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Bounty (Electric Motors) Act 1984

Act No. 112 of 1984 as made
An Act to provide for the payment of bounty on the production of certain electric motors
Date of Assent 17 Oct 1984
Date of repeal 11 May 1988
Repealed by Bounty and Subsidy Legislation Amendment Act 1988
 

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112, 1984

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - TABLE OF PROVISIONS

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

PART I-PRELIMINARY

Section

1. Short title

2. Commencement

3. Interpretation

4. Amendments of Tariff Act

5. Factory cost

6. Value added

7. Determination of factory cost, &c.

8. Accounting period

9. Uniformity

PART II-BOUNTY

10. Specification of bounty

11. Amount of bounty

12. Limit of bounty

13. Good quality of bountiable motors

PART III-PAYMENT OF BOUNTY

14. Advances on account of bounty

15. Claims for payment of bounty

16. Variation of inadequate claims

17. Variation of excessive claims

18. Manufacturers to furnish returns of costs

19. Adjustment of claims following returns

20. Other adjustments of claims

21. Recovery of repayments

PART IV-ADMINISTRATION

22. Registration of premises

23. Accounts

24. Securities

25. Appointment of authorized officers

26. Stock-taking and inspection of production and accounts, &c.

27. Power to require persons to answer questions and produce documents

28. Power to examine on oath, &c.

29. Offences

30. Time for prosecutions

31. Recovery of bounty on conviction

PART V-MISCELLANEOUS

32. Return for Parliament

33. Delegation

34. Application for review

35. Statement to accompany notice of decisions

36. Appropriation

37. Transitional

38. Regulations

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - LONG TITLE

An Act to provide for the payment of bounty on the production of certain
electric motors

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - PART I
PART I-PRELIMINARY

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - SECT 1
Short title

(Assented to 17 October 1984)
1. This Act may be cited as the Bounty (Electric Motors) Act 1984.

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - SECT 2
Commencement

2. This Act shall be deemed to have come into operation on 17 July 1984.

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - SECT 3
Interpretation

3. (1) In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears-
"accounting period", in relation to a manufacturer of bountiable motors, has the meaning given by section 8;
"approved form" means a form approved by the Comptroller-General in writing;
"authorized officer" means a person who is an authorized officer for the purposes of this Act by virtue of an appointment under section 25;
"bountiable motor" means an electric motor that-
(a) is a 3 phase, squirrel cage, alternating current motor;
(b) has a power rating of less than 38 kW but not less than 0.746 kW;
(c) is of-
(i) the totally enclosed fan cooled type;
(ii) the drip proof type; or
(iii) the open type; and
(d) if it were imported into Australia, would be goods to which item 85.01 in Schedule 3 to the Tariff Act would apply;
"bounty" means bounty under this Act;
"bounty period" means the period commencing on 17 July 1984 and ending on the relevant day;
"Collector" has the same meaning as in the Customs Act 1901;

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"Comptroller-General" means the Comptroller-General of Customs;
"manufacturer", in relation to a bountiable motor, means the person who completed the manufacture of the motor, whether or not he manufactured all the components of the motor;
"registered premises" means premises registered by the Minister under section 22;
"Tariff Act" means the Customs Tariff Act 1982.


(2) For the purposes of the definition of "bounty period" in sub-section (1), the relevant day shall be taken to be 16 July 1985 or such other day as is fixed by the Minister for the purposes of this sub-section-
(a) if the day so fixed is earlier than 16 July 1985-by notice published in the Gazette on or before the day so fixed; or
(b) if the day so fixed is later than 16 July 1985-by notice published in the Gazette on or before 16 July 1985.


(3) For the purposes of this Act, 2 persons shall be deemed to be associates of each other if, and only if-
(a) both being natural persons-
(i) they are connected by a blood relationship or by marriage or by adoption; or
(ii) one of them is an officer or director of a body corporate controlled, directly or indirectly, by the other;
(b) both being bodies corporate-
(i) both of them are controlled, directly or indirectly, by a third person (whether or not a body corporate);
(ii) both of them together control, directly or indirectly, a third body corporate; or
(iii) the same person (whether or not a body corporate) is in a position to cast, or control the casting of, 5% or more of the maximum number of votes that might be cast at a general meeting of each of them;
(c) one of them, being a body corporate, is, directly or indirectly, controlled by the other (whether or not a body corporate);
(d) one of them, being a natural person, is an employee, officer or director of the other (whether or not a body corporate);
(e) they are members of the same partnership; or
(f) they are trustees or beneficiaries, or one of them is a trustee and the other is a beneficiary, of the same trust.

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - SECT 4
Amendments of Tariff Act

4. (1) Where-
(a) the Tariff Act is amended on a day; and
(b) the amendment results in goods of a particular kind ceasing to be bountiable motors,
the manufacture of goods of that kind the manufacture of which was commenced before and completed after that day shall, for the purposes of this Act, be deemed to have been completed on the day immediately preceding that day.

