Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2012 (No. 5)

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Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2012 (No. 5)
Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Act 1983
The AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY makes this Determination under subsection 7 (1) of the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Act 1983.
Dated   21 December 2012
 
 
 
Richard Bean
[signed]
Member
 
 
Giles Tanner
[signed]
Member/General Manager
Australian Communications and Media Authority
   
1              Name of Determination
                This Determination is the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2012 (No. 5).
2              Commencement
                This Determination commences on the day after it is registered.
Note  All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See http://www.frli.gov.au.
3              Amendment of Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Determination 2003 (No. 2)
                Schedule 1 amends the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Determination 2003 (No. 2).
Schedule 1                   Amendments
(section 3)
  
 [1]          Part 4
substitute
Part 4                 Transitional arrangements relating to Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2012 (No. 5)
4.1           Definitions for Part 4
                In this Part:
amendment day means the day on which the Amendment Determination commenced.
Note   The Amendment Determination commenced on the day after it was registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.
Amendment Determination means the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2012 (No. 5).
pre‑amendment Determination means this Determination as in force immediately before the commencement of the Amendment Determination.
4.2           Transitional arrangements after commencement of Amendment Determination
         (1)   In spite of the amendments made by the Amendment Determination, if:
                (a)    apparatus licence tax is imposed on the issue of a transmitter licence; and
               (b)    the licence is issued on or after the amendment day; and
                (c)    the licence comes into force on or after 5 April 2012 and before 5 April 2013;
use the pre‑amendment Determination to work out the amount of the transmitter licence tax.
         (2)   In spite of the amendments made by the Amendment Determination, if:
                (a)    apparatus licence tax is imposed on the anniversary of the day on which a transmitter licence came into force; and
               (b)    the anniversary of the day on which the licence came into force is on or after the amendment day but before 5 April 2013;
use the pre‑amendment Determination to work out the amount of the transmitter licence tax.
         (3)   In spite of the amendments made by the Amendment Determination, if:
                (a)    apparatus licence tax is imposed on the holding of a transmitter licence; and
               (b)    the day when the tax is payable is on or after the amendment day but before 5 April 2013;
use the pre‑amendment Determination to work out the amount of the transmitter licence tax.
         (4)   If:
                (a)    apparatus licence tax is imposed on the issue of a transmitter licence; and
               (b)    the licence is issued on or after the amendment day; and
                (c)    the licence comes into force on or after 5 April 2013;
use this Determination, as amended by the Amendment Determination, to work out the amount of the transmitter licence tax.
         (5)   If:
                (a)    apparatus licence tax is imposed on the anniversary of the day on which a transmitter licence came into force; and
               (b)    the anniversary of the day on which the licence came into force is on or after 5 April 2013;
use this Determination, as amended by the Amendment Determination, to work out the amount of the transmitter licence tax.
         (6)   If:
                (a)    apparatus licence tax is imposed on the holding of a transmitter licence; and
               (b)    the day when the tax is payable is on or after 5 April 2013;
use this Determination, as amended by the Amendment Determination, to work out the amount of the transmitter licence tax.
[2]           Schedule 2, Part 2, table 202, including the note
substitute
Table 202
Frequency range
Amount ($)

Area density

 
Australia wide
High density
Medium density
Low density
Remote density

MHz
 
0–30
1.0769
1.0769
1.0769
1.0769
1.0769
 
>30–70
2.4325
0.9500
0.5054
0.1090
0.0545
 
>70–399.9
2.4956
1.0242
0.4687
0.1050
0.0524
 
>399.9–403
2.4956
1.3976
0.6394
0.1090
0.0545
 
>403–520
2.4956
1.6082
0.6394
0.1090
0.0545
 
>520–960
2.4956
1.3976
0.6394
0.1090
0.0545
 
>960–2 690
2.4919
0.5592
0.2586
0.1300
0.0649
 
GHz
 
>2.69–5.0
2.4892
0.4625
0.1874
0.1552
0.0776
 
>5.0–8.5
2.1016
0.3884
0.1809
0.0824
0.0399
 
>8.5–14.5
0.9261
0.3334
0.0789
0.0058
0.0027
 
>14.5–31.3
0.9261
0.2466
0.0542
0.0058
0.0027
 
>31.3–51.4
0.2525
0.1345
0.0291
0.0010
0.0004
 
>51.4
0.0250
0.0025
0.0025
0.0002
0.0002
 

Note   Schedule 1 sets out the area density types of spectrum accesses.
[3]           Schedule 2, Part 3, table 302, including the note
substitute
Table 302
Frequency range
Amount ($)

