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Grain (Export Inspection Charge) Act 1979

Authoritative Version
Act No. 47 of 1979 as made
An Act to impose a charge upon the export of grain.
Date of Assent 14 Jun 1979
Date of repeal 18 Dec 1987
Repealed by Repealed by Act No. 141 of 1987

Grain (Export Inspection Charge) Act

No. 47 of 1979

An Act to impose a charge upon the export of grain.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen, and the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:

Short title

1. This Act may be cited as the Grain (Export Inspection Charge) Act 1979.


2. This Act shall come into operation on 1 July 1979.

Collection Act

3. The Grain (Export Inspection Charge) Collection Act 1979 shall be incorporated and read as one with this Act.


4. In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears

“charge” means the charge imposed by this Act;

“grain” means the grain of wheat, oats, barley and sorghum.

Imposition of charge

5. (1) Subject to sub-section (2), a charge is imposed on grain that is exported from Australia.

(2) Sub-section (1) does not apply to grain, or grain included in a class of grain, that is exempt from the charge under the regulations.

Rates of charge

6. (1) Subject to this section, the rate of charge in respect of grain is such rate as is applicable under the regulations to the class of grain in which that grain is included.

(2) For the purposes of sub-section (1), different rates of charge may be prescribed in respect of different classes of grain.

(3) The rate of charge in respect of grain shall not exceed 40 cents per tonne.

By whom charge payable

7. The charge on grain exported from Australia is payable by the person (including a State or an authority of a State) who exports the grain.


8. (1) The Governor-General may make regulations for the purposes of sections 5 and 6.

(2) For the purposes of section 5 or 6, a class of grain may be prescribed by reference to a kind of grain referred to in the definition of “grain” in section 4 or in any other manner, and, in particular, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, by reference to the manner in which grain is shipped for export or to the quantity of grain that is shipped for export.