(2) Where-
(a) the Tariff Act is amended on a day (in this sub-section referred to as the "operative day");
(b) the amendment results in goods of a particular kind ceasing to be bountiable motors; and
(c) the operative day is earlier than-
(i) the day (if any) on which notice of intention to propose a Customs Tariff alteration by way of that amendment was published in the Gazette in accordance with section 273EA of the Customs Act 1901;
(ii) the day (if any) on which a Customs Tariff alteration by way of that amendment was proposed in the Parliament; or
(iii) the day on which the Bill for the Act making that amendment was introduced into the Parliament,
whichever occurred first,
the manufacture of goods of that kind the manufacture of which was-
(d) completed after the operative day and before the day referred to in sub-paragraph (c) (i), (ii) or (iii) that occurred first; or
(e) commenced before and completed after the last-mentioned day,
shall, for the purposes of this Act, be deemed to have been completed on the day immediately preceding the operative day.

(3) For the purposes of this section, the manufacture of goods shall not be taken to have commenced unless and until the assembly of the goods, or of part of the goods, has commenced.

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - SECT 5
Factory cost

5. (1) For the purposes of this Act, the factory cost of a bountiable motor includes-
(a) factory overhead charges (including rent, hire or leasing costs in relation to factory buildings, plant or equipment) apportioned on the basis of a full accounting period of the manufacturer of the motor; and
(b) expenditure on research and development.

(2) For the purposes of this Act, the factory cost of a bountiable motor does not include-

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(a) costs of general administration (other than factory administration), including, where the manufacturer is a body corporate, corporate expenses;
(b) selling and service charges;
(c) sales tax in respect of the completed motor;
(d) tax on income, other than tax on income deducted in respect of the wages, salaries or other remuneration of employees;
(e) costs incurred after the completion of the manufacture of the motor, other than costs of, or relating to, the testing or packing (excluding the cost of packaging) of the motor at registered premises;
(f) without limiting paragraph (e), the commissioning and installation of the completed motor for the intended user of the motor, whether or not the user is the manufacturer;
(g) the value of perquisites provided to employees of the manufacturer (including, where the manufacturer is a body corporate, staff of that body corporate) that does not form part of their taxable income;
(h) profit;
(j) bonuses paid out of profits;
(k) costs charged or levied on the manufacturer by an associate of the manufacturer that are not costs actually incurred by the associate;
(m) interest, other than interest on money borrowed from another person for the purpose of financing-
(i) bought-in material and stock;
(ii) work in progress;
(iii) research and development; or
(iv) the purchase of production plant, production equipment, or factory buildings, owned by the manufacturer;
(n) depreciation of buildings, other than depreciation at a rate of 4% per annum, or, if another rate is prescribed, that other rate, on the historic cost of factory buildings owned by the manufacturer;
(p) depreciation of machinery, plant or equipment, other than depreciation of machinery, plant or equipment owned by the manufacturer that is depreciation allowed by the Commissioner of Taxation for the purposes of a law of the Commonwealth relating to taxation;
(q) losses incurred on the sale or other disposal of buildings, machinery, plant or equipment;
(r) long service leave, other than provision for such leave;
(s) severance pay, other than severance pay in relation to service during a period that is within the bounty period and during which the manufacturer was a manufacturer of bountiable motors; and
(t) freight, and costs relating to vehicles, incurred in respect of the delivery of completed bountiable motors.


BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - SECT 6
Value added

6. For the purposes of this Act, the value added to a bountiable motor by the manufacturer of the motor shall be deemed to be the amount ascertained in accordance with the formula-
A-(B+C)
where-
A is the factory cost of the motor;
B is the cost (including the cost of wastage) of parts and materials delivered into the store of the manufacturer, being parts and materials supplied to the manufacturer for use in the manufacture or packaging of the motor;
C is the cost of any process carried out, or any service provided, at premises registered under section 22 in the name of the manufacturer by a person other than the manufacturer or a person employed by the manufacturer, not being a process or service consisting of design, research or development carried out in Australia on behalf of the manufacturer.


BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - SECT 7
Determination of factory cost, &c.

7. (1) Where, in relation to a claim for bounty or to a return in accordance with section 18 or otherwise for the purposes of this Act, the Comptroller-General-
(a) is unable to verify the factory cost of bountiable motors; or
(b) forms the opinion that, having regard to sound accounting principles, costs included in the factory cost of bountiable motors-
(i) are incorrect or overestimated;
(ii) are higher than would have been the case if the manufacturer had not marginally costed or similarly disproportionately costed the manufacture of goods in respect of which bounty is not payable;
(iii) have been fixed in order to obtain an increase in bounty;
(iv) are unduly higher than similar costs incurred by other manufacturers of similar motors;
(v) have been increased as the result of the influence of a relationship between the manufacturer and an associate of the manufacturer; or
(vi) are higher than would have been the case if the manufacturer had provided services that were provided, and charged for, by an associate of the manufacturer,

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the Comptroller-General may, by instrument signed by him or her, determine, for the purposes of this Act, the factory cost of the motors, being the cost that, having regard to all relevant circumstances, the Comptroller-General considers to be appropriate, and that determination shall have effect accordingly.