Area density

 
Australia wide
High density
Medium density
Low density
Remote density

MHz
 
0–30
79.6183
79.6183
79.6183
79.6183
79.6183
 
>30–70
179.8468
70.2448
37.3644
8.0633
4.0224
 
>70–399.9
184.5149
75.7249
34.6519
7.7681
3.8747
 
>399.9–403
184.5149
103.3283
47.2727
8.0633
4.0224
 
>403–520
184.5149
118.8988
47.2727
8.0633
4.0224
 
>520–960
184.5149
103.3283
47.2727
8.0633
4.0224
 
>960–2 690
184.2382
41.3498
19.1158
9.6133
4.7973
 
GHz
 
>2.69–5.0
184.0352
34.1907
13.8570
11.4769
5.7383
 
>5.0–8.5
155.3801
28.7291
13.3772
6.0890
2.9523
 
>8.5–14.5
68.4735
24.6513
5.8306
0.4244
0.2030
 
>14.5–31.3
68.4735
18.2301
4.0040
0.4244
0.2030
 
>31.3–51.4
18.6729
9.9453
2.1588
0.0737
0.0369
 
>51.4
1.8451
0.1845
0.1845
0.0184
0.0184
 

Note   Schedule 1 sets out the area density types of spectrum accesses.
[4]           Schedule 2, Part 4, table 402, including the note
substitute
Table 402
Frequency range
Amount ($)

Area density

 
Australia wide
High density
Medium density
Low density
Remote density

MHz
 
0–30
19.9045
19.9045
19.9045
19.9045
14.2182
 
>30–70
44.9616
17.5611
9.3411
2.0158
0.7183
 
>70–399.9
46.1287
18.9312
8.6630
1.9420
0.6920
 
>399.9–403
46.1287
25.8321
11.8181
2.0158
0.7183
 
>403–520
46.1287
29.7247
11.8181
2.0158
0.7183
 
>520–960
46.1287
25.8321
11.8181
2.0158
0.7183
 
>960–2 690
1.0888
0.2443
0.1129
0.0567
0.0283
 
GHz
 
>2.69–5.0
1.0876
0.2020
0.0819
0.0677
0.0340
 
>5.0–8.5
0.9182
0.1697
0.0790
0.0358
0.0174
 
>8.5–14.5
0.4047
0.1456
0.0344
0.0025
0.0011
 
>14.5–31.3
0.4047
0.1077
0.0237
0.0025
0.0011
 
>31.3–51.4
0.1104
0.0588
0.0128
0.0004
0.0002
 
>51.4
0.0109
0.0010
0.0010
0.0001
0.0001
 

Note   Schedule 1 sets out the area density types of spectrum accesses.
[5]           Schedule 2, Part 5, table 502, including the note
substitute
Table 502
Frequency range
Amount ($)

Area density

 
Australia wide
High density
Medium density
Low density
Remote density

MHz
 
0–30
79.6183
79.6183
79.6183
79.6183
56.1492
 
>30–70
179.8468
70.2448
37.3644
8.0633
2.8367
 
>70–399.9
184.5150
75.7250
34.6519
7.7681
2.7326
 
>399.9–403
184.5150
103.3283
47.2727
8.0633
2.8367
 
>403–520
184.5150
118.8988
47.2727
8.0633
2.8367
 
>520–960
184.5150
103.3283
47.2727
8.0633
2.8367
 
>960–2 690
1.0888
0.2443
0.1129
0.0567
0.0283
 
GHz
 
>2.69–5.0
1.0876
0.2020
0.0819
0.0677
0.0340
 
>5.0–8.5
0.9182
0.1697
0.0790
0.0358
0.0174
 
>8.5–14.5
0.4047
0.1456
0.0344
0.0025
0.0011
 
>14.5–31.3
0.4047
0.1077
0.0237
0.0025
0.0011
 
>31.3–51.4
0.1104
0.0588
0.0128
0.0004
0.0002
 
>51.4
0.0109
0.0010
0.0010
0.0001
0.0001
 

Note   Schedule 1 sets out the area density types of spectrum accesses.
 
[6]       Schedule 2, Part 6, table 602, including the note
substitute
Table 602
Frequency range
Amount ($)

Area density

 
Australia wide
High density
Medium density
Low density
Remote density

MHz
 
0–30
0.5523
0.5523
0.5523
0.5523
0.5523
 
>30–70
1.2478
0.4874
0.2593
0.0560
0.0279
 
>70–399.9
1.2803
0.5253
0.2405
0.0537
0.0269
 
>399.9–960
1.2803
0.7170
0.3280
0.0560
0.0279
 
>960–2 690
1.2784
0.2868
0.1327
0.0667
0.0333
 
GHz
 
>2.69–5.0
1.2768
0.2372
0.0961
0.0795
0.0398
 
>5.0–8.5
1.0781
0.1993
0.0929
0.0423
0.0205
 
>8.5–14.5
0.4751
0.1710
0.0406
0.0029
0.0013
 
>14.5–31.3
0.4751
0.1265
0.0278
0.0029
0.0013
 
>31.3–51.4
0.1295
0.0690
0.0150
0.0004
0.0002
 
>51.4
0.0128
0.0012
0.0012
0.0001
0.0001
 

Note   Schedule 1 sets out the area density types of spectrum accesses.
[7]           Schedule 2, Part 7, table 702, including the note
substitute
Table 702
 Item
Service
Amount

