for use in the operation of each other productive facility or facilities to which the scheme relates are economic and efficient.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - DIVISION 5
Division 5 - $50 million threshold test

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 18
$50 million threshold test for project expenditure

18. For the purposes of this Act, expenditure incurred, or proposed to be incurred, by an entity in carrying out a project passes the $50 million threshold test if:
(a) if the project is part of a joint venture project - the sum of:
(i) the gross capital expenditure incurred by the
entity in respect of carrying out that part of the project; and
(ii) the gross capital expenditure incurred by each
other party to the joint venture in respect of carrying out each other part of the joint venture project;
is $50 million or more; or
(b) if the project is part of a company group project scheme - the sum of:
(i) the gross capital expenditure incurred by the
entity in respect of carrying out the project; and
(ii) the gross capital expenditure incurred by each
other group company in respect of carrying out the other project or projects to which the scheme relates;

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is $50 million or more; or
(c) in any other case - the gross capital expenditure incurred by the entity in respect of carrying out the project is $50 million or more.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 19
Gross capital expenditure
(Gross capital expenditure)

19.(1) Subject to this section, for the purposes of this Act, the gross capital expenditure incurred by an entity in respect of carrying out a project is the sum of:
(a) in any case - the total expenditure of a capital nature incurred by the entity in respect of carrying out the project; and
(b) if:
(i) the entity has incurred other expenditure of a
capital nature which is related directly or indirectly to the carrying out of the project; and
(ii) the DAA is satisfied that, because of special
circumstances, it would be unreasonable not to treat the whole or a part of that other expenditure as gross capital expenditure incurred by the entity in respect of carrying out the project; the whole, or the part, as the case may be, of that other expenditure.

(Expenditure does not count if it fails the basic eligibility test)
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to expenditure to the extent to which the expenditure fails the basic eligibility test.

(Recouped expenditure does not count)
(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to expenditure if the entity is recouped, or becomes entitled to be recouped, in respect of the expenditure.

(Dissection of recoupment)
(4) If an entity receives, or becomes entitled to receive, an amount that constitutes to an unspecified extent a recoupment of expenditure, the DAA may, for the purposes of subsection (3), determine the extent to which that amount constitutes a recoupment of that expenditure.

(Non-arm's length transactions)
(5) If the DAA is satisfied that:
(a) an entity has incurred expenditure in connection with a transaction where the parties to the transaction are not dealing with each other at arm's length in relation to the transaction; and
(b) the amount of the expenditure is greater or less than is reasonable;
the amount of the expenditure is taken, for the purposes of this section, to be the amount that would have been reasonable if the parties were dealing with each other at arm's length.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - DIVISION 6
Division 6 - Substantial commitment to completion of
a project

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 20
Substantial commitment to completion of a project - relevant factors

20. In determining whether a substantial commitment to the completion of a project has occurred, or is reasonably likely to occur, before a particular date, the DAA must have regard to:
(a) in any case:
(i) the physical work that has been undertaken in
carrying out the project before that date; and
(ii) the nature of the contracts that have been
entered into before that date in relation to the project; and
(iii) in the case of a project consisting of the
expansion, improvement or upgrading of a productive facility or facilities - the physical progress made before that date in relation to the installation of new plant for use in the expanded, improved or upgraded facility or facilities; and
(iv) such other matters as the DAA considers relevant;
and
(b) if the project is part of a joint venture project:
(i) the physical work that has been undertaken in
carrying out the joint venture project before that date; and
(ii) the nature of the contracts that have been entered
into before that date in relation to the joint venture project; and
(iii) in the case of a joint venture project consisting
of the expansion, improvement or upgrading of a productive facility or facilities - the physical progress made before that date in relation to the installation of new plant for use in the expanded, improved or upgraded facility or facilities; and
(iv) such other matters as the DAA considers relevant;
and
(c) if the project is part of a company group project scheme:
(i) the physical work that has been undertaken in
carrying out each other project to which the scheme relates before that date; and
(ii) the nature of the contracts that have been
entered into before that date in relation to each other project to which the scheme relates; and
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expansion, improvement or upgrading of productive facilities - the physical progress made before that date in relation to the installation of new plant for use in the expanded, improved or upgraded facilities; and
(iv) such other matters as the DAA considers relevant.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - DIVISION 7
Division 7 - Post-26 February 1992 projects

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 21
Post-26 February 1992 projects

21. For the purposes of the application of this Act to expenditure incurred, or proposed to be incurred, in carrying out a project, the project is taken to be a post-26 February 1992 project unless:
(a) in any case:
(i) in a case where the construction of a building or
structure, or the construction of an alteration, improvement or extension to a building or structure, formed, or is to form, part of the project - any such construction commenced before 27 February 1992; or
(ii) in all cases - a contract for the acquisition of
any new plant which formed, or is to form, part of the project was entered into before 27 February 1992; and
(b) if the project is part of a joint venture project:
(i) in a case where the construction of a building or
structure, or the construction of an alteration, improvement or extension to a building or structure, formed, or is to form, part of the joint venture project - any such construction commenced before 27 February 1992; or
(ii) in any case - a contract for the acquisition of
any new plant which formed, or is to form, part of the joint venture project was entered into before 27 February 1992; and
(c) if the project is part of a company group project scheme:
(i) in a case where the construction of a building or
structure, or the construction of an alteration, improvement or extension to a building or structure, formed, or is to form, part of another project to which the scheme relates - any such construction commenced before 27 February 1992; or
(ii) in any case - a contract for the acquisition of
any new plant which formed, or is to form, part of another project to which the scheme relates was entered into before 27 February 1992.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - DIVISION 8
Division 8 - Prospective deduction test

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 22
Prospective deduction test

22. For the purposes of the application of this Act to expenditure incurred, or proposed to be incurred, by an entity in carrying out a project, the expenditure passes the prospective deduction test if the DAA is satisfied that, assuming that:
(a) the entity were to incur the expenditure and complete the carrying out of the project; and
(b) the DAA were to issue a certificate in the name of the entity in relation to the expenditure; and
(c) sections 82AC and 82AD of the Tax Act had not been enacted;
it is reasonably arguable that a deduction or deductions will be allowable to the entity under section 82AB of the Tax Act in respect of the expenditure.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 23
Application of Tax Act to prospective deduction test

23. In applying the prospective deduction test, the DAA may make such assumptions as appear to the DAA to be reasonable about:
(a) the exercise by the Commissioner of Taxation of any power conferred by:
(i) Part IVA of the Tax Act (which deals with tax
avoidance schemes); and
(ii) any other provision of the Tax Act; and
(b) the attainment by the Commissioner of Taxation of any state of mind relevant to the application of any provision of the Tax Act.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - DIVISION 9
Division 9 - Specification of project and
specification of plant expenditure

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 24
Specification of project and specification of plant expenditure
(Documents to which this section applies)

24.(1) This section applies to the following documents:
(a) an application made by an entity under this Act;
(b) a registration;
(c) a certificate.

(Specification of project)
(2) The specification of a project in a document must be sufficiently detailed so as to enable the project, and the constituent elements of the project, to be clearly identified.

(Specification of plant expenditure)
(3) The specification of plant expenditure in a document:
(a) must be made by reference to a description of the nature, use, proposed use or other attributes of the unit or units of plant concerned (whether that

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description relates to individual units of plant or to units of plant included in a particular class of units of plant); and
(b) must not be made by reference to a dollar amount.

(Example of specification of plant expenditure)
(4) The following is an example of the specification of plant expenditure in a case involving a project consisting of the establishment of a combined office block/hotel where:
(a) some units of plant (such as hotel furniture and fittings) are exclusively for use in the hotel; and
(b) other units of plant (such as central air-conditioning plant) are for use in connection with both the office accommodation and the hotel.
Example:
Specification of plant expenditure covered by
paragraph (a)
"Expenditure proposed to be incurred in respect of the acquisition of the new units of plant described in Part A of the Schedule to this (document), where the expenditure is proposed to be incurred in carrying out the (specified) project".
Plant expenditure covered by paragraph (b)
"So much of the expenditure proposed to be incurred in respect of the acquisition of the new units of plant described in Part B of the Schedule to this (document) as is attributable to the (specified hotel part), where the expenditure is proposed to be incurred in carrying out the (specified) project".

