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Act No. 64 of 2013 as made
An Act to amend the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005, and for related purposes
Administered by: Agriculture
Originating Bill: Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Amendment (Registration Fees) Bill 2013
Registered 08 Jul 2013
Date of Assent 26 Jun 2013
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Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Amendment (Registration Fees) Act 2013

 

No. 64, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005                                           3

 


 

 

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Amendment (Registration Fees) Act 2013

No. 64, 2013

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005, and for related purposes

[Assented to 26 June 2013]

 

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Amendment (Registration Fees) Act 2013.

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 this Act receives the Royal Assent.

26 June 2013

2.  Schedule 1

At the same time as the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (Registration Fees) Act 2013 commences.

27 June 2013

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be 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 1Amendments

  

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005

1  Section 7 (definition of affected person)

Omit “and (3)”, substitute “, (3) and (4)”.

2  Paragraph 26(2)(c)

After “the fees”, insert “(other than fees imposed by the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (Registration Fees) Act 2013)”.

3  At the end of section 26 (after the note)

Add:

Registration fees

             (8)  The scheme formulated under subsection (1) may require or permit the Regulator to do any of the following:

                     (a)  refuse, or refuse to consider, a registration application within the meaning of the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (Registration Fees) Act 2013 if a fee imposed by that Act is not paid, or is not paid within a period specified in the scheme;

                     (b)  waive or refund, in whole or in part, a fee imposed by the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (Registration Fees) Act 2013.

Note:          The Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (Registration Fees) Act 2013 imposes fees for registration applications as taxes.

             (9)  A provision of the scheme formulated under subsection (1) for the purposes of subsection (8) has effect despite anything else in this Act (other than Part 11) or a corresponding State‑Territory law.

4  At the end of section 65

Add:

                    ; (f)  amounts equal to amounts received by the Commonwealth as fees imposed by the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (Registration Fees) Act 2013.

5  At the end of subsection 69(1)

Add:

                   ; (c)  a decision by the Regulator under the scheme formulated under subsection 26(1) to refuse a request (a waiver/refund request) to waive or refund, in whole or in part, a fee imposed by the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (Registration Fees) Act 2013.

6  At the end of section 69

Add:

             (4)  A person whose waiver/refund request is refused is the affected person for the purposes of a decision referred to in paragraph (1)(c).

 

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 13 March 2013

Senate on 20 March 2013]

 

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