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This regulation amends the Narcotic Drugs Regulation 2016 to provide details for the payment of the licence charge, recovery of charge, and classes of cannabis research for the purposes of the charge.
Administered by: Health
Registered 09 Dec 2016
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR07-Feb-2017
Tabled Senate07-Feb-2017
Date of repeal 11 Dec 2016
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
Table of contents.

 

Narcotic Drugs Amendment (Licence Charges) Regulation 2016

I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation.

Dated 08 December 2016

Peter Cosgrove

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Sussan Ley

Minister for Health and Aged Care

 

 

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Narcotic Drugs Regulation 2016                                                                                                       2

 


1  Name

                   This is the Narcotic Drugs Amendment (Licence Charges) Regulation 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

At the same time as the Narcotic Drugs (Licence Charges) Regulation 2016 commences.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if that instrument does not commence.

10 December 2016

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 Narcotic Drugs Act 1967.

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

  

Narcotic Drugs Regulation 2016

1  After paragraph 11(2)(f)

Insert:

                    (fa)  if the applicant seeks a decision of the Secretary under subsection 54A(2) in relation to the research that the applicant proposes to undertake under the licence—the following details about the research:

                              (i)  the primary purpose of the research;

                             (ii)  who will benefit from the research;

                            (iii)  how any products that may be developed as a result of the research will be used;

                            (iv)  the source of the funds for the research;

                             (v)  who owns or operates the research facilities in which the research will be undertaken;

2  At the end of section 52

Add:

                   ; (h)  a decision under subsection 54A(2) about whether research that an applicant proposes to undertake will be undertaken for non‑commercial purposes, or primarily for non‑commercial purposes.

3  After Division 1 of Part 5

Insert:

Division 1ACharges

54A  Classes of cannabis research licences for the purposes of charge

Commercial cannabis research licence

             (1)  For the purposes of paragraph 28(1)(e) of the Act, a cannabis research licence is a commercial cannabis research licence if, when granting the licence, the Secretary does not notify the applicant for the licence in accordance with subsection (2).

Non‑commercial cannabis research licence

             (2)  For the purposes of paragraph 28(1)(e) of the Act, a cannabis research licence is a non‑commercial cannabis research licence if, when granting the licence, the Secretary notifies the applicant for the licence in writing that the Secretary is reasonably satisfied that the research that the applicant proposes to undertake will be undertaken for non‑commercial purposes, or primarily for non‑commercial purposes.

Matters to which the Secretary must have regard

             (3)  In making a decision under subsection (2) about research that an applicant proposes to undertake, the Secretary must have regard to the following:

                     (a)  the primary purpose of the research;

                     (b)  who will benefit from the research;

                     (c)  how any products that may be developed as a result of the research will be used;

                     (d)  the source of the funds for the research;

                     (e)  who owns or operates the research facilities in which the research will be undertaken.

Other matters

             (4)  Subsection (3) does not limit the matters to which the Secretary may have regard in making a decision under subsection (2).

54B  When charge is payable

                   For the purposes of subparagraph 28(1)(e)(i) of the Act, charge payable in respect of a licence:

                     (a)  is payable to the Secretary on behalf of the Commonwealth; and

                     (b)  is due and payable on the day specified in an invoice given to the holder of the licence by the Secretary.

54C  Recovery of charge

                   For the purposes of paragraph 28(1)(e) of the Act, charge that is due and payable:

                     (a)  is a debt due to the Commonwealth; and

                     (b)  may be recovered by the Secretary on behalf of the Commonwealth by action in a court of competent jurisdiction.