Bills Digest No. 58   1997-98 Ballast Water Research and Development Funding Levy Bill 1997


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Passage History

Ballast Water Research and Development Funding Levy Bill 1997

Date Introduced: 24 September 1997
House: House of Representatives
Portfolio: Primary Industries and Energy
Commencement: 1 July 1998

Purpose

To impose a levy on certain ships entering Australian ports in order to provide funds for the Strategic Ballast Water Research and Development Program.

Background

The reader is referred to the background contained in the digest to the companion Bill, the Ballast Water Research and Development Funding Levy Collection Bill 1997 (the Collection Bill).

Main Provisions

Clause 5 of the Bill imposes the levy in accordance with the provisions of the Collection Bill.

Clause 6 sets out the amount of the levy:

  • $210 - for bulk carriers;
  • $140 - for other ships which are liable to pay the levy under the Collection Bill.

Concluding Comments

Readers are referred to the concluding comments contained in the digest to the companion Bill, the Ballast Water Research and Development Funding Levy Collection Bill 1997

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13 October 1997
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