(2) Where, in relation to a claim for bounty or to a return in accordance with section 18 or otherwise for the purposes of this Act, the Comptroller-General-
(a) is unable to verify a cost referred to in section 6 in respect of bountiable motors; or
(b) forms the opinion that, having regard to sound accounting principles, such a cost-
(i) is incorrect or underestimated;
(ii) is lower than would have been the case if the manufacturer had not marginally costed or similarly disproportionately costed the manufacture of goods in respect of which bounty is not payable;
(iii) has been fixed in order to obtain an increase in bounty;
(iv) is unduly lower than a similar cost incurred by other manufacturers of similar motors;
(v) has been reduced as the result of the influence of a relationship between the manufacturer and an associate of the manufacturer; or
(vi) is lower than would have been the case if the manufacturer had provided services that were provided, and charged for, by an associate of the manufacturer,
the Comptroller-General may, by instrument signed by him or her, determine that cost for the purposes of this Act, being the cost that, having regard to all relevant circumstances, the Comptroller-General considers to be appropriate, and that determination shall have effect accordingly.

(3) When making a determination under sub-section (1) or (2) in relation to a bountiable motor, the Comptroller-General may, if he or she considers it appropriate, disregard any costs charged to, or levied on, the manufacturer of the motor by an associate of the manufacturer, other than costs actually incurred by the associate.

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - SECT 8
Accounting period

8. (1) Unless and until a manufacturer of bountiable motors gives a notice under sub-section (2), an accounting period of that manufacturer shall, for the purposes of this Act, be a financial year.

(2) A manufacturer of bountiable motors may, within 3 months after this Act receives the Royal Assent or the manufacturer begins to manufacture bountiable motors, whichever occurs last, give the Comptroller-General notice in writing that the manufacturer wishes each period of 12 months commencing on a specified day in a specified month to be an accounting period of the manufacturer for the purposes of this Act and, where the manufacturer does so, subject to sub-section (3), those periods shall, for the purposes of this Act, be accounting periods of the manufacturer.

(3) Where-
(a) a manufacturer of bountiable motors has accounting periods of 12 months by virtue of sub-section (2) or of this sub-section; and
(b) it becomes necessary or convenient that other periods (in this sub-section referred to as "new periods") of 12 months, being periods in respect of which annual accounting reports of the manufacturer are required to be prepared for the purposes of another law of the Commonwealth or of a law of a State or Territory, should, in future, be the accounting periods of the manufacturer for the purposes of this Act,
the manufacturer may give the Comptroller-General notice in writing that the manufacturer wishes the new periods to be the accounting periods of the manufacturer for the purposes of this Act (being a notice describing the new periods by specifying the day and month of their commencement and setting out the reasons for the change of accounting periods) and, where the manufacturer does so-
(c) the accounting period of the manufacturer in which commences the earliest new period that commences after the giving of the notice shall cease to be such a period and the period commencing on the first day of that former accounting period and ending on the day immediately preceding that earliest new period shall, for the purposes of this Act, be an accounting period of the manufacturer; and
(d) after the end of the period prescribed by paragraph (c), the new periods shall, for the purposes of this Act, be the accounting periods of the manufacturer.

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - SECT 9
Uniformity

9. A power conferred on the Governor-General, the Minister or the Comptroller-General by this Act shall not be exercised in such a manner that bounty under this Act would not be uniform throughout the Commonwealth, within the meaning of paragraph 51 (iii) of the Constitution.

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - PART II
PART II-BOUNTY

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - SECT 10
Specification of bounty

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10. (1) Bounty is payable in accordance with this Act on the production in Australia of bountiable motors.

(2) Bounty in respect of a bountiable motor is payable to the manufacturer of the bountiable motor.

(3) The manufacturer of a bountiable motor is not entitled to receive a payment of bounty in respect of the bountiable motor unless the Comptroller-General is satisfied that-
(a) the manufacture of the bountiable motor was completed-
(i) by the manufacturer at registered premises; and
(ii) during the bounty period; and
(b) the amount that is the value added to the bountiable motor by the manufacturer is not less than the amount that is 331/3% of the factory cost of the motor.


(4) For the purposes of this Act, when bounty is payable in respect of a bountiable motor, it shall be deemed to have become payable upon the completion of the last step in the manufacture of the motor.

(5) Where-
(a) by virtue of sub-section 22 (4), the Minister determines that the registration of premises shall take effect on and from 17 July 1984; and
(b) the person who applied for the registration of the premises-
(i) was, on 17 July 1984, the owner of a bountiable motor; and
(ii) had completed the manufacture of the motor at those premises before 17 July 1984,
that motor shall, for the purposes of this Act, be deemed to be a motor the manufacture of which was completed by that person at the registered premises on 17 July 1984.

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - SECT 11
Amount of bounty

11. The bounty payable in respect of a bountiable motor is $14.

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - SECT 12
Limit of bounty

12. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the total amount of bounty payable to a manufacturer of bountiable motors in respect of bountiable motors manufactured by the manufacturer during the bounty period shall not exceed $300,000.

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - SECT 13
Good quality of bountiable motors

13. Bounty is not payable in respect of a bountiable motor if the Comptroller-General declares in writing that, in his or her opinion, the motor is not of good and merchantable quality.

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - PART III
PART III-PAYMENT OF BOUNTY

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - SECT 14
Advances on account of bounty

14. (1) An advance on account of bounty may be made to a person on such terms and conditions as are approved by the Minister in writing.