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - DIVISION 10
Division 10 - Plant expenditure to be incurred wholly or
principally in carrying out a project

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 25
Plant expenditure to be incurred wholly or principally in carrying out a project

25. For the purposes of this Act, expenditure incurred in respect of the acquisition or construction of a particular unit of plant is incurred in carrying out a project if, and only if, it is incurred wholly or principally in carrying out the project.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - PART 3
PART 3 - REGISTRATION OF PLANT EXPENDITURE

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 26
Applications for registration of plant expenditure

26. An entity may apply to the DAA for registration of the whole or a specified part of plant expenditure incurred, or proposed to be incurred, by the entity in carrying out a project in Australia.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 27
Timing of application

27. An application is to be given to the DAA before 1 January 1993.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 28
Form of application etc.

28.(1) The application must be in writing in the approved form.

(2) The application must contain such information about the expenditure and the project as is required by the form to be given.

(3) If the applicant is not a natural person, the application must be signed on behalf of the applicant by whichever of the following natural persons is applicable:
(a) if the applicant is a body corporate which has a board of directors (however described) - the chairperson (however described) of the board;
(b) in any other case - the natural person designated by the form as the signatory.

(4) The application must be accompanied by a report.

(5) The report must be in writing in the approved form.

(6) The report is to be about:
(a) the expenditure and the project; and
(b) if the project is part of a joint venture project - the joint venture project; and
(c) if the project is part of a company group project scheme - the scheme; and
(d) such other matters as are specified in the form.

(7) Information relating to the likelihood of the expenditure passing the competitiveness test is taken to be relevant to the application.

(8) All of the applications relating to a joint venture project must be set out in the same document.

(9) All of the applications relating to a company group project scheme must be set out in the same document.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 29
DAA may refuse to consider application unless applicant gives information etc. requested by DAA

29. If the DAA gives a request to the applicant under Part 7 that is relevant to the application, the DAA may refuse to consider the application unless the applicant complies with the request.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 30
DAA's decision on application

30.(1) After considering the application, the DAA must decide to:

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(a) grant the application; or
(b) refuse the application.

(2) The DAA must give written notice of the decision to the applicant.

(3) A notice of a refusal must set out reasons for the refusal.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 31
Criteria for granting application

31. The DAA must grant an application for registration of plant expenditure incurred, or proposed to be incurred, by the applicant in carrying out a project in Australia if the DAA is satisfied that:
(a) in the case of plant expenditure which the applicant claims to have incurred in carrying out the project - the plant expenditure has been incurred by the applicant in carrying out the project; and
(b) in the case of plant expenditure which the applicant claims to propose to incur in carrying out the project - the proposal is genuine; and
(c) the project is a post-26 February 1992 project; and
(d) no part of the plant expenditure fails the basic eligibility test; and
(e) either:
(i) a substantial commitment to the completion of the
project has occurred before 1 January 1993; or
(ii) it is reasonably likely that a substantial
commitment to the completion of the project will occur before 1 July 1996; and
(f) either:
(i) the plant expenditure has passed the $50 million
threshold test; or
(ii) it is reasonably likely that the plant expenditure
will pass the $50 million threshold test; and
(g) either:
(i) the applicant has completed the carrying out of
the project; or
(ii) having regard to:
(A) the financial capacity of the applicant; and
(B) such other matters as the DAA considers relevant;
it is reasonably likely that the applicant will complete the carrying out of the project; and
(h) if the project is part of a joint venture project - either:
(i) the parties to the joint venture have completed
the carrying out of the joint venture project; or
(ii) having regard to:
(A) the financial capacity of the parties to the joint
venture; and
(B) such other matters as the DAA considers relevant;
it is reasonably likely that the parties to the joint venture will complete the carrying out of the joint venture project; and
(i) if the project is part of a company group project
scheme - either:
(i) the other member or members of the company group
have completed the carrying out of the other project or projects to which the scheme relates; or
(ii) having regard to:
(A) the financial capacity of the other member or members
of the company group; and
(B) such other matters as the DAA considers relevant;
it is reasonably likely that the other member or members of the company group will complete the carrying out of the other project or projects to which the scheme relates; and
(j) the plant expenditure has passed the prospective deduction test.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 32
Form of registration

32. If an application for registration is granted, the registration must:
(a) be in writing in the approved form; and
(b) be in the name of the applicant; and
(c) specify the project to which the registration relates; and
(d) specify the plant expenditure to which the registration relates; and
(e) if the project is part of a joint venture project - specify the joint venture project to which the registration relates; and
(f) if the project is part of a company group project scheme - specify the scheme to which the registration relates.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 33
Duration of registration

33. A registration of plant expenditure in the name of an entity:
(a) comes into force on the day on which the application for registration is granted; and
(b) if the entity's application for a certificate relating to the expenditure is granted - ceases to be in force on the day on which that application is granted.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 34
Conditions of registration
(Notice specifying conditions of registration)

34.(1) If the DAA registers plant expenditure in the name of an entity, the
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DAA may give the entity a written notice specifying conditions to which the registration is subject.

(Kinds of conditions)
(2) Without limiting the kinds of conditions to which a registration may be subject, a registration may be subject to conditions requiring the entity in whose name the registration is held:
(a) to notify the DAA in writing of:
(i) the occurrence of such events; and
(ii) such changes in the entity's circumstances;
as are specified in the condition; and
(b) to give to the DAA, before 1 July 1995, certified copies of such relevant authorisations, approvals, licences or permits issued under a law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory as are specified in the condition.

(Further conditions; revocation or variation of conditions)
(3) The DAA may, by written notice given to an entity in whose name plant expenditure is registered:
(a) impose one or more further conditions to which the registration is subject; or
(b) revoke or vary a condition:
(i) imposed under paragraph (a); or
(ii) specified under subsection (1).

(Contravention of condition not an offence)
(4) It is not an offence to contravene a condition to which a registration is subject.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - PART 4
PART 4 - PRE-QUALIFYING CERTIFICATES RELATING TO
PLANT EXPENDITURE

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 35
Application for pre-qualifying certificate

35.(1) If plant expenditure is registered in the name of an entity, the entity may apply to the DAA for a pre-qualifying certificate in relation to the expenditure.

(2) An entity is not entitled to apply for a pre-qualifying certificate unless the following conditions to which the registration was subject have been satisfied:
(a) a condition of a kind mentioned in paragraph 34(2)(b) (which deals with lodgment of final documentation);
(b) any other condition, to the extent to which the obligations imposed by the condition arose before the time the application was made.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 36
Timing of application

36. An application is to be given to the DAA before 1 August 1996.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 37
Form of application

37.(1) The application must be in writing in the approved form.

(2) The application must contain such information about the expenditure and the project as is required by the form to be given.

(3) The application must be accompanied by a report.

(4) The report must be in writing in the approved form.

(5) The report is to be about:
(a) the expenditure and the project; and
(b) if the project is part of a joint venture project - the joint venture project; and
(c) if the project is part of a company group project scheme - the scheme; and
(d) such other matters as are specified in the form.

(6) All of the applications relating to a joint venture project must be set out in the same document.

(7) All of the applications relating to a company group project scheme must be set out in the same document.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 38
DAA may refuse to consider application unless applicant gives information etc. requested by DAA

38. If the DAA gives a request to the applicant under Part 7 that is relevant to the application, the DAA may refuse to consider the application unless the applicant complies with the request.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 39
DAA's decision on application

39.(1) After considering the application, the DAA must decide to:
(a) grant the application; or
(b) refuse the application.

(2) The DAA must give written notice of the decision to the applicant.

