Accident Insurance (Payment of Base Premiums) Amendment Regulations 2000

  • revoked
  • Accident Insurance (Payment of Base Premiums) Amendment Regulations 2000: revoked, on 6 November 2008, pursuant to clause 3 of the Regulations Revocation Order 2008 (SR 2008/367).

Reprint
as at 6 November 2008

Accident Insurance (Payment of Base Premiums) Amendment Regulations 2000

(SR 2000/40)

  • Accident Insurance (Payment of Base Premiums) Amendment Regulations 2000: revoked, on 6 November 2008, pursuant to clause 3 of the Regulations Revocation Order 2008 (SR 2008/367).


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.

These regulations are administered in the Department of Labour.


PURSUANT to sections 412, 413, and 477 of the Accident Insurance Act 1998, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title
2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 April 2000.

3 Interpretation
  • Regulation 2 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking the definition of due date, and substituting the following definition:

    due date, in relation to the payment by a person of a base premium, means,—

    • (a) in the case of a 1998/99 base premium of $250 or less, the 30th day following the date of the invoice for the premium:

    • (b) in the case of a 1998/99 base premium of more than $250, the later of—

      • (i) 30 June 2000; and

      • (ii) the 60th day following the date of the invoice for the premium:

    • (c) in the case of a base 3-month premium, the 30th day following the date of the invoice for the premium.

4 Payment of base premium for 1998/99 premium year
  • (1) Regulation 3(4) of the principal regulations is amended by revoking paragraphs (b) and (c), and substituting the following paragraphs:

    • (b) pay the full total amount owing by the close of the due date (being the later of—

      • (i) 30 June 2000; and

      • (ii) the 60th day following the date of the invoice for the premium),—

      in which case the person is not liable to pay interest on the amount:

    • (c) if the total amount owing is $2,000 or more, and the person has, on or before the date specified in subclause (4A), given the Corporation written notice of acceptance of the requirements of a monthly instalment plan in the form provided by the Corporation, pay the full total amount (including interest) in compliance with the instalment plan, in which case—

      • (i) payments may be spread in accordance with the plan up to 30 June 2002; and

      • (ii) interest calculated under regulation 8 is payable in respect of amounts owing during the period from the due date to the close of 30 June 2002.

    (2) Regulation 3 of the principal regulations is amended by inserting after subclause (4) the following subclause:

    • (4A) The date on or before which a person must give written acceptance of an instalment plan under subclause (4)(c)—

      • (a) is the later of—

        • (i) 30 April 2000; and

        • (ii) the 30th day following the date of the invoice for the premium; but

      • (b) may in no case be later than 30 June 2001.

5 Requirements of monthly instalment plans for payment of base premiums for 1998/99 premium year
  • (1) Regulation 7(1)(a) of the principal regulations is amended by omitting the expression 30 June 2000, and substituting the words the due date.

    (2) Regulation 7(4) of the principal regulations is amended by omitting the expression 30 June 2000, and substituting the words the due date.

6 Penalties for non-payment
  • Regulation 9 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking subclause (3), and substituting the following subclauses:

    • (3) The Corporation, in its discretion, may do any of the following things in respect of a penalty under this regulation:

      • (a) waive the whole or part of the penalty, if it is satisfied that a failure to pay by the due date or relevant instalment date was due to circumstances outside the person's control, or for other good reason:

      • (b) vary the amount, frequency, or method of calculating the penalty, with the agreement of the person liable to pay the penalty:

      • (c) determine or apply the penalty on a date or over a period other than that specified by this regulation if the Corporation considers that such a course would—

        • (i) be appropriate for the Corporation's ease of administration; and

        • (ii) would not unduly prejudice or inconvenience the person liable to pay the penalty.

    • (4) Nothing in subclause (3) allows the Corporation to impose a penalty that would exceed the penalty otherwise payable under this regulation.

Marie Shroff,

Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 1 April 2000, amend the Accident Insurance (Payment of Base Premiums) Regulations 1999 by—

  • extending various time limits in the regulations for payments and applications for instalment plans:

  • allowing the Corporation greater discretion to waive or alter the payment of penalties for the benefit of persons so penalised.

The first of these changes is necessary since not all invoices in respect of base premiums for the 1998/99 premium year have yet been issued.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 30 March 2000.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2About this eprint

  • 3List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is an eprint of the Accident Insurance (Payment of Base Premiums) Amendment Regulations 2000. It incorporates all the amendments to the regulations as at 6 November 2008. The list of amendments at the end of these notes specifies all the amendments incorporated into this eprint since 3 September 2007. Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions are also included, after the Principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 About this eprint
  • This eprint has not been officialised. For more information about officialisation, please see Making online legislation official under Status of legislation on this site in the About section of this website.

3 List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)
  • Regulations Revocation Order 2008 (SR 2008/367): clause 3


  • 1 SR 1999/197