(2) If, at the expiration of an accounting period of a manufacturer of bountiable motors, the manufacturer has received, by way of advances on account of bounty that may become payable to the person during that period, an amount greater than the amount of bounty that became payable to the person during that period, the person is liable to repay to the Commonwealth the amount of the excess.

(3) If a person receives, by way of advances on account of bounty in respect of a particular bountiable motor, an amount greater than the amount of bounty payable to the person in respect of that bountiable motor, the person is liable to repay to the Commonwealth the amount of the excess.

(4) If a person receives an amount by way of advances on account of bounty that may become payable to the person and the bounty does not become payable to the person, the person is liable to repay to the Commonwealth the amount so received.

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - SECT 15
Claims for payment of bounty

15. (1) A person who claims to be entitled to be paid an amount of bounty in respect of a bountiable motor may lodge a claim for payment to the person of the amount.

(2) A claim under sub-section (1) in respect of bountiable motors shall-
(a) be in accordance with the appropriate approved form;
(b) include such information as is, and such estimates as are, required by the form;
(c) be signed and witnessed as required by the form; and
(d) be lodged with the Collector for the State or Territory in which the manufacture of the bountiable motor was completed, or, if there is no such Collector, the Comptroller-General within 12 months after the manufacture of the bountiable motor was completed.


(3) As soon as practicable after the lodgment of the claim, the Comptroller-General shall, after examining the claim and causing such inquiries as the Comptroller-General considers necessary to be made (including inquiries under sections 26 and 27)-

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(a) if the Comptroller-General is satisfied that the claim complies with sub-section (2) and that the claimant is, or, if certain estimates are correct, is, otherwise entitled to be paid an amount of bounty in respect of the bountiable motor to which the claim relates-approve, in writing, payment of the amount; or
(b) if the Comptroller-General is not so satisfied-refuse, in writing, to approve payment of bounty in respect of the motor to which the claim relates.


(4) Where the Comptroller-General makes a decision under sub-section (3) in relation to a claim approving, or refusing to approve, payment of bounty, not being a decision made within 30 days after the lodging of the claim and approving payment of the amount of bounty claimed, the Comptroller-General shall cause to be served on the person who lodged the claim, either personally or by post, a notice in writing setting out the decision.

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - SECT 16
Variation of inadequate claims

16. (1) Where a person who has lodged a claim under section 15 (whether or not the claim has been dealt with under sub-section 15 (3)) considers that the claim was, by reason of an inadvertent error, a claim for an amount of bounty in respect of bountiable motors that was less than the amount of bounty that the person was entitled to claim in respect of those motors, the person may lodge a claim for payment to the person of the difference between the 2 amounts.

(2) A claim under sub-section (1) in respect of bountiable motors shall-
(a) be in accordance with the appropriate approved form;
(b) include such information as is, and such estimates as are, required by the form;
(c) be signed and witnessed as required by the form; and
(d) be lodged with the Collector for the State or Territory in which the manufacture of the bountiable motors was completed, or, if there is no such Collector, the Comptroller-General, within 12 months after the manufacture of the bountiable motors was completed.


(3) Where a claim under sub-section (1) relates to a claim under section 15 that has not been dealt with under sub-section 15 (3), the 2 claims shall be dealt with under sub-section 15 (3) as if they were one claim under section 15.

(4) As soon as practicable after the lodgement of a claim under sub-section (1) to which sub-section (3) does not apply, the Comptroller-General shall, after examining the claim and causing such inquiries as the Comptroller-General considers necessary to be made (including inquiries under sections 26 and 27)-
(a) if the Comptroller-General is satisfied that the claim complies with sub-section (2) and that the claimant is, or, if certain estimates are correct, is, otherwise entitled to be paid an additional amount of bounty in respect of bountiable motors to which the claim relates-approve, in writing, payment of the additional amount; or
(b) if the Comptroller-General is not so satisfied-refuse, in writing, to approve payment of an additional amount of bounty in respect of the motors to which the claim relates.


(5) Where the Comptroller-General makes a decision under sub-section (4) in relation to a claim approving, or refusing to approve, payment of an additional amount of bounty, not being a decision made within 30 days after the lodging of the claim and approving payment of the additional amount claimed, the Comptroller-General shall cause to be served on the person who lodged the claim, a notice in writing setting out the decision.

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - SECT 17
Variation of excessive claims

17. (1) Where a person who has lodged a claim under section 15 (whether or not the claim has been dealt with under sub-section 15 (3)) becomes aware that the claim is, by reason of an inadvertent error, a claim for an amount of bounty in respect of bountiable motors that exceeds the amount of bounty that the person was entitled to claim in respect of those motors by more than $100, the person shall, within 28 days after discovering the error, lodge an acknowledgement of the error, being an acknowledgement that complies with sub-section (2).

Penalty for contravention of this sub-section: $1,000.

(2) An acknowledgement under sub-section (1) in respect of bountiable motors shall-
(a) be in accordance with the appropriate approved form;
(b) include such information as is, and such estimates as are, required by the form;
(c) be signed and witnessed as required by the form; and
(d) be lodged with the Collector for the State or Territory in which the manufacture of the bountiable motors was completed, or, if there is no such Collector, the Comptroller-General.


