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This determination amends the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Determination 2003 (No. 2) to increase transmitter licence taxes by the consumer price index for all licences except for point to point and point to multi-point fixed wireless access services below 960 MHz in remote density areas.
Administered by: Communications
Made 20 Dec 2013
Registered 06 Jan 2014
Tabled HR 11 Feb 2014
Tabled Senate 11 Feb 2014
Date of repeal 08 Jan 2014
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2013

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Act 1983

The AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY makes this Determination under subsection 7(1) of the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Act 1983.

Dated   20th December 2013

 


Chris Chapman
[signed]
Member

 

Richard Bean
[signed]
Member/General Manager

 

Australian Communications and Media Authority


   

1              Name of Determination

                This Determination is the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2013.

2              Commencement

                This Determination commences on the day after it is registered.

Note  All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See http://www.frli.gov.au.

3              Amendment of Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Determination 2003 (No. 2)

                Schedule 1 amends the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Determination 2003 (No. 2).


Schedule 1                   Amendments

(section 3)

[1]           Part 4

substitute

Part 4                 Transitional arrangements relating to Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2013

4.1           Definitions for Part 4

                In this Part:

amendment day means the day on which the Amendment Determination commenced.

Note   The Amendment Determination commenced on the day after it was registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.

Amendment Determination means the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2013.

pre‑amendment Determination means this Determination as in force immediately before the commencement of the Amendment Determination.

4.2           Transitional arrangements after commencement of Amendment Determination

         (1)   In spite of the amendments made by the Amendment Determination, if:

                (a)    apparatus licence tax is imposed on the issue of a transmitter licence; and

               (b)    the licence is issued on or after the amendment day; and

                (c)    the licence comes into force on or after 5 April 2013 and before 5 April 2014;

use the pre‑amendment Determination to work out the amount of the transmitter licence tax.

         (2)   In spite of the amendments made by the Amendment Determination, if:

                (a)    apparatus licence tax is imposed on the anniversary of the day on which a transmitter licence came into force; and

               (b)    the anniversary of the day on which the licence came into force is on or after the amendment day but before 5 April 2014;

use the pre‑amendment Determination to work out the amount of the transmitter licence tax.

         (3)   In spite of the amendments made by the Amendment Determination, if:

                (a)    apparatus licence tax is imposed on the holding of a transmitter licence; and

               (b)    the day when the tax is payable is on or after the amendment day but before 5 April 2014;

use the pre‑amendment Determination to work out the amount of the transmitter licence tax.

         (4)   If:

                (a)    apparatus licence tax is imposed on the issue of a transmitter licence; and

               (b)    the licence is issued on or after the amendment day; and

                (c)    the licence comes into force on or after 5 April 2014;

use this Determination, as amended by the Amendment Determination, to work out the amount of the transmitter licence tax.

         (5)   If:

                (a)    apparatus licence tax is imposed on the anniversary of the day on which a transmitter licence came into force; and

               (b)    the anniversary of the day on which the licence came into force is on or after 5 April 2014;

use this Determination, as amended by the Amendment Determination, to work out the amount of the transmitter licence tax.

         (6)   If:

                (a)    apparatus licence tax is imposed on the holding of a transmitter licence; and

               (b)    the day when the tax is payable is on or after 5 April 2014;

use this Determination, as amended by the Amendment Determination, to work out the amount of the transmitter licence tax.


[2]           Schedule 2, Part 2, table 202, including the note

substitute

Table 202

Frequency range

Amount ($)

Area density

 

Australia wide

High density

Medium density

Low density

Remote density

MHz

 

0–30

1.1027

1.1027

1.1027

1.1027

1.1027

 

>30–70

2.4909

0.9728

0.5175

0.1116

0.0558

 

>70–399.9

2.5555

1.0488

0.4799

0.1075

0.0537

 

>399.9–403

2.5555

1.4311

0.6547

0.1116

0.0558

 

>403–520

2.5555

1.6468

0.6547

0.1116

0.0558

 

>520–960

2.5555

1.4311

0.6547

0.1116

0.0558

 

>960–2 690

2.5517

0.5726

0.2648

0.1331

0.0665

 

GHz

 

>2.69–5.0

2.5489

0.4736

0.1919

0.1589

0.0795

 

>5.0–8.5

2.1520

0.3977

0.1852

0.0844

0.0409

 

>8.5–14.5

0.9483

0.3414

0.0808

0.0059

0.0028

 

>14.5–31.3

0.9483

0.2525

0.0555

0.0059

0.0028

 

>31.3–51.4

0.2586

0.1377

0.0298

0.0010

0.0004

 

>51.4

0.0256

0.0026

0.0026

0.0002

0.0002

 

Note   Schedule 1 sets out the area density types of spectrum accesses.

