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A Bill for an Act to repeal and amend the law relating to road charges, and for related purposes
Administered by: Infrastructure and Transport
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Registered 26 Sep 2008
Introduced HR 25 Sep 2008

2008

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Charges Legislation Repeal and Amendment Bill 2008

 

No.      , 2008

 

(Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to repeal and amend the law relating to road charges, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 1

3............ Schedule(s).......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Repeal of the Road Transport Charges (Australian Capital Territory) Act 1993    3

Road Transport Charges (Australian Capital Territory) Act 1993                  3

Schedule 2—Amendments relating to the repeal of the Road Transport Charges (Australian Capital Territory) Act 1993                                                                                   4

Road Transport Reform (Heavy Vehicles Registration) Act 1997                     4

Schedule 3—Amendment of the Fuel Tax Act 2006                                            5

Fuel Tax Act 2006                                                                                                       5

 


A Bill for an Act to repeal and amend the law relating to road charges, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Road Charges Legislation Repeal and Amendment Act 2008.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedules 1 and 2

Immediately before the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Interstate Road Transport Charge Amendment Act (No. 2) 2008.

 

3.  Schedule 3

1 January 2009.

1 January 2009

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by both Houses of the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or edited in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedule(s)

                   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 1Repeal of the Road Transport Charges (Australian Capital Territory) Act 1993

  

Road Transport Charges (Australian Capital Territory) Act 1993

1  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.


 

Schedule 2Amendments relating to the repeal of the Road Transport Charges (Australian Capital Territory) Act 1993

  

Road Transport Reform (Heavy Vehicles Registration) Act 1997

1  Paragraphs 9(c), 10(1)(g) and 17(2)(f)

Repeal the paragraphs.

2  Section 30

Repeal the section.


 

Schedule 3Amendment of the Fuel Tax Act 2006

  

Fuel Tax Act 2006

1  Subsection 43‑10(3)

Omit “road user charge, determined by the *Transport Minister”, substitute “*road user charge for the fuel”.

2  Subsection 43‑10(5)

Repeal the subsection.

3  Subsection 43‑10(6)

Omit “road user charge”, substitute “*road user charge”.

4  At the end of section 43‑10

Add:

Meaning of road user charge

             (7)  The road user charge for taxable fuel means the following rate (as indexed in accordance with regulations made for the purposes of subsection (8)):

                     (a)  if no rate has been prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this definition—21 cents for each litre of the fuel;

                     (b)  otherwise—the rate prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this definition.

             (8)  The regulations may prescribe a method for indexing the *road user charge.

5  Section 110‑5

Insert:

road user charge has the meaning given by section 43‑10.

6  Section 110‑5 (definition of Transport Department)

Repeal the definition.

7  Section 110‑5 (definition of Transport Minister)

Repeal the definition.

8  Section 110‑5 (definition of Transport Secretary)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Transport Secretary means the Secretary of the Department administered by the Minister who administers the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989.

9  Application

The amendments made by this Schedule apply to taxable fuel acquired or manufactured in, or imported into, Australia on or after 1 January 2009.