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CLEAN ENERGY (CHARGES-EXCISE) BILL 2011

2010-2011
The Parliament of the
Commonwealth of Australia
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Presented and read a first time
Clean Energy (Charges--Excise) Bill
2011
No. , 2011
(Climate Change and Energy Efficiency)
A Bill for an Act to impose charges associated with
the Clean Energy Act 2011, so far as those charges
are duties of excise
i Clean Energy (Charges--Excise) Bill 2011 No. , 2011
Contents
Part 1--Preliminary
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1 Short
title
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2 Commencement
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3 Definitions
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Crown to be bound ............................................................................. 3
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Extension to external Territories ........................................................ 3
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Extension to exclusive economic zone and continental shelf ............ 3
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Extension to Joint Petroleum Development Area .............................. 3
Part 2--Charge for the issue of a carbon unit
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Imposition of charge .......................................................................... 4
Part 3--Charge on a unit shortfall
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Imposition of charge .......................................................................... 7
Part 4--Miscellaneous
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Act does not impose a tax on property of a State ............................... 9
11 Regulations
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Clean Energy (Charges--Excise) Bill 2011 No. , 2011 1
A Bill for an Act to impose charges associated with
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the Clean Energy Act 2011, so far as those charges
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are duties of excise
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The Parliament of Australia enacts:
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Part 1--Preliminary
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1 Short title
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This Act may be cited as the Clean Energy (Charges--Excise) Act
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2011.
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Part 1 Preliminary
Section 2
2 Clean Energy (Charges--Excise) Bill 2011 No. , 2011
2 Commencement
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(1) Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table
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commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with
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column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect
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according to its terms.
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Commencement information
Column 1
Column 2
Column 3
Provision(s)
Commencement
Date/Details
1. Sections 1 and
2 and anything in
this Act not
elsewhere covered
by this table
The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.
2. Sections 3 to
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At the same time as section 3 of the Clean
Energy Act 2011 commences.
Note:
This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally
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enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of
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this Act.
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(2) Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act.
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Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it
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may be edited, in any published version of this Act.
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3 Definitions
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In this Act:
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auction has the same meaning as in the Clean Energy Act 2011.
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benchmark average auction charge has the same meaning as in
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the Clean Energy Act 2011.
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carbon unit has the same meaning as in the Clean Energy Act
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2011.
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eligible international emissions unit has the same meaning as in
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the Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Act 2011.
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Preliminary Part 1
Section 4
Clean Energy (Charges--Excise) Bill 2011 No. , 2011 3
fixed charge year has the same meaning as in the Clean Energy
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Act 2011.
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flexible charge year has the same meaning as in the Clean Energy
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Act 2011.
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issue, in relation to a carbon unit, has the same meaning as in the
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Clean Energy Act 2011.
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Joint Petroleum Development Area has the same meaning as in
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the Petroleum (Timor Sea Treaty) Act 2003.
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person has the same meaning as in the Clean Energy Act 2011.
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Regulator means the Clean Energy Regulator.
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unit shortfall has the same meaning as in the Clean Energy Act
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2011.
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vintage year has the same meaning as in the Clean Energy Act
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2011.
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4 Crown to be bound
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This Act binds the Crown in right of each of the States, of the
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Australian Capital Territory, of the Northern Territory and of
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Norfolk Island. However, it does not bind the Crown in right of the
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Commonwealth.
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5 Extension to external Territories
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This Act extends to every external Territory.
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6 Extension to exclusive economic zone and continental shelf
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This Act extends to Australia's exclusive economic zone and
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continental shelf.
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7 Extension to Joint Petroleum Development Area
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This Act extends to the Joint Petroleum Development Area.
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Part 2 Charge for the issue of a carbon unit
Section 8
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Part 2--Charge for the issue of a carbon unit
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8 Imposition of charge
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Auction
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(1)
If:
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(a) a carbon unit is issued to a person; and
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(b) the unit is issued as the result of an auction;
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charge is imposed on the issue of the unit.
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(2) Charge imposed by subsection (1) is payable by the person.