 [3]          Schedule 2, Part 3, table 302, including the note

substitute

Table 302

Frequency range

Amount ($)

Area density

 

  Australia   wide

High density

Medium density

Low density

Remote density

 

MHz

 

0–30

81.5291

81.5291

81.5291

81.5291

81.5291

 

>30–70

184.1631

71.9307

38.2611

8.2568

4.1189

 

>70–399.9

188.9433

77.5423

35.4835

7.9545

3.9677

 

>399.9–403

188.9433

105.8082

48.4072

8.2568

4.1189

 

>403–520

188.9433

121.7524

48.4072

8.2568

4.1189

 

>520–960

188.9433

105.8082

48.4072

8.2568

4.1189

 

>960–2 690

188.6599

42.3422

19.5746

9.8440

4.9124

 

GHz

 

>2.69–5.0

188.4520

35.0113

14.1896

11.7523

5.8760

 

>5.0–8.5

159.1092

29.4186

13.6983

6.2351

3.0232

 

>8.5–14.5

70.1169

25.2429

5.9705

0.4346

0.2079

 

>14.5–31.3

70.1169

18.6676

4.1001

0.4346

0.2079

 

>31.3–51.4

19.1210

10.1840

2.2106

0.0755

0.0378

 

>51.4

1.8894

0.1889

0.1889

0.0188

0.0188

 

Note   Schedule 1 sets out the area density types of spectrum accesses.

 

[4]           Schedule 2, Part 4, table 402, including the note

substitute

Table 402

Frequency range

Amount ($)

Area density

 

Australia wide

High density

Medium density

Low density

Remote density

 

MHz

 

0–30

20.3822

20.3822

20.3822

20.3822

14.2182

 

>30–70

46.0407

17.9826

9.5653

2.0642

0.7183

 

>70–399.9

47.2358

19.3855

8.8709

1.9886

0.6920

 

>399.9–403

47.2358

26.4521

12.1017

2.0642

0.7183

 

>403–520

47.2358

30.4381

12.1017

2.0642

0.7183

 

>520–960

47.2358

26.4521

12.1017

2.0642

0.7183

 

>960–2 690

1.1149

0.2502

0.1156

0.0581

0.0290

 

GHz

 

>2.69–5.0

1.1137

0.2068

0.0839

0.0693

0.0348

 

>5.0–8.5

0.9402

0.1738

0.0809

0.0367

0.0178

 

>8.5–14.5

0.4144

0.1491

0.0352

0.0026

0.0011

 

>14.5–31.3

0.4144

0.1103

0.0243

0.0026

0.0011

 

>31.3–51.4

0.1130

0.0602

0.0131

0.0004

0.0002

 

>51.4

0.0112

0.0010

0.0010

0.0001

0.0001

 

Note   Schedule 1 sets out the area density types of spectrum accesses.

[5]           Schedule 2, Part 5, table 502, including the note

substitute

Table 502

Frequency range

Amount ($)

Area density

 

Australia wide

High density

Medium density

Low density

Remote density

MHz

 

0–30

81.5291

81.5291

81.5291

81.5291

56.1492

 

>30–70

184.1631

71.9307

38.2611

8.2568

2.8367

 

>70–399.9

188.9434

77.5424

35.4835

7.9545

2.7326

 

>399.9–403

188.9434

105.8082

48.4072

8.2568

2.8367

 

>403–520

188.9434

121.7524

48.4072

8.2568

2.8367

 

>520–960

188.9434

105.8082

48.4072

8.2568

2.8367

 

>960–2 690

1.1149

0.2502

0.1156

0.0581

0.0290

 

GHz

 

>2.69–5.0

1.1137

0.2068

0.0839

0.0693

0.0348

 

>5.0–8.5

0.9402

0.1738

0.0809

0.0367

0.0178

 

>8.5–14.5

0.4144

0.1491

0.0352

0.0026

0.0011

 

>14.5–31.3

0.4144

0.1103

0.0243

0.0026

0.0011

 

>31.3–51.4

0.1130

0.0602

0.0131

0.0004

0.0002

 

>51.4

0.0112

0.0010

0.0010

0.0001

0.0001

 

Note   Schedule 1 sets out the area density types of spectrum accesses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[6]       Schedule 2, Part 6, table 602, including the note

substitute

Table 602

Frequency range

Amount ($)

Area density

 

Australia wide

High density

Medium density

Low density

Remote density

MHz

 

0–30

0.5656

0.5656

0.5656

0.5656

0.5656

 

>30–70

1.2777

0.4991

0.2655

0.0573

0.0286

 

>70–399.9

1.3110

0.5379

0.2463

0.0550

0.0275

 

>399.9–960

1.3110

0.7342

0.3359

0.0573

0.0286

 

>960–2 690

1.3091

0.2937

0.1359

0.0683

0.0341

 

GHz

 

>2.69–5.0

1.3074

0.2429

0.0984

0.0814

0.0408

 

>5.0–8.5

1.1040

0.2041

0.0951

0.0433

0.0210

 

>8.5–14.5

0.4865

0.1751

0.0416

0.0030

0.0013

 

>14.5–31.3

0.4865

0.1295

0.0285

0.0030

0.0013

 

>31.3–51.4

0.1326

0.0707

0.0154

0.0004

0.0002

 

>51.4

0.0131

0.0012

0.0012

0.0001

0.0001

 

Note   Schedule 1 sets out the area density types of spectrum accesses.

