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Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Page: 3581


Senator Cash asked the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, upon notice, on 3 May 2010:

With reference to Coastal Trade (CT) permits issued pursuant to section 286 of the Navigation Act 1912:

(1)   What is the current fee for a CT permit.

(2)   Has the CT permit fee increased in the past 10 years; if so: (a) when; and (b) by how much.

(3)   What revenue has been raised from the issue of CT permits for each of the following financial years: (a) 2003-04; (b) 2004-05; (c) 2005-06; (d) 2006-07; (e) 2007-08; and (f) 2008-09.


Senator Conroy (Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy) —The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1)   The fees for Coasting Trade Permits are set out in the Navigation (Coasting Trade) Regulations 2007.

(2)   No.

(3)   Revenue from permits is not separately accounted for.