(3) A notice of a refusal of an application must set out reasons for the refusal.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 40
Criteria for granting application

40. The DAA must grant the application if the DAA is satisfied that:
(a) no part of the expenditure fails the basic eligibility test; and
(b) a substantial commitment to the completion of the project has occurred before 1 July 1996; and

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(c) in a case where no substantial commitment to the completion of the project has occurred before 1 January 1993 - it is reasonably likely that the expenditure will pass the competitiveness test; and
(d) either:
(i) the expenditure has passed the $50 million
threshold test; or
(ii) it is reasonably likely that the expenditure will
pass the $50 million threshold test.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 41
Form of certificate

41. If an application for a certificate is granted, the certificate must:
(a) be in writing in the approved form; and
(b) be in the name of the applicant; and
(c) specify the project to which the certificate relates; and
(d) specify the plant expenditure to which the certificate relates; and
(e) if the project is part of a joint venture project - specify the joint venture project to which the certificate relates; and
(f) if the project is part of a company group project scheme - specify the scheme to which the certificate relates.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - PART 5
PART 5 - VARIATION OF REGISTRATION OR CERTIFICATE

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 42
Applications for variation
(Variation of registration)

42.(1) An entity in whose name plant expenditure is registered may apply to the DAA for a variation of any or all of the following:
(a) the expenditure;
(b) the project to which the registration relates;
(c) if the project is part of a joint venture project - the joint venture project to which the registration relates;
(d) if the project is part of a company group project scheme - the scheme to which the registration relates.

(Variation of certificate)
(2) An entity who holds a certificate in relation to plant expenditure may apply to the DAA for a variation of any or all of the following:
(a) the expenditure;
(b) the project to which the certificate relates;
(c) if the project is part of a joint venture project - the joint venture project to which the certificate relates;
(d) if the project is part of a company group project scheme - the scheme to which the certificate relates.

(Joint ventures)
(3) An entity is not entitled to make an application for
a variation of a joint venture project to which a registration or certificate relates unless each other party to the joint venture makes a corresponding application.

(Company group project schemes)
(4) A company is not entitled to make an application for a variation of a company group project scheme to which a registration or certificate relates unless each of the other members of the company group involved in the scheme make a corresponding application.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 43
Form of application

43.(1) The application must be in writing in the approved form.

(2) The application must contain such information as is required by the form to be given.

(3) The application must be accompanied by a report.

(4) The report must be in writing in the approved form.

(5) The report is to be about:
(a) the expenditure and the project; and
(b) if the project is part of a joint venture project - the joint venture project; and
(c) if the project is part of a company group project scheme - the scheme; and
(d) such other matters as are specified in the form.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 44
DAA may refuse to consider application unless applicant gives information etc. requested by DAA

44. If the DAA gives a request to the applicant under Part 7 that is relevant to the application, the DAA may refuse to consider the application unless the applicant complies with the request.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 45
DAA's decision on application

45.(1) After considering the application, the DAA must decide to:
(a) grant the application; or
(b) refuse the application.

(2) The DAA must give written notice of the decision to the applicant.

(3) A notice of a refusal of an application must set out reasons for the refusal.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 46

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Criteria for granting application
(Variation of expenditure)

46.(1) The DAA must not grant an application for variation of expenditure unless the DAA is satisfied that:
(a) in any case - the entity has incurred, or proposes to incur, the varied expenditure in carrying out the same, or substantially the same, project as was specified in the original registration or certificate, as the case may be; and
(b) if the entity's project is part of a joint venture project - the varied expenditure relates to the same, or substantially the same, joint venture project as was specified in the original registration or certificate, as the case may be; and
(c) if the entity's project is part of a company group project scheme - the varied expenditure relates to the same, or substantially the same, company group project scheme as was specified in the original registration or certificate, as the case may be.

(Variation of project)
(2) The DAA must not grant an application for variation of a project unless the DAA is satisfied that:
(a) in any case - the varied project is the same, or substantially the same, project as was specified in the original registration or certificate, as the case may be; and
(b) if the entity's project is part of a joint venture project - the varied project relates to the same, or substantially the same, joint venture project as was specified in the original registration or certificate, as the case may be; and
(c) if the entity's project is part of a company group project scheme - the varied project relates to the same, or substantially the same, company group project scheme as was specified in the original registration or certificate, as the case may be.

(Variation of joint venture project)
(3) The DAA must not grant an application for variation
of a joint venture project unless the DAA is satisfied that the varied joint venture project is the same, or substantially the same, as the joint venture project specified in the original registration or certificate, as the case may be.

(Variation of company group project scheme)
(4) The DAA must not grant an application for variation of a company group project scheme unless the DAA is satisfied that the varied company group project scheme is the same, or substantially the same, as the company group project scheme specified in the original registration or certificate, as the case may be.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 47
Date of effect of variation

47. If the DAA grants the application, the variation has effect in relation to expenditure incurred by the applicant on or after:
(a) the date of the variation; or
(b) if the applicant requests - such earlier date as the DAA specifies.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 48
Variation of project specification

48.(1) If:
(a) the DAA grants the application; and
(b) the variation involves a change to the nature of the project, joint venture project or company group project scheme specified in the original registration or certificate, as the case may be;
the DAA must vary the specification of the project, joint venture project or company group project scheme accordingly.

(2) The variation has effect in relation to expenditure incurred by the applicant on or after:
(a) the date of the variation; or
(b) if the applicant requests - such earlier date as the DAA specifies.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - PART 6
PART 6 - TRANSFER OF BENEFITS OF REGISTRATION OR
CERTIFICATE

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - DIVISION 1
Division 1 - Takeovers not involving
re-constituted joint ventures
or re-constituted partnerships

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 49
Application for transfer

49. If:
(a) either of the following applies to an entity (the "transferor"):
(i) plant expenditure is registered in the name of the
entity;
(ii) the entity holds a certificate in relation to
plant expenditure; and
(b) the transferor has ceased, or proposes to cease, to carry out the project concerned; and
(c) another entity (the "transferee") has taken over, or proposes to take over, the completion of the project (with or without modification); and

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(d) either:
(i) the transferee has incurred, or proposes to incur,
plant expenditure in carrying out the completion of the project (with or without modification); or
(ii) both:
(A) the transferee has incurred, or proposes to incur,
expenditure in acquiring from the transferor a unit of plant that was new in the hands of the transferor; and
(B) the acquisition has taken place, or will take place,
in the course of the transferee's takeover, or proposed takeover, of the completion of the project (with or without modification); and
(e) the takeover, or proposed takeover, is not covered by Division 2 (which deals with re-constituted joint ventures); and
(f) the takeover, or proposed takeover, is not covered by Division 3 (which deals with re-constituted partnerships); and
(g) if the project was or is part of a company group project scheme:
(i) both the transferor and the transferee are members
of the company group to which the scheme relates; or
(ii) both:
(A) the transferee has taken over, or proposes to take
over, the completion of each of the projects to which the scheme relates; and
(B) applications under this section are made by the
transferee and by each of the group companies to which the scheme relates;
the transferor and the transferee may jointly apply to the DAA for a transfer of the benefits of the registration or certificate, as the case may be.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 50
Form of application

50.(1) The application must be in writing in the approved form.

(2) The application must contain such information as is required by the form to be given.

(3) The application must be accompanied by a report.

(4) The report must be in writing in the approved form.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 51
DAA may refuse to consider application unless applicant gives information etc. requested by DAA

51. If the DAA gives a request to an applicant under Part 7 that is relevant to the application, the DAA may refuse to consider the application unless the applicant complies with the request.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 52
DAA's decision on application

52.(1) After considering the application, the DAA must decide to:
(a) grant the application; or
(b) refuse the application.

(2) The DAA must give written notice of the decision to the applicants.

