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This Ordinance amends relevant laws to consolidate the arrangements originally introduced by the Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment (Fees) Ordinance 2018. It also confers some functions upon the General Manager of the Norfolk Island Regional Council, corrects some technical errors in certain continued laws and repeals a number of antiquated Norfolk Island continued laws which deal with child maintenance.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s11 item 05
Registered 12 Aug 2019
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Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment (Fees and Other Matters) Ordinance 2019

I, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Ordinance.

Dated 08 August 2019

David Hurley

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Nola Marino

Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories
Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development

 

 

 

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                                                   2

Norfolk Island Applied Laws Ordinance 2016                                                                                2

Norfolk Island Continued Laws Ordinance 2015                                                                           2

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                                                4

Norfolk Island Continued Laws Ordinance 2015                                                                           4

Part 3—Other amendments                                                                                                                33

Norfolk Island Continued Laws Ordinance 2015                                                                         33

Part 4—Transitional, saving and application provisions                                                      34

Norfolk Island Continued Laws Ordinance 2015                                                                         34

 


1  Name

                   This Ordinance is the Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment (Fees and Other Matters) Ordinance 2019.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Ordinance 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 Ordinance

The day after this Ordinance is registered.

13 August 2019

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

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

3  Authority

                   This Ordinance is made under section 19A of the Norfolk Island Act 1979.

4  Schedules

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

Schedule 1Amendments

Part 1Main amendments

Norfolk Island Applied Laws Ordinance 2016

1  After item 33 of Schedule 4

Insert:

33A  Subsection 501(1)

Omit:

·         sewerage services

2  Items 44B and 45 of Schedule 4

Repeal the items, substitute:

44B  Subsection 610(1)

After “Act” (first occurring), insert “, or under any other law in force in the Territory of Norfolk Island”.

44C  Paragraphs 610(1)(a) and (b)

After “Act”, insert “or law”.

44D  Subsection 610(2)

After “Act” (first occurring), insert “, or under any other law in force in the Territory of Norfolk Island”.

44E  At the end of section 610

Add:

             (3)  The Norfolk Island Regional Council must not charge an approved fee on a person for a service in respect of any part of a period if:

                     (a)  the amount of a fee for the service has been determined under any other law in force in the Territory of Norfolk Island, and has been charged on the person for the service in respect of the period; and

                     (b)  that law is amended with the effect that from a day in that period the Norfolk Island Regional Council may charge approved fees for that service.

Norfolk Island Continued Laws Ordinance 2015

3  Item 159 of Schedule 1

Repeal the item, substitute:

159  Subsection 12(2) (definition of appoint)

Repeal the definition.

159AA  Subsection 12(2)

Insert:

approved fee has the same meaning as in the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (NI).

159AB  Subsection 12(2) (definition of calendar year)

Repeal the definition.

4  Item 167 of Schedule 1 (section 12BA)

Repeal the section.

Part 2Consequential amendments

Norfolk Island Continued Laws Ordinance 2015

5  Item 2BA of Schedule 1

Repeal the item, substitute:

2BA  Section 2 (definition of charge)

Repeal the definition.

2BB  Section 2 (definition of outstanding amount)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

outstanding amount, in relation to an aircraft, means all approved fees in respect of the aircraft that have become due for payment but have not been paid.

2BC  Sections 3, 3A and 3B

Repeal the sections, substitute:

3  Approved fees for landing, take‑off and movement of aircraft

             (1)  The approved fees are payable for or in relation to the landing, take‑off and movement of aircraft on or from the airport.

             (2)  The Chief Executive Officer may enter into an arrangement with an aircraft operator for the deposit of an amount, in the form of a cash sum, a bank guarantee or other security, with the Norfolk Island Regional Council to be held by the Council as security for the payment of approved fees for or in relation to the landing, take‑off or movement of aircraft on or from the airport.

             (3)  The Chief Executive Officer may refuse to allow an aircraft to land at the airport if the aircraft operator has not entered into such an arrangement.

2BD  Subsection 3C(1)

Omit “a charge”, substitute “an approved fee”.

6  Item 2C of Schedule 1 (heading)

Omit “3B,”.

7  After item 2D of Schedule 1

Insert:

2E  Paragraph 3G(2)(d)

Repeal the paragraph.

2F  Schedule 2

Repeal the Schedule.

8  Items 2F to 2R of Schedule 1

Repeal the items, substitute:

2G  Part 1 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part 1Preliminary

2H  Regulations 3 to 4

Repeal the regulations.

2J  Before regulation 4A

Insert:

Part 1ASeizure of aircraft

2K  Regulation 4A

Omit all the words before paragraph (b), substitute:

                   For the purposes of paragraph 3G(2)(da) of the Act, reasonable steps for the purpose of giving notice under subsection 3C(2) of the Act about the seizure of an aircraft are taken to have been made if an authorised officer:

                     (a)  gives notice of the seizure to the holder of the AOC (within the meaning of the Civil Aviation Act 1988 of the Commonwealth) that authorises the operation of the aircraft at the last address notified to CASA in respect of that person; and

2L  Paragraph 4A(b)

Omit “the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988”, substitute “regulations made for the purposes of paragraph 98(3)(a) of the Civil Aviation Act 1988”.

