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Marine Navigation (Regulatory Functions) Levy Act 1991

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Act No. 40 of 1991 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Navigation (Consequential Amendments) Act 2012
An Act to impose a levy on certain sea-going ships to provide funding for certain marine regulatory and related functions of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, and for related purposes
Administered by: Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Registered 08 Jul 2013
Start Date 01 Jul 2013
End Date 18 Jun 2018
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Marine Navigation (Regulatory Functions) Levy Act 1991

No. 40, 1991 as amended

Compilation start date:                     1 July 2013

Includes amendments up to:            Act No. 129, 2012

 

About this compilation

The compiled Act

This is a compilation of the Marine Navigation (Regulatory Functions) Levy Act 1991 as amended and in force on 1 July 2013. It includes any amendment affecting the compiled Act to that date.

This compilation was prepared on 1 July 2013.

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending Acts and instruments and the amendment history of each amended provision.

Uncommenced provisions and amendments

If a provision of the compiled Act is affected by an uncommenced amendment, the text of the uncommenced amendment is set out in the endnotes.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for amendments

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Modifications

If a provision of the compiled Act is affected by a textual modification that is in force, the text of the modifying provision is set out in the endnotes.

Provisions ceasing to have effect

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Contents

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

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

3............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 1

4............ Interpretation....................................................................................... 1

5............ Application to Crown.......................................................................... 2

6............ Imposition of levy............................................................................... 2

7............ Amount of levy................................................................................... 2

8............ Regulations......................................................................................... 2

Endnotes                                                                                                                                      3

Endnote 1—Legislation history                                                                               3

Endnote 2—Amendment history                                                                             4

Endnote 3—Uncommenced amendments [none]                                            5

Endnote 4—Misdescribed amendments [none]                                               6


An Act to impose a levy on certain sea‑going ships to provide funding for certain marine regulatory and related functions of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, and for related purposes

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Marine Navigation (Regulatory Functions) Levy Act 1991.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on 1 July 1991.

3  Definitions

                   In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

Collection Act means the Marine Navigation (Regulatory Functions) Levy Collection Act 1991.

ton means a whole ton.

tonnage, in relation to a ship, means:

                     (a)  where the net tonnage of the ship has been determined by a method consistent with the provisions of the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969—the net tonnage so determined; or

                     (b)  in any other case—the net registered tonnage of the ship.

Note:          The text of the Convention is set out in Australian Treaty Series 1982 No. 15 ([1982] ATS 15). In 2012, the text of a Convention in the Australian Treaty Series was accessible through the Australian Treaties Library on the AustLII website (www.austlii.edu.au).

4  Interpretation

                   In this Act, expressions have the same meaning as in the Collection Act.

5  Application to Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in right of each of the States, of the Australian Capital Territory, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island.

6  Imposition of levy

                   Levy payable in respect of a sea‑going ship in accordance with the Collection Act is imposed.

7  Amount of levy

             (1)  Where levy is payable in respect of a ship, the amount of levy is the amount, or the total of the amounts, worked out using whichever of the levy rates apply to the ship.

             (2)  For the purposes of this Act, each of the following rates is a levy rate in relation to a ship:

                     (a)  4 cents, or such other amount as is from time to time prescribed, for each of the first 5,000 tons of the ship’s tonnage;

                     (b)  3 cents, or such other amount as is from time to time prescribed, for each ton by which the ship’s tonnage is more than 5,000 tons but not more than 20,000 tons;

                     (c)  3 cents, or such other amount as is from time to time prescribed, for each ton by which the ship’s tonnage is more than 20,000 tons but not more than 50,000 tons;

                     (d)  2 cents, or such other amount as is from time to time prescribed, for each ton by which the ship’s tonnage is more than 50,000 tons.

8  Regulations

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2), the Governor‑General may make regulations for the purposes of subsection 7(2).

             (2)  After 30 June 1993, an amount applicable under paragraph 7(2)(a), (b), (c) or (d) must not be increased by more than 15% in any 12 consecutive months.


Endnotes

 

Endnote 1—Legislation history

This endnote sets out details of the legislation history of the Marine Navigation (Regulatory Functions) Levy Act 1991.

 

Act

Number and year

Assent date

Commencement
date

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Marine Navigation (Regulatory Functions) Levy Act 1991

40, 1991

27 Mar 1991

1 July 1991

 

Navigation (Consequential Amendments) Act 2012

129, 2012

13 Sept 2012

Schedule 2 (items 22, 23): 1 July 2013 (see s. 2(1))

 

Endnote 2—Amendment history

This endnote sets out the amendment history of the Marine Navigation (Regulatory Functions) Levy Act 1991.

 

ad. = added or inserted    am. = amended    rep. = repealed    rs. = repealed and substituted    exp. = expired or ceased to have effect

Provision affected

How affected

s. 3......................................

am. No. 129, 2012

 

Endnote 3—Uncommenced amendments [none]

There are no uncommenced amendments.

 

Endnote 4—Misdescribed amendments [none]

There are no misdescribed amendments.