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Act No. 65 of 1995 as made
An Act to amend the Passenger Movement Charge Collection Act 1978, and for related purposes
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Date of Assent 30 Jun 1995
Date of repeal 10 Mar 2016
Repealed by Amending Acts 1990 to 1999 Repeal Act 2016
 

PASSENGER MOVEMENT CHARGE COLLECTION AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 65, 1995

Making Information
- Assented to 30 June 1995

PASSENGER MOVEMENT CHARGE COLLECTION AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 65, 1995 - TABLE OF PROVISIONS

CONTENTS
Section
1. Short title
2. Commencement
3. Schedule
SCHEDULE
AMENDMENTS OF THE PASSENGER MOVEMENT CHARGE COLLECTION ACT 1978

PASSENGER MOVEMENT CHARGE COLLECTION AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 65, 1995 - LONG TITLE

An Act to amend the Passenger Movement Charge Collection
Act 1978, and for related purposes

PASSENGER MOVEMENT CHARGE COLLECTION AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 65, 1995 - SECT 1
Short title

1. This Act may be cited as the Passenger Movement Charge Collection Amendment Act 1995.


(Minister's second reading speech made in-
House of Representatives on 8 June 1995
Senate on 9 June 1995)

PASSENGER MOVEMENT CHARGE COLLECTION AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 65, 1995 - SECT 2
Commencement

2. This Act commences on 1 July 1995.

PASSENGER MOVEMENT CHARGE COLLECTION AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 65, 1995 - SECT 3
Schedule

3. The Passenger Movement Charge Collection Act 1978 is amended in accordance with the applicable items in the Schedule, and the other item in the Schedule has effect according to its terms.

PASSENGER MOVEMENT CHARGE COLLECTION AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 65, 1995 - SCHEDULE 1

SCHEDULE Section 3
AMENDMENTS OF THE PASSENGER MOVEMENT CHARGE COLLECTION ACT 1978
1. Section 3 (definition of authorised officer):
Omit the definition, substitute:
"authorised officer means:
(a) an officer of Customs; or
(b) any other person authorised in writing by the Chief Executive
Officer of Customs to be an authorised officer for the purposes of this
Act.".
2. Section 3 (definitions of exempt passenger and vessel):
Omit the definitions.
3. Section 3:
Insert:
"aircraft means any machine or craft that can derive support in the
atmosphere from the reactions of the air.
Area A of the Zone of Cooperation has the same meaning as in the
Petroleum (Australia-Indonesia Zone of Cooperation) Act 1990.
Australia includes:
(a) the Territory of Christmas Island; and
(b) the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands;
but does not include any external Territory.
child means a child who is under 18 years old and includes an adopted
child or a step-child.
crew member, in relation to an aircraft or a ship, includes the person
in charge of the aircraft or ship.
emergency passenger means a person:
(a) who arrives in Australia as a passenger on an aircraft or a ship
only because of:
(i) the illness of a person (including that person) on board the
aircraft or ship; or
(ii) bad weather conditions; or
(iii) another kind of emergency; and
(b) who departs from Australia as soon as it is reasonably
practicable for the person to do so.
officer of Customs has the same meaning as in subsection 4(1) of the
Customs Act 1901.
petroleum has the same meaning as in the Timor Gap Treaty.
petroleum operations has the same meaning as in the Timor Gap Treaty.
positioning crew member means:
(a) a passenger on an aircraft whose departure from Australia is
undertaken for the purpose of later becoming a crew member of that
aircraft, another aircraft or a ship; or
(b) a passenger on a ship whose departure from Australia is
undertaken for the purpose of later becoming a crew member of that ship
or another ship.
ship means any vessel used in navigation, other than air navigation.
spouse, in relation to a person, includes another person who, although
not legally married to the person, lives with the person on a genuine
domestic basis as the husband or wife of the person.
Timor Gap Treaty means the Treaty between Australia and the Republic of