(3) A notice of a refusal must set out reasons for the refusal.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 53
Criteria for granting application

53. The DAA must not grant the application unless the DAA is satisfied that:
(a) the transferor has ceased, or genuinely proposes to cease, to carry out the project; and
(b) the transferee has taken over, or genuinely proposes to take over, the completion of the project (with or without modification); and
(c) in the case of plant expenditure which the transferee claims to have incurred in carrying out the completion of the project (with or without modification) - the plant expenditure has been incurred by the transferee in carrying out the project; and
(d) in the case of plant expenditure which the transferee claims to propose to incur in carrying out completion of the project (with or without modification) - the proposal is genuine; and
(e) the transferee has taken over, or is proposing to take over, the completion of the project (with or without modification) for genuine commercial reasons; and
(f) if the completion of the project has been, or is to be, taken over by the transferee with modifications:
(i) in any case - the modified project does not amount
to a substantially different project from the transferor's original project; and
(ii) if the transferor's original project was part of a
joint venture project - the modified project is not part of a joint venture project that is substantially different from the original joint venture project; and
(iii) if the transferor's original project was part of
a company group project scheme - the modified project is not part of a company group project scheme that is substantially different from the original company group project scheme; and
(g) having regard to:
(i) the financial capacity of the transferee; and
(ii) such other matters as the DAA considers relevant;
it is reasonably likely that the transferee will complete the carrying out of
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the project (with or without modification); and
(h) the expenditure incurred, or proposed to be incurred, by the transferee in carrying out the completion of the project (with or without modification) has passed the prospective deduction test.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 54
Form of transfer of benefits of registration

54. If the DAA grants an application for transfer of the benefits of registration:
(a) the DAA must cancel the transferor's registration; and
(b) this Act has effect, in relation to an application made by the transferee for registration of, or for a certificate in relation to, the whole or a part of the plant expenditure incurred, or proposed to be incurred, by the transferee in carrying out the completion of the project concerned (with or without modification), as if:
(i) section 27 (which deals with the timing of
applications for registration) had not been enacted; and
(ii) the $50 million threshold test were modified so
that so much of:
(A) the gross capital expenditure incurred by the
transferor in respect of carrying out the project; and
(B) if there have been one or more prior successive
transferors - the gross capital expenditure incurred by the prior successive transferors in respect of carrying out the project;
as the DAA considers reasonable were treated as if it were gross capital expenditure incurred by the transferee in carrying out the project.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 55
Form of transfer of benefits of certificate

55. If the DAA grants an application for transfer of the benefits of a certificate, the DAA must:
(a) terminate the transferor's certificate, with effect in relation to expenditure incurred by the transferor after:
(i) the date on which the DAA grants the application
for transfer; or
(ii) if the transferor requests - such earlier date as
the DAA specifies; and
(b) grant the transferee a pre-qualifying certificate in relation to the whole or a specified part of the plant expenditure incurred, or proposed to be incurred, by the transferee in carrying out completion of the project concerned (with or without modification).

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 56
Form of certificate

56. If the DAA grants a certificate under this Part, the certificate must:
(a) be in writing in the approved form; and
(b) be in the name of the transferee; and
(c) specify the project to which the certificate relates; and
(d) specify the plant expenditure to which the certificate relates; and
(e) if the project is part of a joint venture project - specify the joint venture project to which the certificate relates; and
(f) if the project is part of a company group project scheme - specify the scheme to which the certificate relates.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 57
DAA may direct that plant be treated as new plant

57. If:
(a) the transferee has acquired from the transferor, or proposes to acquire from the transferor, a unit of plant that was new in the hands of the transferor; and
(b) the acquisition has taken place, or will take place, in the course of the transferee's takeover, or proposed takeover, of the completion of the project (with or without modification); and
(c) the DAA considers that it would be reasonable to treat the unit of plant as new in the hands of the transferee;
the DAA may:
(d) make a decision on the application on the assumption that the unit of plant was new in the hands of the transferee when the plant was or is so acquired by the transferee; and
(e) give the transferor and the transferee a written direction that, if the DAA grants the application for transfer of the benefits of the registration or the certificate, this Act and Subdivision B of Division 3 of Part III of the Tax Act are taken to have, and to have had, effect as if the unit of plant:
(i) were new in the hands of the transferee when the
plant was or is so acquired by the transferee; and
(ii) were not new in the hands of the transferor at any
time.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - DIVISION 2
Division 2 - Re-constituted joint ventures

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 58
Registration cancelled, and certificate terminated, if joint venture is re-constituted

58. If:
(a) either:

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(i) plant expenditure is registered in the name of an
entity; or
(ii) an entity holds a certificate in relation to plant
expenditure; and
(b) the project concerned is part of a joint venture project; and
(c) there is a change in the composition of the parties to the joint venture;
then:
(d) in the case of a registration - the registration is cancelled; and
(e) in the case of a certificate - the certificate is terminated with effect in relation to expenditure incurred by the entity after the date of the change.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 59
Application for transfer of benefits of registration or certificate
to parties to re-constituted joint venture

59. If:
(a) either of the following applies to an entity ("old party"):
(i) a registration of plant expenditure in the name of
the entity was cancelled under section 58;
(ii) a certificate held by the entity in relation to
plant expenditure was terminated under section 58; and
(b) the cancellation or termination was the result of a change in the composition of the parties to a joint venture ("old joint venture") who carried on the various parts of a joint venture project ("old joint venture project"); and
(c) the following conditions are satisfied in relation to an entity ("new party") (who may be the same entity as the old party):
(i) the new party is a party to a joint venture ("new
joint venture");
(ii) at least one of the parties to the old joint
venture is a party to the new joint venture; and
(iii) the parties to the new joint venture have carried
out, or are proposing to carry out, a project ("new joint venture project") which consists of the takeover, or proposed takeover, of the completion of the old joint venture project (with or without modification); and
(iv) the new party has carried out, or proposes to
carry out, a project ("new party's project") which consists of a part of the new joint venture project; and
(d) either:
(i) the new party has incurred, or proposes to incur,
plant expenditure in carrying out the new party's project; or
(ii) both:
(A) the new party has incurred, or proposes to incur,
expenditure in acquiring from an old party a unit of property that was new in the hands of the old party; and
(B) the acquisition has taken place, or will take place,
in the course of carrying out the new party's project;
the new party may apply to the DAA for a transfer of the benefits of the registration or certificate, as the case may be.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 60
Form of application

60.(1) The application must be in writing in the approved form.

(2) The application must contain such information as is required by the form to be given.

(3) The application must be accompanied by a report.

(4) The report must be in writing in the approved form.

(5) The report is to be about such matters as are specified in the form.

(6) All of the applications relating to a new joint venture project must be set out in the same document.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 61
DAA may refuse to consider application unless applicant
gives information etc. requested by DAA

61. If the DAA gives a request to the applicant under Part 7 that is relevant to the application, the DAA may refuse to consider the application unless the applicant complies with the request.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 62
DAA's decision on application

62.(1) After considering the application, the DAA must decide to:
(a) grant the application; or
(b) refuse the application.

(2) The DAA must give written notice of the decision to the applicant.

(3) A notice of a refusal must set out reasons for the refusal.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 63
Criteria for granting application

63. The DAA must not grant the application unless the DAA is satisfied that:
(a) in the case of plant expenditure which the new party claims to have incurred in carrying out the new party's project - the plant expenditure has been incurred by the new party in carrying out the project; and
(b) in the case of plant expenditure which the new party claims to propose
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to incur in carrying out the new party's project - the proposal is genuine; and
(c) the parties to the new joint venture have taken over, or are proposing to take over, the completion of the old joint venture project (with or without modification) for genuine commercial reasons; and
(d) if the completion of the old joint venture project has been, or is to be, taken over by the parties to the new joint venture with modifications - the modified joint venture project does not amount to a substantially different project from the old joint venture project; and
(e) having regard to:
(i) the financial capacity of the new party; and
(ii) such other matters as the DAA considers relevant;
it is reasonably likely that the new party will complete the carrying out of the new party's project; and
(f) having regard to:
(i) the financial capacity of each other party to the
new joint venture; and
(ii) such other matters as the DAA considers relevant;
it is reasonably likely that the parties to the new joint venture will complete the carrying out of the new joint venture project; and
(g) the expenditure incurred, or proposed to be incurred, by the new party in carrying out the new party's project has passed the prospective deduction test.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 64
Form of transfer of benefits of registration

