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Quarantine Charges (Collection) Bill 2014

2013-2014

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Quarantine Charges (Collection) Bill 2014

 

No.      , 2014

 

(Agriculture)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to provide for the collection of quarantine charges, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Simplified outline of this Act.............................................................. 2

4............ Act binds the Crown........................................................................... 3

5............ Extension to external Territories.......................................................... 3

6............ Extraterritorial application................................................................... 3

7............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

8............ Meaning of Australian territory .......................................................... 4

Part 2—Paying quarantine charges                                                                             5

9............ Simplified outline of this Part.............................................................. 5

10.......... Paying quarantine charges................................................................... 5

11.......... Notional payments by the Commonwealth.......................................... 5

Part 3—Unpaid quarantine charges                                                                           6

Division 1—General                                                                                                       6

12.......... Simplified outline of this Part.............................................................. 6

13.......... Late payment fee................................................................................. 6

14.......... Suspending or revoking permits etc. because of unpaid quarantine charges or late payment fees            6

15.......... Recovery of quarantine charges and late payment fees........................ 7

Division 2—Dealing with goods to recover unpaid quarantine charges or late payment fees   8

16.......... Creation of charge on goods............................................................... 8

17.......... Effect of charge on goods................................................................... 8

18.......... Quarantine officer may withhold goods that are subject to charge...... 9

19.......... Moving or interfering with withheld goods...................................... 10

20.......... When goods stop being withheld...................................................... 11

21.......... Sale of withheld goods...................................................................... 11

Division 3—Dealing with a vessel to recover unpaid quarantine charges or late payment fees               13

22.......... Creation of charge on vessel............................................................. 13

23.......... Effect of charge on vessel................................................................. 13

24.......... Director of Quarantine may detain vessel that is subject to charge.... 14

25.......... Moving or interfering with detained vessel....................................... 15

26.......... Release of detained vessel................................................................. 15

27.......... Sale of detained vessel...................................................................... 16

Part 4—Power to sell goods and vessels                                                                  18

28.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 18

29.......... Sale of goods and vessels................................................................. 18

30.......... Dealing with the proceeds of sale...................................................... 18

Part 5—Abandoned and forfeited goods                                                               20

31.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 20

32.......... Abandoned goods............................................................................. 20

33.......... Forfeited goods................................................................................. 21

34.......... Abandoned vessels........................................................................... 21

35.......... Forfeited vessels............................................................................... 22

36.......... This Part does not affect other powers.............................................. 23

Part 6—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        24

37.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 24

38.......... Remitting or refunding quarantine charges and late payment fees..... 24

39.......... Providing sustenance for animals and plants..................................... 24

40.......... Hindering compliance with this Act.................................................. 25

41.......... Application of provisions of the Quarantine Act 1908 in relation to quarantine charges          26

42.......... Collection and recovery of charges imposed for purposes of validating fees under the Quarantine Act 1908          29

43.......... General provisions relating to directions........................................... 29

44.......... Compensation for acquisition of property......................................... 30

45.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 30

 



A Bill for an Act to provide for the collection of quarantine charges, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: