1 Name of Act
This Act is the Transport Administration Amendment (Travel Concession) Act 2006.
This Act commences on the date of assent.
3 Amendment of Transport Administration Act 1988 No 109
The Transport Administration Act 1988 is amended as set out in Schedule 1.
4 Repeal of Act
(1) This Act is repealed on the day following the day on which this Act commences.(2) The repeal of this Act does not, because of the operation of section 30 of the Interpretation Act 1987, affect any amendment made by this Act.
Schedule 1 Amendments
 Section 39 Government subsidised travel schemes
Insert after section 39 (1):(1A) If the regulations so provide, persons of a class prescribed by the regulations are not entitled to subsidised travel under any such scheme. This subsection applies despite any approval or direction of the Minister or the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.
 Section 88 Free or subsidised railway, bus or ferry travel
Insert after section 88 (3):(3A) If the regulations so provide, persons of a class prescribed by the regulations are not entitled to be issued with a free travel pass or a concessional travel pass under this section. This subsection applies despite any determination or direction of the Minister or of an Authority or the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.
 Schedule 7 Savings, transitional and other provisions
Insert at the end of clause 2 (1):
 Schedule 7
Insert at the end of the Schedule with appropriate Part and clause numbers:Part Provisions consequent on enactment of Transport Administration Amendment (Travel Concession) Act 2006Student travel passes—transitional provision(1) Until the regulations otherwise provide, full fee paying overseas students:(a) are not entitled to be issued with a concessional travel pass (as referred to in section 88) of a kind that is available only to persons who are students at tertiary educational institutions, and(b) are not entitled to the benefit of concessional travel in circumstances where only a person who is entitled to be issued with such a pass is entitled to that benefit.(2) This clause extends to travel under a scheme for Government subsidised travel as referred to in section 39.(3) In this clause, full fee paying overseas student means a person who has been permitted to enter Australia on a visa issued on the basis that while in Australia the person will be enrolled as a full-time student at a tertiary educational institution, paying the full cost of their tuition and will have sufficient funds to meet their educational and living costs in Australia.