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National Residue Survey Administration Act 1992

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Act No. 243 of 1992 as made
An Act to establish a Trust Account for the purpose of conducting a National Residue Survey and to provide for the collection of National Residue Survey Levy imposed by various Acts, and for related purposes
Administered by: Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Date of Assent 24 Dec 1992

National Residue Survey Administration Act 1992

No. 243 of 1992

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

PART 1—PRELIMINARY

Section

 

1.

Short title

2.

Commencement

3.

Act binds Crown

 

PART 2—INTERPRETATION

4.

Interpretation

5.

References to other Acts

 

PART 3—NATIONAL RESIDUE SURVEY ACCOUNT

6.

Establishment of account

7.

Payments into National Residue Survey Account

8.

Payments out of account

 

PART4—NATIONAL RESIDUE SURVEY LEVY

9.

Liability to National Residue Survey Levy

 

PART 5—MISCELLANEOUS

10.

Report by Minister

11.

Release of information

12.

Appropriation

13.

Regulations

SCHEDULE

TABLE


National Residue Survey Administration Act 1992

No. 243 of 1992

An Act to establish a Trust Account for the purpose of conducting a National Residue Survey and to provide for the collection of National Residue Survey Levy imposed by various Acts, and for related purposes

[Assented to 24 December 1992]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

 

PART 1—PRELIMINARY

Short title

1.  This Act may be cited as the National Residue Survey Administration Act 1992.

Commencement

2.  This Act commences on 1 July 1993.


Act binds Crown

3.  This Act binds the Crown in right of each of the States, of the Australian Capital Territory, of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island.

 

PART 2—INTERPRETATION

Interpretation

4.  In this Act:

“Account” means the National Residue Survey Account;

“National Residue Survey Levy” means the levy payable under section 9 and levy of that name payable under any other Act;

“Related Act”, in relation to a product or activity specified in column [1] of the Table, means the Act specified in column [4] opposite the product or activity;

“Table” means the Table in the Schedule to this Act.

References to other Acts

5.(1) A reference in this Act to another Act is a reference to that other Act as in force from time to time or, if that other Act is repealed, is a reference to that other Act as in force immediately before the repeal.

(2) If:

(a)     because of subsection (1), a reference to another Act is a reference to that other Act as in force immediately before its repeal; and

(b)    amendments were made to the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991 as a consequence of that repeal;

then, for the purposes of the application of this Act, the amendments are taken not to have been made.

 

PART 3—NATIONAL RESIDUE SURVEY ACCOUNT

Establishment of account

6.(1) An account called the National Residue Survey Account is established by this subsection.

(2)    The Account is a trust account for the purposes of section 62A of the Audit Act 1901.

(3)    Money in the Account that is not required for the purpose of making payments out of the Account may be invested in accordance with section 62B of the Audit Act 1901.


Payments into National Residue Survey Account

7. There is to be paid into the Account:

(a)     in respect of each amount of National Residue Survey Levy collected by or on behalf of the Commonwealth—an amount equal to that amount of levy; and

(b)    in respect of each amount of penalty collected by or on behalf of the Commonwealth in connection with National Residue Survey Levy—an amount equal to that amount of penalty; and

(c)     in respect of each amount of a gift or other contribution made to the Commonwealth for the purposes of the National Residue Survey—an amount equal to that amount; and

(d)    gifts or other contributions made to the Account; and

(e)     amounts appropriated by the Parliament for the purposes of the National Residue Survey; and

(f) income from investment of moneys in the Account.

Payments out of account

8.(1) Amounts standing to the credit of the Account may be spent in:

(a)    making payments, in accordance with an expenditure program approved by the Minister, for purposes related to the monitoring and reporting of the level of contaminants in food products produced in Australia, or produced from animals or plants produced in Australia; and

(b)    making payments to the Commonwealth of amounts equal to expenditure incurred by the Commonwealth in relation to:

(i) the collection and recovery of amounts referred to in paragraph 7(a) or (b); or

(ii) the administration of paragraph 7(a) or (b); or

(iii) the monitoring and reporting of the level of contaminants in food products produced in Australia, or from animals or plants produced in Australia.

(2) Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), the reference in that subsection to expenditure incurred includes a reference to:

(a)     remuneration and allowances paid to staff; and

(b)    other expenditure incurred in relation to the provision of staff or the provision of the services of staff; and

(c)     expenditure incurred in relation to surveys conducted for the purpose of monitoring the level of contaminants; and

(d)    expenditure incurred in relation to the provision of accommodation or administrative support.


PART 4NATIONAL RESIDUE SURVEY LEVY

Liability to National Residue Survey Levy

9.(1) If, after the commencement of this Act, a person becomes liable to pay levy or charge under an Act specified in Column [4] of the Table on, or in respect of, a product or activity specified in Column [1] of that Table, the person is also liable to pay National Residue Survey Levy on that product or activity.

(2)  National Residue Survey Levy is payable:

(a)     at the rate specified in Column [2] of the Table opposite that product or activity; or

(b)    if a rate of levy is prescribed in relation to the product or activity, not being a rate exceeding the rate specified in Column [3] of the Table opposite that product or activity—at that prescribed rate.

