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Quarantine Charges (Imposition—General) Bill 2014

Part 1 Preliminary

   

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Quarantine Charges (Imposition—General) Act 2014 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 and 2 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Sections 3 to 12

The later of:

(a) the start of the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of section 3 of the Quarantine Charges (Collection) Act 2014 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Act binds the Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities.

4   Extension to external Territories

             (1)  This Act extends to the Territory of Christmas Island and the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

             (2)  A regulation may extend this Act or any provisions of this Act to any other external Territory that is prescribed by the regulation.

5   Extraterritorial application

Extension to acts etc. outside Australian territory

             (1)  This Act extends to acts, omissions, matters and things outside the Australian territory.

Meaning of Australian territory

             (2)  A reference in a provision of this Act to Australian territory is a reference to:

                     (a)  Australia, the Territory of Christmas Island, the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands and any other external Territory to which that provision extends; and

                     (b)  the airspace over an area covered by paragraph (a); and

                     (c)  the coastal sea of Australia, of the Territory of Christmas Island, of the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands and of any other external Territory to which that provision extends.

Note 1:       Under subsection 4(2), a regulation may extend this Act, or any provisions of this Act, to external Territories.

Note 2:       The definition of coastal sea of Australia or an external Territory in subsection 15B(4) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 includes the airspace over Australia or the external Territory.

6   Act does not impose tax on property of a State

             (1)  This Act does not impose a tax on property of any kind belonging to a State.

             (2)  In this section:

property of any kind belonging to a State has the same meaning as in section 114 of the Constitution.