Bills Digest No. 85 2004–05
Radio Licence Fees Amendment Bill
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Laws imposing taxation shall deal only with the imposition of
taxation, and any provision therein dealing with any other matter
shall be of no effect.
Laws imposing taxation, except laws imposing duties of customs
or of excise, shall deal with one subject of taxation only; but
laws imposing duties of customs shall deal with duties of customs
only, and laws imposing duties of excise shall deal with duties of
As a fee may be regarded as a tax, this Bill,
which amends the Radio Licence Fees Act 1964 to replace
references to the Australian Broadcasting Authority with references
to the Australian Communications and Media Authority, and provides
for the continuing effect of certain directions made by the
Australian Broadcasting Authority, is required to be separate from
the Australian Communications and Media Authority Bill 2004.
For further background on this Bill, please
refer to Bills
Digest 2004 05 No. 78, on the Australian Communications and
Media Authority Bill 2004.
15 December 2004
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