1
Broadcasting licence (other than a service operated in the frequency range 2.3 MHz–26.1 MHz)
$36.60 per transmitter

2
Datacasting licence
$36.60 per transmitter

3
Licence that authorises the operation of point to point (5.8 GHz band) stations
$36.60 per pair of spectrum accesses

4
Licence that authorises the operation of point to point (self‑coordinated) stations
$210 per pair of spectrum accesses

5
Television outside broadcast network
$367,927

6
Television outside broadcast system (Australia wide density area)
$39,423

7
Television outside broadcast system (high density area)
$7,290

8
Television outside broadcast system (medium density area)
$3,394

9
Television outside broadcast system (low density area)
$1,546

10
Television outside broadcast system (remote density area)
$774

11
PABX cordless telephone service
$36.60

16
PMTS Class B operated in the frequency range 935–960 MHz
$2, 985, 018 for each MHz on which the service may be operated

17
PMTS Class B operated in the frequency range 1805–1880 MHz
$0.01 for each paired MHz of spectrum on which the service may be operated multiplied by the population of the area to which the service relates as worked out in the 2006 Census

17A
PMTS Class B operated in the frequency range 2110–2170 MHz
$0.06 for each paired MHz of spectrum on which the service may be operated, multiplied by the population of the area to which the service relates, as worked out in the 2006 Census

17B
PMTS Class C 
$36.60

18
Non‑geostationary orbit satellite system operated at a frequency of more than 8.5 GHz
$261 for each MHz on which the service may be operated

19
Radiodetermination licence that authorises the operation of one or more stations that are body scanners at an Australian international airport for the purpose of aviation security screening (high density area)
 
$33,295 for each airport

20
Radiodetermination licence that authorises the operation of one or more stations that are body scanners at an Australian international airport for the purpose of aviation security screening (medium density area)
$7,323 for each airport

21
Radiodetermination licence that authorises the operation of one or more stations that are body scanners at an Australian international airport for the purpose of aviation security screening (low density area)
$779 for each airport

Note   If an amount of tax is to be calculated by reference to the population of an area as worked out in the 2006 Census, the relevant figure in that Census is the population figure for ‘local government area’. Those figures are available on the website of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
[8]           Schedule 2, Part 8, table 802, including the note
substitute
Table 802
Item
Location of open narrowcasting service
Amount ($)

1
Sydney
$129,383

2
Gosford
$17,521

3
Melbourne
$114,556

4
Geelong
$17,521

5
Adelaide
$24,260

6
Perth
$39,083

7
Hobart
$1,484

Note   These areas are not the same as the density areas described in Schedule 1.
[9]           Schedule 2, Part 9, table 902, including the note
substitute
Table 902
Item
Location of open narrowcasting service
Amount ($)

1
Sydney
36,389

2
Melbourne
36,389

3
Brisbane
13,208

4
Adelaide
13,208

5
Perth
13,208

6
Perth City
13,208

7
Newcastle
3,369

8
Canberra
3,369

9
Wollongong
3,369

10
Gold Coast
3,369

11
Gosford
3,369

12
Penrith
3,369

13
Hobart
1,484

14
Geelong
1,484

15
Nambour
1,484

16
Townsville
1,484

17
Cairns
1,484

18
Any other location
875

Note   These areas are not the same as the density areas described in Schedule 1.
[10]         Schedule 2, Part 10, table 1002
substitute
Table 1002
Item
Station
Amount ($)

1
Amateur station
44.90

2
Limited coast marine rescue station
36.60

3
Limited coast non‑assigned station
36.60

4
Outpost non‑assigned station
36.60

5
Scientific non‑assigned station
36.60

6
Ship station class B non‑assigned
36.60

7
Ship station class C non‑assigned
36.60

8
Sound outside broadcast station
36.60

9
Temporary fixed link station
2,038.70

 
[11]         Further amendments
 
Provision
omit each mention of
insert

Schedule 2, items 205, 304, 403, 504 and 603
$36.17, the amount of tax is taken to be $36.17.
$36.60, the amount of tax is taken to be $36.60.

Schedule 2, item 904
$865, the amount of tax is taken to be $865.
$876, the amount of tax is taken to be $876.

Schedule 3, step 3 of tables 103, 104 and 105
$36.17, increase the amount to $36.17.
$36.60, increase the amount to $36.60.