(3) Where an acknowledgement relates to a claim under section 15 that has not been dealt with under sub-section 15 (3), the claim shall be dealt with

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under that sub-section as if it had been amended in accordance with the acknowledgement.

(4) Where the Comptroller-General, after examining an acknowledgement under sub-section (1) to which sub-section (3) does not apply and causing such inquiries as the Comptroller-General considers necessary to be made (including inquiries under sections 26 and 27), is satisfied that there has been an overpayment of a claim by more than $100, the Comptroller-General shall cause to be served, either personally or by post, on the person who lodged the claim a demand for the repayment of the amount of the overpayment, and that person is liable to repay that amount to the Commonwealth.

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - SECT 18
Manufacturers to furnish returns of costs

18. (1) A manufacturer of bountiable motors shall, within 6 months after the end of each accounting period of the manufacturer that falls, or part of which falls, within the bounty period, furnish a return setting out particulars of the cost incurred by the manufacturer in relation to bountiable motors manufactured in that accounting period by the manufacturer.

(2) A return under sub-section (1) in respect of bountiable motors shall-
(a) be in accordance with the appropriate approved form;
(b) include such information as is, and such estimates as are, required by the form;
(c) be signed and witnessed as required by the form; and
(d) be lodged with the Collector for the State or Territory in which the manufacture of the bountiable motors was completed or for a State or Territory in which the manufacture of some of the bountiable motors was completed, as the case requires, or, if there is no such Collector, the Comptroller-General.


(3) The Comptroller-General may, by notice signed by the Comptroller-General, require a manufacturer of bountiable motors who has furnished a return under sub-section (1) to provide, within a period specified in the notice (not being a period of less than one month), a certificate, signed by a qualified accountant approved by the Comptroller-General for the purpose, to the effect that the particulars set out in the return are correct.

(4) Without limiting the generality of sub-section (3), the Comptroller-General, in considering whether a manufacturer of bountiable motors should be required to furnish a certificate under that sub-section, shall have regard to-
(a) the extent of the claims for bounty made by the manufacturer in the relevant accounting period of the manufacturer;
(b) the expense involved in obtaining the certificate; and
(c) the relativity of those claims with that expense.


(5) The Comptroller-General shall not refuse to approve a qualified accountant for the purposes of sub-section (3) in relation to a manufacturer of bountiable motors unless the Comptroller-General is satisfied that it is not appropriate to approve the accountant because of an association between the accountant and the manufacturer.

(6) A manufacturer of bountiable motors shall not refuse or fail to comply with sub-section (1) or (2) to the extent that the manufacturer is capable of complying with it.

Penalty for contravention of this sub-section: $1,000.

(7) A manufacturer of bountiable motors shall not, in purported compliance with sub-section (1) or (2), furnish information that is, or estimates that are, to the knowledge of the manufacturer, false or misleading in a material particular.

Penalty for contravention of this sub-section: $1,000 or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - SECT 19
Adjustment of claims following returns

19. (1) Where the particulars of cost set out in a return under section 16 in relation to an accounting period of a manufacturer of bountiable motors show a difference between that cost and the cost, or an estimate of cost, on which claims for bounty lodged during that period by the manufacturer were based, not being a cost determined under section 7, the manufacturer shall lodge with the return a statement in respect of the difference, being a statement that complies with sub-section (2).

Penalty for contravention of this sub-section: $1,000.

(2) The statement shall-
(a) be in accordance with the appropriate approved form;
(b) include such information as is required by the form; and
(c) be signed and witnessed as required by the form.


(3) Where a statement is lodged by a manufacturer of bountiable motors in relation to an accounting period of the manufacturer, the Comptroller-General shall, after examining the statement and causing such inquiries as the Comptroller-General considers necessary to be made (including inquiries under sections 26 and 27)-
(a) if the Comptroller-General is satisfied that the statement complies with sub-section (2) and that the manufacturer is entitled to be paid an additional amount of bounty in respect of the bountiable motors for which

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claims for bounty were lodged during that period-approve, in writing, payment of the additional amount;
(b) if the Comptroller-General is satisfied that there has been an overpayment of bounty by more than $100 in respect of the bountiable motors for which claims for bounty were lodged during that period-cause to be served on the manufacturer a demand for the repayment of the amount of the overpayment, and the manufacturer is liable to repay that amount to the Commonwealth; or
(c) if paragraph (a) or (b) do not apply-decline, in writing, to adjust payments of bounty made in respect of claims lodged by the manufacturer during that period.


(4) Where the Comptroller-General makes a decision under sub-section (3) in relation to a statement under sub-section (1), the Comptroller-General shall cause to be served on the manufacturer of bountiable motors who lodged the statement a notice in writing setting out the decision.

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - SECT 20
Other adjustments of claims

20. If the Comptroller-General becomes satisfied, otherwise than after examining-
(a) an acknowledgement under sub-section 17 (1); or
(b) a statement under sub-section 19 (1),
that there has been an overpayment of a claim for bounty by more than $100, the Comptroller-General shall cause to be served on the person who lodged the claim a demand for repayment of the amount of the overpayment, and that person is liable to repay that amount to the Commonwealth.