2M  Subparagraph 4A(d)(i)

Omit “the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988”, substitute “regulations made for the purposes of paragraph 98(3)(a) of the Civil Aviation Act 1988”.

2N  Schedule

Repeal the Schedule.

9  After item 2S of Schedule 1

Insert:

2SA  Paragraph 7(2)(c)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

10  After item 2T of Schedule 1

Insert:

2U  Subsection 13(1)

Omit “(1)”.

2V  Subsection 13(2)

Repeal the subsection.

11  After item 21B of Schedule 1

Insert:

21BA  Paragraph 4(1)(a)

Omit “prescribed steps”, substitute “steps approved by the Chief Executive Officer”.

21BB  Paragraph 4(1)(b)

Omit “prescribed manner”, substitute “manner approved by the Chief Executive Officer”.

21BC  Subsection 12(5)

Omit “made to the Minister in accordance with the prescribed form”, substitute “given to the Chief Executive Officer in accordance with a form approved by the Chief Executive Officer”.

21BD  Section 17

Repeal the section.

12  Item 21C of Schedule 1 (table item 5, column headed “Provision”)

Omit “12(5) and (6)”, substitute “12(6)”.

13  After item 21E of Schedule 1

Insert:

21F  After section 52

Insert:

52A  Services for which approved fees may be charged

                   Approved fees may be charged for the making, giving, publishing, issuing, filing or inspecting of any application, notice, declaration, certificate or other document under this Act or the regulations under this Act.

21G  Paragraph 53(g)

Repeal the paragraph.

Associations Incorporation Regulations 2005 (Norfolk Island)

21H  Subregulations 10(1) and (2)

Omit “fee specified in Schedule 3”, substitute “approved fee”.

21J  Regulation 11

Repeal the regulation.

21K  Schedule 3

Repeal the Schedule.

 Auctioneers Act 1926 (Norfolk Island)

21L  Sections 12 and 13

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

21M  Section 17

Repeal the section, substitute:

17  Approved fee for general licence

                   The approved fee is payable for the issue of a general licence.

21N  Subsection 18(1)

Omit “fee mentioned in subsection 18(4)”, substitute “approved fee”.

21P  Subsection 18(4)

Repeal the subsection.

14  Before item 24AFA of Schedule 1

Insert:

24AFAA  Subsection 5(2)

Omit “a fee of .50 fee unit”, substitute “the approved fee”.

24AFAB  Subsection 6(1)

Omit “fee prescribed”, substitute “approved fee”.

24AFAC  Subsection 7(1)

After “prescribed form”, insert “, accompanied by the approved fee,”.

24AFAD  Paragraph 8(1)(c)

After “application”, insert “, accompanied by the approved fee,”.

15  After item 24AFA of Schedule 1

Insert:

24AFB  Paragraph 19(b)

Repeal the paragraph.

Brands and Marks Regulations (Norfolk Island)

24AFC  Regulation 8

Repeal the regulation.

16  After item 24A of Schedule 1

Insert:

24AAA  Subsection 5(1) (definition of prescribed fee)

Repeal the definition.

24AAB  Paragraph 10(2)(c)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

24AAC  Subsection 10(5)

Repeal the subsection.

24AAD  Subsection 14(2)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

24AAE  Paragraph 24(2)(b)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

24AAF  Subsection 25(2)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

17  Item 24AAA of Schedule 1

Renumber as item 24AAG.

18  After item 24B of Schedule 1

Insert:

24C  Subsection 64(2)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

Building Regulations 2004 (Norfolk Island)

24D  Regulations 17 and 18

Repeal the regulations.

19  After item 70B of Schedule 1

Insert:

70BA  Subsections 5(2) and 5C(2)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

70BB  Subsection 11(2)

Omit “a fee of .50 fee units”, substitute “the approved fee,”.

20  Before item 71 of Schedule 1

Insert:

70D  Regulation 2

Repeal the regulation.

21  Before item 72A of Schedule 1

Insert:

72AA  Subsections 9(2) and 10(3)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

72AB  Subsection 22(2)

Omit all the words from and including “prescribe” to and including “penalties”, substitute “prescribe penalties”.

22  After item 72A of Schedule 1

Insert:

Electricity (Licensing and Registration) Regulations 1986 (Norfolk Island)

72AAA  Regulation 4

Repeal the regulation.

72AAB  Subregulation 5(2)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

72AAC  Schedule 2

Repeal the Schedule.

23  Before item 72B of Schedule 1

Insert:

72AAD  Paragraph 11(3)(b)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

72AAE  Subsection 11(3A)

Omit “for electricity charges”, substitute “in respect of an approved fee for the supply of electricity”.

72AAF  Subsection 14(1)

Omit “prescribed rental fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

72AAG  Section 21

Repeal the section, substitute:

21  Approved fee for supply of electricity

             (1)  The approved fees are payable in relation to the supply of electricity.

             (2)  As soon as practicable after the day (the new fee day) a person becomes liable to pay a new approved fee in an amount different from the previous approved fee, a special reading of the person’s meter must be carried out to work out how much electricity was supplied to the person during the period between the day the meter was last read and the new fee day (unless the meter was required to be read for another provision of this Act).