(3)  If a person is liable to pay National Residue Survey Levy on a product or activity:

(a)    the liability arises at the same time as the liability arises under the Related Act; and

(b)    unless the contrary intention appears, a word or expression has the same meaning for the purposes of the application of this Act to the product or activity as it has in the Related Act; and

(c)    the provisions, other than those prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph (if any), of the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991 and the regulations made under that Act apply as if the liability was imposed by the Related Act.

 

PART 5—MISCELLANEOUS

Report by Minister

10. As soon as practicable after the end of each financial year, the Minister is to cause a report to be laid before each House of the Parliament setting out details of the operation of the National Residue Survey Account including:

(a)     money paid into the Account during that financial year; and

(b)     money paid out of the Account during that financial year; and

(c)     financial statements relating to the Account for that financial year; and

(d)     a description of activities undertaken in relation to the National Residue Survey during that financial year.

Release of information

11.(1) Subject to subsection (2), information collected under a survey conducted using funds paid or reimbursed out of the National Residue Survey Account that identifies a particular person may not be released.


 

(2)    Such information may be released to authorities of the Commonwealth, of a State or of a Territory that are responsible for the monitoring or regulation of pesticide or other residues in food related products for the purpose of such monitoring or regulation.

(3)    This section does not affect the operation of section 27 of the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991.

Appropriation

12.  Amounts payable into the Account under paragraphs 7(a), (b) and (c) are payable out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund which is appropriated accordingly.

Regulations

13.  The Governor-General may make regulations prescribing matters:

(a)     required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed; or

(b)    necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.


SCHEDULE                                                   Section 4

TABLE

Column [1]

Product or activity on which liability arises

Column [2]

Operative rate of National Residue Survey Levy

Column [3]

Maximum rate of National Residue Survey Levy

Column [4]

Related Act

Transaction by virtue of which the ownership of cattle is transferred

18 cents per head

35 cents per head

Cattle Transaction Levy Act 1990

Delivery of cattle to a processor

18 cents per head

35 cents per head

Cattle Transaction Levy Act 1990

Slaughter of cattle

18 cents per head

35 cents per head

Cattle Transaction Levy Act 1990

Exportation of cattle

18 cents per head

35 cents per head

Cattle Transaction Levy Act 1990

Slaughter of deer

4 cents per kilo

4 cents per kilo

Deer Slaughter Levy Act 1992

Slaughter of sheep and lambs

5 cents per head

10 cents per head

Livestock Slaughter Levy Act 1964

Slaughter of goats

5 cents per head

8 cents per head

Livestock Slaughter Levy Act 1964

Slaughter of buffaloes

$2.50 per head

$5.00 per head

Livestock Slaughter Levy Act 1964

Slaughter of pigs

20 cents per head

40 cents per head

Pig Slaughter Levy Act 1971

Meat chickens

0.006 cents per head

0.02 cents per head

Meat Chicken Levy Act 1969

Laying chickens

0.6 cents per head

2 cents per head

Laying Chicken Levy Act 1988

Leviable coarse grains

0.01% of the value of the grain

0.03% of the value of the grain

Coarse Grains Levy Act 1992

Leviable grain legumes

0.01% of the value of the grain legumes

0.03% of the value of the grain legumes

Grain Legumes Levy Act 1985

Leviable oilseeds

0.01% of the value of the oilseeds

0.03% of the value of the oilseeds

Oilseeds Levy Act 1977

Wheat

0.01% of the value of the grain

0.03% of the value of the grain

Wheat Industry Fund Levy Act 1989


SCHEDULEcontinued

TABLE—continued

Column [1]

Product or activity on which liability arises

Column [2]

Operative rate of National Residue Survey Levy

Column [3]

Maximum rate of National Residue Survey Levy

Column [4]

Related Act

Milk fat content of relevant dairy produce

0.1 cents per kilo

0.5 cents per kilo

Dairy Produce Levy (No. 1) Act 1986

Honey

0.12 cents per kilo

0.3 cents per kilo

Honey Levy (No. 1) Act 1962

Honey

0.12 cents per kilo

0.3 cents per kilo

Honey Levy (No. 2) Act 1962

Honey that is exported from Australia

0.12 cents per kilo

0.3 cents per kilo

Honey Export Charge Act 1973

Onions

$1.56 per tonne

$5.00 per tonne

Horticultural Export Charge Act 1987

Potatoes

4.5 cents per tonne

10 cents per tonne

Horticultural Levy Act 1987

Apples and pears

25 cents per tonne

60 cents per tonne

Horticultural Levy Act 1987

Citrus fruits

25 cents per tonne

60 cents per tonne

Horticultural Levy Act 1987

Table grapes

35 cents per tonne

80 cents per tonne

Horticultural Levy Act 1987

Stone fruits

35 cents per tonne

80 cents per tonne

Horticultural Levy Act 1987

Dried fruits

52 cents per tonne

$1.00 per tonne

Dried Fruits Levy Act 1971

[Minister’s second reading speech made in

House of Representatives on 3 November 1992

Senate on 10 November 1992]