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - SECT 21
Recovery of repayments

21. (1) Where a person is liable to repay an amount to the Commonwealth under section 14, 17, 19 or 20, the Commonwealth may recover that amount as a debt due to the Commonwealth by action in a court of competent jurisdiction.

(2) Where a person is liable to repay an amount to the Commonwealth under section 14, 17, 19 or 20, that amount may be deducted from any other amount that is payable to the person under this Act and, where the first-mentioned amount is so deducted, the other amount shall, notwithstanding the deduction, be deemed to have been paid in full to the person.

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - PART IV
PART IV-ADMINISTRATION

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - SECT 22
Registration of premises

22. (1) Subject to this section, premises may be registered under this section for the purposes of this Act.

(2) An application for the registration of premises under this section may be made to the Minister, in writing, by a person who carries on, or proposes to carry on, the manufacture of bountiable motors at those premises.

(3) Subject to sub-sections (6), (7) and (8), where an application for the registration of premises is made under sub-section (2) by a person who, in the opinion of the Minister, carries on, or proposes to carry on, the manufacture of bountiable motors at those premises, the Minister shall-
(a) register those premises in the name of the applicant by signing a notice, in writing, specifying the date on which it was signed and stating that the premises have been so registered and causing that notice to be served, either personally or by post, on the applicant; or
(b) refuse to register those premises and cause a notice, in writing, stating that the Minister has refused to register those premises to be served, either personally or by post, on the applicant.


(4) The registration of premises under this section has effect from the date on which the notice under paragraph (3) (a), in relation to the premises, is signed, or such earlier date, not being a date earlier than 17 July 1984, as is determined by the Minister and specified in that notice.

(5) The regulations may prescribe conditions to be complied with in connection with the manufacture of bountiable motors at registered premises.

(6) If conditions have been prescribed under sub-section (5), the Minister shall not register premises under this section unless the Minister is satisfied that the conditions have been, or will be, complied with in respect of those premises.

(7) The Minister may require an applicant for the registration of premises under this section to furnish such information as the Minister considers necessary for the purposes of this Act and may refuse to register the premises until the information is furnished to the satisfaction of the Minister.

(8) Where an applicant for the registration of premises under this section was not, on 17 July 1984, engaged in the manufacture of bountiable motors at those premises, the Minister shall refuse to register those premises unless, in the opinion of the Minister, the registration of those premises will permit the orderly development in Australia of the industry manufacturing bountiable motors.

(9) Where-
(a) premises are registered under this section; and
(b) the person in whose name the premises are so registered and a person

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who carries on, or proposes to carry on, the manufacture of bountiable motors at those premises (in this sub-section referred to as the "transferee") make a joint application in writing to the Minister for the transfer of the registration of the premises to the name of the transferee,
the Minister shall transfer the registration of those premises to the name of the transferee by causing a notice, in writing, stating that the registration has been so transferred to be served, either personally or by post, on the transferee.

(10) A transfer under sub-section (9) has effect from such date as is specified in the notice under that sub-section in relation to the transfer, being a date after the commencement of the bounty period and not earlier than 6 months before the date on which the application for the transfer was made.

(11) Where the Minister becomes satisfied, in respect of premises registered under this section-
(a) that bountiable motors are not being manufactured at those premises;
(b) that the manufacture of bountiable motors at those premises is being carried on by a person other than-
(i) the person in whose name the premises are registered; or
(ii) a person who has made an application under paragraph (9) (b) in relation to the premises; or
(c) if any conditions have been prescribed under sub-section (5), that bountiable motors are being manufactured at those premises otherwise than in accordance with those conditions,
the Minister may cancel the registration of those premises by causing a notice, in writing, stating that the registration of those premises has been cancelled to be served, either personally or by post, on-
(d) the occupier of those premises; and
(e) if the occupier is not the person in whose name those premises are registered, on the person in whose name the premises are registered.


(12) For the purposes of the application of section 29 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 to the service on a person by post of a notice under this section in relation to premises, such a notice posted as a letter addressed to that person at the premises shall be deemed to be properly addressed.

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Accounts

23. (1) A person is not entitled to bounty unless-
(a) the person keeps, in writing in the English language, such accounts, books, documents and other records as correctly record and explain-
(i) such particulars relating to the manufacture (including the cost of manufacture) of bountiable motors in respect of which bounty is, or may become, payable as are specified by the Minister in a notice published in the Gazette; and
(ii) such other particulars (if any) in relation to those motors as are specified by the Minister by notice in writing served on the person; and
(b) the person retains those accounts, books, documents and other records for at least 3 years after the completion of the manufacture of the motors concerned.


(2) For the purposes of this section, accounts, books, documents or other records shall be taken to be kept in writing in the English language if they are kept in a form in which they are readily accessible and readily convertible into writing in the English language.

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - SECT 24
Securities

24. The Minister may, by notice in writing served, either personally or by post, on a person to whom bounty could become payable, require the person to give security, in an amount determined by the Minister, by bond, guarantee or cash deposit, or by all or any of those methods, for compliance by the person with the provisions of this Act and the regulations, or for the purpose of an undertaking given by the person for the purposes of this Act or the regulations, and, where a person is so required to give security, the person is not entitled to bounty, or an advance on account of bounty, unless the person gives security in accordance with the requirement.

