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Stevedoring Levy (Imposition) Bill 1998

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Bills Digest No.202 1997-98


Stevedoring Levy (Imposition) Bill 1998


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Passage History

Stevedoring Levy (Imposition) Bill 1998

Date Introduced:  8 April 1998

House:  House of Representatives

Portfolio:  Workplace Relations and Small Business

Commencement:  At the same time as the Stevedoring Levy (Collection) Act 199 8.


The Bill imposes the levy to fund a stevedoring redundancy scheme to be administered in the Workplace Relations and Small Business portfolio in concert with the Maritime Industry Finance Company (MIFCo).


The present Bill is introduced in conjunction with the Stevedoring Levy (Collection) Bill 1998. Background to the Government’s propo sal appears in the accompanying Digest.

Main Provision

Clause 5 of this Bill imposes the levy. The maximum rate of levy is set at $20 per container and $10 per vehicle. These rates may, however, be varied by regulation.

The Minister has announced that the initial rates of levy will be $12 per container and $6 per vehicle.(1)


1.  Parliamentary Debates , 8 April 1998, 2727.


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12 May 1998

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