72AAH  Section 23 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

23  Liability for approved fee

72AAI  Subsection 23(5)

Omit “charges”, substitute “approved fees”.

72AAJ  Subsection 28(2)

After “may prescribe”, insert “the following”.

72AAK  Paragraph 28(2)(d)

Omit “charges”, substitute “approved fee”.

72AAL  Paragraph 28(2)(e)

Omit “a minimum charge”, substitute “an approved fee”.

72AAM  Paragraph 28(2)(k)

Omit “charges”, substitute “approved fees”.

72AAN  Paragraph 28(2)(m)

Repeal the paragraph.

24  Before item 72C of Schedule 1

Insert:

72BA  Paragraph 33(1)(a)

Omit “minimum charge”, substitute “approved fee for the charging period”.

72BB  Paragraph 33(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  the approved fee per unit of electricity measured by the meter referred to in section 14 of the Act;

72BC  Subregulation 34(1)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

72BD  Subparagraph 34A(1)(b)(ii)

Omit “prescribed fees”, substitute “approved fees”.

72BE  Subregulation 34A(3)

Omit “charges”, substitute “approved fees”.

72BF  Subregulation 34A(5)

Repeal the subregulation, substitute:

             (5)  The approved fee for reading the meter recording the supply of power into the supply mains is payable by the consumer, and may not be offset against any amount payable to the consumer by the Administration.

72BG  Regulation 35

Repeal the regulation.

72BH  Schedule 1

Repeal the Schedule.

25  After item 76K of Schedule 1

Insert:

76KA  Paragraph 108(2)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

26  After item 82 of Schedule 1

Insert:

82AA  Subsection 24(3)

Omit “fee, if any, prescribed”, substitute “approved fee (if any)”.

27  After item 88 of Schedule 1

Insert:

88A  Subsection 33(3)

Omit “fee, if any, prescribed for development applications of that kind”, substitute “approved fee (if any) for applications of that kind”.

88B  Subsection 98(3)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

88C  Subsection 104(3)

Repeal the subsection.

88D  Subsection 110(3)

Repeal the subsection.

28  Item 88A of Schedule 1

Renumber as item 88E.

29  Before item 97AANA of Schedule 1

Insert:

97AANA  Section 5

Omit “A fee of 2 units”, substitute “The approved fee”.

97AANB  Section 7

Omit “a fee of 0.50 fee unit”, substitute “the approved fee”.

30  Item 97AANA of Schedule 1

Renumber as item 97AANC.

31  After item 107 of Schedule 1

Insert:

107A  Paragraph 25(1)(l)

Omit “birds; and”, substitute “birds.”.

107B  Paragraph 25(1)(m)

Repeal the paragraph.

107C  At the end of section 25

Add:

             (5)  Approved fees are payable in respect of services provided under the Regulations, including services in relation to applications for approvals and registrations.

32  After item 108 of Schedule 1

Insert:

Health (Hairdressers) Regulations (Norfolk Island)

108A  Paragraph 6(1)(d)

Omit “a fee of $1”, substitute “the approved fee”.

33  After item 190G of Schedule 1

Insert:

Land Administration Fees Act 1996 (Norfolk Island)

190H  Subsection 3(1) (definition of approved form)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Chief Executive Officer”.

190J  Subsection 4(7)

Repeal the subsection.

190K  Section 5

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Chief Executive Officer”.

190L  Section 6B

Repeal the section, substitute:

6B  Registration fee

                   The approved fees are payable in respect of the registration of instruments under this Act, other than instruments referred to in the following provisions:

                     (a)  subsection 4(1);

                     (b)  paragraphs 6(a) to (e).

Note:          Approved fees are determined by the Norfolk Island Regional Council under Part 10 of Chapter 15 of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (NI).

190M  Subsection 7(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  A person may apply to the Chief Executive Officer for exemption from the fee payable under section 4.

190N  Subsection 7(3)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Chief Executive Officer”.

190P  Subsections 7(3A) and (4)

Repeal the subsections.

190Q  Section 8A

Repeal the section.

190R  Subsection 9(2)

Omit “the Planning Act 1996 and”.

Land Administration Fees Regulations 1997 (Norfolk Island)

190RA  Regulation 2 (definitions of Land Titles Act and Register)

Repeal the definitions.

190RB  Regulations 3, 4 and 5

Repeal the regulations.

34  Before item 190S of Schedule 1

Insert:

190RC  Subsection 3(1) (definition of approved form)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Chief Executive Officer”.

35  After item 190U of Schedule 1

Insert:

190V  Section 30

Omit “fee prescribed under the Land Administration Fees Act 1996”, substitute “approved fee”.

190W  At the end of section 49

Add “The Registrar may only register the subdivision proposal on payment of the approved fee (if any) for the registration.”.

36  After item 191 of Schedule 1

Insert:

191A  Paragraph 133(2)(g)

Omit “fee prescribed under the Land Administration Fees Act 1996”, substitute “approved fee”.

191B  Section 148

Omit “fee prescribed under the Land Administration Fees Act 1996”, substitute “approved fee”.