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - SECT 25
Appointment of authorized officers

25. (1) The Minister may, by writing signed by the Minister, appoint-
(a) a specified officer;
(b) the officer for the time being holding, or performing the duties of, a specified office; or
(c) officers included in a specified class of officers,
to be an authorized officer, or authorized officers, for the purposes of this Act.

(2) In sub-section (1), "officer" means an officer of the Department.

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Stock-taking and inspection of production and accounts, &c.

26. (1) For the purposes of this Act, an authorized officer may, at all reasonable times, enter-
(a) registered premises;

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(b) premises where there are stored bountiable motors in respect of which bounty has been claimed, or, in the opinion of the authorized officer, is likely to be claimed; or
(c) premises where there are kept any accounts, books, documents or other records relating to the manufacture or storage of bountiable motors,
and may-
(d) inspect any bountiable motor or take stock of any bountiable motors;
(e) inspect any process in the manufacture of any bountiable motor; and
(f) inspect the accounts, books, documents and other records relating to the manufacture (including the cost of manufacture) of bountiable motors,
and may make and retain copies of, or take and retain extracts from, any such accounts, books, documents and other records.

(2) The occupier or person in charge of registered premises, or of premises referred to in paragraph (1) (b) or (c), shall provide the authorized officer with all reasonable facilities and assistance for the effective exercise of the powers of the officer under this section.

Penalty: $1,000.

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Power to require persons to answer questions and produce documents

27. (1) A Collector or an authorized officer may, by notice signed by him or her, require a person whom he or she believes on reasonable grounds to be capable of giving information relevant to the operation of this Act in relation to the manufacture (including the cost of manufacture) of bountiable motors to attend before him or her at the time and place specified in the notice and there to answer questions and to produce to him or her such accounts, books, documents and other records in relation to the manufacture (including the cost of manufacture) of bountiable motors as are referred to in the notice.

(2) A notice under sub-section (1) requiring a person to produce an account, book, document or record shall set out the effect of sub-section (3).

(3) A person who, in pursuance of a notice under sub-section (1), produces an account, book, document or record kept, made or prepared by another person that, to the knowledge of the first-mentioned person, is false or misleading in a material particular shall, upon so producing the account, book, document or record, give to the person to whom the first-mentioned person is required to produce the account, book, document or record, a statement in writing signed by the first-mentioned person or, in the case of a body corporate, by a competent officer of the body corporate-
(a) stating that the account, book, document or record is, to the knowledge of the first-mentioned person, false or misleading in a material particular; and
(b) setting out, or referring to, the material particular in respect of which the account, book, document or record is, to the knowledge of the first-mentioned person, false or misleading.


Penalty: $1,000 or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.

(4) A Collector or an authorized officer may make and retain copies of, or take and retain extracts from, any accounts, books, documents or other records produced in pursuance of this section.

(5) A person is not excused from answering a question or producing any accounts, books, documents or other records when required so to do under this section on the ground that the answer to the question, or the production of the accounts, books, documents or other records, might tend to incriminate the person or make the person liable to a penalty, but the answer of the person to any such question, or the production by the person of any such account, book, document or other record, is not admissible in evidence against the person in criminal proceedings other than proceedings under, or arising out of or by virtue of, sub-section (3) or paragraph 29 (3) (a).

(6) Where a manufacturer of bountiable motors, or a person employed by a manufacturer of bountiable motors, has failed to attend or to answer a question, or to produce any account, book, document or other record, when required so to do under this section, bounty is not payable to the manufacturer, unless the Minister otherwise directs in writing, until the manufacturer or that person, as the case may be, has attended, answered the question or produced the account, book, document or other record, as the case may be.

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Power to examine on oath, &c.

28. (1) A Collector or an authorized officer may examine, on oath or affirmation, a person attending before him or her in pursuance of section 27 and, for that purpose, may administer an oath or affirmation to the person.

(2) The oath or affirmation to be made by a person for the purposes of sub-section (1) is an oath or affirmation that the answers he or she will give to questions asked of him or her will be true.

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - SECT 29
Offences

29. (1) A person shall not, without reasonable excuse, refuse or fail-
(a) to attend before a Collector or an authorized officer;
(b) to take an oath or make an affirmation; or
(c) to answer a question or produce an account, book, document or other
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record,
when so required in pursuance of this Act.

Penalty: $1,000.

(2) A person shall not knowingly obtain or attempt to obtain bounty that is not payable.

Penalty: $2,000 or imprisonment for 12 months, or both.

(3) A person shall not-
(a) make to an authorized officer or other person exercising a power or performing a function or duty in relation to this Act a statement, either orally or in writing, that is to the knowledge of the person false or misleading in a material particular; or
(b) present (otherwise than in pursuance of sub-section 27 (1)) to an authorized officer or other person exercising a power or performing a function or duty in relation to this Act an account, book, document or other record that is to the knowledge of the person false or misleading in a material particular.


Penalty: $1,000 or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.

