Senate debates

Thursday, 24 November 2022


Narcotic Drugs (Licence Charges) Amendment Bill 2022; Second Reading

10:57 am

Photo of Malarndirri McCarthyMalarndirri McCarthy (NT, Australian Labor Party, Assistant Minister for Indigenous Australians) Share this | Hansard source

Firstly, I thank senators for their contribution to the debate on the Narcotic Drugs (Licence Charges) Amendment Bill 2022. The bill amends the Narcotic Drugs (Licence Charges) Act to clarify that the narcotics drugs licence charges regulation may prescribe matters that will be the subject of multiple separate charges which may be incurred by a licence holder during a particular charging period and to enable a simpler method for working out the amount of charge prescribed. The amendments in the bill are intended to provide sufficient flexibility for the regulations to appropriately prescribe charges supporting the effective recovery of the costs associated with administering the Narcotic Drugs Act. I thank members for their contributions to the debate on this bill.

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