Bills Digest No. 37   1997-98 Fuel Sale (Penalty Surcharge) Bill 1997


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CONTENTS

Passage History

Fuel Sale (Penalty Surcharge) Bill 1997

Date Introduced: 25 June 1997
House: House of Representatives
Portfolio: Industry, Science and Tourism
Commencement: On the commencement of the Excise Tariff (Fuel Rates Amendments) Act 1997

Purpose

To impose a penalty surcharge on the sale of marked fuel for use in an internal combustion engine.

Background

The reader is referred to the Bills Digest for the Excise Tariff (Fuel Rates Amendments) Bill 1997.

Main Provisions

The presence of a 'marker' (a chemical additive) in transport fuel will be evidence of substitution of concessionally rated petroleum products, and will be the criterion of liability for a penalty surcharge under this Bill.

Clause 5 imposes a penalty surcharge on the sale of marked fuel for use as transport fuel.Clause 6 states that it is payable by the person who owns the fuel immediately before its sale, unless the purchaser was notified in writing that the fuel is marked fuel.Clause 7 sets out the rate of the penalty surcharge which will be twice the maximum excise payable on automotive diesel fuel .

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Rosemary Bell
4 September 1997
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ISSN 1328-8091
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