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Protection of the Sea (Shipping Levy) Act 1981

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Act No. 34 of 1981 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Act No. 15 of 1994
An Act to impose a levy in respect of certain ships in Australian ports with oil on board
Administered by: Infrastructure and Transport
Start Date 19 Jan 1994
End Date 04 Oct 2005

PROTECTION OF THE SEA (SHIPPING LEVY) ACT 1981



Compilation Information

Protection of the Sea (Shipping Levy) Act 1981 Act No. 34 of 1981 as amended

This compilation was prepared on 25 October 2000
taking into account amendments up to Act No. 15 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



Long Title

An Act to impose a levy in respect of certain ships in Australian ports with oil on board

PROTECTION OF THE SEA (SHIPPING LEVY) ACT 1981
- SECT 1
Short title [see Note 1]

This Act may be cited as the Protection of the Sea (Shipping Levy) Act 1981.

PROTECTION OF THE SEA (SHIPPING LEVY) ACT 1981
- SECT 2
Commencement [see Note 1]

(1)
This Act shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by Proclamation.

(2)
The date fixed under subsection (1) shall not be a date other than the first day of a quarter.

PROTECTION OF THE SEA (SHIPPING LEVY) ACT 1981
- SECT 3
Repeal

The Pollution of the Sea by Oil (Shipping Levy) Act 1972 is repealed.

PROTECTION OF THE SEA (SHIPPING LEVY) ACT 1981
- SECT 4
Incorporation of Collection Act

The Protection of the Sea (Shipping Levy Collection) Act 1981 is incorporated in, and shall be read as one with, this Act.

PROTECTION OF THE SEA (SHIPPING LEVY) ACT 1981
- SECT 5
Imposition of levy

Where, at any time during a quarter when a ship to which this Act applies was in an Australian port, there was on board the ship a quantity of oil in bulk weighing not less than 10 tonnes, levy is imposed in respect of the ship for the quarter.

PROTECTION OF THE SEA (SHIPPING LEVY) ACT 1981
- SECT 6
Rate of levy

The rate of levy for a quarter is such rate, being a rate not exceeding 6 cents per ton of the tonnage of a ship, as is prescribed and is, in accordance with the regulations, applicable to the quarter.

PROTECTION OF THE SEA (SHIPPING LEVY) ACT 1981
- SECT 7
Minimum amount of levy

Where, but for this section, the amount of the levy payable in respect of a ship for a quarter would be less than such amount, being an amount not exceeding $25, as is prescribed for the purposes of this section and is, in accordance with the regulations, applicable to the quarter, the amount of the levy payable in respect of the ship for the quarter is the amount so prescribed.

PROTECTION OF THE SEA (SHIPPING LEVY) ACT 1981
- SECT 8
Application of Act

(1)
This Act applies to a ship (including a ship that is laid up) the tonnage length of which is not less than 24 metres, but does not apply to a ship:


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(a)
that belongs to, or is for the time being demised or sub-demised to or in the exclusive possession of, an arm of the Defence Force of Australia or the armed forces of a country other than Australia;
(b)
that belongs to, or is for the time being demised or sub-demised to or in the exclusive possession of, the Commonwealth or a State or Territory, or an authority of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory, and is not engaged in trade; or
(c)
the beneficial interest in which is vested in the Commonwealth or a State or Territory, or an authority of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory, and that is not engaged in trade.
(2)
The tonnage length of a ship shall be determined, for the purposes of subsection (1), in the same manner as it is determined for the purposes of the Shipping Registration Act 1981.

PROTECTION OF THE SEA (SHIPPING LEVY) ACT 1981
- SECT 9
Regulations

The Governor-General may make regulations for the purposes of sections 6 and 7.

PROTECTION OF THE SEA (SHIPPING LEVY) ACT 1981
Notes to the Protection of the Sea (Shipping Levy) Act 1981

Note 1

The Protection of the Sea (Shipping Levy) Act 1981 as shown in this compilation comprises Act No. 34, 1981 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


Protection of the Sea (Shipping Levy) Act 1981


34, 1981


14 Apr 1981


1 Oct 1982 (see Gazette 1982, No. S197)



Protection of the Sea (Shipping Levy) Amendment Act 1984


17, 1984


26 Apr 1984


1 Oct 1985 (see s. 2 and Gazette 1985, No. S394)



Protection of the Sea (Shipping Levy) Amendment Act 1993


15, 1994


19 Jan 1994


19 Jan 1994



Table of Amendments

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

Provision affected


How affected


S. 3


am. No. 15, 1994


S. 8


am. No. 17, 1984