64. If the DAA grants an application for transfer of the benefits of registration, this Act has effect, in relation to an application made by the new party for registration of, or for a certificate in relation to, the whole or a part of the plant expenditure incurred, or proposed to be incurred, by the new party in carrying out the new party's project as if:
(a) section 27 (which deals with the timing of applications for registration) had not been enacted; and
(b) the $50 million threshold test were modified so that so much of:
(i) the gross capital expenditure incurred by the
parties to the old joint venture in respect of carrying out the old joint venture project; and
(ii) if there have been one or more prior successive
old joint ventures - the gross capital expenditure incurred by the parties to the prior successive old joint ventures in respect of carrying out the old joint venture projects;
as the DAA considers reasonable were treated as if it were gross capital expenditure incurred by the parties to the new joint venture project in carrying out the new joint venture project.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 65
Form of transfer of benefits of certificate

65. If the DAA grants an application for transfer of the benefits of a certificate, the DAA must grant the new party a pre-qualifying certificate in relation to the whole or a specified part of the plant expenditure incurred, or proposed to be incurred, by the new party in carrying out the new party's project.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 66
Form of certificate

66. If the DAA grants a certificate under this Part, the certificate must:
(a) be in writing in the approved form; and
(b) be in the name of the applicant; and
(c) specify the project to which the certificate relates; and
(d) specify the plant expenditure to which the certificate relates; and
(e) specify the new joint venture project to which the certificate relates.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 67
DAA may direct that plant be treated as new plant

67. If:
(a) the new party has acquired from an old party, or proposes to acquire from an old party, a unit of plant that was new in the hands of the old party; and
(b) the acquisition has taken place, or will take place, in the course of carrying out the new party's project; and
(c) the DAA considers that it would be reasonable to treat the plant as new in the hands of the new party;
the DAA may:
(d) make a decision on the application on the assumption that the unit of plant was new in the hands of the new party when the plant was or is so acquired by the new party; and
(e) give the new party and the old party a written direction that, if the DAA grants the application for transfer of the benefits of the registration or the certificate, this Act and Subdivision B of Division 3 of Part III of the Tax Act are taken to have, and to have had, effect as if the unit of plant:
(i) were new in the hands of the new party when the
plant was or is so acquired by the new party; and
(ii) were not new in the hands of the old party at any
time.
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DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - DIVISION 3
Division 3 - Re-constituted partnerships

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 68
Registration cancelled, and certificate terminated, if partnership is re-constituted

68. If:
(a) either:
(i) plant expenditure is registered in the name of a
partnership; or
(ii) a partnership holds a certificate in relation to
plant expenditure; and
(b) there is a change in the constitution of the partnership;
then:
(c) in the case of a registration - the registration is cancelled; and
(d) in the case of a certificate - the certificate is terminated with effect in relation to expenditure incurred by the partnership after the date of the change.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 69
Application for transfer of benefits of registration or certificate to re-constituted partnership

69. If:
(a) either of the following applies to a partnership ("old partnership");
(i) a registration of plant expenditure in the name of
the old partnership is cancelled under section 68;
(ii) a certificate held by the old partnership in
relation to plant expenditure is terminated under section 68; and
(b) the following conditions are satisfied in relation to another partnership ("new partnership"):
(i) the new partnership has taken over, or proposes to
take over, the completion of the project concerned (with or without modification);
(ii) at least one partner of the old partnership is a
partner of the new partnership; and
(c) either:
(i) the new partnership has incurred, or proposes to
incur, plant expenditure in carrying out the completion of the project (with or without modification); or
(ii) both:
(A) the new partnership has incurred, or proposes to incur, expenditure in acquiring from the old partnership a unit of plant that was new in the hands of the old partnership; and
(B) the acquisition has taken place, or will take place, in the course of the new partnership's takeover, or proposed takeover, of the completion of the project (with or without modification);
the new partnership may apply to the DAA for a transfer of the benefits of the registration or certificate, as the case may be.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 70
Form of application

70.(1) The application must be in writing in the approved form.

(2) The application must contain such information as is required by the form to be given.

(3) The application must be accompanied by a report.

(4) The report must be in writing in the approved form.

(5) The report is to be about such matters as are specified in the form.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 71
DAA may refuse to consider application unless applicant gives information etc. requested by DAA

71. If the DAA gives a request to the applicant under Part 7 that is relevant to the application, the DAA may refuse to consider the application unless the applicant complies with the request.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 72
DAA's decision on application

72.(1) After considering the application, the DAA must decide to:
(a) grant the application; or
(b) refuse the application.

(2) The DAA must give written notice of the decision to the applicant.

(3) A notice of a refusal must set out reasons for the refusal.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 73
Criteria for granting application

73. The DAA must not grant the application unless the DAA is satisfied that:
(a) in the case of plant expenditure which the applicant claims to have incurred in carrying out the completion of the project (with or without modification) - the plant expenditure has been incurred by the applicant in carrying out the project; and
(b) in the case of plant expenditure which the applicant claims to propose to incur in carrying out completion of the project (with or without modification) - the proposal is genuine; and
(c) the applicant has taken over, or is proposing to take over, the completion of the project (with or without modification) for genuine
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commercial reasons; and
(d) if the completion of the project has been, or is to be, taken over by the applicant with modifications - the modified project does not amount to a substantially different project from the old partnership's original project; and
(e) having regard to:
(i) the financial capacity of the transferee; and
(ii) such other matters as the DAA considers relevant;
it is reasonably likely that the applicant will complete the carrying out of the project (with or without modification); and
(f) the expenditure incurred, or proposed to be incurred, by the applicant in carrying out the completion of the project (with or without modification) has passed the prospective deduction test.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 74
Form of transfer of benefits of registration

74. If the DAA grants an application for transfer of the benefits of registration, this Act has effect, in relation to an application made by the new partnership for registration of, or for a certificate in relation to, the whole or a part of the plant expenditure incurred, or proposed to be incurred, by the new partnership in carrying out the completion of the project concerned (with or without modification), as if:
(a) section 27 (which deals with the timing of applications for registration) had not been enacted; and
(b) the $50 million threshold test were modified so that so much of:
(i) the gross capital expenditure incurred by the old
partnership in respect of carrying out the project; and
(ii) if there have been one or more prior successive
old partnerships - the gross capital expenditure incurred by the prior successive old partnerships in respect of carrying out the project;
as the DAA considers reasonable were treated as if it were gross capital expenditure incurred by the new partnership in carrying out the project.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 75
Form of transfer of benefits of certificate

75. If the DAA grants an application for transfer of the benefits of a certificate, the DAA must grant the new partnership a pre-qualifying certificate in relation to the whole or a specified part of the plant expenditure incurred, or proposed to be incurred, by the new partnership in carrying out the completion of the project concerned (with or without modification).

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 76
Form of certificate

76. If the DAA grants a certificate under this Part, the certificate must:
(a) be in writing in the approved form; and
(b) be in the name of the applicant; and
(c) specify the project to which the certificate relates; and
(d) specify the plant expenditure to which the certificate relates.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 77
DAA may direct that plant be treated as new plant

77. If:
(a) the new partnership has acquired from the old partnership, or proposes to acquire from the old partnership, a unit of plant that was new in the hands of the old partnership; and
(b) the acquisition has taken place, or will take place, in the course of the new partnership's takeover, or proposed takeover, of the completion of the project (with or without modification); and
(c) the DAA considers that it would be reasonable to treat the unit of plant as new in the hands of the new partnership;
the DAA may:
(d) make a decision on the application on the assumption that the unit of plant was new in the hands of the new partnership when the plant was or is so acquired by the new partnership; and
(e) give the old partnership and the new partnership a written direction that, if the DAA grants the application for transfer of the benefits of the registration or the certificate, this Act and Subdivision B of Division 3 of Part III of the Tax Act are taken to have, and to have had, effect as if the unit of plant:
(i) were new in the hands of the new partnership when
the plant was or is so acquired by the new partnership; and
(ii) were not new in the hands of the old partnership
at any time.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - PART 7
PART 7 - DAA'S INFORMATION-GATHERING POWERS

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 78
Entities to which this Part applies

78. This Part applies to an entity if:
(a) plant expenditure is registered in the name of the entity or the entity has applied for such registration; or
(b) the entity holds a certificate or the entity has applied for a certificate; or
(c) the entity has applied for a variation of the expenditure project,
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joint venture project or company group project scheme to which a registration or certificate held by the entity relates; or
(d) the entity has applied (whether jointly or otherwise) for a transfer of the benefits of a registration or certificate.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 79
DAA may request entity to give information or produce documents etc.

