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This determination relates to a levy imposed by the Authorised Non-operating Holding Companies Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998 on authorised non-operating holding companies (NOHC) in the general insurance and authorised deposit-taking institution sectors for the 2019-2020 financial year.
Administered by: Treasury
Registered 28 Jun 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Jul-2019
Tabled Senate02-Jul-2019

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

Authorised Non-operating Holding Companies Supervisory Levy Imposition Determination 2019

This determination relates to a levy imposed by the Authorised Non-operating Holding Companies Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998 (the Act) on authorised non‑operating holding companies (NOHC) in the general insurance and authorised deposit‑taking institution sectors.

This determination commences on 1 July 2019 and relates to the 2019-20 financial year. The Authorised Non-operating Holding Companies Supervisory Levy Imposition Determination 2018 is repealed upon commencement of this determination. Consistent with section 7 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901, any obligation or liability incurred in previous financial years remains valid.

Subsection 7(1) of the Act requires the Treasurer to determine, by legislative instrument, the amount of levy payable by a NOHC for a financial year.

The determination provides that the amount of levy payable by a NOHC in relation to the 2019-20 financial year is $45,000.

The finance sector has been consulted on the 2019-20 supervisory levies through a Treasury and Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) discussion paper released on the Treasury website on 4 June 2019. The paper discusses potential impacts of the levies on each industry sector and institution regulated by APRA. Six submissions were received during the consultation process, none of which related specifically to the methodology for this levy.

The Office of Best Practice Regulation has previously advised that a Regulatory Impact Statement is not required as supervisory levies are considered machinery‑of‑government in nature. 

This determination is a legislative instrument for the purposes of the Legislation Act 2003.

A statement of compatibility with human rights for the purposes of Part 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 is set out in Attachment 1.


Attachment 1

Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights

Prepared in accordance with Part 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011

Authorised Non-operating Holding Companies Supervisory Levy Imposition Determination 2019

This Legislative Instrument is compatible with the human rights and freedoms recognised or declared in the international instruments listed in section 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011.

 

Overview of the Legislative Instrument

This determination relates to a levy imposed by the Authorised Non-operating Holding Companies Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998 on authorised non‑operating holding companies in the general insurance and authorised deposit‑taking institution sectors.

Subsection 7(1) of the Authorised Non-operating Holding Companies Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 1998 requires the Treasurer to determine the amount of levy payable by an authorised non‑operating holding company for a financial year.

 

Human rights implications

This Legislative Instrument does not engage any of the applicable rights or freedoms.

 

Conclusion

This Legislative Instrument is compatible with human rights as it does not raise any human rights issues.