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ACIS (Unearned Credit Liability) Bill 1999

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Bills Digest No. 210  1998-99


ACIS (Unearned Credit Liability) Bill 1999


This Digest was prepared for debate. It reflects the legislation as introduced and does not canvass subsequent amendments. This Digest does not have any official legal stat us. Other sources should be consulted to determine the subsequent official status of the Bill.



Passage History

ACIS (Unearned Credit Liability) Bill 1999

Date Introduced: 13 May 1999

House:  House of Representatives

Portfolio:  Industry, Science and Resources

Commencement:  On commencement of the proposed ACIS Administration Act 1999.


To impose formally the unearned credit liability that may be payable under the proposed ACIS Administration Act 1999.


The n eed for this Bill is based on section 55 of the Constitution which provides, in part:

Laws imposing taxation shall deal only with the imposition of taxation, and any provision therein dealing with any other matter shall be of no effect.

In order to prevent a possible breach of section 55 it is normal practice for a formal imposition Bill to be introduced with an administration Bill whenever a new tax is introduced.

For further information on the ACIS scheme and the Australian automotive industry, refer to the Digest for the ACIS Administration Bill 1999.

Main Provisions

Clause 4 will impose formally the liability payable under section 95 of the proposed ACIS Administration Act 1999.





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