79.(1) For the purposes of this Act, the DAA may, by written notice given to an entity, request the entity:
(a) to give information to the DAA within the time and in the manner specified in the notice; or
(b) to produce documents to the DAA within the time and in the manner specified in the notice; or
(c) to give certified copies of documents to the DAA within the time and in the manner specified in the notice.

(2) It is not an offence to contravene the notice.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 80
How DAA may deal with documents etc. produced by entity

80.(1) The DAA or an officer of the Department authorised in writing by the DAA may inspect, take extracts from, and make copies of, any document or copy produced or given to the DAA under section 79.

(2) The DAA may retain a certified copy of a document given in accordance with a request covered by paragraph 79(1)(c).

(3) The DAA may, for the purposes of this Act, take, and retain for as long as is necessary for those purposes, a document produced under paragraph 79(1)(b).

(4) The person otherwise entitled to possession of the document is entitled to be supplied, as soon as practicable, with a copy certified by the DAA to be a true copy.

(5) The certified copy must be received in all courts and tribunals as evidence as if it were the original.

(6) Until a certified copy is supplied, the DAA must, at such times and places as the DAA thinks appropriate, permit the person otherwise entitled to possession of the document, or a person authorised by that person, to inspect and make copies of, or take extracts from, the document.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - PART 8
PART 8 - CANCELLATION OR TERMINATION OF
REGISTRATION OR CERTIFICATE

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 81
Cancellation or termination - failure to comply with request to give information etc.

81. If an entity fails to comply with a request made by the DAA under Part 7, the DAA may, by written notice given to the entity:
(a) cancel any registration of plant expenditure in the name of the entity; or
(b) terminate a certificate held by the entity, with effect in relation to expenditure incurred by the entity after the date of termination.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 82
Cancellation - false or misleading statements etc.
(False or misleading statements - Part 7 request not involved)

82.(1) If an entity, in connection with the operation of this Act (other than Part 7):
(a) makes a statement, either orally or in writing, to the DAA or to an officer of the Department that is false or misleading in a material particular; or
(b) omits from a statement made, either orally or in writing, to the DAA or to an officer of the Department any matter or thing without which the statement is misleading in a material particular; or
(c) gives or produces a document or copy to the DAA or to an officer of the Department that contains information that is false or misleading in a material particular;
the DAA may, by written notice given to the entity, cancel:
(d) any registration of plant expenditure in the name of the entity; or
(e) a certificate held by the entity (even if the certificate has been terminated).

(False or misleading information given under Part 7)
(2) If an entity, in compliance with a notice under Part 7, gives information that is false or misleading in a material particular, the DAA may, by written notice given to the entity, cancel:
(a) any registration of plant expenditure in the name of the entity; or
(b) a certificate held by the entity (even if the certificate has been terminated).

(False or misleading documents given under Part 7)
(3) If an entity, in compliance with a notice under Part 7, produces a document, or gives a copy of a document, that, to the knowledge of the entity, is false or misleading in a material particular, the DAA may, by written notice given to the entity, cancel:
(a) any registration of plant expenditure in the name of the entity; or
(b) a certificate held by the entity (even if the certificate has been terminated).

(Subsection (3) does not apply if document accompanied by explanation)

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(4) Subsection (3) does not apply to an entity who produces a document, or gives a copy of a document, that, to the knowledge of the entity, is false or misleading in a material particular if the document or copy is accompanied by a written statement:
(a) stating that the document or copy is, to the knowledge of the entity, false or misleading in a material particular; and
(b) setting out, or referring to, the material particular in which the document or copy is, to the knowledge of the entity, false or misleading.

(Imputed knowledge of bodies corporate and partnerships etc.)
(5) For the purposes of subsections (3) and (4):
(a) a body corporate is taken to know anything known by any of its directors or employees; and
(b) a partnership is taken to know anything known by:
(i) if any of the partners are natural persons - any
such partner; and
(ii) if any of the partners are bodies corporate - any
of the directors or employees of any such partner; and
(c) a natural person is taken to know anything known by an employee of the natural person.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 83
Cancellation of registration - contravention of conditions

83. If:
(a) plant expenditure is registered in the name of an entity; and
(b) the entity contravenes any of the conditions to which the registration is subject;
the DAA may, by written notice given to the entity, cancel the registration.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 84
Cancellation of registration on request

84.(1) An entity may request the DAA to cancel any registration of plant expenditure in the name of the entity.

(2) The DAA must comply with the request.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 85
Termination of certificate on request

85.(1) An entity may request the DAA to terminate a certificate held by the entity, with effect in relation to expenditure incurred by the entity after the date of termination.

(2) The DAA must comply with the request.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - PART 9
PART 9 - TAX EFFECTS OF CERTIFICATION

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 86
When plant expenditure pre-qualifies under this Act

86. For the purposes of the Tax Act, if:
(a) an entity holds a certificate relating to plant expenditure incurred, or proposed to be incurred, by the entity in carrying out a project in Australia; and
(b) the plant expenditure is incurred by the entity in carrying out the project; and
(c) if the project is part of a joint venture project specified in the certificate - the plant expenditure is incurred in carrying out that part of the joint venture project; and
(d) if the project is part of a company group project scheme specified in the certificate - the entity is a member of the company group concerned at the time the plant expenditure is incurred;
the plant expenditure is taken to have pre-qualified under this Act.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 87
Effect of cancellation of certificate

87. For the purposes of this Part, if a certificate is cancelled, the certificate is taken never to have been granted.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 88
Effect of termination of certificate

88. For the purposes of this Part, if a certificate held by an entity is terminated with effect in relation to expenditure incurred by the entity after a particular date:
(a) the certificate remains in force; and
(b) the certificate continues to apply in relation to expenditure incurred by the entity on or before that date.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 89
Effect of variation of certificate

89. For the purposes of this Part, if a certificate held by an entity is varied with effect in relation to expenditure incurred by the entity after a particular date, the variation does not apply in relation to expenditure incurred by the entity on or before that date.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 90
Effect of decision to revoke or set aside a decision relating to a certificate

90. For the purposes of this Part, if a decision relating to a certificate is revoked or set aside, the decision is taken never to have been made.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 91
DAA to notify Commissioner of Taxation

91. The DAA must advise the Commissioner of Taxation in writing of
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particulars of all things done under this Act which are relevant to the operation of Subdivision B of Division 3 of Part III of the Tax Act.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 92
Amendment of assessments

92. Section 170 of the Tax Act does not prevent the amendment of an assessment at any time for the purpose of giving effect to this Act.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - PART 10
PART 10 - DAA'S POWERS TO FACILITATE COMPLETION
OF PROJECTS

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 93
DAA's powers to facilitate completion of projects

93. If the DAA considers that any action or inaction of a person or body is likely to have the effect of preventing the DAA from:
(a) registering plant expenditure in the name of an entity; or
(b) granting a certificate in the name of an entity;
the DAA may, with the consent of the entity, notify the person or body accordingly.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - PART 11
PART 11 - DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 94
Creation of single-person statutory office of Development Allowance Authority

94. There is to be a Development Allowance Authority ("DAA").

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 95
Appointment of DAA

95. The DAA is to be appointed by the Governor-General.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 96
DAA may be full-time or part-time

96. The DAA may be appointed on a full-time basis or a part-time basis.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 97
DAA's term of office

97. The DAA holds office for the period specified in the instrument of appointment.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 98
No substantive appointment of DAA on or after 1 January 1997

98. A person is not to be appointed as the DAA for a period that ends on or after 1 January 1997, but this section does not prevent the appointment of a person to act as the DAA during a vacancy in the office of DAA occurring on or after that date.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 99
Person may hold both the office of DAA and the office of Commissioner of the Industry Commission

99. Neither this Act nor the Industry Commission Act 1989 prevents a person from holding both:
(a) an office of Commissioner of the Industry Commission; and
(b) the office of DAA (whether on a full-time basis or a part-time basis).

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 100
Full-time DAA - age limit of 65 years

100.(1) A person who has reached the age of 65 years is not to be appointed as the DAA on a full-time basis.

