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This determination amends the Australian Passports (Application Fees) Determination 2015 primarily to provide for the fee increases to Australian travel documents announced in the Budget 2016-17. It also simplifies the determination by removing references to 1 January 2016 now that this date has passed.
Administered by: Foreign Affairs and Trade
Made 05 Oct 2016
Registered 07 Oct 2016
Tabled HR 10 Oct 2016
Tabled Senate 10 Oct 2016
Date of repeal 02 Jan 2017
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
Table of contents.

 

Australian Passports (Application Fees) Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Determination 2016

I, Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs, make the following determination.

Dated 5 October 2016

Julie Bishop

Minister for Foreign Affairs

 

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

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

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Australian Passports (Application Fees) Determination 2015                                                     2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Australian Passports (Application Fees) Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Determination 2016.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument 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 instrument

1 January 2017.

1 January 2017

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Australian Passports (Application Fees) Act 2005.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Australian Passports (Application Fees) Determination 2015

1  Section 4 (definition of business day)

Repeal the definition.

2  Before subsection 5(1)

Insert:

2015 and 2016 application fees—items other than items 3, 7, 10 and 11

3  Subsection 5(1)

Omit “For section 4”, substitute “For the purposes of section 4”.

4  Paragraph 5(1)(b)

Omit “a later calendar year”, substitute “the calendar year starting on 1 January 2016”.

5  Subsection 5(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

2016 application fees—items 3, 7, 10 and 11

             (2)  For the purposes of section 4 of the Act, the fee in respect of an application of a kind mentioned in column 1 of item 3, 7, 10 or 11 in the table in subsection (3) made in the calendar year starting on 1 January 2016 is:

                     (a)  if the indexation factor for the calendar year is less than 1—the amount mentioned in column 2 of the item; or

                     (b)  otherwise—the amount worked out by multiplying the indexation factor for the calendar year by the amount mentioned in column 2 of the item.

2017 application fees—items 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14 and 15

          (2A)  For the purposes of section 4 of the Act, the fee in respect of an application of a kind mentioned in column 1 of item 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14 or 15 in the table in subsection (3) made in the calendar year starting on 1 January 2017 is the sum of:

                     (a)  either:

                              (i)  if the indexation factor for the calendar year is less than 1—the fee for an application of that kind for the previous calendar year; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—the amount worked out by multiplying the indexation factor for the calendar year by the amount of the fee for an application of that kind for the previous calendar year; and

                     (b)  $20.

2017 application fees—items 2 and 4

          (2B)  For the purposes of section 4 of the Act, the fee in respect of an application of a kind mentioned in column 1 of item 2 or 4 in the table in subsection (3) made in the calendar year starting on 1 January 2017 is the sum of:

                     (a)  either:

                              (i)  if the indexation factor for the calendar year is less than 1—the fee for an application of that kind for the previous calendar year; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—the amount worked out by multiplying the indexation factor for the calendar year by the amount of the fee for an application of that kind for the previous calendar year; and

                     (b)  $10.

2017 application fees—item 12

          (2C)  For the purposes of section 4 of the Act, the fee in respect of an application of a kind mentioned in column 1 of item 12 in the table in subsection (3) made in the calendar year starting on 1 January 2017 is:

                     (a)  if the indexation factor for the calendar year is less than 1—the fee for an application of that kind for the previous calendar year; or

                     (b)  otherwise—the amount worked out by multiplying the indexation factor for the calendar year by the amount of the fee for an application of that kind for the previous calendar year.

Later year application fees—items 1 to 15

          (2D)  For the purposes of section 4 of the Act, the fee in respect of an application of a kind mentioned in column 1 of any of items 1 to 15 in the table in subsection (3) made in the calendar year starting on 1 January 2018 or a later calendar year is:

                     (a)  if the indexation factor for the calendar year is less than 1—the fee for an application of that kind for the previous calendar year; or

                     (b)  otherwise—the amount worked out by multiplying the indexation factor for the calendar year by the amount of the fee for an application of that kind for the previous calendar year.

Application fee—item 16

          (2E)  For the purposes of section 4 of the Act, the fee in respect of an application of a kind mentioned in column 1 of item 16 in the table in subsection (3) is the amount mentioned in column 2 of the item.

Note 1:       Fees are payable at the time the application is lodged: see section 7 of the Australian Passports Act 2005.

