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Pig Slaughter Levy Act 1971

Authoritative Version
Act No. 28 of 1971 as made
An Act to Impose a Levy on the Slaughter of certain Pigs.
Date of Assent 17 May 1971
Date of repeal 01 Jul 1999
Repealed by Primary Industries Levies and Charges (Consequential Amendments) Act 1999

Pig Slaughter Levy

No. 28 of 1971

An Act to Impose a Levy on the Slaughter of certain Pigs.

[Assented to 17 May 1971]

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 Pig Slaughter Levy Act 1971.


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

Collection Act to be read with this Act.

3.  The Pig Slaughter Levy Collection Act 1971 shall be read as one with this Act.


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

“abattoir” means a place where pigs intended for sale for human consumption are slaughtered;

“levy” means an amount of the levy;

“the Committee” means the Pig Industry Research Committee constituted under the Pig Industry Research Act 1971.

“the levy” means the levy imposed by this Act.


Imposition of levy.

5.  A levy is imposed on the slaughter at an abattoir of pigs for sale for human consumption, whether or not the carcasses are subsequently used for human consumption.

Rate of the levy.

6.—(1.)  The rate of the levy is such amount (not exceeding Ten cents) in respect of each pig slaughtered as is prescribed.

(2.)  Before making regulations for the purposes of the last preceding sub-section, the Governor-General shall take into consideration any recommendation with respect to the rate of the levy made to the Minister by the Committee, and regulations shall not be made prescribing a rate higher than the rate last recommended by the Committee to the Minister.

By whom levy payable.

7.  Levy on the slaughter of a pig is payable by the person who owns the pig at the time when the slaughter takes place.


8.  The Governor-General may make regulations for the purpose of section 6 of this Act.