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Sunsetting Review of Legislative Instruments under the Shipping Reform (Tax Incentives) Act 2012

The Department is seeking public comment on two legislative instruments that are approaching their sunset date made under the Shipping Reform (Tax Incentives) Act 2012.

Why we want your input

The Department welcomes feedback from shipping tax incentives stakeholders on the proposed approach to remake the Regulation and the Instrument and any potential disruption an alignment of the sunset date of the Regulation to 1 October 2023 may pose.

How you can voice your opinion

The Department is accepting submissions on the Sunsetting Review of Legislative Instruments under the Shipping Reform (Tax Incentives) Act 2012 up to Tuesday, 5 October 2021.

What will be the outcome of this consultation?

Updating references to dates and titles to the new commencement year for both instruments and amend Subsection 4(4) of the Regulation which references the superseded legislation Navigation Act 1912 to reference the in force legislation ‘Navigation Act 2012’

The Issue

The Shipping Reform (Tax Incentives) Regulation 2012 (the Regulation) and the Shipping Reform (Tax Incentives) Act 2012 - Subsection 10 (5) specification of kinds of vessels (the Instrument) are scheduled to sunset 1 October 2022 and 1 October 2023, respectively.

The Department has determined from an initial review that the legislative instruments remain fit for purpose and can be remade with only minor amendments. The proposed approach is to update references to dates and titles to the new commencement year for both instruments and amend Subsection 4(4) of the Regulation which references the superseded legislation Navigation Act 1912 to reference the in force legislation ‘Navigation Act 2012’.

The Department also proposes to align the sunset date of the Regulation from 1 October 2022 to that of the Instrument, 1 October 2023 to allow the two instruments to be reviewed together in preparation for their respective remaking. An alignment of the sunset date to 1 October 2023 will result in the current operation of the Regulation effectively being extended by one year.

The Department welcomes feedback from shipping tax incentives stakeholders on the proposed approach to remake the Regulation and the Instrument and any potential disruption an alignment of the sunset date of the Regulation to 1 October 2023 may pose.

The deadline for stakeholder feedback is close of business Tuesday 5 October 2021.

Shipping Reform Tax Incentives Scheme - Privacy Statement

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (the Department) will be collecting personal information for the purposes of the sunsetting review of legislative instruments under the Shipping Reform (Tax Incentives) Act 2012 (the SRTI Act) in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 and as authorised under the SRTI Act.

The Department may use your personal information in the review process and will store this information securely. The Department may also use your personal information for publishing on the Department’s website. Any published information will be aggregated and will not disclose personal information.

The Department may disclose information to other parties (e.g. other government agencies), when required or authorised by law, or for another purpose with your consent. If you do not provide the information when requested, we will not be able to consider your feedback as a part of this consultation period.

The Department’s privacy policy contains information regarding complaint handling processes and how to access and/or seek correction of personal information held by the Department. The Department’s Privacy Officer can be contacted on (02) 6274 6495.

Participate

21 Sep 2021 21:00 AEST
05 Oct 2021 17:00 AEDT
Closed

We invite you to to tell us your views on this topic.

Please include:

  • contact name
  • organisation name, if applicable
  • contact details, including telephone number, postal and email addresses
  • confirmation whether or not your submission can be made public—published—or kept confidential.

All submissions to be made public need to meet the Digital Service Standard for accessibility. Any submission that does not meet this standard may be modified before being made public.

If your submission is to be made public, please ensure you do not include any personal information that you don't want to be published.

If your submission is confidential, please ensure each page of the submission is marked as confidential.

Please click on the 'Have your say now' button below to upload your submission.

This consultation is closed.

Alternatively please email your submission to taxincentives@infrastructure.gov.au.