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Road Charges Legislation Repeal and Amendment Bill 2008


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

Summary

Introduced with the Interstate Road Transport Charge Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2008, the bill repeals the Road Transport Charges (Australian Capital Territory) Act 1993 and repeals provisions of the Road Transport Reform (Heavy Vehicles Registration) Act 1997 to allow the Australian Capital Territory Government to introduce the new heavy vehicle registration charges. Also amends the Fuel Tax Act 2006 to: increase the road user charge rate to 21 cents per litre from 1 January 2009; and establish a mechanism to allow for regulations to be made to adjust the charge.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25/09/08  
Second reading moved 25/09/08  
Second reading agreed to 23/10/08  
Consideration in detail debate 23/10/08  
Third reading agreed to 23/10/08  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10/11/08  
Second reading moved 10/11/08  
Second reading debate 03/12/08  
Second reading agreed to 03/12/08  
Committee of the Whole debate 04/12/08 Requests details: 8 Government, 2 Opposition and 1 Family First Party agreed to
Third reading agreed to 04/12/08  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 04/12/08 Details: House made Senate requested amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 04/12/08  
Assent 11/12/08 Act no.: 148 of 2008
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
TRUSS, Warren, MP

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Senate
  • Family First Party [sheet 5680 revised]
FIELDING, Sen Steve

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  • Government [sheet PD357]

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  • Opposition [sheet 5671 revised]
MACDONALD, Sen Ian

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the requests by the Senate for amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (15/10/2008): Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee
  • Committee report (21/11/2008)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )