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A Bill for an Act to amend the Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Act 2012, and for related purposes
Administered by: Communications
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Registered 23 Oct 2014
Introduced HR 22 Oct 2014
Table of contents.

2013‑2014

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Amendment Bill 2014

 

No.      , 2014

 

(Communications)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Act 2012, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Act 2012                                                      3

 

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Act 2012, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Amendment Act 2014.

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

Provisions

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.

 

2.  Schedule 1

At the same time as Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Act 2014 commences.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted.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  Schedules

                   Legislation 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

  

Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Act 2012

1  Before section 1

Insert:

Part 1Preliminary

  

2  Section 3

Repeal the section.

3  After section 4

Insert:

Part 2Levy for the 2014‑15 financial year and later financial years

  

4A  Definitions

                   In this Part:

eligible levy period has the same meaning as in the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999.

levy amount has the same meaning as in the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999.

person has the same meaning as in the Telecommunications Act 1997.

Note:          See also subsection 5(1) of the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999.

4B  Extension to external Territories

                   This Part extends to each external Territory referred to in section 10 of the Telecommunications Act 1997.

Note:          See also section 7 of the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999.

4C  Imposition of levy

                   If a person has a levy amount for an eligible levy period because of section 50 of the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999, levy is imposed on that amount.

4D  Amount of levy

                   The amount of a levy that this Part imposes on a levy amount for an eligible levy period is equal to that levy amount.

4E  Person liable to pay levy

                   Levy imposed by this Part on a person’s levy amount for an eligible levy period is payable by the person.

4  Sections 5, 6, 7 and 8

Repeal the sections.

5  Transitional—levy for the 2012‑13 financial year or the 2013‑14 financial year

Despite the repeal of sections 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8 of the Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Act 2012 by this Schedule, those sections continue in force, in relation to a levy amount for:

                     (a)  the eligible levy period that began on 1 July 2012; or

                     (b)  the eligible levy period that began on 1 July 2013;

as if those repeals had not happened.