Selected Legislation Changes - July 2020

Change  Detail Effective from 
Annual Courts and AAT Fee increase


Gazette - C2020G00465: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2020G00465

 AAT application fees will increase from $1787 to $1,826.

 1 July 2020
 Credit card surcharges

 Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Credit Card and PayPal Surcharge) Regulations 2020: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2020L00705

The revised surcharge amounts are as follows: 

  • for payments made by Visa or MasterCard – the surcharge rate is being increased by 0.08 per cent (that is, from 1.32 per cent to 1.4 per cent).
  • for payments made using PayPal – the surcharge rate is being increased by 0.01 per cent (that is, from 1 per cent to 1.01 per cent)
 1 July 2020
Lawyers Deregulation

Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2019: https://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;page=0;query=BillId:r6448%20Recstruct:billhome

Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment (Rates of Charge) Bill 2019: https://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;page=0;query=BillId:r6446%20Recstruct:billhome

 
Foreign currencies

LIN 20/003: Payment of Visa Application Charges and Fees in Foreign Currencies: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2020L00751

LIN 20/004: Places and Currencies for Paying of Fees: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2020L00756

1 July 2020
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