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Motor Vehicle Standards (Cheaper Transport) Bill 2014
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1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Motor Vehicle Standards (Cheaper Transport) Act 2014 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent .

3   Definitions

                   In this Act:

Australia does not include:

                     (a)  the Territory of Christmas Island ; or

                     (b)  the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands .

authorised officer has the meaning given by subsection 14(3).

charge means vehicle carbon emissions charge imposed as such by any other Act.

chargeable vehicles , sold by a person in a year, means the vehicles to which the motor vehicle emissions standard applies in the year in relation to the person (see section 4).

Commonwealth authority means a corporation established for a public purpose by a law of the Commonwealth.

director , in relation to a body corporate incorporated for a public purpose by a law of the Commonwealth, of a State or of a Territory, means:

                     (a)  a constituent member of the body; or

                     (b)  if the body does not have any members—a member of the board or other group of persons responsible for the administration or management of the affairs of the body.

Finance Minister means the Minister administering the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 .

import has the meaning given by the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 .

late-payment penalty means the penalty mentioned in section 8.

light commercial vehicle :

                     (a)  has the meaning given by the regulations; or

                     (b)  if the regulations do not give a definition—means a road motor vehicle categorised as NA by the Australian Design Rule - Definitions and Vehicle Categories, as in force at the commencement of this Act.

manufacture has the meaning given by the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 .

new vehicle has the meaning given by the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 .

offence against this Act includes an offence against:

                     (a)  section 6 of the Crimes Act 1914 ; or

                     (b)  section 11.1, 11.4 or 11.5 of the Criminal Code ;

that relates to an offence against this Act.

passenger vehicle :

                     (a)  has the meaning given by the regulations; or

                     (b)  if the regulations do not give a definition—means a road motor vehicle categorised as LA, LB, LC, LD, LE, MA, MB or MC in the Australian Design Rule - Definitions and Vehicle Categories, as in force at the commencement of this Act.

Regulator means the Clean » « Energy Regulator.

road motor vehicle has the meaning given by the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 .

specific emissions of CO 2 means the CO 2 emissions of a road motor vehicle measured in accordance with the regulations.

vehicle carbon emissions standard has the meaning given by section 4.