Immigration Act 1987

  • repealed
  • Immigration Act 1987: repealed, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 404 of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).
149B Migrant levy
  • (1) Any regulations made under section 150 may provide for the imposition and collection of a migrant levy on persons who are issued with a visa or are granted a permit.

    (2) The purpose of the levy is to fund, or contribute to the funding of,—

    • (a) the provision of programmes intended to assist the successful settlement of migrants or categories of migrants; and

    • (b) the carrying out of research into settlement issues and the impacts of immigration,—

    whether through the Immigration Resettlement and Research Fund established under section 149A or through any other fund or programme having a similar purpose.

    (3) Regulations made for the purposes of this section may—

    • (a) specify the categories or classes of migrant who are liable to pay the migrant levy:

    • (b) prescribe the amount or method of calculation of the levy:

    • (c) prescribe different amounts or methods of calculation of the levy in respect of different categories or classes of migrant:

    • (d) provide for exemptions from or refunds of the levy, in whole or in part, in any class of case:

    • (e) provide for the manner of collection of the levy, including provision for the relevant amount of levy to be deposited with the chief executive of the Department of Labour pending the grant of a residence permit.

    (4) A person who has paid the migrant levy in respect of the issuing of a visa may not also be required to pay the levy in respect of a permit granted on the basis of that visa.

    (5) Not later than 1 October in each year the chief executive of the Department of Labour must furnish to the Minister a report setting out, in respect of the financial year ending on the preceding 30 June,—

    • (a) the amount collected through the migrant levy; and

    • (b) how the amount of the migrant levy was applied.

    (6) The Minister must present the report to the House of Representatives within 15 sitting days after its receipt.

    Section 149B: inserted, on 22 May 1998, by section 3 of the Immigration (Migrant Levy) Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 23).

    Section 149B(1): amended, on 9 September 2003, by section 19(1) of the Immigration Amendment Act (No 2) 2003 (2003 No 47).

    Section 149B(4): amended, on 9 September 2003, by section 19(2) of the Immigration Amendment Act (No 2) 2003 (2003 No 47).