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A Bill for an Act to impose, as taxes, fees for applying for registration of WELS products for the purposes of the WELS scheme, and for related purposes
Administered by: Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
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Registered 15 Mar 2013
Introduced HR 13 Mar 2013

2010‑2011‑2012‑2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (Registration Fees) Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

(Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to impose, as taxes, fees for applying for registration of WELS products for the purposes of the WELS scheme, and for related purposes

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                             1

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

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

3............ Act binds the Crown........................................................................... 2

4............ Application of this Act........................................................................ 2

5............ Act does not impose tax on property of a State................................... 2

6............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

Part 2—Registration fees                                                                                                   3

7............ Imposition of registration fees............................................................. 3

8............ Matters relating to amount of fees....................................................... 3

Part 3—Miscellaneous                                                                                                         4

9............ Regulations......................................................................................... 4

 


A Bill for an Act to impose, as taxes, fees for applying for registration of WELS products for the purposes of the WELS scheme, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Short title

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

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

3  Act binds the Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

4  Application of this Act

                   This Act applies to a registration application made:

                     (a)  in or outside Australia; and

                     (b)  on or after 15 September 2013.

5  Act does not impose tax on property of a State

             (1)  This Act does not impose a tax on property of any kind belonging to a State.

             (2)  In this section, property of any kind belonging to a State has the same meaning as in section 114 of the Constitution.

6  Definitions

             (1)  In this Act:

registration application means an application, made under the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005 or a corresponding State‑Territory law, for registration of a WELS product (including renewal of registration).

registration fees: see subsection 7(1).

             (2)  Other expressions used in this Act that are defined in the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005 have the same meanings as they have in that Act.

Part 2Registration fees

  

7  Imposition of registration fees

             (1)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, specify fees (registration fees) for registration applications.

             (2)  Registration fees are imposed, and are so imposed as taxes.

             (3)  Two or more registration fees may be specified for a single registration application.

             (4)  Before making an instrument under subsection (1), the Minister must give a draft of the instrument to each participating State or Territory.

Note:          See also subsection 26(8) of the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005.

8  Matters relating to amount of fees

             (1)  A legislative instrument made under subsection 7(1) may specify a registration fee:

                     (a)  by specifying an amount as the fee; or

                     (b)  by specifying a method for calculating the amount of the fee.

             (2)  Before making the instrument, the Minister must be satisfied that it sets fees at a level that is designed to recover no more than the likely cost of administering the WELS scheme (including the corresponding State‑Territory laws) and this Act.

Part 3Miscellaneous

  

9  Regulations

                   The Governor‑General may make regulations prescribing matters necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.