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FIRE SERVICE LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 1994

      Queensland




   FIRE SERVICE
   LEGISLATION
AMENDMENT BILL 1994

 


 

Queensland FIRE SERVICE LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 1994 TABLE OF PROVISIONS Section Page PART 1--PRELIMINARY 1 Short title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2 Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 PART 2--AMENDMENT OF FIRE SERVICE ACT 1990 3 Act amended in Pt 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 Insertion of new Division heading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Division 1--Interpretation 5 Amendment of s 105 (Interpretation of Part) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 6 Insertion of new Division heading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Division 2--Funding for urban fire brigades 7 Insertion of new Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Division 3--Funding for rural fire brigades 128A Local government may make and levy certain rates or charges and contribute amounts raised to rural fire brigades . . . . . . 5 PART 3--AMENDMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1993 8 Act amended in Pt 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 9 Amendment of s 567 (Special rates and charges) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 10 Amendment of s 568 (Separate rates and charges) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 11 Amendment of s 569 (Utility charges) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 PART 4--AMENDMENT OF ACTS INTERPRETATION ACT 1954 12 Act amended in Pt 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 13 Amendment of s 14A (Interpretation best achieving Act's purpose) . . . . . . 6

 


 

 

1994 A BILL FOR An Act to amend the Fire Service Act 1990 and other Acts

 


 

s1 4 s5 Fire Service Legislation Amendment The Parliament of Queensland enacts-- 1 PART 1--PRELIMINARY 2 title 3 Short Clause 1. This Act may be cited as the Fire Service Legislation Amendment Act 4 1994. 5 6 Commencement Clause 2. Parts 2 and 3 of this Act are taken to have commenced on 26 March 7 1994. 8 PART 2--AMENDMENT OF FIRE SERVICE ACT 1990 9 amended in Pt 2 10 Act Clause 3. This Part amends the Fire Service Act 1990. 11 of new Division heading 12 Insertion Clause 4. Before section 105-- 13 insert-- 14 1--Interpretation'. 15 `Division of s 105 (Interpretation of Part) 16 Amendment Clause 5. Section 105, heading-- 17 omit, insert-- 18 `Definitions'. 19

 


 

s6 5 s9 Fire Service Legislation Amendment of new Division heading 1 Insertion Clause 6. After section 105-- 2 insert-- 3 2--Funding for urban fire brigades'. 4 `Division of new Division 5 Insertion Clause 7. After section 128-- 6 insert-- 7 3--Funding for rural fire brigades 8 `Division government may make and levy certain rates or charges and 9 `Local contribute amounts raised to rural fire brigades 10 `128A. A local government may make and levy the following rates or 11 charges and contribute amounts raised to rural fire brigades operating in its 12 local government area-- 13 (a) a special rate or charge under section 567 of the Local 14 Government Act 1993; 15 (b) a separate rate or charge under section 568 of the Local 16 Government Act 1993.'. 17 PART 3--AMENDMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT 18 ACT 1993 19 amended in Pt 3 20 Act Clause 8. This Part amends the Local Government Act 1993. 21 of s 567 (Special rates and charges) 22 Amendment Clause 9. Section 567-- 23

 


 

s 10 6 s 13 Fire Service Legislation Amendment insert-- 1 `(7) To remove any doubt, it is declared that a local government may 2 make and levy a special rate or charge under subsection (1) for a service, 3 facility or activity whether or not the service, facility or activity is supplied 4 by the local government itself.'. 5 of s 568 (Separate rates and charges) 6 Amendment Clause 10. Section 568-- 7 insert-- 8 `(2) To remove any doubt, it is declared that a local government may 9 make and levy a separate rate or charge for a service, facility or activity 10 whether or not the service, facility or activity is supplied by the local 11 government itself.'. 12 of s 569 (Utility charges) 13 Amendment Clause 11. Section 569-- 14 insert-- 15 `(6) To remove any doubt, it is declared that a local government may 16 make and levy a utility charge for a service whether or not the service is 17 supplied by the local government itself.'. 18 PART 4--AMENDMENT OF ACTS 19 INTERPRETATION ACT 1954 20 amended in Pt 4 21 Act Clause 12. This Part amends the Acts Interpretation Act 1954. 22 of s 14A (Interpretation best achieving Act's purpose) 23 Amendment Clause 13. Section 14A(2)-- 24

 


 

s 13 7 s 13 Fire Service Legislation Amendment omit, insert-- 1 `(2) Subsection (1) does not create or extend criminal liability, but applies 2 whether or not the Act's purpose is expressly stated in the Act. 3 `(3) To remove any doubt, it is declared that this section applies to an Act 4 passed after 30 June 1991 despite any presumption or rule of interpretation. 5 6 Example-- 7 There is judicial authority for a rule of interpretation that taxing legislation is to 8 be interpreted strictly and in a taxpayer's favour (for example, see Partington v AG 9 (1869) LR 4 HL 100 at 122). Despite such a possible rule, this section requires a 10 provision imposing taxation to be interpreted in the way that best achieves the Act's 11 purpose, whether or not to do so would be in a taxpayer's favour.'. 12 State of Queensland 1994

 


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