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Interstate Road Transport Charge Amendment Bill
Date Introduced: 8 March 2000
House: House of
Portfolio: Transport and Regional Services
Commencement: On a day to be fixed by proclamation, or failing
that 1 January 2001.
To bring registration charges for federally
registered heavy vehicles into line with updated charges for State
and Territory registered vehicles.
This Bill is one of three Bills intended to
update national heavy vehicle registration
The Road Transport Charges (Australian
Capital Territory) Amendment Bill 2000 contains updated
charges for heavy vehicles registered in the ACT and forms the
template for setting consistent annual national registration
charges across all States and Territories. However neither it nor
the equivalent State and Northern Territory legislation covers
vehicles registered under the Federal Interstate Registration
Scheme. Charges for these vehicles are levied under the
Interstate Road Transport Charge Act 1985. The
Interstate Road Transport Charge Amendment Bill 2000
incorporates the updated charges into the 1985 Act so as to apply
them to federally registered heavy vehicles.
Background on the heavy vehicle registration
charge can be found in Bills Digest no. 146 1999-2000.
Items 3-32 amend existing
technical definitions relating to heavy vehicle types and
specifications or insert new definitions to bring them into line
with definitions contained in the Road Transport Charges
(Australian Capital Territory) Amendment Bill 2000.
Item 33 repeals the existing
charges and substitutes a set of new charges applicable to heavy
vehicles according to class of vehicle, weight, number of axles
Item 34 provides that if the
Act commences on or before 1 July 2000, the new charges start from
1 July, but otherwise they start when the Act commences.
- The others are the Road Transport Charges (Australian Capital
Territory) Amendment Bill 2000 and the Interstate Road Transport
Amendment Bill 2000.
6 April 2000
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