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2016

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

Passenger movement charge amendment bill (No. 2) 2016

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

(Circulated by authority of the

Treasurer, the Hon Scott Morrison MP)





Table of contents

General outline and financial impact............................................................ 3

Chapter 1               Increases in passenger movement charge...................... 5

 



Passenger movement charge

The Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2016 gives effect to the Government’s commitment that the rate of the passenger movement charge of $60 to apply from 1 July 2017 will not increase for a minimum period of five years from this date.

Date of effect :  1 July 2017.

Proposal announced The amendment was announced on 24 November 2016.

Financial impact :  Nil .

Human rights implications : The amendment does not raise any human rights issues - see paragraphs 1.5 to 1.8.

Compliance cost impact : Nil.

 

 



Chapter 1          

Increases in passenger movement charge

Outline of chapter

1.1                   Schedule 1 to the Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2016 (the Bill) gives effect to the Government’s commitment that the rate of the passenger movement charge of $60 to apply from 1 July 2017, will not increase for a minimum period of five years from this date.

Context of amendments

1.2                   The Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill 2016 increases the rate of the passenger movement charge from $55 to $60 on 1 July 2017. During debate in the Senate for the Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill 2016, the Government committed to not increase the $60 rate of the passenger movement charge for a five year period.

Detailed explanation of new law

1.3                   Schedule 1 to the Bill amends section 6 of the Passenger Movement Charge Act 1978 to provide that the passenger movement charge rate of $60 is not to be increased for a minimum period of five years from 1 July 2017. [Item 1 of Schedule 1 to the Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2016]

Commencement and application provisions

1.4                   The Bill commences when the Passenger Movement Charge Bill 2016 commences. [Section 2 of the Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2016]

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 (No. 2) 2016

1.5                   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

1.6                   The Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2016 gives effect to the Government’s commitment that the rate of the passenger movement charge of $60 to apply from 1 July 2017 will not increase for a minimum period of five years from this date.

Human rights implications

1.7                   This Bill does not engage any of the applicable rights or freedoms.

Conclusion

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