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Road Vehicle Standards Charges (Imposition—Customs) Bill 2018

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2016-2017-2018

 

 

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Vehicle Standards Charges (Imposition—Customs) Bill 2018

Road Vehicle Standards Charges (Imposition—Excise) Bill 2018

Road Vehicle Standards Charges (Imposition—General) Bill 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADDENDUM TO THE

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities

the Hon Paul Fletcher MP)



 

 

Road Vehicle Standards Charges (Imposition—Customs) Bill 2018

Road Vehicle Standards Charges (Imposition—Excise) Bill 2018

Road Vehicle Standards Charges (Imposition—General) Bill 2018

 

This addendum responds to concerns raised by the Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills in the Scrutiny Digest No.2 of 2018, dated 14 February 2018.

 

After the fourth paragraph in the ‘Outline’ section of the Explanatory Memorandum, insert:

The types of costs that this package of Bills will recover are matters such as development of the national vehicle standards, a comprehensive compliance and enforcement system, and the establishment and maintenance of the regulatory framework for recalls. These are core activities for the Government to ensure the objectives of the Road Vehicle Standards Bill 2018 are met.

These activities are dynamic rather than predictable in nature, reflecting the complexity and rapid change in the vehicle industry. For example, the issuing of a recall notice may occur in an urgent timeframe and can affect a wide range of approval holders. In such circumstances, the Government needs to be able to fund an adequate response, requiring cost recovery measures to be developed quickly and responsively. This is most effectively implemented by having charging points and amounts in legislative instruments, rather than being prescriptive in these Bills. In such a circumstance, the charge would still need to be consistent with the Government’s Cost Recovery Guidelines. The charge would be subject to Parliamentary scrutiny through the disallowance process.

The amount of the charge imposed would reflect the overall costs of the activity being recovered and be set at a level that is designed to recover no more than the estimated cost of regulating the type of application.