[7]           Schedule 2, Part 7, table 702, including the note

substitute

Table 702


Item


Service

Amount

1

Broadcasting licence (other than a service operated in the frequency range 2.3 MHz–26.1 MHz)

$37.48 per transmitter

2

Datacasting licence

$37.48 per transmitter

3

Licence that authorises the operation of point to point (5.8 GHz band) stations

$37.48 per pair of spectrum accesses

4

Licence that authorises the operation of point to point (self‑coordinated) stations

$215 per pair of spectrum accesses

5

Television outside broadcast network

$376,757

6

Television outside broadcast system (Australia wide density area)

$40,369

7

Television outside broadcast system (high density area)

$7,465

8

Television outside broadcast system (medium density area)

$3,475

9

Television outside broadcast system (low density area)

$1,583

10

Television outside broadcast system (remote density area)

$793

11

PABX cordless telephone service

$37.48

16

PMTS Class B operated in the frequency range 935–960 MHz

$3,056,658 for each MHz on which the service may be operated

17

PMTS Class B operated in the frequency range 1805–1880 MHz

$0.01 for each paired MHz of spectrum on which the service may be operated multiplied by the population of the area to which the service relates as worked out in the 2006 Census

17A

PMTS Class B operated in the frequency range 2110–2170 MHz

$0.06 for each paired MHz of spectrum on which the service may be operated, multiplied by the population of the area to which the service relates, as worked out in the 2006 Census

17B

PMTS Class C 

$37.48

18

 

 

19

 

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

21

 

Non‑geostationary orbit satellite system operated at a frequency of more than 8.5 GHz

 

Radiodetermination licence that authorises the operation of one or more stations that are body scanners at an Australian international airport for the purpose of aviation security screening (high density area)

 

Radiodetermination licence that authorises the operation of one or more stations that are body scanners at an Australian international airport for the purpose of aviation security screening (medium density area)

 

Radiodetermination licence that authorises the operation of one or more stations that are body scanners at an Australian international airport for the purpose of aviation security screening (low density area)

 

$267 for each MHz on which the service may be operated

 

$34,094 for each airport

 

 

 

 

$7,499 for each airport

 

 

 

 

$798 for each airport

 

Note   If an amount of tax is to be calculated by reference to the population of an area as worked out in the 2006 Census, the relevant figure in that Census is the population figure for ‘local government area’. Those figures are available on the website of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

[8]           Schedule 2, Part 8, table 802, including the note

substitute

Table 802


Item


Location of open narrowcasting service

Amount ($)

1

Sydney

132,488

2

Gosford

17,942

3

Melbourne

117,305

4

Geelong

17,942

5

Adelaide

24,842

6

Perth

40,021

7

Hobart

1,520

Note   These areas are not the same as the density areas described in Schedule 1.

 [9]          Schedule 2, Part 9, table 902, including the note

substitute

Table 902

Item

Location of open narrowcasting service

Amount ($)

1

Sydney

  37,262

2

Melbourne

  37,262

3

Brisbane

  13,525

4

Adelaide

  13,525

5

Perth

  13,525

6

Perth City

  13,525

7

Newcastle

    3,450

8

Canberra

    3,450

9

Wollongong

    3,450

10

Gold Coast

    3,450

11

Gosford

    3,450

12

Penrith

    3,450

13

Hobart

    1,520

14

Geelong

    1,520

15

Nambour

    1,520

16

Townsville

    1,520

17

Cairns

    1,520

18

Any other location

       896

Note   These areas are not the same as the density areas described in Schedule 1.

[10]         Schedule 2, Part 10, table 1002

substitute

Table 1002

Item

Station

Amount ($)

1

Amateur station

45.98

2

Limited coast marine rescue station

37.48

3

Limited coast non‑assigned station

37.48

4

Outpost non‑assigned station

37.48

5

Scientific non‑assigned station

37.48

6

Ship station class B non‑assigned

37.48

7

Ship station class C non‑assigned

37.48

8

Sound outside broadcast station

37.48

9

Temporary fixed link station

2,087.63

 

[11]         Further amendments

 

Provision

omit each mention of

insert

Schedule 2, items 205, 304, 403, 504 and 603

$36.60, the amount of tax is taken to be $36.60.

$37.48, the amount of tax is taken to be $37.48.

Schedule 2, item 904

$876, the amount of tax is taken to be $876.

$896, the amount of tax is taken to be $896.

Schedule 3, step 3 of tables 103, 104 and 105

$36.60, increase the amount to $36.60.

$37.48, increase the amount to $37.48.