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Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill 2012

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2010-2011-2012

 

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

PASSENGER MOVEMENT CHARGE AMENDMENT BILL 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

REVISED EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Home Affairs,

the Honourable Jason Clare MP)

 

 

 

 

THIS MEMORANDUM TAKES ACCOUNT OF AMENDMENT MADE BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE BILL AS INTRODUCED

PASSENGER MOVEMENT CHARGE AMENDMENT BILL 2012

 

 

OUTLINE

 

1.     The purpose of this Bill is to amend the Passenger Movement Charge Act 1978 to increase the rate of the passenger movement charge (PMC) from $47 to $55 with effect from 1 July 2012.   

 

2.     The increase, announced by the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer in the 2012-13 Budget, will fund the establishment of the Asia Marketing Fund aimed at supporting the promotion of Australia to growing markets in Asia as a premium holiday and business travel destination.   

 

3.     Departures of persons from Australia on or after 1 July 2012 will not be subject to the increase in the rate of the PMC, where that person is using a ticket or equivalent authority sold or issued before 1 July 2012.

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT

 

4.     The increase of the existing $47 PMC to $55 is expected to result in an increase in revenue of $485 million over the four years from 2012-13.

 

 



Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights

 

Prepared in accordance with Part 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011

 

PASSENGER MOVEMENT CHARGE AMENDMENT BILL 2012  

This Bill is compatible with the human rights and freedoms recognised or declared in the international instruments listed in section 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 .

 

Overview of the Bill

The Bill will increase the rate of passenger movement charge imposed in respect of the departure of Australia from $47 to $55. The increase will apply to departures of persons from Australia on or after 1 July 2012 unless the person is using a ticket or equivalent authority sold or issued before 1 July 2012   

 

Human rights implication

This Bill does not engage any applicable rights or freedoms.

 

Conclusion

The Bill is compatible with human rights as it does not raise any human rights issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Home Affairs , the Honourable Jason Clare MP

PASSENGER MOVEMENT CHARGE AMENDMENT BILL 2012

 

 

NOTES ON CLAUSES

 

Clause 1 - Short title

 

1.     This clause provides for the Bill, when enacted, to be cited as the Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Act 2012 .

 

Clause 2 - Commencement

 

2.     This clause provides for the Bill to commence on 1 July 2012.

 

Clause 3 - Schedules

 

3.     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 .

 

4.     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 - Amendments

 

Passenger Movement Charge Act 1978

 

Item 1 - Section 6

 

5.     This item amends section 6 of the Passenger Movement Charge Act 1978 (the Act) to increase the rate of passenger movement charge (PMC) imposed by the Act from $47 to $55 with effect from 1 July 2012.

 

6.     PMC is an amount charged for the departure of a person from Australia.

                                                          

Item 2 - Application

 

7.     This item provides that the increase of PMC will apply to the departure of a person from Australia on or after 1 July 2012, unless the person departs using a ticket or equivalent authority and the ticket or authority was sold or issued before 1 July 2012. 

 

8.     The application clause will ensure that the increase in PMC will not apply to the departure of a person from Australia on or after 1 July 2012 where the person departs using a ticket or an equivalent authority and the ticket or authority was sold or issued before 1 July 2012.