(2) A person is not to be appointed as the DAA on a full-time basis for a period that ends after the person's 65th birthday.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 101
DAA's terms and conditions of appointment

101. The DAA holds office on such terms and conditions (if any) in respect of matters not provided for by this Act as are determined by the Governor-General.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 102
DAA's remuneration and allowances

102.(1) The DAA is to be paid such remuneration as is determined by the Remuneration Tribunal.

(2) If no determination is in force, the DAA is to be paid such remuneration as is specified in the regulations.

(3) The DAA is to be paid such allowances as are specified in the regulations.

(4) This section has effect subject to the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 103
Full-time DAA's leave of absence

103.(1) Subject to section 87E of the Public Service Act 1922, a full-time DAA has such recreation leave entitlements as are determined by the Remuneration Tribunal.

(2) The Minister may grant a full-time DAA leave of absence, other than recreation leave, on such terms and conditions as to remuneration or otherwise as the Minister determines.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 104
Resignation of DAA

104. The DAA may resign the office of DAA by signed instrument delivered to the Governor-General.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 105
Termination of appointment of DAA
(Misbehaviour or physical or mental incapacity)

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105.(1) The Governor-General may terminate the appointment of the DAA for misbehaviour or physical or mental incapacity.

(Bankruptcy, conflict of interest, absence from duty etc.)
(2) The Governor-General must terminate the appointment of the DAA if the DAA:
(a) becomes bankrupt, applies to take the benefit of any law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors, compounds with his or her creditors or makes an assignment of his or her remuneration for their benefit; or
(b) fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 107 (which deals with conflict of interest); or
(c) is appointed on a full-time basis and is absent from duty, except on leave of absence, for 14 consecutive days or for 28 days in any 12 months; or
(d) is appointed on a full-time basis and engages in paid employment outside the duties of the office of DAA without the consent of the Minister; or
(e) is appointed on a part-time basis and engages in paid employment that, in the opinion of the Minster, conflicts with the proper performance of his or her duties.

(Insufficient workload to justify full-time appointment)
(3) The Governor-General must terminate the appointment
of a full-time DAA if the Minister issues a written determination stating that the Minister is of the opinion that the workload of the DAA is insufficient to justify a full-time appointment.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 106
Acting DAA
(Appointment to act as the DAA)

106.(1) The Minister may appoint a person to act as the DAA:
(a) during a vacancy in the office of DAA, whether or not an appointment has previously been made to that office; or
(b) during any period, or during all periods, when the DAA is absent from duty or from Australia or is, for any other reason, unable to perform the duties of that office.

(Initial phasing-out period - senior Department officer to act)
(2) If a vacancy in the office of DAA occurs after 31 December 1996 and before 1 July 2002, a person appointed to act as the DAA during the vacancy must hold or perform the duties of a Senior Executive Service office in the Department.

(Final phasing-out period - senior ATO officer to act)
(3) If a vacancy in the office of DAA occurs on or after
1 July 2002, a person appointed to act as the DAA during the vacancy must hold or perform the duties of a Senior Executive Service office in the Australian Taxation Office.

(Phasing-out periods - time limits for acting appointments do not apply)
(4) If a vacancy in the office of DAA occurs on or after 1 January 1997, paragraphs 33A(ba) and (c) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 (which deal with time limits for acting appointments) do not apply to a person appointed to act as the DAA during the vacancy.

(Acting appointment not to be challenged on technical grounds)
(5) Anything done by or in relation to a person purporting to act under subsection (1) is not invalid merely because:
(a) the occasion for the appointment had not arisen; or
(b) there was a defect or irregularity in connection with the appointment; or
(c) the appointment had ceased to have effect; or
(d) the occasion to act had not arisen or had ceased.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 107
Conflict of interest
(DAA to notify business interests to Minister)

107.(1) The DAA must give written notice to the Minister of all direct or indirect pecuniary interests that the DAA has or acquires in any business, or in any body corporate carrying on a business.

(DAA to notify potential conflict of interest to Minister)
(2) If the DAA has a direct or indirect pecuniary interest in a matter being considered or about to be considered by the DAA, the DAA must:
(a) give written notice to the Minister of that interest; and
(b) take no further action on the matter before:
(i) the end of 28 days after the date on which the
Minister receives the notice; or
(ii) the date on which written advice of a decision of
the Minister under subsection (4) is given in relation to the matter;
whichever first occurs.

(Minister may direct DAA to delegate)
(3) If:
(a) the DAA has a direct or indirect pecuniary interest in a matter being considered or about to be considered by the DAA; and
(b) the Minister considers that the interest could conflict with the proper performance of the DAA's functions in relation to that matter;
then:
(c) the Minister must give the DAA a written notice directing the DAA:
(i) not to deal with the matter personally; and

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(ii) to delegate the DAA's functions and powers in
relation to that matter to a person holding or performing the duties of a specified Senior Executive Service office in the Department; and
(iii) not to delegate the DAA's functions and powers in
relation to that matter to any other person; and
(d) the DAA must comply with the direction.

(Minister may allow DAA to deal with matter personally)
(4) If:
(a) the DAA has a direct or indirect pecuniary interest in a matter being considered or about to be considered by the DAA; and
(b) the Minister does not consider that the interest could conflict with the proper performance of the DAA's functions in relation to that matter;
the Minister may give the DAA a written notice stating that the Minister has no objection to the DAA dealing with the matter personally.

(Minister's direction to be given within 28 days of notification of DAA's interest)
(5) If:
(a) the DAA has a direct or indirect pecuniary interest in a matter being considered or about to be considered by the DAA; and
(b) the Minister considers that the interest could conflict with the proper performance of the DAA's functions in relation to that matter; and
(c) the DAA gives written notice to the Minister of that interest under subsection (2);
a direction under subsection (3) in relation to that matter has no effect unless it is given before the end of 28 days after the date on which the Minister receives the notice.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - PART 12
PART 12 - ADMINISTRATION

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 108
Delegation by DAA

108. The DAA may, by writing, delegate to a person holding or performing the duties of a Senior Executive Service office in the Department all or any of the DAA's functions or powers under:
(a) this Act; or
(b) the document certification provision; or
(c) the State taxation officer disclosure provisions; or
(d) the prosecution provisions.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 109
Consultants

109. The DAA may engage as consultants, on such terms and conditions as are determined by the DAA, persons having suitable qualifications and experience.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 110
Commonwealth authorities may assist DAA

110.(1) This section applies to an authority established by or under a law of the Commonwealth.

(2) In addition to the functions otherwise conferred on the authority, the authority may, at the request of the DAA, provide assistance to the DAA relating to the administration of this Act.

(3) The authority may charge fees for the provision of the assistance.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - PART 13
PART 13 - PROTECTION OF COMMERCIAL-IN-CONFIDENCE
INFORMATION

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 111
Application for protection of commercial-in-confidence information

111.(1) An application under Part 3, 4, 5 or 6 may be accompanied by an application that certain information given in accordance with that Part (other than section 34) be treated as commercial-in-confidence information under this Part.

(2) The giving of information, or the production or giving of a document or copy, under section 34 or Part 7 may be accompanied by an application that some or all of the information or of the contents of the document or copy be treated as commercial-in-confidence information under this Part.

(3) An application under subsection (1) or (2) must be in writing in the approved form.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 112
DAA may declare that information is to be treated as commercial-in-confidence information (Declaration)

112.(1) If, on an application under subsection 111(1) or (2), the DAA is satisfied that:
(a) publication of the information specified in the application could reasonably be expected to prejudice substantially the commercial interests of the applicant; and
(b) the prejudice outweighs the public interest in the publication of the information;
the DAA may declare that the information is to be treated as commercial-in-confidence information for the purposes of this Part.

(Notification of decision on application)
(2) The DAA must give the applicant written notice of the decision about the application.

(Confidential status maintained until reconsideration or review finalised)

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(3) For the purposes of this Part, if the DAA refuses an application under subsection 111(1) or (2) in relation to information, the information is treated as commercial-in-confidence information at a particular time if:
(a) the time is after the application is made but before the end of the period of 21 days after the giving of the notice of refusal; or
(b) if, during that period, the applicant requests the DAA to reconsider the decision refusing the application - the time is during the period when that reconsideration, or any subsequent application to the AAT, has not been finalised.