37  Before item 199A of Schedule 1

Insert:

199AA  Section 5

Repeal the section, substitute:

5  Approved fees for Lighterage Services

                   Approved fees are payable in relation to the operations of the Lighterage Service.

38  Item 199B of Schedule 1 (table item 1, column headed “Provision”)

Omit “and 5(1) and (2)”.

39  Item 200AA of Schedule 1

Renumber as item 199C.

40  Before item 200AB of Schedule 1

Insert:

199D  Subsection 4(1) (definition of approved form)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

approved form means a form approved by the Registrar.

41  After item 200L of Schedule 1

Insert:

200LA  Paragraph 17(2)(a)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

42  After item 201A of Schedule 1

Insert:

201AA  Subsection 26(3)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

43  After item 201E of Schedule 1

Insert:

201EA  Subsection 28(2)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

201EB  Paragraph 29(3)(a)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

44  After item 201J of Schedule 1

Insert:

201JA  Subsection 31(2)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

45  After item 201Q of Schedule 1

Insert:

201QA  Paragraph 38(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  for an application that is not made by a member of the Police Force—accompanied by the approved fee.

46  After item 202AE of Schedule 1

Insert:

202AEA  Paragraph 55(2)(b)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

47  After item 202AJ of Schedule 1

Insert:

202AJA  Subsection 60(5)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

202AJB  Subsection 63(2)

Omit “(including different fees for different class of permit)”.

48  Item 202AL of Schedule 1

Repeal the item, substitute:

202AL  Subsection 64(3)

Omit “of the chief inspector and the prescribed fee”, substitute “mentioned in subsection (2) and the approved fee”.

49  After item 202D of Schedule 1

Insert:

202DAA  Subsection 99(5)

Omit “fees for the purposes of this Act, and”.

50  Before item 202DB of Schedule 1

Insert:

202DAAA  Regulation 2

Omit “and a reference to forms is a reference to a form in the Schedule”.

202DAB  Part 2

Repeal the Part.

202DAC  Regulation 14

Omit “form of form 3”, substitute “approved form”.

51  After item 202DD of Schedule 1

Insert:

202DDA  Regulation 22

Repeal the regulation.

52  Items 202DE and 202DF of Schedule 1

Repeal the items, substitute:

202DE  Schedule

Repeal the Schedule.

53  After item 202DG of Schedule 1

Insert:

Lotteries and Fundraising Act 1987 (Norfolk Island)

202DH  Paragraphs 6(3)(c) and 17(2)(b)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

202DJ  Paragraph 32(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph.

Lotteries and Fundraising Regulations 1987 (Norfolk Island)

202DK  Subregulation 4(1)

Omit “(1)”.

202DL  Subregulation 4(2)

Repeal the subregulation.

202DM  Subregulation 6(1)

Omit “(1)”.

202DN  Subregulation 6(2)

Repeal the subregulation.

54  After item 202EA of Schedule 1

Insert:

202EAA  Section 30

Repeal the section, substitute:

30  Approved fees for certificates

                   Applications for certificates must be accompanied by the approved fees.

202EAB  Section 32

Repeal the section.

55  After item 205 of Schedule 1

Insert:

205AA  Subsection 5(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The Registrar must register the person as a registered mediator if:

                     (a)  the Registrar is satisfied that the person has been registered by an approved agency; and

                     (b)  the application is accompanied by the approved fee.

205AB  Subsection 7(2)

Omit “fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

Mediation Regulations 2005 (Norfolk Island)

205AC  Regulation 8

Repeal the regulation.

205AD  Schedule 2

Repeal the Schedule.

56  After item 206AV of Schedule 1

Insert:

Mercantile Law Act 1959 (Norfolk Island)

206AVA  Subsection 7(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The approved fee is payable for the registration of a bill of sale.

206AVB  Subsection 9(5)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The approved fee is payable for the renewal of the registration of a bill of sale.

206AVC  Subsection 10(1)

Omit “a fee of two fee units”, substitute “the approved fee”.

206AVD  Subsection 14(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  The approved fee is payable for the registration of the grant of a lien on the crop.

206AVE  Subsection 23(1)

Omit “a fee of .50 fee unit”, substitute “the approved fee”.

206AVF  Subsection 23(2)

Omit “a fee at the rate of .20 fee unit”, substitute “the approved fee”.

57  After item 206AW of Schedule 1

Insert:

206AWA  Section 23

Omit “A fee of 2 fee units”, substitute “The approved fee”.

58  Before item 210A of Schedule 1

Insert:

210AAA  Section 5

Before “An”, insert “(1)”.

210AAB  At the end of section 5

Add:

             (2)  An application for a right of pasturage must be accompanied by the approved fee (if any).

210AAC  Subsection 7(4)

Omit “Minister the prescribed fee for the issue of a tag and the Minister”, substitute “Chief Executive Officer the approved fee for the issue of a tag and the Chief Executive Officer”.

59  After item 210A of Schedule 1

Insert:

210AA  Section 13

After “and in particular for”, insert “the following”.

210AB  Paragraph 13(e)

Repeal the paragraph.

