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Act No. 32 of 1985 as made
An Act to amend the Dried Vine Fruits Equalization Levy Act 1978
Date of Assent 22 May 1985
Date of repeal 10 Dec 2015
Repealed by Amending Acts 1980 to 1989 Repeal Act 2015

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Dried Vine Fruits Equalization Levy Amendment Act 1985

No. 32 of 1985

 

An Act to amend the Dried Vine Fruits Equalization Levy Act 1978

[Assented to 22 May 1985]

[Date of commencement 19 June 1985]

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

Short title, &c.

1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Dried Vine Fruits Equalization Levy Amendment Act 1985.

(2) The Dried Vine Fruits Equalization Levy Act 19781 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

Rate of levy

2. Section 6 of the Principal Act is amended by adding at the end the following sub-sections:

“(2) The rate of levy fixed by the regulations referred to in sub-section (1) in respect of dried fruit of a specified kind produced during a season, being a


 

season commencing on or after 1 January 1986, shall be a rate that the Minister considers, after consultation with the Corporation to ascertain its estimate of—

(a) the amount per tonne that is likely to be the average export return for dried fruit of that kind produced during that season;

(b) the volume of dried fruit of that kind that is likely to be produced during that season; and

(c) the proportion of that volume that is likely to be exported and the proportion of that volume that is likely to be used for human consumption in Australia,

will be such that it is unlikely that the amount specified in the rate of equalization payments in respect of dried fruit of that kind produced in that season will exceed the amount that is the prescribed percentage for fruit of that kind for that season of the amount specified in the average export return for dried fruit of that kind produced in that season.

“(3) For the purposes of sub-section (2), the prescribed percentage for currants for a season is—

(a) in the case of the season commencing on 1 January 1986—40.4%;

(b) in the case of the season commencing on 1 January 1987—34.1 %;

(c) in the case of the season commencing on 1 January 1988—27.8%;

(d) in the case of the season commencing on 1 January 1989—21.5%; and

(e) in the case of a later season—15%.

“(4) For the purposes of sub-section (2), the prescribed percentage for sultanas for a season is—

(a) in the case of the season commencing on 1 January 1986—32.4%;

(b) in the case of the season commencing on 1 January 1987—28%;

(c) in the case of the season commencing on 1 January 1988—23.6%;

(d) in the case of the season commencing on 1 January 1989— 19.2%; and

(e) in the case of a later season—15%.

“(5) For the purposes of sub-section (2), the prescribed percentage for raisins for a season is—

(a) in the case of the season commencing on 1 January 1986—79.4%;

(b) in the case of the season commencing on 1 January 1987—63.3%;

(c) in the case of the season commencing on 1 January 1988—47.2%;

(d) in the case of the season commencing on 1 January 1989—31.1%; and

(e) in the case of a later season—15%.”.

 

NOTE

1. No. 194, 1978.

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 17 April 1985

Senate on 9 May 1985]