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No. 1 of 2000 Schemes as made
Modifications to the payment amounts in relation to the making of payments to persons in respect of books and to the making of payments in the event of the death of an author.
Administered by: Communications and the Arts
Registered 05 May 2005
Gazetted 21 Mar 2000
Date of repeal 01 Oct 2016
Repealed by Sunsetting




Public Lending Right Act 1985


Public Lending Right Scheme 1997 (Modification No 1 of 2000)


I, PETER JOHN MCGAURAN, Minister for the Arts and the Centenary of Federation, issue the following Notice under paragraph 5(1)(b) of the Public Lending Right Act 1985 (the Act).



Dated               13 March                     2000





Peter McGauran

Minister for the Arts and the Centenary of Federation



1.         Modification

1.1       The Public Lending Right Scheme 1997 is modified as set out in this Notice.


2.         Commencement

2.1       The modifications commence on Gazettal.


3.         Section 3

3.1       Omit the reference to and definition of “terminating year”.

4.         Subsection 11(1)

4.1       Omit “ and its terminating year has not ended”.


5.         Subsection 14(2)

5.1       Omit “$1.23”, substitute “$1.25”.


6.         Subsection 15(2)

6.1       Omit “30.75 cents”, substitute “31.25 cents”.


7.         Subsection 19(1)

7.1       Omit “until the terminating year”.


8.         Subsection 21(1)

8.1       Omit “creator or publisher”, substitute “person”;


9.         Subsection 21(2)

9.1       Omit “until the end of the book’s terminating year”.



10.       Section 23

10.1     Insert after section 23,

            “Payment in financial year of creator’s death

                        23A.    The Committee may approve the making of a creator’s lending

right payment, in accordance with this scheme, to the legal personal

representative of an eligible creator of an eligible book, who has died, for the

financial year in which the creator died.  The creator must already have made a

claim for payment in accordance with this scheme.


Note: Under s19(1) a payment cannot be made in the financial year of the claim.”


11.       Subsection 27(1)

11.1     Insert at the end of the sentence after “died”, “however a payment may be

            approved in accordance with section 23A.


            Note: Section 23A allows payments to be made in the financial year of the

            creator’s death.”


12.       Subsection 27(2)

12.1     Omit “26”, substitute “24”.