Note 2:       Fees may be waived in certain circumstances: see section 27 of the Australian Passports Determination 2015.

6  Subsection 5(3) (table item 3, column 1, paragraphs (b) and (c))

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

(b) that is valid for up to 10 years;

7  Subsection 5(3) (table item 6)

Repeal the item.

8  Subsection 5(3) (table item 7, column 1, paragraphs (b) and (c))

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

(b) that is valid for up to 10 years;

9  Subsection 5(3) (table items 8 and 9)

Repeal the items.

10  Subsection 5(3) (table item 10, column 1)

Omit “that is lodged on or after 1 January 2016”.

11  Subsection 5(3) (table item 11, column 1)

Omit “that is lodged on or after 1 January 2016”.

12  Subsection 5(3) (notes 1 and 2)

Repeal the notes.

13  Subsection 5(3) (note 3)

Omit “Note 3”, substitute “Note 1”.

14  Subsection 5(3) (note 4)

Omit “Note 4”, substitute “Note 2”.

15  Subsection 5(4)

Omit “subsection (1) or (2)”, substitute “this section”.

16  Before subsection 6(1)

Insert:

2015 and 2016 additional fees—item 3

17  Subsection 6(1)

Omit “For section 4 of the Act, the fee in respect of an application of a kind mentioned in column 1 of an item (other than item 2)”, substitute “For the purposes of section 4 of the Act, the fee in respect of an application of a kind mentioned in column 1 of item 3”.

18  Paragraph 6(1)(b)

Omit “a later calendar year”, substitute “the calendar year starting on 1 January 2016”.

19  Subsection 6(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

2016 additional fees—item 2

             (2)  For the purposes of section 4 of the Act, the fee in respect of an application of a kind mentioned in column 1 of item 2 in the table in subsection (3) made in the calendar year starting on 1 January 2016 is:

                     (a)  if the indexation factor for the calendar year is less than 1—the amount mentioned in column 2 of the item; or

                     (b)  otherwise—the amount worked out by multiplying the indexation factor for the calendar year by the amount mentioned in column 2 of the item.

2017 additional fees—item 2

          (2A)  For the purposes of section 4 of the Act, the fee in respect of an application of a kind mentioned in column 1 of item 2 in the table in subsection (3) made in the calendar year starting on 1 January 2017 is the sum of:

                     (a)  either:

                              (i)  if the indexation factor for the calendar year is less than 1—the fee for an application of that kind for the previous calendar year; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—the amount worked out by multiplying the indexation factor for the calendar year by the amount of the fee for an application of that kind for the previous calendar year; and

                     (b)  $54.

2017 additional fees—item 3

          (2B)  For the purposes of section 4 of the Act, the fee in respect of an application of a kind mentioned in column 1 of item 3 in the table in subsection (3) made in the calendar year starting on 1 January 2017 is:

                     (a)  if the indexation factor for the calendar year is less than 1—the fee for an application of that kind for the previous calendar year; or

                     (b)  otherwise—the amount worked out by multiplying the indexation factor for the calendar year by the amount of the fee for an application of that kind for the previous calendar year.

Later year additional fees

          (2C)  For the purposes of section 4 of the Act, the fee in respect of an application of a kind mentioned in column 1 of an item in the table in subsection (3) made in the calendar year starting on 1 January 2018 or a later calendar year is:

                     (a)  if the indexation factor for the calendar year is less than 1—the fee for an application of that kind for the previous calendar year; or

                     (b)  otherwise—the amount worked out by multiplying the indexation factor for the calendar year by the amount of the fee for an application of that kind for the previous calendar year.

20  Subsection 6(3) (table item 1)

Repeal the item.

21  Subsection 6(3) (cell at table item 2, column 1)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

 

Application for a priority processed travel document to be issued within 2 business days after the applicant gives all the information requested by the Minister for the purpose of being satisfied of the identity, entitlement or eligibility of the applicant

 

22  Subsection 6(3) (note 1)

Omit “Note 1”, substitute “Note”.

23  Subsection 6(3) (note 2)

Repeal the note.

24  Subsection 6(4)

Omit “subsection 5(1) or (2)”, substitute “section 5”.

25  Subsection 6(5)

Omit “subsection (1) or (2)”, substitute “this section”.