(Reconsideration taken not to be finalised during period when AAT application can be made)
(4) For the purposes of this section, a reconsideration of a decision is taken not to have been finalised during the period of 28 days after:
(a) if, because of the operation of subsection 119(4), the decision is taken to be confirmed - the day on which the decision is taken to have been confirmed; or
(b) in any other case - the day on which the decision on the reconsideration is notified to the entity concerned. (Reasons for decision)

(5) If the DAA refuses to make a declaration, the notice of refusal must set out the reasons for the refusal.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 113
DAA may revoke declaration
(Revocation of declaration)

113.(1) If:
(a) there is in force a declaration under section 112 that information given by an entity is to be treated as commercial-in-confidence information for the purposes of this Part; and
(b) the DAA is satisfied that:
(i) publication of the information could not reasonably
be expected to prejudice substantially the commercial interests of the entity; or
(ii) both:
(A) publication of the information could reasonably be expected to prejudice substantially the commercial interests of the entity; and
(B) the public interest in the publication of the information outweighs the prejudice;
the DAA may, by written notice given to the entity, revoke the declaration with effect from the 21st day after the day on which the revocation is notified to the entity.

(When power of revocation may be exercised)
(2) The DAA's powers under subsection (1) may be exercised:
(a) on the DAA's own initiative; or
(b) upon application being made by the entity concerned.

(Confidential status maintained until reconsideration or review finalised)
(3) For the purposes of this Part, if:
(a) the DAA revokes a declaration under section 112 relating to information; and
(b) before the revocation takes effect, the entity concerned requests the DAA to reconsider the decision to revoke the declaration;
the information is treated as commercial-in-confidence information at a particular time after the revocation takes effect if that time is during the period when that reconsideration, or any subsequent application to the AAT, has not been finalised.

(Reconsideration taken not to be finalised during period when AAT application can be made)
(4) For the purposes of this section, a reconsideration of a decision is taken not to have been finalised during the period of 28 days after:
(a) if, because of the operation of subsection 119(4), the decision is taken to be confirmed - the day on which the decision is taken to have been confirmed; or
(b) in any other case - the day on which the decision on the reconsideration is notified to the entity concerned. (Reasons for decision)

(5) If the DAA revokes a declaration, the notice of the revocation must set out the reasons for the revocation.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 114
Commercial-in-confidence information must not be disclosed

114.(1) A person who:
(a) has commercial-in-confidence information; and
(b) has it only because of performing duties or functions under this Act; and
(c) knows that the information is commercial-in-confidence information;
must not disclose any of the information except:
(d) in the course of carrying out functions and duties under this Act; or
(e) to the Commissioner of Taxation, for the purposes of the administration of an Act of which the Commissioner of Taxation has the general administration; or
(f) by order of a court; or
(g) with the consent of the entity who applied to have the information treated as commercial-in-confidence information.
Penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years.
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(2) For the purposes of this section, information is commercial-in-confidence information at a particular time if, and only if, at that time:
(a) there is in force a declaration under section 112 that the information is to be treated as commercial-in-confidence information for the purposes of this Part; or
(b) the information is otherwise treated as commercial-in-confidence information for the purposes of this Part.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - PART 14
PART 14 - REPORTS BY DAA

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 115
Quarterly reports by DAA

115.(1) The DAA must, as soon as practicable after the end of each quarter, prepare and give to the Minister a report on the operation of this Act during that quarter, including information about:
(a) the number and type of registrations (if any) granted during that quarter; and
(b) the number and type of certificates (if any) granted during that quarter.

(2) This section applies to a quarter if:
(a) the quarter commences before 1 January 1997; and
(b) there is not in force a direction under section 116 relating to a period which wholly or partly overlaps the quarter.

(3) In this section:
"quarter" means so much of a quarter commencing on 1 July, 1 September, 1 January or 1 April as occurs after the commencement of this section.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 116
Periodic reports by DAA

116.(1) The Minister may, by written notice given to the DAA, direct the DAA to prepare and give to the Minister a report on the operation of this Act during a specified period.

(2) The DAA must comply with the direction.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 117
Annual report

117.(1) The DAA must, as soon as practicable after the end of each financial year, prepare and give to the Minister a report on the operation of this Act during that year.

(2) The Minister must cause a copy of the report to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after its receipt by the Minister.

(3) This section applies to:
(a) a financial year ending before 1 July 1997; and
(b) a subsequent financial year ending before 1 July 2002 which the Minister, by written notice given to the DAA, declares to be a financial year to which this section applies.

(4) If this section does not commence at the beginning of a financial year, this section has effect in relation to the period beginning at the commencement of this section and ending on the next 30 June as if:
(a) if the period is less than 6 months - the period were included in the next financial year; or
(b) in any other case - the period were a financial year.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 118
Reports to deal with ancillary provisions of the Taxation Administration Act 1953

118. A reference in this Part to the operation of this Act includes a reference to the operation of:
(a) the document certification provision; and
(b) the State taxation officer disclosure provisions; and
(c) the prosecution provisions.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - PART 15
PART 15 - REVIEW OF DECISIONS

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 119
Reconsideration of reviewable decisions

119.(1) An entity who is affected by a reviewable decision may, if dissatisfied with the decision, by notice given to the DAA within:
(a) the period of 21 days after the day on which the decision first comes to the attention of the entity; or
(b) such further period as the DAA allows;
request the DAA to reconsider the decision.

(2) The reasons for making the request must be set out in the request.

(3) Upon receipt of the request, the DAA must reconsider the decision and may, subject to subsection (4), confirm or revoke the decision or vary the decision in such manner as the DAA thinks fit.

(4) If the DAA does not confirm, revoke or vary a decision before the end of the period of 40 days after the day on which the DAA received the request under subsection (1) to reconsider the decision, the DAA is taken, at the end of that period, to have confirmed the decision under subsection (3).

(5) If the DAA confirms, revokes or varies a decision before the end of the period referred to in subsection (4), the DAA must, by notice given to the applicant, inform the applicant of the result of the reconsideration of the decision and the reasons for confirming, revoking or varying the decision, as the case may be.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 120
Review of decisions by Administrative Appeals Tribunal

120.(1) Applications may be made to the AAT for review of decisions of the DAA that have been confirmed or varied under subsection 119(3).

(2) If, because of the operation of subsection 119(4), a decision is taken to be confirmed, section 29 of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 applies as if the prescribed time for making application for review of the decision were the period:
(a) commencing on the day on which the decision is taken to have been confirmed; and
(b) ending on the 28th day after that day.

(3) If a request is made under subsection 119(1) in respect of a reviewable decision, section 41 of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 applies as if the making of the request were the making of an application to the AAT for a review of that decision.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 121
Statements to accompany notification of decisions

121.(1) If written notice is given to an entity affected by a reviewable decision that the reviewable decision has been made, that notice must include a statement to the effect that:
(a) the entity may, if dissatisfied with the decision, seek a reconsideration of the decision by the DAA in accordance with subsection 119(1); and
(b) the entity may, subject to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, if dissatisfied with a decision made by the DAA upon that reconsideration confirming or varying the first-mentioned decision, make application to the AAT for review of the decision so confirmed or varied.

(2) If:
(a) the DAA confirms or varies a reviewable decision under subsection 119(3); and
(b) gives to the entity written notice of the confirmation or variation of the decision;
that notice must include a statement to the effect that the entity may, subject to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, if dissatisfied with the decision so confirmed or varied, make application to the AAT for review of the decision.

(3) A failure to comply with this section does not affect the validity of a decision.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - PART 16
PART 16 - MISCELLANEOUS

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 122
Giving of documents to partnerships

122. For the purposes of this Act, if a document is given to a partner of a partnership in accordance with section 28A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901, the document is taken to have been given to the partnership.

DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY ACT 1992 No. 99 of 1992 - SECT 123
Regulations

123. The Governor-General may make regulations prescribing matters:
(a) required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed; or
(b) necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.