60  Item 210B of Schedule 1 (table item 1, column headed “Provision”)

Omit “Section 5”, substitute “Subsection 5(1)”.

61  Item 210B of Schedule 1 (table item 2, column headed “Provision”)

Omit “7(1), (2) and (4)”, substitute “7(1) and (2)”.

62  Before item 201C of Schedule 1

Insert:

210BA  Regulation 3

Repeal the regulation.

63  After item 214A of Schedule 1

Insert:

214AA  Section 6 (definition of prescribed fee)

Repeal the definition.

64  After item 214C of Schedule 1

Insert:

214D  Subsection 9(2)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

65  Item 221A of Schedule 1 (paragraph 28B(2)(b))

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

66  Item 221A of Schedule 1 (at the end of section 28B)

Add:

             (3)  The approved fee less 10% must be refunded if:

                     (a)  the application is withdrawn; and

                     (b)  at the time the application is withdrawn, the assessment of the application has not yet commenced.

             (4)  The approved fee less 50% must be refunded if:

                     (a)  the application is withdrawn; and

                     (b)  at the time the application is withdrawn, the assessment of the application has commenced but no recommendation has been made by the Chief Executive Officer.

67  After item 221B of Schedule 1

Insert:

221BA  Paragraph 34(2)(d)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

221BC  At the end of section 34

Add:

             (5)  The approved fee less 10% must be refunded if:

                     (a)  the application is withdrawn; and

                     (b)  at the time the application is withdrawn, the assessment of the application has not yet commenced.

             (6)  The approved fee less 50% must be refunded if:

                     (a)  the application is withdrawn; and

                     (b)  at the time the application is withdrawn, the assessment of the application has commenced but no recommendation has been made by the Chief Executive Officer.

68  After item 221D of Schedule 1

Insert:

221DA  Subsection 39(2)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

69  After item 221P of Schedule 1

Insert:

221PA  Paragraph 53(3)(c)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

221PB  At the end of section 53

Add:

             (6)  The approved fee less 10% must be refunded if:

                     (a)  the application is withdrawn; and

                     (b)  at the time the application is withdrawn, the assessment of the application has not yet commenced.

             (7)  The approved fee less 50% must be refunded if:

                     (a)  the application is withdrawn; and

                     (b)  at the time the application is withdrawn, the assessment of the application has commenced but no recommendation has been made by the Chief Executive Officer.

221PC  Subsection 55(2)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

70  After item 230 of Schedule 1

Insert:

230AA  Subsections 97(2) and 98(2)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

230AB  After section 99

Insert:

99A  Approved fees not payable by Commonwealth etc.

                   Despite anything in this Act, approved fees are not payable by the Commonwealth, an authority of the Commonwealth, the Norfolk Island Regional Council or a territory instrumentality.

71  Items 232AA and 232AB of Schedule 1

Repeal the items, substitute:

232AA  Part 9

Repeal the Part.

72  Item 232AD of Schedule 1

Repeal the item, substitute:

232AD  Schedule 3

Repeal the Schedule.

73  After item 232AF of Schedule 1

Insert:

232AG  Subsection 20(1)

Omit “The regulations may prescribe the fees”, substitute “The approved fees are”.

232AH  Subsection 20(3)

Repeal the subsection.

74  After item 232B of Schedule 1

Insert:

232BAA  Subsections 6(1) and (5)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

75  Before item 232BA of Schedule 1

Insert:

232BAB  Section 9

Repeal the section, substitute:

9  Approved fees for impounded stock

                   Approved fees are payable to the poundkeeper for stock impounded under the provisions of this Act.

232BAC  Section 10

Omit “any fees or charges”, substitute “any approved fee or other charge”.

232BAD  Section 11

Omit “such amount as would be payable in accordance with or in pursuance of the provisions of this Act as poundage fees”, substitute “the approved fees payable”.

232BAE  Section 15

Omit “poundage fees”, substitute “approved fees”.

232BAF  Section 22 (heading)

Omit “poundage fees”, substitute “approved fees”.

232BAG  Section 22

Omit “poundage fees”, substitute “approved fees”.

232BAH  Section 26

After “and in particular for prescribing”, insert “the following”.

232BAJ  Paragraph 26(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

76  After item 232BA of Schedule 1

Insert:

Pounds Regulations (Norfolk Island)

232BAAA  Regulation 4

Repeal the regulation.

77  After item 275C of Schedule 1

Insert:

275D  Paragraph 25(1)(b)

Omit “the fee (if any) prescribed by the Regulations”, substitute “the approved fee (if any)”.

275E  Section 36C

Repeal the section, substitute:

36C  Burial fees

                   The approved fee is payable for burial and grave digging.

78  After item 276 of Schedule 1

Insert:

276A  Subsection 54A(1)

Omit “(1)”.

276B  Paragraph 54A(b)

Repeal the paragraph.

79  After item 277 of Schedule 1

Insert:

Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages Act 1963 (Norfolk Island)

278  Subsection 22(1)

Omit “a fee prescribed by regulation”, substitute “the approved fee”.

279  Paragraph 23B(4)(e)

Omit “such fee as may be prescribed”, substitute “the approved fee (if any)”.

