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Dairy Produce Amendment Act 1995

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Act No. 45 of 1995 as made
An Act to amend the Dairy Produce Act 1986
Date of Assent 21 Jun 1995
Date of repeal 10 Mar 2016
Repealed by Amending Acts 1990 to 1999 Repeal Act 2016
 

DAIRY PRODUCE AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 45, 1995

Making Information
- Assented to 21 June 1995

DAIRY PRODUCE AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 45 of 1995 - LONG TITLE

An Act to amend the Dairy Produce Act 1986

DAIRY PRODUCE AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 45 of 1995 - SECT 1
Short title

1. This Act may be cited as the Dairy Produce Amendment Act 1995.


(Minister's second reading speech made in-
House of Representatives on 9 May 1995
Senate on 30 May 1995)

DAIRY PRODUCE AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 45 of 1995 - SECT 2
Commencement

2. This Act commences on 1 July 1995.

DAIRY PRODUCE AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 45 of 1995 - SECT 3
Amendments

3. The Dairy Produce Act 1986 is amended as indicated in the Schedule.

DAIRY PRODUCE AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 45 of 1995 - SCHEDULE 1

SCHEDULE Section 3
1. Subsection 3(1) (definition of "relevant fund"):
Insert "the Domestic Fund," after "Market Support Fund,".
2. Subsection 3(1) (definition of "dairy products levy"):
Omit the definition, substitute:
" 'dairy products levy' means the levy imposed by:
(a) section 9 of the first Levy Act; or
(b) section 5 or 8 of the second Levy Act;
as in force on 30 June 1995 and includes amounts of penalty (if any)
payable under the Levies and Charges Collection Act in relation to the
levy;".
3. Subsection 3(1):
Insert the following definitions:
" 'Domestic Fund' means the Domestic Market Support Fund;
'relevant dairy produce' has the same meaning as in the Dairy Produce Levy (No.
1) Act 1986;".
4. Part VI:
Repeal the Part.
5. After paragraph 74(1)(ca):
Insert:
"(cb) in making payments for which money of the Domestic Fund may be
expended but is not available because of a deficit in the Domestic
Fund;".
6. Paragraph 74(1)(e):
Omit "or in a provision of the Dairy Industry Stabilization Act 1977".
7. Subsection 80(2):
Omit "Market Support Fund", substitute "Domestic Fund".
8. Subsection 80(3):
Omit "Market Support Fund", substitute "Domestic Fund".
9. Subsection 80(4):
Omit "Market Support Fund", substitute "Domestic Fund".
10. After paragraph 88(1)(h):
Insert:
"(i) in making payments under subsection 108G(5);".
11. Section 91:
At the end of each of paragraphs (a), (aaa), (aa), (b) and (c), add
"and".
12. After paragraph 91(d):
Insert:
"(da) in making payments under subsection 108G(5); and".
13. Section 98:
Repeal the section.
14. Section 102:
Repeal the section, substitute:
Winding-up of Market Support Fund
"102.(1) As soon as practicable after 1 July 1995, the Market Support
Fund is to be wound up.
"(2) When the Corporation is satisfied that there is no reasonable
likelihood that it will incur any further liabilities in relation to
matters specified in section 101, the Corporation must determine the
total amount of the liabilities of the Corporation in relation to which
Fund money may be expended.
"(3) If the amount of Fund money exceeds the amount determined under
subsection (2), the Corporation must credit the excess to the Domestic
Fund.
"(4) If the amount determined under subsection (2) exceeds the amount
of Fund money, the Corporation may expend money standing to the credit
of the Domestic Fund, to the extent of the excess, for any of the
purposes specified in section 101.
"(5) If, when the Corporation makes a determination under
subsection (2), there are any investments held for the purposes of the

