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Radiocommunications Legislation Amendment Bill 1999
Schedule 1 Amendments relating to space objects

Part 1 Amendment of Part 5.5 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992

1  Multiple amendments

The following provisions are amended by omitting “vessel, aircraft” (wherever occurring) and substituting “vessel, aircraft, space object”.

2  Subsection 269(1)

3  Subsection 272(1)

4  Subsection 272(2)

5  Subsection 272(3)

6  Paragraph 275(2)(a)

7  Paragraph 275(2)(c)

8  Subsection 275(3)

9  Paragraph 277(1)(a)

10  Paragraph 277(1)(b)

11  Paragraph 277(1)(d)

12  Subsection 277(3)

13  Paragraph 283(b)

14  Paragraph 283(c)

15  Paragraph 283(d)



 

Part 2 Other amendments of the Radiocommunications Act 1992

16  Section 5 (definition of Australian satellite )

Repeal the definition.

17  Section 5

Insert:

Australian space object means a space object that the ACA determines in writing to be an Australian space object for the purposes of this Act. A determination is a disallowable instrument for the purposes of section 46A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

18  Section 5

Insert:

foreign space object means a space object that is not an Australian space object.

19  Section 5 (definition of member of the crew )

Omit “aircraft or vessel” (wherever occurring), substitute “vessel, aircraft or space object”.

20  Section 5

Insert:

space object means an object (whether artificial or natural) that is beyond, has been beyond or is intended to go beyond the major portion of the Earth’s atmosphere, or any part of such an object, even if the part is intended to go only some of the way towards leaving the major portion of the Earth’s atmosphere.

Note:          Under section 10A, the ACA may determine that a particular object is not a space object for the purposes of this Act.

21  Paragraphs 7(1)(a) and (b)

Omit “the regulations”, substitute “a written determination made by the ACA for the purposes of this paragraph”.

22  At the end of section 7

Add:

             (5)  A determination by the ACA under this section is a disallowable instrument for the purposes of section 46A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

23  After section 10

Insert:

10A   ACA determinations about space objects

             (1)  Despite the definition of space object in section 5, the ACA may make a written determination that a particular object is not a space object for the purposes of this Act.

Note:          Under subsection 33(3A) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 , objects may be specified by reference to a particular class or classes of objects.

             (2)  A determination under this section is a disallowable instrument for the purposes of section 46A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

24  Subparagraph 16(1)(a)(i)

Omit “or foreign aircraft”, substitute “, foreign aircraft or foreign space object”.

25  Paragraph 16(1)(b)

Omit “and Australian vessels”, substitute “, Australian vessels and Australian space objects”.

26  Paragraph 16(1)(c)

Omit “satellites”, substitute “space objects”.

27  After paragraph 16(1)(c)

Insert:

                    (ca)  foreign space objects, in the circumstances specified in a written determination by the ACA; and

28  At the end of section 16

Add:

             (4)  A determination under paragraph 16(1)(ca) is a disallowable instrument for the purposes of section 46A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

29  Subsection 23(1)

Omit “space satellites that are not Australian satellites”, substitute “foreign space objects, except in accordance with a determination by the ACA under paragraph 16(1)(ca)”.

Note:       The heading to section 23 is altered by omitting “ satellites ” and substituting “ space objects ”.

30  At the end of section 23

Add:

             (5)  However, nothing in this section limits section 195 or Part 5.5.

31  Paragraph 49(1)(a), subparagraph 108(3)(c)(i) and paragraph 172(a)

Omit “vessel or aircraft”, substitute “vessel, aircraft or space object”.

32  Section 192

Omit “aircraft or vessel”, substitute “vessel, aircraft or space object”.

Note:       The heading to section 192 is altered by omitting “ aircraft or vessels ” and substituting “ vessels, aircraft or space objects ”.

33  Subsection 195(1)

Omit “foreign vessel or foreign aircraft”, substitute “foreign vessel, foreign aircraft or foreign space object”.

Note:       The heading to section 195 is altered by omitting “ vessel or aircraft ” and substituting “ vessel, aircraft or space object ”.

34  Paragraphs 196(1)(a) and 227(2)(a)

Omit “vessel or aircraft”, substitute “vessel, aircraft or space object”.



 

Part 3 Consequential amendments

Development Allowance Authority Act 1992

35  Section 6 (definition of Australian satellite )

Repeal the definition.

36  Section 6

Insert:

Australian space object has the same meaning as in the Radiocommunications Act 1992 .

37  Section 12

Omit “satellite”, substitute “space object”.

Note:       The heading to section 12 is amended by omitting “ satellites ” and substituting “ space objects ”.

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

38  Subsection 82AQ(1) (definition of Australian satellite )

Repeal the definition.

39  Subsection 82AQ(1)

Insert:

Australian space object has the same meaning as in the Radiocommunications Act 1992 .

40  Subsection 82AQ(4)

Omit “satellite”, substitute “space object”.