280  Subsection 51(3)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

281  Subsection 52(2)

Omit “a fee prescribed by regulation”, substitute “the approved fee”.

282  Subsection 52(3)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

283  Subsection 52(4)

Repeal the subsection.

284  Subsection 57(4)

Omit “a fee as prescribed by the regulation”, substitute “the approved fee (if any)”.

285  Subsection 57(7)

Omit “a fee prescribed by regulation”, substitute “the approved fee”.

80  After item 294D of Schedule 1

Insert:

294DA  Paragraph 4(c)

Omit “appropriate fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

81  Item 294E of Schedule 1

Repeal the item, substitute:

294E  Subsections 5(1) and (2)

Omit “Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “Chief Executive Officer”.

294EA  Subsections 5(4) and (5)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (4)  The approved fees are payable in relation to the grant and renewal of licences under this Act.

294EB  Subsection 8(1)

Omit “Minister”, substitute “Chief Executive Officer”.

82  After item 295A of Schedule 1

Insert:

295B  Paragraph 7(1)(b)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

83  After item 297 of Schedule 1

Insert:

297AAAA  Paragraph 25(2)(d)

Repeal the paragraph.

Sale of Tobacco Regulations 2004 (Norfolk Island)

297AAAB  Regulation 3

Repeal the regulation.

84  After item 299 of Schedule 1

Insert:

299A  Section 5

Omit “a fee of 13 fee units”, substitute “the approved fee”.

85  After item 300 of Schedule 1

Insert:

300A  Subsection 10A(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  The approved fee is payable for the examination of stock under subsection 10A(1).

86  After item 336D of Schedule 1

Insert:

Surveys Act 1937 (Norfolk Island)

336E  Subsection 4(3)

Omit “A fee of 7 fee units is”, substitute “The approved fee is”.

87  After item 337AA of Schedule 1

Insert:

337AB  Paragraph 2(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

88  Items 337 and 338 of Schedule 1

Repeal the items, substitute:

337  Section 3

Omit:

disallowable instrument

employee

89  Items 338AB and 338A of Schedule 1

Repeal the items, substitute:

338A  Section 3

Omit:

Principal Police Officer

public payphone

telecommunications tariff notice

90  Items 338E to 339AC of Schedule 1

Repeal the items, substitute:

338E  Section 28

Repeal the section, substitute:

28  Approved fees for telecommunications services

                   The approved fees are payable for telecommunications services provided in accordance with this Act, including for basic carriage services.

339  Sections 30 and 32

Repeal the sections.

339AA  Subsection 33(2)

Omit “the charges payable under paragraph 32(a)”, substitute “any approved fees payable by the consumers”.

339AB  Paragraph 34(a)

Omit “the charge paid or payable, under section 32,”, substitute “the amount of the approved fee paid or payable”.

91  After item 339A of Schedule 1

Insert:

339AAA  Paragraph 43(a)

Omit “rental, fee or charge properly”, substitute “approved fee”.

339AAB  Paragraph 43(b)

Omit “proper rental, fee or charge”, substitute “approved fee for the service”.

92  After item 339DB of Schedule 1

Insert:

339DBA  Paragraph 49(3)(c)

Omit “charges payable under this Act”, substitute “approved fees”.

93  After item 339E of Schedule 1

Insert:

339EA  Section 59

Repeal the section.

94  After item 340C of Schedule 1

Insert:

340D  Item 2 of Schedule 1 (definition of telecommunications tariff notice)

Repeal the definition.

95  After item 341B of Schedule 1

Insert:

341BA  Subsection 7(3)

Omit “a prescribed fee”, substitute “the approved fee”.

341BB  Paragraphs 8(1)(c) and 12(3)(b)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

341BC  Paragraph 13(1)(b)

Omit “registration fee paid in respect of the”, substitute “approved fee paid in respect of the registration of the”.

341BD  Paragraph 13(1)(c)

Omit “fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

341BE  Subsection 13(2)

Omit “prescribed administration fees”, substitute “approved fees for cancelling the registration”.

341BF  Section 14A

Repeal the section.

341BG  Paragraphs 14C(2)(c) and (d)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (c)  pay the approved fee (if any) for being appointed as an inspector; and

                     (d)  collect the approved fees (if any) for the issue of certificates of inspection under paragraph 8(1)(a).

341BH  Paragraph 14D(1)(b)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

341BI  Subsection 14D(4)

Omit “prescribed administration fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

341BJ  Paragraph 14D(5)(b)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

341BK  Subsection 14D(7)

Omit “prescribed registration fee in respect of the vehicle”, substitute “approved fee in respect of the registration of the vehicle”.

341BL  Subsection 14D(12)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

341BM  Subsection 14F(1)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

341BN  Paragraphs 16(1)(b), 16A(1)(b) and 17(1)(b)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

341BO  Subsection 17A(3)

Omit “a prescribed fee”, substitute “the approved fee”.

96  Item 341BA of Schedule 1

Renumber as item 341BP.

97  After item 341C of Schedule 1

Insert:

341CA  Subsection 32(10)

Repeal the subsection.

98  After item 341DA of Schedule 1

Insert:

341DAA  Paragraph 47K(1)(c)

Omit “fee payable on”, substitute “approved fee for”.

