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SR 1998 No. 34 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to Migration Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 3) Regulations 2017
Principal Regulations
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 14 Jul 2017
Start Date 01 Jul 2017
End Date 14 Oct 2020

Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Regulations 1998

Statutory Rules No. 34, 1998

made under the

Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Act 1997

Compilation No. 11

Compilation date:                              1 July 2017

Includes amendments up to:            F2017L00816

Registered:                                         14 July 2017

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Regulations 1998 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 1 July 2017 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Editorial changes

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Modifications

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Self‑repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                             1

1............ Name of regulations............................................................................ 1

3............ Interpretation....................................................................................... 1

Part 2—Amount of registration application charge                                         2

4............ Amount of charge: general.................................................................. 2

5............ Amount of charge: non‑commercial or non‑profit assistance.............. 2

6............ Day when registered migration agent begins working on a commercial basis          2

Part 3—Transitional and application provisions                                                3

7............ Amendments made by the Migration Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 3) Regulations 2017............................................................................................................ 3

Endnotes                                                                                                                                      4

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                              4

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                  5

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                               6

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                             7


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name of regulations

                   These regulations are the Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Regulations 1998.

3  Interpretation

             (1)  In these Regulations:

Act means the Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Act 1997.

             (2)  In these Regulations, an individual applies for repeat registration if the individual:

                     (a)  applies for registration; and

                     (b)  has been registered at some time in the period of 12 months before making the application.

Part 2Amount of registration application charge

  

4  Amount of charge: general

             (1)  This regulation applies to an individual making a registration application unless regulation 5 applies to the individual.

             (2)  For the purposes of section 6 of the Act:

                     (a)  the amount of charge payable on the making of an application for registration, other than repeat registration, is $1 760; and

                     (b)  the amount of charge payable on the making of an application for repeat registration is $1 595.

5  Amount of charge: non‑commercial or non‑profit assistance

             (1)  This regulation applies to an individual who intends to provide immigration assistance, if the assistance is intended to be provided solely:

                     (a)  on a non‑commercial or non‑profit basis; and

                     (b)  as a member of, or a person associated with, an organisation that operates in Australia solely:

                              (i)  on a non‑commercial or non‑profit basis; and

                             (ii)  as a charity, or for the benefit of the Australian community.

Note:       Charity has the meaning given by Part 2 of the Charities Act 2013 (see section 2B of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901).

             (2)  For the purposes of section 6 of the Act:

                     (a)  the amount of charge payable on the making of an application for registration, other than repeat registration, is $160; and

                     (b)  the amount of charge payable on the making of an application for repeat registration is $105.

6  Day when registered migration agent begins working on a commercial basis

                   For subsection 9(3) of the Act, a registered migration agent begins to give immigration assistance on a commercial basis on the earliest of:

                     (a)  the day on which the agent gives a client an estimate of fees before starting work on behalf of the client; and

                     (b)  the day on which the agent charges a client a fee for services provided; and

                     (c)  the day on which the agent becomes a person associated with an organisation that gives immigration assistance on a commercial, or for‑profit, basis; and

                     (d)  the day on which the agent becomes a member of an organisation that gives immigration assistance on a commercial, or for‑profit, basis.

Part 3Transitional and application provisions

  

7  Amendments made by the Migration Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 3) Regulations 2017

                   The amendments of these Regulations made by Schedule 7 to the Migration Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 3) Regulations 2017 apply in relation to a registration application made on or after 1 July 2017.

Note:          Schedule 7 to the Migration Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 3) Regulations 2017 commences on 1 July 2017.


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2003 authorises First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial and presentational changes to a compiled law in preparing a compilation of the law for registration. The changes must not change the effect of the law. Editorial changes take effect from the compilation registration date.

If the compilation includes editorial changes, the endnotes include a brief outline of the changes in general terms. Full details of any changes can be obtained from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

 

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

    /sub‑subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev…) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

ed = editorial change

reloc = relocated

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

renum = renumbered

    effect

rep = repealed

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rs = repealed and substituted

gaz = gazette

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

    effect

SR = Statutory Rules

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

    cannot be given effect

SubPt = Subpart(s)

mod = modified/modification

underlining = whole or part not

No. = Number(s)

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Number and year

FRLI registration or gazettal

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

34, 1998

20 Mar 1998

21 Mar 1998 (r 2)

 

282, 1998

1 Sept 1998

1 Sept 1998 (r 2)

89, 1999

4 June 1999

1 July 1999 (r 2)

65, 2000

4 May 2000

1 July 2000 (r 2)

144, 2001

20 June 2001

1 July 2001 (r 2)

93, 2003

22 May 2003

1 July 2003 (r 2)

130, 2004

18 June 2004

1 July 2004 (r 2)

192, 2004

1 July 2004

Sch 3: 1 July 2004 (r 2)

247, 2004

12 Aug 2004

1 July 2004 (r 2)

132, 2005

20 June 2005 (F2005L01498)

1 July 2005 (r 2)

r 4

 

Name

Registration

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Migration Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 3) Regulations 2017

29 June 2017 (F2017L00816)

Sch 7 and Sch 12 (item 2): 1 July 2017 (s 2(1) item 1)

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Part 1

 

Part 1 heading...........................

ad F2017L00816

r 2.............................................

rep LA s 48D

r 3.............................................

am No 282, 1998; No 89, 1999

 

rs No 65, 2000

Part 2

 

Part 2 heading...........................

ad F2017L00816

r 4.............................................

ad No 65, 2000

 

am No 144, 2001; No 93, 2003; No 192, 2004; No 247, 2004; No 132, 2005; F2017L00816

r 5.............................................

ad No 65, 2000

 

am No 144, 2001; No 93, 2003; No 192, 2004; No 247, 2004; F2017L00816

r 6.............................................

ad No 130, 2004

 

am No 132, 2005

Part 3

 

Part 3........................................

ad F2017L00816

r 7.............................................

ad F2017L00816