Bills Digest No. 202 1997-98 Stevedoring Levy (Imposition) Bill 1998


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CONTENTS

Passage History
Purpose
Background
Main Provision
Endnotes
Contact Officer & Copyright Details

Passage History

Date Introduced: 8 April 1998

House: House of Representatives

Portfolio: Workplace Relations and Small Business

Commencement: At the same time as the Stevedoring Levy (Collection) Act 1998.

Purpose

The Bill imposes the levy to fund a stevedoring redundancy scheme to be administered in the Workplace Relations and Small Business portfolio in concert with the Maritime Industry Finance Company (MIFCo).

Background

The present Bill is introduced in conjunction with the Stevedoring Levy (Collection) Bill 1998. Background to the Government's proposal appears in the accompanying Digest.

Main Provision

Clause 5 of this Bill imposes the levy. The maximum rate of levy is set at $20 per container and $10 per vehicle. These rates may, however, be varied by regulation.

The Minister has announced that the initial rates of levy will be $12 per container and $6 per vehicle.(1)

Endnotes

  1. Parliamentary Debates, 8 April 1998, 2727.

Contact Officer and Copyright Details

Bob Bennett
12 May 1998
Bills Digest Service
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