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Live-stock Slaughter Levy Act 1964

Authoritative Version
Act No. 8 of 1964 as made
An Act to Impose a Levy on the Slaughter of certain Live-stock.
Date of Assent 06 May 1964
Date of repeal 01 Jul 1998
Repealed by Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry (Repeals and Consequential Provisions) Act 1997

LIVE-STOCK SLAUGHTER LEVY.

 

No. 8 of 1964.

An Act to Impose a Levy on the Slaughter of certain Live-stock.

[Assented to 6th May, 1964.]

BE it enacted by the Queen’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 Live-stock Slaughter Levy Act 1964.

Commencement.

2.  This Act shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by Proclamation.

Collection Act to be read with the Act.

3.  The Live-stock Slaughter Levy Collection Act 1964 shall be read as one with this Act.

Definitions.

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

“abattoir” means a place where live-stock intended for sale for human consumption are slaughtered;

“cattle” means bovine animals;

“lamb” means a sheep that has not cut a permanent incisor tooth;

“levy” means levy imposed by this Act;

“live-stock” means cattle, sheep and lambs;

“sheep” does not include lambs;

“the Board” means the Australian Meat Board continued in existence by the Meat Industry Act 1964.

Imposition of levy.

5.—(1.)  Subject to the next succeeding sub-section, a levy is imposed on the slaughter at an abattoir of live-stock for human consumption.

(2.)  Levy is not imposed—

(a) on the slaughter of live-stock the carcases of which cannot, under a law of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory of the Commonwealth, be used for human consumption; or


 

(b) on the slaughter of live-stock being cattle the dressed weight of the carcases of which does not exceed—

(i) in the case of a carcase from which the skin has been removed—two hundred pounds; or

(ii) in any other case—two hundred and twenty pounds.

Rate of levy.

6.—(1.)  The rate of levy on the slaughter of live-stock being cattle is such amount (not exceeding Seven shillings and sixpence) per head of cattle slaughtered as is prescribed from time to time.

(2.)  The rate of levy on the slaughter of live-stock being sheep is such amount (not exceeding Ninepence) per head of sheep slaughtered as is prescribed from time to time.

(3.)  The rate of levy on the slaughter of live-stock being lambs is such amount (not exceeding Ninepence) per head of lambs slaughtered as is prescribed from time to time.

By whom levy payable.

7.  Levy on the slaughter of any live-stock is payable by the person who owns the live-stock at the time when the slaughter takes place.

Regulations.

8.—(1.)  The Governor-General may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act, prescribing all matters required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed or necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.

(2.)  Before making regulations under this section prescribing an amount for the purposes of section six of this Act, the Governor-General shall take into consideration any recommendations with respect to the amount made to the Minister by the Board.

(3.)  Before making any recommendations in relation to regulations to be made under sub-section (1.) of section six of this Act, the Board shall consult the Australian Woolgrowers’ and Graziers’ Council, the Australian Wool and Meat Producers’ Federation, the Australian Cattle and Beef Research Committee constituted under the Cattle and Beef Research Act 1960-1964 and such other organizations (if any) as are prescribed.

(4.)  Before making any recommendations in relation to regulations to be made under sub-section (2.) or (3.) of section six of this Act, the Board shall consult the Australian Wool-growers’ and Graziers’ Council, the Australian Wool and Meat Producers’ Federation, and such other organizations (if any) as are prescribed.