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Act No. 122 of 2021 as made
An Act to impose offshore electricity infrastructure levy, and for related purposes
Administered by: Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
Originating Bill: Offshore Electricity Infrastructure (Regulatory Levies) Bill 2021
Registered 07 Dec 2021
Date of Assent 02 Dec 2021

Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offshore Electricity Infrastructure (Regulatory Levies) Act 2021

 

No. 122, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to impose offshore electricity infrastructure levy, and for related purposes

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                             2

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 2

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

3............ Act to bind Crown.............................................................................. 2

4............ Act does not impose levy on property of a State................................. 2

5............ Extension to external Territories.......................................................... 3

6............ Extra‑territorial application.................................................................. 3

7............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

Part 2—Imposition and amount of levy                                                                   4

8............ Imposition of levy............................................................................... 4

9............ Amount of levy................................................................................... 4

Part 3—Regulations                                                                                                              5

10.......... Regulations......................................................................................... 5

 


Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

 

Offshore Electricity Infrastructure (Regulatory Levies) Act 2021

No. 122, 2021

 

 

 

An Act to impose offshore electricity infrastructure levy, and for related purposes

[Assented to 2 December 2021]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure (Regulatory Levies) Act 2021.

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.  The whole of this Act

At the same time as the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Act 2021 commences.

2 June 2022

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  Act to bind Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in right of each of the States, of the Australian Capital Territory and of the Northern Territory. However, it does not bind the Crown in right of the Commonwealth.

4  Act does not impose levy 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.

5  Extension to external Territories

                   This Act extends to the following external Territories:

                     (a)  Norfolk Island;

                     (b)  the Territory of Christmas Island;

                     (c)  the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands;

                     (d)  the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands;

                     (e)  the Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands;

                      (f)  the Coral Sea Islands Territory.

6  Extra‑territorial application

                   This Act extends to acts, omissions, matters and things outside Australia.

7  Definitions

                   In this Act:

offshore electricity infrastructure levy means levy imposed by section 8.

offshore electricity infrastructure licence holder means a person who is the holder of a licence (within the meaning of the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Act 2021).

offshore infrastructure activity has the same meaning as in the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Act 2021.

Registrar has the same meaning as in the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Act 2021.

Regulator has the same meaning as in the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Act 2021.

Part 2Imposition and amount of levy

  

8  Imposition of levy

             (1)  Offshore electricity infrastructure levy is imposed on a person:

                     (a)  who is an offshore electricity infrastructure licence holder; or

                     (b)  who engages in an offshore infrastructure activity of a kind prescribed by the regulations.

             (2)  The regulations may prescribe different kinds of offshore electricity infrastructure levy that are imposed on a person who is an offshore electricity infrastructure licence holder.

             (3)  Without limiting subsection (2), an offshore electricity infrastructure levy imposed on a person who is an offshore electricity infrastructure licence holder may relate to:

                     (a)  a period during which the person holds the licence; or

                     (b)  a regulatory or compliance activity undertaken by the Commonwealth, the Regulator or Registrar that relates to the licence.

9  Amount of levy

                   The amount of offshore electricity infrastructure levy is the amount:

                     (a)  prescribed by the regulations; or

                     (b)  worked out in accordance with a method prescribed by the regulations.

Part 3Regulations

  

10  Regulations

                   The Governor‑General may make regulations prescribing matters:

                     (a)  required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed; or

                     (b)  necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.

 

 

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 2 September 2021

Senate on 22 November 2021]

 

(122/21)