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Radiocommunications Legislation Amendment Act 1997

  • - C2004A05238
  • No longer in force
Act No. 145 of 1997 as made
An Act to amend the Radiocommunications Act 1992 and the Radiocommunications Taxes Collection Act 1983, and for other purposes
Administered by: Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Date of Assent 09 Oct 1997
Date of repeal 10 Mar 2016
Repealed by Amending Acts 1990 to 1999 Repeal Act 2016
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Radiocommunications Legislation Amendment Act 1997

 

No. 145, 1997

 

 

 

 

  


 

 

 

 

Radiocommunications Legislation Amendment Act 1997

 

No. 145, 1997

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Radiocommunications Act 1992 and the Radiocommunications Taxes Collection Act 1983, and for other purposes

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................

2............ Commencement..................................................................................

3............ Schedule(s).........................................................................................

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                               

Australian Communications Authority Act 1997                                                 

Legislative Instruments Act 1997                                                                            

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                             

Radiocommunications Taxes Collection Act 1983                                              

 


Radiocommunications Legislation Amendment Act 1997

No. 145, 1997

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Radiocommunications Act 1992 and the Radiocommunications Taxes Collection Act 1983, and for other purposes

[Assented to 9 October 1997]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Radiocommunications Legislation Amendment Act 1997.

2  Commencement

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

             (2)  If the Legislative Instruments Act 1997 does not commence before the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, the amendments of that Act made by this Act commence immediately after the commencement of the Legislative Instruments Act 1997.

3  Schedule(s)

                   Subject to section 2, each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.


 

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Australian Communications Authority Act 1997

1  At the end of subparagraph 7(h)(iv)

Add “or”.

2  At the end of paragraph 7(h)

Add:

                             (v)  the Radiocommunications (Spectrum Licence Tax) Act 1997;

3  Paragraph 8(3)(h)

Omit “1983.”, substitute “1983;”.

4  At the end of subsection 8(3)

Add:

                              (i)  the Radiocommunications (Spectrum Licence Tax) Act 1997.

Legislative Instruments Act 1997

5  Schedule 2 (after the table row relating to the Radiocommunications (Receiver Licence Tax) Act 1983)

Insert:

 

Radiocommunications (Spectrum Licence Tax) Act 1997

The whole Act other than sections 4 and 7

Radiocommunications Act 1992

6  Section 5

Insert:

spectrum licence tax means a tax imposed under the Radiocommunications (Spectrum Licence Tax) Act 1997.

7  Paragraph 67(b)

Omit “294.”, substitute “section 294; and”.

8  At the end of section 67

Add:

                     (c)  amounts of spectrum licence tax.

Radiocommunications Taxes Collection Act 1983

9  Section 4 (definition of tax)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

tax means apparatus licence tax or spectrum licence tax.

10  Section 4

Insert:

initial holding date has the same meaning as in the Radiocommunications (Spectrum Licence Tax) Act 1997.

11  Section 6

Omit “tax”, substitute “apparatus licence tax”.

12  At the end of section 6

Add:

             (2)  The spectrum licence tax on the initial holding date for a spectrum licence, or on an anniversary of the initial holding date for a spectrum licence, is payable by the licensee.

13  Subsection 7(1)

Omit “tax”, substitute “apparatus licence tax”.

14  Subsection 7(2)

Omit “tax”, substitute “apparatus licence tax”.

15  Subsection 7(3)

Omit “tax”, substitute “apparatus licence tax”.

16  Subsection 7(4)

Omit “tax”, substitute “apparatus licence tax”.

17  At the end of section 7

Add:

             (5)  The spectrum licence tax imposed on the initial holding date for a spectrum licence is payable 60 days after that date.

             (6)  The spectrum licence tax imposed on an anniversary of the initial holding date for a spectrum licence is payable 60 days after that anniversary.

18  Subsection 7A(1)

Omit “tax”, substitute “apparatus licence tax”.

19  After subsection 7A(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  The ACA may make determinations in writing for, and in relation to, the penalty payable by the licensee for a spectrum licence in relation to spectrum licence tax that remains unpaid after the due day.

20  Subsection 7A(2)

After “subsection (1)”, insert “or (1A)”.

21  Section 8

Omit “tax”, substitute “apparatus licence tax”.

22  At the end of section 8

Add:

             (2)  The regulations may exempt persons included in specified classes of persons from the payment of spectrum licence tax in relation to spectrum licences included in specified classes of spectrum licences.

23  Section 9

Omit “tax”, substitute “apparatus licence tax”.

24  At the end of section 9

Add:

             (2)  Despite any law of the Commonwealth passed or made before the commencement of this subsection but subject to any regulations referred to in section 8, a corporation established by or under a law of the Commonwealth or of a Territory is subject to spectrum licence tax.

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in¾

House of Representatives on 25 June 1997

Senate on 1 September 1997]

 

 

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