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Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Act 1997

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Act No. 203 of 1997 as made
An Act to impose charge on applications by individuals for registration as migration agents
Administered by: Home Affairs
Date of Assent 17 Dec 1997

 

 

 

 

Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Act 1997

 

No. 203, 1997

 

 

 

 

  

  

  


 

 

 

 

Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Act 1997

 

No. 203, 1997

 

 

 

 

An Act to impose charge on applications by individuals for registration as migration agents

  

  

  


Contents

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

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

3............ Definitions..........................................................................................

4............ Imposition of charge...........................................................................

5............ Who must pay charge?.......................................................................

6............ Amount of charge...............................................................................

7............ What is the charge limit?....................................................................

8............ Regulations.........................................................................................

 


Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Act 1997

No. 203, 1997

 

 

 

An Act to impose charge on applications by individuals for registration as migration agents

[Assented to 17 December 1997]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Act 1997.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on 21 March 1998.

3  Definitions

                   In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

charge limit for a registration application made in a financial year has the meaning given by section 7.

registration application has the same meaning as in Part 3 of the Migration Act 1958.

4  Imposition of charge

                   Charge is imposed on an individual’s making of a registration application on or after 21 March 1998.

5  Who must pay charge?

                   Charge is payable by the individual making the registration application.

6  Amount of charge

             (1)  The amount of charge payable on an individual’s making of a registration application is the amount prescribed by the regulations for an individual of that kind.

             (2)  The regulations may prescribe different amounts (including nil amounts) for different kinds of individuals making registration applications.

             (3)  The regulations must not prescribe an amount more than the charge limit for the registration application.

7  What is the charge limit?

             (1)  The charge limit for a registration application made in the financial year ending at the end of 30 June 1998 is $1,100.

             (2)  Work out the charge limit for a registration application made in a later financial year by:

                     (a)  multiplying the charge limit for the immediately preceding financial year by the greater of:

                              (i)  the indexation factor worked out using the formula in subsection (3); and

                             (ii)  1.0; and

                     (b)  rounding the product to the nearest multiple of $5 (rounding an odd multiple of $2.50 to the next higher multiple of $5).

             (3)  The formula for the indexation factor is:

where:

CPI quarter means a period of 3 months ending on 31 March, 30 June, 30 September or 31 December.

index number means the All Groups Consumer Price Index number (being the weighted average of the 8 capital cities) published by the Australian Statistician.

             (4)  The indexation factor is to be calculated to 3 decimal places, but increased by .001 if the 4th decimal place is more than 4.

             (5)  When working out the indexation factor:

                     (a)  use only the index numbers published in terms of the most recently published reference base for the Consumer Price Index; and

                     (b)  disregard index numbers published in substitution for previously published index numbers (except where the substituted numbers are published to take account of changes in the reference base).

8  Regulations

                   The Governor‑General may make regulations for the purposes of section 6.

 

[Minister's second reading speech made in the¾

House of Representatives on 1 October 1997

Senate on 11 November 1997]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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