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Act No. 231 of 1992 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Act No. 5 of 1994
An Act to impose levy in respect of the employment of seafarers
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Start Date 18 Jan 1994
Table of contents.

Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Levy Act 1992

Act No. 231 of 1992 as amended

This compilation was prepared on 25 October 2000
taking into account amendments up to Act No. 5 of 1994

The text of any of those amendments not in force
on that date is appended in the Notes section

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting,
Attorney‑General’s Department, Canberra

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title [see Note 1]........................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement [see Note 1].............................................................. 1

3............ Interpretation....................................................................................... 1

4............ Imposition of levy............................................................................... 1

5............ Rate of levy......................................................................................... 1

6............ Who pays levy?................................................................................... 1

7............ Regulations......................................................................................... 1

Notes                                                                                                           3

 


An Act to impose levy in respect of the employment of seafarers

1  Short title [see Note 1]

                   This Act may be cited as the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Levy Act 1992.

2  Commencement [see Note 1]

                   This Act commences on the day on which section 2 of the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 commences.

3  Interpretation

                   Unless the contrary intention appears, an expression used in this Act has the same meaning as in the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Levy Collection Act 1992.

4  Imposition of levy

                   If the Minister has made a declaration under section 100 of the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992, levy is imposed on seafarer berths on prescribed ships.

5  Rate of levy

                   The rate of levy imposed on each seafarer berth is such amount as is prescribed.

6  Who pays levy?

                   Levy on seafarer berths is payable by an employer who employs or engages seafarers on a prescribed ship.

7  Regulations

             (1)  The Governor‑General may make regulations for the purposes of section 5.

             (2)  Before advising the Governor‑General about the making of a regulation under subsection (1), the Minister must consult the Authority with respect to the following matters:

                     (a)  the need to ensure that the Fund has adequate financial reserves for the purposes of its prudential management;

                     (b)  reasonable estimates of the Fund’s present and future liabilities under the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992;

                     (c)  the cost of administering the Authority in connection with the performance or exercise of the Fund’s functions, powers and obligations under that Act.

             (3)  A failure to consult as required by subsection (2) does not affect the validity of a regulation made under subsection (1).


Notes to the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Levy Act 1992

Note 1

The Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Levy Act 1992 as shown in this compilation comprises Act No. 231, 1992 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Acts

 

Act

Number
and year

Date
of Assent

Date of commencement

Application, saving or transitional provisions

 

Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Levy Act 1992

231, 1992

24 Dec 1992

24 Dec 1992 (see s. 2)

 

Transport and Communications Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1993

5, 1994

18 Jan 1994

Schedule (item 114): Royal Assent (a)


(a)     The Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Levy Act 1992 was amended by the Schedule (item 114) only of the Transport and Communications Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1993, subsection 2(1) of which provides as follows:

                 (1)   Subject to subsections (2) to (10) (inclusive), this Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.


Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted      am. = amended      rep. = repealed      rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

S. 7......................................

am. No. 5, 1994