(4) A person shall not be prosecuted for an offence against sub-section (2) and an offence against sub-section 17 (1) in respect of the same claim for bounty.

(5) In this section, "bounty" includes an advance on account of bounty under section 14.

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Time for prosecutions

30. A prosecution for an offence against this Act may be commenced at any time within 3 years after the commission of the offence.

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Recovery of bounty on conviction

31. (1) Where a person is convicted of an offence against sub-section 17 (1) or 29 (2) or (3), the court may, in addition to imposing a penalty under the sub-section, order the person to refund to the Commonwealth the amount of any bounty wrongfully obtained by the person.

(2) Where a court has made an order under sub-section (1), a certificate signed by the appropriate officer of the court specifying the amount ordered to be refunded and the person by whom the amount is refundable may be filed in a court having civil jurisdiction to the extent of the amount and is thereupon enforceable in respects as a final judgment of that court.

(3) In this section, "bounty" includes an advance on account of bounty under section 14.

BOUNTY (ELECTRIC MOTORS) ACT 1984 No. 112 of 1984 - PART V
PART V-MISCELLANEOUS

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Return for Parliament

32. (1) The Comptroller-General shall, as soon as practicable after the end of each financial year in which bounty is paid, furnish to the Minister a return setting forth-
(a) the name and address of each person to whom bounty was paid in that financial year;
(b) the amount of bounty paid to each person in that financial year; and
(c) such other particulars (if any) as are prescribed.


(2) The Minister shall cause a copy of the return to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the return is received by the Minister.

(3) In this section, "bounty" includes an advance on account of bounty under section 14.

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Delegation

33. (1) The Minister or the Comptroller-General may, either generally or otherwise as provided in the instrument of delegation, by writing signed by him or her, delegate to a person all or any of his or her powers under this Act, other than this power of delegation.

(2) A power so delegated, when exercised by the delegate, shall, for the purposes of this Act, be deemed to have been exercised by the Minister or the Comptroller-General, as the case may be.

(3) A delegation under this section does not prevent the exercise of a power by the Minister or the Comptroller-General, as the case may be.

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Application for review

34. (1) Applications may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of-
(a) a declaration by the Comptroller-General for the purposes of section 13;
(b) a decision of the Comptroller-General under paragraph 15 (3) (a) approving payment of bounty;
(c) a decision of the Comptroller-General under paragraph 15 (3) (b) refusing to approve payment of bounty;
(d) a decision of the Comptroller-General under paragraph 16 (4) (a) approving a payment;
(e) a decision of the Comptroller-General under paragraph 16 (4) (b) refusing to approve a payment;
(f) a decision of the Comptroller-General for the purposes of sub-section 17 (4);
(g) a decision of the Comptroller-General under paragraph 19 (3) (a) approving a payment;
(h) a decision of the Comptroller-General for the purposes of paragraph 19 (3) (b);
(j) a decision of the Comptroller-General under paragraph 19 (3) (c) to refuse to adjust payments of bounty;
(k) a decision of the Comptroller-General for the purposes of section 20;
(m) a decision of the Minister under paragraph 22 (3) (b) refusing to register premises, including a decision to refuse by virtue of sub-section 22 (7) but not including a refusal under sub-section 22 (8);
(n) a decision by the Minister under sub-section 22 (9) transferring the registration of premises;
(p) a decision of the Minister under sub-section 22 (11) cancelling the registration of premises; or
(q) a requirement by the Minister under section 24.

(2) Without limiting section 43 of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, where the Administrative Appeals Tribunal is reviewing a decision referred to in paragraph (1) (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), (j) or (k) in respect of bountiable motors, the Tribunal, if it considers it appropriate to do so, may-
(a) if a determination under sub-section 7 (1) or (2) has been made in respect of those motors or of motors that include those motors, either-
(i) set aside that determination; or
(ii) set aside that determination and make a further determination under sub-section 7 (1) or (2), as the case may be, in respect of the motors to which the determination so set aside applied;
(b) if a determination under sub-section 7 (1) has not been made in respect of the motors to which the decision applies or of motors that include those motors, make a determination under sub-section 7 (1) in respect of the motors to which the decision applies; or
(c) if a determination under sub-section 7 (2) has not been made in respect of the motors to which the decision applies or of motors that include those motors, make a determination under sub-section 7 (2) in respect of the motors to which the decision applies.


(3) In sub-section (1), "decision" has the same meaning as in the
Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975.

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Statement to accompany notice of decisions

35. (1) Where the Minister, or the Comptroller-General makes a determination, decision or requirement of a kind referred to in sub-section 34 (1) and gives to the person or persons whose interests are affected by the determination, decision or requirement notice in writing of the making of the determination, decision or requirement, that notice shall include a statement to the effect that, subject to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, application may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of the determination, decision or requirement to which the notice relates by or on behalf of the person or persons whose interests are affected by the determination, decision or requirement.

(2) Any failure to comply with the requirements of sub-section (1) in relation to a determination, decision or requirement does not affect the validity of the determination, decision or requirement.

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Appropriation

36. Bounty is payable out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, which is appropriated accordingly.

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Transitional

37. Sections 26, 27 and 29 do not operate so as to render unlawful anything done, or omitted to be done, before the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

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Regulations

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