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(3) The amount of charge imposed by subsection (1) on the issue of a
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carbon unit is the amount equal to the amount the person indicated
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or declared, in the course of the auction, that the person would be
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willing to pay by way of charge for the issue of the unit, so long as:
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(a) in a case where:
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(i) the unit has the vintage year beginning on 1 July 2015;
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and
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(ii) regulations are in force for the purposes of section 8 of
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the Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender
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Charge) Act 2011 in relation to the surrender of an
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eligible international emissions unit in relation to the
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vintage year;
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the amount the person indicated or declared, in the course of
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the auction, that the person would be willing to pay by way
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of charge for the issue of the unit is not less than:
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(iii)
$15;
or
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(iv) if a greater amount is prescribed for the purposes of this
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subparagraph--that greater amount; and
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(b) in a case where:
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(i) the unit has the vintage year beginning on 1 July 2016;
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and
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(ii) regulations are in force for the purposes of section 8 of
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the Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender
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Charge) Act 2011 in relation to the surrender of an
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Charge for the issue of a carbon unit Part 2
Section 8
Clean Energy (Charges--Excise) Bill 2011 No. , 2011 5
eligible international emissions unit in relation to the
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vintage year;
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the amount the person indicated or declared, in the course of
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the auction, that the person would be willing to pay by way
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of charge for the issue of the unit is not less than:
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(iii)
$16;
or
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(iv) if a greater amount is prescribed for the purposes of this
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subparagraph--that greater amount; and
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(c) in a case where:
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(i) the unit has the vintage year beginning on 1 July 2017;
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and
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(ii) regulations are in force for the purposes of section 8 of
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the Clean Energy (International Unit Surrender
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Charge) Act 2011 in relation to the surrender of an
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eligible international emissions unit in relation to the
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vintage year;
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the amount the person indicated or declared, in the course of
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the auction, that the person would be willing to pay by way
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of charge for the issue of the unit is not less than:
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(iii)
$17.05;
or
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(iv) if a greater amount is prescribed for the purposes of this
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subparagraph--that greater amount; and
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(d) in a case where:
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(i) none of the above paragraphs apply; and
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(ii) under the regulations, an amount is taken to be the
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reserve charge amount in relation to the auction;
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the amount the person indicated or declared, in the course of
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the auction, that the person would be willing to pay by way
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of charge for the issue of the unit is not less than that reserve
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charge amount.
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(4) Subsection (3) does not apply to an amount the person indicated or
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declared, in the course of the auction, that the person would be
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willing to pay by way of charge for the issue of the unit, unless the
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amount was accepted by the Regulator in the course of the auction.
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(5) Subsection (1) imposes charge only so far as that charge is a duty
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of excise within the meaning of section 55 of the Constitution.
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Part 2 Charge for the issue of a carbon unit
Section 8
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Fixed charge
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(6)
If:
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(a) a carbon unit is issued to a person; and
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(b) the unit is issued in accordance with section 100 of the Clean
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Energy Act 2011 (issue of units for a fixed charge);
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charge is imposed on the issue of the unit.
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(7) Charge imposed by subsection (6) is payable by the person.
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(8) The amount of charge imposed by subsection (6) on the issue of a
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unit is the amount equal to the per unit charge set out in the
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application under subsection 100(1) of the Clean Energy Act 2011
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for the issue of the unit.
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(9) Subsection (6) imposes charge only so far as that charge is a duty
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of excise within the meaning of section 55 of the Constitution.
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Charge on a unit shortfall Part 3
Section 9
Clean Energy (Charges--Excise) Bill 2011 No. , 2011 7
Part 3--Charge on a unit shortfall
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9 Imposition of charge
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(1) If a person has a unit shortfall for a financial year, charge is
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imposed on the unit shortfall.
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(2) Charge imposed by subsection (1) is payable by the person.
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Amount of charge
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(3) The amount of charge imposed by subsection (1) on a unit shortfall
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is the amount worked out using the formula:
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Number of units in
Prescribed amount for
the unit shortfall
the financial year
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where:
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prescribed amount for the financial year means:
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(a) if the financial year is a fixed charge year--an amount equal
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to 130% of the per unit charge applicable under subsection
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100(1) of the Clean Energy Act 2011 for the issue of a carbon
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unit with a vintage year of that fixed charge year; or
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(b) if the financial year is a flexible charge year:
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(i) if an amount is specified in the regulations for the
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financial year--that amount; or
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(ii) otherwise--an amount equal to 200% of the benchmark
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average auction charge for the previous financial year.
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(4) An amount specified in regulations made for the purposes of
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subparagraph (b)(i) of the definition of prescribed amount for the
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financial year in subsection (3) in relation to a financial year:
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(a) must not be less than 130% of the benchmark average
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auction charge for the previous financial year; and
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(b) must not exceed 200% of the benchmark average auction
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charge for the previous financial year.
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Part 3 Charge on a unit shortfall
Section 9
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General
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(5) This section imposes charge only so far as that charge is a duty of
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excise within the meaning of section 55 of the Constitution.
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Miscellaneous Part 4
Section 10
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Part 4--Miscellaneous
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(1) This Act has no effect to the extent (if any) to which it imposes a
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tax on property of any kind belonging to a State.
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(2) In this section, property of any kind belonging to a State has the
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same meaning as in section 114 of the Constitution.
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11 Regulations
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The Governor-General may make regulations prescribing matters
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required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed.
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