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Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Act 2012

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Act No. 45 of 2012 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Amendment Act 2015
An Act to impose a levy to support the provision of public interest telecommunications services, and for related purposes
Administered by: Communications and the Arts
Registered 27 Aug 2015
Start Date 01 Jul 2015
End Date 30 Jun 2016

Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Act 2012

No. 45, 2012

Compilation No. 1

Compilation date:                              1 July 2015

Includes amendments up to:            Act No. 37, 2015

Registered:                                         27 August 2015

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Act 2012 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 1 July 2015 (the compilation date).

This compilation was prepared on 26 August 2015.

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on ComLaw (www.comlaw.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on ComLaw for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Modifications

If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law. Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified. For more information on any modifications, see the series page on ComLaw for the compiled law.

Self‑repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                             1

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

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

4............ Act to bind Crown.............................................................................. 2

Part 2—Levy for the 2014‑15 financial year and later financial years 3

4A......... Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

4B......... Extension to external Territories.......................................................... 3

4C......... Imposition of levy............................................................................... 3

4D......... Amount of levy................................................................................... 4

4E.......... Person liable to pay levy..................................................................... 4

Endnotes                                                                                                                                      5

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                              5

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                  7

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                               8

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                             9

 


An Act to impose a levy to support the provision of public interest telecommunications services, and for related purposes

Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Act 2012.

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 and 2 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

16 April 2012

2.  Sections 3 to 8

At the same time as section 3 of the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012 commences.

1 July 2012

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.

4  Act to bind 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. However, it does not bind the Crown in right of the Commonwealth.

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.


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Endnotes about misdescribed amendments and other matters are included in a compilation only as necessary.

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

A = Act

o = order(s)

ad = added or inserted

Ord = Ordinance

am = amended

orig = original

amdt = amendment

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

c = clause(s)

    /sub‑subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

pres = present

Ch = Chapter(s)

prev = previous

def = definition(s)

(prev…) = previously

Dict = Dictionary

Pt = Part(s)

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

Div = Division(s)

Reg = Regulation/Regulations

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

reloc = relocated

    effect

renum = renumbered

F = Federal Register of Legislative Instruments

rep = repealed

gaz = gazette

rs = repealed and substituted

LI = Legislative Instrument

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

    effect

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

SR = Statutory Rules

    cannot be given effect

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

mod = modified/modification

SubPt = Subpart(s)

No. = Number(s)

underlining = whole or part not

 

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Act

Number and year

Assent

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Act 2012

45, 2012

16 Apr 2012

s 3–8: 1 July 2012 (s 2(1) item 2)
Remainder: 16 Apr 2012 (s 2(1) item 1)

 

Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Amendment Act 2015

37, 2015

13 Apr 2015

Sch 1: 1 July 2015 (s 2(1) item 2)
Remainder: 13 Apr 2015 (s 2(1) item 1)

Sch 1 (item 5)

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Part 1

 

Part 1 heading......................

ad No 37, 2015

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

rep No 37, 2015

Part 2

 

Part 2...................................

ad No 37, 2015

s 4A.....................................

ad No 37, 2015

s 4B.....................................

ad No 37, 2015

s 4C.....................................

ad No 37, 2015

s 4D.....................................

ad No 37, 2015

s 4E.....................................

ad No 37, 2015

s 5........................................

rep No 37, 2015

s 6........................................

rep No 37, 2015

s 7........................................

rep No 37, 2015

s 8........................................

rep No 37, 2015