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Broadcasting Stations Licence Fees Act 1964

Act No. 119 of 1964 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Act No. 148 of 1973
Registered 23 Nov 2009
Start Date 22 Aug 1973
End Date 31 Dec 1977
Date of repeal 01 Jan 2017
Repealed by Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Act 2017

BROADCASTING STATIONS LICENCE FEES ACT 1964
- Reprinted as at 22 November 1973 (HISTACT CHAP 1938 #DATE 22:11:1973)

BROADCASTING STATIONS LICENCE FEES ACT 1964-1973 - TABLE OF PROVISIONS

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BROADCASTING STATIONS LICENCE FEES ACT 1964-1973

TABLE OF PROVISIONS
Section
1. Short title
2. Commencement
3. Incorporation of Broadcasting and Television Act
4. Interpretation
5. Licence fees
6. Amount of fees
7. Earnings of subsidiary companies, &c.

BROADCASTING STATIONS LICENCE FEES ACT 1964-1973 - SECT. 1.
Short title.

SECT

BROADCASTING STATIONS LICENCE FEES

ACT 1964-1973
An Act to provide for the payment of Fees in respect of Licences for Commercial Broadcasting Stations.
Short title amended; No. 32, 1918, s. 2.
1. This Act may be cited as the Broadcasting Stations Licence Fees Act 1964-1973.*

BROADCASTING STATIONS LICENCE FEES ACT 1964-1973 - SECT. 2.
Commencement.

SECT

2. This Act shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.*

BROADCASTING STATIONS LICENCE FEES ACT 1964-1973 - SECT. 3.
Incorporation of Broadcasting and Television Act.

SECT

3. The Broadcasting and Television Act 1942-1964 is incorporated and shall be read as one with this Act.

BROADCASTING STATIONS LICENCE FEES ACT 1964-1973 - SECT. 4.
Interpretation.

SECT

4. (1) In this Act-

'' gross earnings '', in relation to a commercial broadcasting station in respect of a period, means the gross earnings of the licensee of the station during that period in respect of the broadcasting from the station of advertisements or other matter, including the gross earnings of the licensee during that period in respect of the provision by him of, or otherwise in respect of, matter broadcast from the station;
'' licence '' means a licence in respect of a commercial broadcasting station.

(2) Where, in connexion with any transaction, any consideration is paid or given otherwise than in cash, the money value of that consideration shall, for the purposes of this Act, be deemed to have been paid or given.

BROADCASTING STATIONS LICENCE FEES ACT 1964-1973 - SECT. 5.
Licence fees.

SECT

5. There is payable to the Commonwealth by the licensee of a commercial broadcasting station, in respect of his licence, fees in accordance with the next succeeding section.

BROADCASTING STATIONS LICENCE FEES ACT 1964-1973 - SECT. 6.
Amount of fees.

SECT

Substituted by No. 148, 1973, s. 3.
6. (1) There is payable on the grant of a licence, not being a grant by way of the renewal of a licence, a fee of Two hundred dollars.

(2) There is payable on each anniversary of the date of commencement of a licence that occurs during the period of the licence, and on the grant of a licence that is by way of renewal of a licence, a fee of Two hundred dollars together with-

(a) an amount equal to one per centum of such part of the gross earnings of the station to which the licence relates during the year ended on 30 June last preceding that anniversary or last preceding the commencement of the period for which the licence is renewed, as the case may be, as does not exceed Five hundred thousand dollars;

(b) an amount equal to one and one-half per centum of such part of those gross earnings as exceeds Five hundred thousand dollars but does not exceed One million dollars;

(c) an amount equal to two per centum of such part of those gross earnings as exceeds One million dollars but does not exceed One million five hundred thousand dollars;

(d) an amount equal to two and one-half per centum of such part of those gross earnings as exceeds One million five hundred thousand dollars but does not exceed Two million dollars;

(e) an amount equal to three per centum of such part of those gross earnings as exceeds Two million dollars but does not exceed Two million five hundred thousand dollars;

(f) an amount equal to three and one-half per centum of such part of those gross earnings as exceeds Two million five hundred thousand dollars but does not exceed Three million dollars;

(g) an amount equal to four per centum of such part of those gross earnings as exceeds Three million dollars but does not exceed Three million five hundred thousand dollars; and

(h) an amount equal to four and one-half per centum of such part of those gross earnings as exceeds Three million five hundred thousand dollars.

(3) Where the licensee of a commercial broadcasting station has, with the leave of the Australian Broadcasting Control Board under section 106 of the Broadcasting and Television Act 1942-1973, adopted an accounting period ending on a day other than 30 June, the reference in sub-section (2) to 30 June shall, in relation to that station, be read as a reference to that other day.

BROADCASTING STATIONS LICENCE FEES ACT 1964-1973 - SECT. 7.
Earnings of subsidiary companies, &c.

SECT

7. Where the Minister is of the opinion that-

(a) an amount, or part of an amount, earned during any period by a person other than the licensee of a commercial broadcasting station would, if the licensee and that person were the same person, form part of the gross earnings of the station in respect of that period for the purposes of this Act; and

(b) a relationship exists between the licensee and the other person (whether by reason of any shareholding or of any agreement or arrangement, or for any other reason) of such a kind that the amount or the part of the amount, as the case may be, should, for the purposes of this Act, be treated as part of the gross earnings of the station in respect of that period,
the Minister may direct that the amount or the part of the amount, as the case may be, shall be so treated.
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BROADCASTING STATIONS LICENCE FEES ACT 1964-1973 - NOTE


NOTE
1. The Broadcasting Stations Licence Fees Act 1964-1973 comprises the Broadcasting Stations Licence Fees Act 1964 as amended by the other Acts specified in the following table:
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Number Date of
Act and year Date of Assent commencement
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Broadcasting Stations
Licence Fees Act 1964 No. 119, 1964 24 Nov 1964 24 Nov 1964
Statute Law Revision
(Decimal Currency) Act 1966 No. 93, 1966 29 Oct 1966 1 Dec 1966
Broadcasting Stations
Licence Fees Act 1973 No. 148, 1973 22 Nov 1973 22 Aug 1973

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