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Meat Export Charges Act 1935

Authoritative Version
Act No. 53 of 1935 as made
An Act to impose Charges upon the Export of Meat.
Date of Assent 06 Dec 1935
Date of repeal 01 Aug 1964
Repealed by Meat Export Charge Repeal Act 1964

MEAT EXPORT CHARGES.

 

No. 53 of 1935.

An Act to impose Charges upon the Export of Meat.

[Assented to 6th December, 1935.]

BE it enacted by the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:—

Short title.

1.  This Act may be cited as the Meat Export Charges Act 1935.

Definition.

2.  In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears—

“meat” means beef, mutton, lamb, veal, pork, bacon and ham, and includes canned meat.

Charge on export of meat.

3.—(1.)     Charges are imposed and shall be levied and paid on all meat exported from the Commonwealth after a date to be fixed by Proclamation.

(2.)  Subject to a lower rate being prescribed by the regulations, the rates of such charges shall be as specified in the Schedule to this Act.

(3.)  All moneys payable under this section in respect of any meat shall be paid, on or before the entry of the meat for export, to such officers in the respective States, or in the Northern Territory, as are prescribed.

Exemption from charges.

4.—(1.)     The Governor-General may, from time to time, by order published in the Gazette, after report to the Minister by the Australian Meat Board constituted under the Meat Export Control Act 1935, exempt any meat from the charges imposed by or under this Act.

(2.)  Any exemption under this section may be unconditional or subject to such conditions, and shall apply in respect of such period (if any), as are specified in the order of exemption.

(3.)  The Governor-General may, by order published in the Gazette, cancel any exemption made under this section of any meat from the charges imposed by or under this Act, and thereupon those charges shall, from the date fixed by the order, become payable in respect of that meat.

Regulations.

5.  The Governor-General may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act, prescribing all matters which are by this Act required or permitted to be prescribed, or which are necessary or convenient to be prescribed, for carrying out or giving effect to this Act, and, in particular, after report to the Minister by the Australian Meat Board constituted under the Meat Export Control Act 1935, for prescribing lower rates of the charges imposed on any meat exported from the Commonwealth.


 

Duration of Act

6.  This Act shall continue in force until a date to be fixed by Proclamation as the date upon which the Act shall cease to be in force.

 

THE SCHEDULE.

Kind of meat.

Rate of charge.

Beef.........................

Hindquarters, forequarters and crops.......................................

½d. each

 

Piece beef (not being hindquarters, forequarters, crops, or boneless beef)—for each 165 pounds or portion thereof............................

½d.

 

Boneless beef—for each 110 pounds or portion thereof

½d.

Mutton and lamb

Carcases..................................................................................

1d. each

 

Portions of carcases—for each 45 pounds or portion Thereof.

1d.

Pork.........................

Carcases..................................................................................

1d. each

 

Portions of carcases—for each 100 pounds or portion Thereof          

1d.

Bacon and ham

For each 100 pounds or portion thereof..................................

1d.

Veal.........................

Carcases—for each carcase.....................................................

½d.

 

Piece veal (not being carcases or boneless veal)—for each 70 pounds or portion thereof.

½d.

 

Boneless veal—for each 50 pounds or portion thereof

½d.

Canned meat............

For each 100 pounds or portion thereof..................................

1d.