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Meat Export Bounties Regulations 1922

Authoritative Version
SR 1922 No. 181 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations
Gazetted 21 Dec 1922
Date of repeal 06 Aug 1934
Repealed by Repeal of the enabling legislation by Statute Law Revision Act 1934


1922. No. 181.



I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL in and over the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, do hereby make the following Regulations under the Meat Export Bounties Act 1922, to come into operation forthwith.

Dated this twentieth day of December, 1922.



By His Excellency’s Command,


Minister of State for Trade and Customs.


Meat Export Bounties Regulations.

Short title.

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Meat Export Bounties Regulations 1922.


2. (1) In these Regulations unless the contrary intention appears—

“Bounty” means bounty under the Act;

“Collector” means Collector of Customs for a State;

“Exporter” means any person engaged either directly or indirectly in the exportation from the Commonwealth of beef or cattle for slaughter and includes any firm or company established in Australia which is so engaged;

“Meat Works” means premises which have been approved by the Comptroller-General of Customs for the slaughter of cattle, or the treatment of beef, for export;

“Minister” means the Minister of State for Trade and Customs;

“Officer” means an Officer of Customs;

“Prescribed Port” means any port approved for the purposes of these Regulations by the Comptroller-General;

“Subsidy” means bounty under the Act;

“The Act” means the Meat Export Bounties Act 1922.

(2) Any reference in these Regulations to a Form shall unless the contrary intention appears be read as a reference to a Form in the schedule to these Regulations.

Beef not to be withdrawn from shipment.

3. Standard beef when placed in store for shipment and on which Bounty has been paid shall not be withdrawn from store for any other purpose.

Penalty: Fifty pounds or imprisonment for three months.


Claims for bounty.

4. (1) Claims for Bounty shall be rendered to the Collector on the Form No. 12 prescribed by the Treasury Regulations 1919, and shall be accompanied by certificates, in accordance with Forms 1, 2, 3 and 4.

(2) Meat exporters shall issue certificates in accordance with Forms 1 and 3 in sequence of killing.

(3) When in the opinion of the Comptroller-General it is not necessary or practicable to furnish certificates strictly in accordance with the Forms in the schedule to these Regulations in order to secure payment of the Bounty, the Comptroller-General may authorize such suspension or variation of any of the conditions, not being conditions prescribed by the Act, as he considers necessary.

Payment of bounty.

5. No Bounty shall be paid on any canned beef unless it is proved to the satisfaction of the Collector that the fresh beef from which the canned beef was produced was obtained from cattle of which all the edible flesh has been canned for export.

Powers of officer.

6. An officer may at all reasonable times enter upon any meat works or establishment of any person, firm, or company, who or which has lodged a claim for Bounty, and may inspect the accounts, books and documents for the purpose of examination and audit, and the person, firm or company shall provide all facilities for such examination and audit, otherwise the claim for Bounty shall not be entertained.

Amount of penalty.

7. The penalty set out at the foot of any regulation or sub-regulation indicates that any person who commits—

(a) the offence created by that regulation or sub-regulation; or

(b) a breach of that regulation whether by act or omission;

shall be punishable upon conviction by a penalty not exceeding the penalty set out.



Forms of Certificates.

Form 1.                                                                                                                                     No.

beef subsidy.

Purchases by Weight—i.e., per 100 lbs. or per head other than at Auction Sales, of Cattle Treated on Owners’ Account

This is to certify that                                                                                         head of cattle

from                                                   Station, owned by                                                             

were treated at                                                   Works on the                                             , 1922

from which the frozen weight of export beef was                                  lbs.

*The cattle referred to in this Certificate are identical with those referred to in Certificate Form 2 attached, No. .

For                                                             Company,

Works Manager.


I hereby certify that the above particulars agree with the information set out in the books and records of the above company as produced to me.

Commonwealth Government Inspector.

*Note.—This paragraph to be struck out in cases where the claim for subsidy is made by the pastoralist.


Form 2.                                                                                                               No.

beef subsidy.

Certificate from Vendor (Grower or Fattener) as to Satisfaction of Price for Cattle Sold (other than at Auction Sales) for Slaughter in Australia for Export Purposes.

In connexion with the sale on

of                                              under contract dated

between                                                           and                                         I acknowledge

that  satisfied that an allowance for the Commonwealth Subsidy and relative concessions has been made in the price mentioned in such contract.



Form 3.                                                                                                               No.

beef subsidy.

Cattle Purchased at Auction.

This is to certify that                                                                                   head of cattle were

purchased at auction at                                                on

by                                                           and were treated at                                                         

Works on the                                                     , 1922, from which the frozen weight

of export beef was                                                       lbs.

It is further certified that the price paid for the cattle referred to above included the Subsidy payable by the Commonwealth Government in respect of beef exported.

For                                                             Company,

Works Manager,


I hereby certify that the above particulars agree with the information set out in the books and records of the above company as produced to me.

Commonwealth Government Inspector.


Form 4.                                                                                                               No.

beef subsidy.

Cattle Exported for Slaughter Outside the Commonwealth.

This is to certify that                                                                                   head of cattle from

Station sold by

on                                                           were shipped at                                                       Port

to                                                                Port on the                                                         day of     , 1922.



The cattle referred to in the above certificate were shipped per s.s.

to                                                         on                                           1922.

Officer of Customs.



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