341DAB  Subsection 47L(1)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

341DAC  Subsection 56(1)

Omit all of the words after “particular”, substitute “may prescribe fines not exceeding 6 penalty units in respect of a first offence or 12 penalty units in respect of a second or subsequent offence for offences against the regulations”.

341DAD  Paragraph 56(5)(f)

Omit “on payment of such fees as may be prescribed”.

341DAE  Paragraph 56(7)(e)

Omit “on payment of such fee as may be prescribed”.

341DAF  Paragraph 56(9)(f)

Omit “32;”, substitute “32.”.

341DAG  Paragraph 56(9)(g)

Repeal the paragraph.

99  Item 341DB of Schedule 1 (table item 1, column headed “Provision”)

Omit “14A(1),”.

100  Before item 341E of Schedule 1

Insert:

341DC  Subregulation 8AB(2)

After “he or she may”, insert “, on payment of the approved fee,”.

341DD  Subregulation 8AB(5)

Repeal the subregulation.

341DE  Subregulation 8B(6)

Omit all of the words after “Registrar”, substitute “the approved fee for the issue of the authority or duplicate”.

341DF  Subregulation 8B(7)

Repeal the subregulation.

341DG  Subregulation 8B(11)

Omit “a fee under this Regulation 8B”, substitute “an approved fee”.

341DH  Subregulation 8C(8)

Omit “applicable prescribed fee for the issue of the authority”, substitute “the approved fee for the issue of the authority or duplicate”.

341DI  Subregulation 8C(9)

Repeal the subregulation.

341DJ  Subregulation 8D(4)

Omit “a fee of 1 fee unit”, substitute “the approved fee”.

341DK  Subregulation 8E

Omit “a fee of 0.5 fee units”, substitute “the approved fee”.

341DL  Regulations 8H and 9D

Repeal the regulations.

101  After item 341U of Schedule 1

Insert:

341V  Paragraphs 6(2)(b) and 10(2)(c)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

102  After item 343 of Schedule 1

Insert:

343AAA  Paragraph 16(3)(b)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

343AAB  Section 23

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

103  After item 343A of Schedule 1

Insert:

343AB  Subsection 30A(2)

Omit “prescribed fee”, substitute “approved fee”.

104  After item 343B of Schedule 1

Insert:

Trees Regulations 1999 (Norfolk Island)

343BA  Regulations 5, 7 and 9

Repeal the regulations.

105  Before item 343C of Schedule 1

Insert:

343BB  Section 3 (definition of waste disposal fee)

Repeal the definition.

343BC  Paragraph 6(2)(d)

Omit “prescribed fees”, substitute “approved fees”.

106  After item 343C of Schedule 1

Insert:

343CA  Section 10

Repeal the section, substitute:

10  Approved fees for waste disposal services

                   The approved fees are payable for the following services provided under this Act:

                     (a)  the disposal of waste;

                     (b)  entry to designated places for the purposes of disposing of waste.

343CB  Section 11 (heading)

Omit “Fees etc,”, substitute “Levies—“.

343CC  Section 11

Omit “fee or charge”, substitute “levy”.

343CD  Paragraph 19(2)(a)

Omit “or fees”.

343CE  Paragraph 19(2)(a)

Omit “or a surcharge on another fee”.

343CF  Paragraphs 19(2)(b) and (c)

Repeal the paragraphs.

107  At the end of Part 1 of Schedule 1

Add:

343LA  Regulation 5

Repeal the regulation.

343LB  Schedule 1

Repeal the Schedule.

Water Assurance Charges Act 1991 (Norfolk Island)

343LC  Title

Omit “to impose charges”, substitute “to assess approved fees”.

343LD  Section 1

Omit “Charges”.

343LE  Subsection 2(1) (definition of assessment)

Omit “annual charge”, substitute “approved fee”.

343LF  Subsection 2(1) (definition of scheduled purpose)

Omit “column 2 of”.

343LG  After section 2

Insert:

2A  Approved fees

                   The approved fees are payable for services provided in accordance with this Act, including services provided in relation to the connection of premises.

Note:          See the definition of “connection” in subsection 2(1).

343LH  Section 3 (heading)

Omit “charges”, substitute “approved fees”.

343LI  Subsections 3(1) and (2)

Omit “annual charge”, substitute “approved fee”.

343LJ  Subsection 4(2)

Omit “annual charge payable in relation to the premises, which is not to exceed an amount calculated in accordance with the Schedule”, substitute “approved fee payable in relation to the premises”.

343LK  Subsections 5(1) and (2)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (1)  The approved fee is payable for the connection of a house.

             (2)  If a house is also substantially used for one or more scheduled purposes, an assessment may be made under section 4 in relation to that purpose or those purposes.

343LL  Paragraph 6(2)(c)

Omit “annual charge”, substitute “approved fee”.

343LM  Section 7

Repeal the section, substitute:

7  Recovery of approved fee

             (1)  A notice of assessment of an approved fee for premises must specify that the fee is payable as instalments:

                     (a)  over 12 equal monthly instalment periods; or

                     (b)  over 2 equal six‑monthly instalment periods.

