Part 1: Revenue Measures (continued)
Foreign Affairs and Trade
Notarial Fees — increase
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The Government will raise $48.5 million over four years from 2016‑17 through increasing fees for notarial services delivered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Trade and Investment Commission. This new fee schedule will account for inflation and better align fees to commercial providers.
Passport Fees — supporting consular services
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The Government will raise $172.9 million over four years from 2016‑17 by increasing passport fees. From 1 January 2017, the cost of each new passport will increase by $20 for adults and $10 for children and seniors, and the fee for priority processing of passport applications will increase by $54.
Revenue raised from this measure will be used by the Government to help offset the increased cost of providing consular services and fund policy priorities.