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Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill 2001

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THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

 

PASSENGER MOVEMENT CHARGE AMENDMENT BILL 2001

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Justice and Customs,

Senator the Honourable Christopher Martin Ellison)

 



PASSENGER MOVEMENT CHARGE AMENDMENT BILL 2001

 

OUTLINE

 

The purpose of this Bill is to amend the Passenger Movement Charge Act 1978 to increase the rate of the Passenger Movement Charge (the Charge) by $8, to $38, with effect from 1 July 2001.  The increase was announced by the Treasurer in the 2001-2002 Budget and will fund increased passenger processing costs as part of Australia’s response to the threat of the introduction of Foot and Mouth Disease into Australia.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT

 

The increase of the existing $30 Charge to $38 is expected to result in an increase in revenue of $288m over four years.

 

 



PASSENGER MOVEMENT CHARGE AMENDMENT BILL 2001

 

 

NOTES ON CLAUSES

 

Clause 1 - Short title

 

This clause provides for the Bill, when enacted, to be cited as the Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Act 2001 .

 

Clause 2 - Commencement

 

This clause provides for the Bill to commence on 1 July 2001.

 

Clause 3 - Schedules

 

This clause is the formal enabling provision for the Schedule to the Bill, providing that each Act specified in a Schedule is amended in accordance with the applicable items of the Schedule.  In this Bill the Act being amended is the Passenger Movement Charge Act 1978 .

 

The clause also provides that the other items of the Schedules have effect according to their terms.  This is a standard enabling clause for transitional, savings and application items in amending legislation.  In this Bill there is an application provision in item 2 of Schedule 1.

 

Schedule 1 - Amendment of the Passenger Movement Charge Act 1978

 

Item 1 - Section 6

 

This item amends section 6 of the Passenger Movement Charge Act 1978 (the Act) to increase the rate of the charge imposed by the Act from $30 to $38.

 

Item 2 - Application

 

This item provides that the amendment of the Act made by this Bill applies to the departure of persons from Australia on or after 1 July 2001.  The effect of this provision is that a charge of $38 applies to departure of a person from Australia on or after 1 July 2001.