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Indonesia on the Zone of Cooperation in an area between the Indonesian
Province of East Timor and Northern Australia:
(a) that was done over the Zone of Cooperation on 11 December 1989;
and
(b) the text of which is set out in the Schedule to the Petroleum
(Australia-Indonesia Zone of Cooperation) Act 1990.
Torres Strait Treaty means the Treaty between Australia and the
Independent State of Papua New Guinea:
(a) that was signed at Sydney on 18 December 1978; and
(b) the text of which is set out in the Schedule to the Torres Strait
Fisheries Act 1984.
traditional activities has the same meaning as in the Torres Strait
Treaty.
traditional inhabitants has the same meaning as in the Torres Strait
Fisheries Act 1984.
transit passenger means a person who arrives in Australia from a place
outside Australia for the purpose only of a journey from that place to
a place outside Australia and who departs from Australia:
(a) in the case of a person who arrives in Australia on an aircraft
and who departs from Australia on that aircraft or another aircraft:
(i) without being immigration cleared within the meaning of section
172 of the Migration Act 1958; or
(ii) if the person is so immigration cleared to enter Australia for
reasons beyond the person's control-as soon as it is reasonably
practicable for the person to do so after those reasons no longer
exist; or
(b) in any other case:
(i) less than 48 hours after the person arrived in Australia; or
(ii) if the person is prevented from departing from Australia less
than 48 hours after the person arrived in Australia for reasons beyond
the person's control-as soon as it is reasonably practicable for the
person to do so after those reasons no longer exist.
Zone of Cooperation has the same meaning as in the Timor Gap Treaty.".
4. Section 5:
Repeal the section, substitute:
Persons exempt from passenger movement charge
"5. A person departing from Australia does not have to pay the charge
in relation to his or her departure if, at the time of his or her
departure, the person:
(a) is under 12 years old; or
(b) is a traditional inhabitant whose departure is undertaken in
connection with the performance of traditional activities; or
(c) is a member of the defence force of a country other than
Australia whose departure is undertaken:
(i) in the course of his or her duty as such a member; and
(ii) on an aircraft or a ship of a defence force; or
(d) is a spouse or a child:
(i) of a member of the defence force of a country other than
Australia to whom paragraph (c) applies; and
(ii) whose departure from Australia is undertaken in the company of
the member; or
(e) is a crew member of an aircraft or a ship whose departure from
Australia is on the aircraft or ship; or
(f) is a spouse or a child:
(i) of a crew member of a ship to whom paragraph (e) applies; and
(ii) whose departure from Australia is undertaken in the company of
the member; or
(g) is a positioning crew member; or
(h) is a transit passenger; or
(i) is an emergency passenger; or
(j) is in the course of a journey that has involved a previous
departure by the person from Australia in respect of which the person
paid the charge; or
(k) does not have to pay the charge because of the operation of:
(i) the Consular Privileges and Immunities Act 1972; or
(ii) the Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1967; or
(iii) the International Organisations (Privileges and Immunities)
Act 1963; or
(l) is a passenger whose departure from Australia is undertaken for
the purpose of travelling to Area A of the Zone of Cooperation in
connection with the prospecting for petroleum or the undertaking of
petroleum operations.".
5. Subsection 7(1):
Omit the subsection.
6. Subsection 7(2):
After "him" insert "or her".
7. Subsections 8(3) and (4):
After "his" (wherever occurring) insert "or her".
8. Subsection 10(4):
Omit the subsection, substitute:
"(4) Despite anything in this section, the Minister must not make an
arrangement under this section that is to apply in respect of any
person departing from Australia for another country on an aircraft
before 1 July 1995.".
9. Subsection 11(2):
Omit "subsection 5(1)", substitute "section 5".
10. Transitional
(1) Despite the amendments of the Passenger Movement Charge Collection
Act 1978 made by this Act, that Act, as in force immediately before 1
July 1995, and any regulations under that Act as so in force, continue
to have effect in respect of departures from Australia before that date
as if the amendments made by this Act had not been made.
(2) If:
(a) an exemption stamp has, before 1 July 1995, been issued under
section 11 of the Passenger Movement Charge Collection Act 1978 in
respect of a person in relation to a departure on or after that day;
and
(b) the person would not be exempt from passenger movement charge
under that Act as amended by this Act;
the person is to be treated, for the purposes of that Act as so
amended, as being so exempt despite the fact that the person does not
fall within any category of person specified under section 5 of that
Act as so amended as being so exempt.