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Act No. 254 of 1992 as made
An Act to impose levy on the slaughter of horses
Date of Assent 24 Dec 1992
Date of repeal 01 Aug 1998
Repealed by National Residue Survey Administration Amendment Act 1998

National Residue Survey (Horse Slaughter) Levy Act 1992

No. 254 of 1992

An Act to impose levy on the slaughter of horses

[Assented to 24 December 1992]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

Short title

1.  This Act may be cited as the National Residue Survey (Horse Slaughter) Levy Act 1992.


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.


4.  Unless the contrary intention appears, a word or expression has the same meaning in this Act as it has in the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991.


5.(1) Subject to subsection (2), National Residue Survey Levy is imposed on the slaughter at an abattoir of horses intended for human consumption.

(2) Levy is not imposed on the slaughter of horses the carcases of which are, under a law of the Commonwealth or of a State, condemned or rejected by an inspector as being unfit for human consumption.

Rate of levy

6.  The rate of levy imposed on horses is $4.00 per head or such other rate, not exceeding $5.00 per head as is prescribed by regulation.

Who pays the levy

7.  The levy is payable by producer.


8.  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.

[Minister's second reading speech made in

House of Representatives on 3 November 1992

Senate on 10 November 1992]