             (2)  Each instalment is due before the end of the last day of the applicable instalment period.

             (3)  The approved fee is payable by the person who is the owner of the premises at the time the fee becomes payable, even if the approved fee was incurred in respect of a period during which the person was not the owner of the premises.

343LN  Sections 7A and 11

Repeal the sections.

343LO  Schedule

Repeal the Schedule, substitute:

ScheduleScheduled purposes

Note:       See the definition of scheduled purpose in subsection 2(1).

  

1  Schedule purposes

                   Each of the following are scheduled purposes:

                     (a)  using premises as a restaurant in which liquor is sold;

                     (b)  using premises as a restaurant in which liquor is not sold;

                     (c)  using premises as a bar room (other than a bar room forming part of a restaurant);

                     (d)  using premises as a food shop;

                     (e)  using premises as a specialty shop;

                      (f)  using premises as a shop other than a food shop or specialty shop;

                     (g)  using premises as a garage or service station;

                     (h)  using premises as a tourist accommodation house—hotel;

                      (i)  using premises as a tourist accommodation house—staff accommodation;

                      (j)  using premises as a commercial laundry.

108  In the appropriate position in item 1 of Schedule 2

Insert:

Fees Act 1976

109  In the appropriate position in item 2 of Schedule 2

Insert:

Animals (Importation) Regulations 1985

Apiaries Regulations 1976

Plant and Fruit Diseases Regulations

Poisons and Dangerous Substances Regulations

Traffic (Fees) Regulations

Part 3Other amendments

 

Norfolk Island Continued Laws Ordinance 2015

110  After item 97R of Schedule 1

Insert:

97S  Subsection 16(3) (penalty)

Repeal the penalty, substitute:

Penalty: 50 penalty units.

111  Items 212 to 213A of Schedule 1

Repeal the items, substitute:

212  Section 6 (definitions of approved plan, approved scheme, authorised officer and Board)

Repeal the definitions, substitute:

approved plan means a draft plan that the Minister has approved under section 12 (including any alteration so approved).

approved scheme means a draft development contribution scheme that the Minister has approved under section 67 (including any alteration so approved).

authorised officer means a person appointed under section 94 to be an authorised officer.

Board means the Norfolk Island Regional Council.

213  Section 6 (definition of Chief Executive Officer)

Repeal the definition.

112  In the appropriate position in item 1 of Schedule 2

Insert:

Infants’ Maintenance and Protection Act 1913

Maintenance Orders (Facilities for Enforcement) Act 1960

113  In the appropriate position in item 2 of Schedule 2

Insert:

Maintenance Orders (Facilities for Enforcement) Regulations

Part 4Transitional, saving and application provisions

 

Norfolk Island Continued Laws Ordinance 2015

114  In the appropriate position in Part 2 of Schedule 1

Insert:

Division 17—Transitional provisions relating to the Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment (Fees and Other Matters) Ordinance 2019

391  Definitions

In this Division:

amending Ordinance means the Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment (Fees and Other Matters) Ordinance 2019.

commencement time means the time at which the amending Ordinance commences.

fee provisions means the provisions of enactments that are amended by Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the amending Ordinance, as in force immediately before the commencement time.

392  Application of amendments relating to fees—services generally

(1)       The repeal of section 12BA of the Interpretation Act 1979 (Norfolk Island) by the amending Ordinance does not affect the validity at or after the commencement time of anything done before that time.

(2)       The amendments of the fee provisions by this Schedule at the commencement time apply in relation to:

                     (a)  in the case of services provided for periods beginning, but not ending, before the commencement time in respect of which fees have been charged—services provided after the end of the period; and

                     (b)  in any other case—services provided on or after the commencement time, including such a service applied for or requested before the commencement time.

393  Application of amendments relating to fees—aircraft

            The reference to approved fees in the definition of outstanding amount in section 2 of the Airport Act 1991 (Norfolk Island) as amended by the amending Ordinance is taken to include a reference to any charges incurred under that Act before the commencement time.

394  Application of amendments relating to fees—telecommunications

            The reference to approved fees in paragraph 49(3)(c) of the Telecommunications Act 1992 (Norfolk Island) as amended by the amending Ordinance is taken to include a reference to any charges incurred under that Act before the commencement time.

395  Transitional—references to Chief Executive Officer

(1)       This item applies if an enactment is amended by the amending Ordinance to substitute a reference to the Minister with a reference to the Chief Executive Officer.

(2)       If the exercise of a power, or the performance of a function or duty, by the Chief Executive Officer at or after the commencement time is affected by the doing of anything before that time, the enactment has effect at and after that time as if anything that was done by or in relation to the Minister before that time had been done by or in relation to the Chief Executive Officer.

396  Application of amendments relating to approved forms

            The amendments of the definitions of approved form in subsection 3(1) of the Land Administration Fees Act 1996 (Norfolk Island), subsection 3(1) of the Land Titles Act 1996 (Norfolk Island) and subsection 4(1) of the Liquor Act 2005 (Norfolk Island) by the amending Ordinance apply in relation to:

                     (a)  applications made for the purposes of those enactments after the commencement time; and

                     (b)  instruments issued for the purposes of those enactments after the commencement time.