(1) The regulations may prescribe fees that may be charged in relation to activities ( fee-bearing activities ) carried out by, or on behalf of, the Commonwealth in performing functions and exercising powers under this Act.
Note: Survey authorities and biosecurity industry participants may also charge fees (see subsection 290A(3) and section 430).
(2) Without limiting subsection (1) of this section, the regulations may specify that the amount of a fee is the cost incurred by the Commonwealth in arranging and paying for another person to carry out the relevant fee-bearing activity.
(3) A fee prescribed under subsection (1) must not be such as to amount to taxation.
(4) The regulations may also do either or both of the following:
(a) prescribe rules relating to deposits to be paid in relation to fee-bearing activities;
(b) prescribe rules relating to fees to be paid in relation to specified applications.