Australian Government, 2012‑13 Budget
Budget

Part 1: Revenue Measures (Continued)

Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Clean Energy Future — exemption of metered dose inhalers and imported foam products

Revenue ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014‑15 2015‑16
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

The Government will exempt metered dose inhalers (MDIs) and imported foam and foam products from the equivalent carbon price applying to synthetic greenhouse gases. This measure is estimated to have no revenue impact as there is no revenue recognised in the forward estimates for these products.

MDIs are largely used for the treatment of chronic respiratory diseases. Exempting them from coverage under the equivalent carbon price ensures that their medical use will not be discouraged.

Foam and foam products are used for refrigerators, freezers and insulation panels. It is currently impracticable to apply an equivalent carbon price to imported foam products.

Temporary reduction in the Standard Tourist Program Charge for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Revenue ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014‑15 2015‑16
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority ‑3.5 ‑3.5 ‑3.5

The Government will reduce the Standard Tourist Program Charge (STPC), the amount paid by a tourist on a visit to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park with a commercial operator, from $6.00 to $3.50 for a full day and from $3.00 to $1.75 for a part day, commencing from 1 April 2012 until 31 March 2015. This measure is estimated to have a cost to revenue of $10.4 million over the forward estimates period.

The temporary reduction will help ease the financial pressure on the Great Barrier Reef tourism industry.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 2 February 2012 issued by the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer and the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.

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