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Market Support Fund, those investments are to be taken, after the
making of the determination, to be investments of money standing to the
credit of the Domestic Fund.
"(6) If:
(a) an amount is paid by the Commonwealth to the Corporation; and
(b) but for this subsection, the Corporation would be required by a
provision of this Act ('the relevant provision') to credit the amount
to the Market Support Fund; and
(c) the amount is paid to the Corporation after the Market Support
Fund has been wound up;
the relevant provision is to be taken to require the money to be
credited to the Domestic Fund.
"(7) In this section, 'Fund money' means money standing to the credit
of the Market Support Fund when the Corporation makes a determination
under subsection (2).".
15. Part VII:
Add at the end:
"Division 5-Domestic Market Support Fund
Definitions
"103. In this Division:
'acquisition offset levy' means acquisition offset levy imposed by
the first Levy Act, as in force on and after 1 July 1995;
'import offset levy' means import offset levy imposed by section 9 of
the second Levy Act, as in force on and after 1 July 1995;
'manufacturer' means a person who carries on a business that consists
of, or includes, the manufacture of dairy produce;
'manufacturing milk' means:
(a) relevant dairy produce delivered by the producer to a
manufacturer during a month ending before 1 July 2000; or
(b) relevant dairy produce produced by a manufacturer and used by the
manufacturer, during a month ending before 1 July 2000, in the
manufacture of dairy produce;
other than relevant dairy produce processed as liquid milk for human
consumption and sold or distributed in Australia as liquid milk for
human consumption;
'manufacturing milk levy' means manufacturing milk levy imposed by
the first Levy Act, as in force on and after 1 July 1995, and includes
amounts of penalty (if any) payable under the Levies and Charges
Collection Act in relation to that levy;
'market milk levy' means market milk levy imposed by the first Levy
Act, as in force on and after 1 July 1995, and includes amounts of
penalty (if any) payable under the Levies and Charges Collection Act in
relation to that levy;
'milk fat rate', in relation to a month, means the milk fat rate
prescribed, under the Dairy Produce Levy (No. 1) Act 1986, in relation
to the manufacturing milk levy for that month;
'month' means any of the 12 months of the calendar year;
'protein rate', in relation to a month, means the protein rate
prescribed, under the Dairy Produce Levy (No. 1) Act 1986, in relation
to the manufacturing milk levy for that month.
Establishment of Domestic Market Support Fund
"104.(1) A fund to be known as the Domestic Market Support Fund is
established.
"(2) The Domestic Fund is vested in, and is to be administered by,
the Corporation.
Money to be paid into Domestic Fund
"105. The following money is to be credited to the Domestic Fund:
(a) money paid to the Corporation under section 107;
(b) money credited to the Domestic Fund under subsection 102(3);
(c) money received by the Corporation as interest from the investment
of money standing to the credit of the Domestic Fund;
(d) amounts payable under section 7 of the Levies and Charges
Collection Act in relation to the market milk levy or the manufacturing
milk levy that are received by the Commonwealth;
(e) amounts ordered to be repaid to the Corporation under
subsection 114(1), or repaid to or recovered by the Corporation under
section 115, in respect of payments under this Division;
(f) money paid by a person other than the Commonwealth to the
Corporation for the purposes of the Domestic Fund;
(g) money made available by the Corporation, whether by way of
advance or otherwise, for the purposes of the Domestic Fund;
(h) money lent to the Domestic Fund out of another relevant fund
under section 85;
(i) money repaid to the Domestic Fund, being money that was lent out
of the Domestic Fund to the Corporation under subsection 75(2) or that
was lent to another relevant fund under section 85, and interest on
money so lent;
(j) the amount of any surplus resulting from a sale or sales by or on
behalf of the Corporation of dairy produce where the surplus is
ascertained after the day on which the Corporation is satisfied of the

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matter referred to in subsection 102(2).
Application of Domestic Market Support Fund
"106. Money standing to the credit of the Domestic Fund may be
expended:
(a) in making domestic market support payments under section 108A;
and
(b) in making payments under section 108D; and
(c) in paying manufacturing milk levy rebates under section 108E; and
(d) in making payments under section 108F; and
(e) in payment to the Commonwealth of the expenses incurred by the
Commonwealth in relation to:
(i) the collection and recovery of amounts referred to in
section 107; and
(ii) the administration of subsection 107(1);
(f) in meeting the expenses of the Corporation incurred in
administering the Domestic Fund;
(g) in making loans to the Corporation under subsection 75(2) or to
another relevant fund under section 85;
(h) in repaying money that was lent to the Domestic Fund by the
Corporation under paragraph 74(2)(b) or that was lent to the Domestic
Fund out of another relevant fund under section 85, and in paying
interest on money so lent;
(i) in making payments to the Corporation in respect of any deficit
resulting from a sale or sales by or on behalf of the Corporation
of dairy produce where the deficit is ascertained after the day on
which the Corporation is satisfied of the matter referred to in
subsection 102(2).
Payment of market milk and manufacturing milk levies
to Corporation
"107.(1) The Commonwealth must pay to the Corporation an amount equal
to each amount received by the Commonwealth by way of market milk levy
or manufacturing milk levy.
"(2) The Commonwealth must pay to the Corporation an amount equal to
each amount received by the Commonwealth by way of:
(a) acquisition offset levy; or
(b) levy imposed by section 8 or 9 of the Dairy Produce Levy (No. 2)
Act 1986; or
(c) penalty payable under the Levies and Charges Collection Act in
relation to levy referred to in paragraph (a) or (b).
"(3) Amounts payable under subsection (1) or (2) are payable out of
the Consolidated Revenue Fund which is appropriated accordingly.
Returns to Corporation by manufacturers
"108.(1) This section does not apply to relevant dairy produce
processed by a manufacturer as liquid milk for human consumption and
sold or distributed in Australia as liquid milk for human consumption.
"(2) Within 10 days after the end of each month ending before 1 July
2000, a manufacturer must give the Corporation a return relating to:
(a) relevant dairy produce delivered, during the month, by producers
to the manufacturer; and
(b) relevant dairy produce produced by the manufacturer and used by
the manufacturer, during the month, in the manufacture of dairy
produce.
"(3) The return must be in accordance with a form approved by the
Corporation.
Domestic market support payments
"108A. A domestic market support payment is payable by the Corporation in respect of all manufacturing
milk produced in Australia by a person in a month that ends before 1
July 2000.
Rate of domestic market support payments
"108B.(1) The amount of a domestic market support payment in respect
of manufacturing milk is to be calculated at the rate determined by the
Corporation to be the rate applicable to the month in which the
manufacturing milk was produced.
"(2) For the purpose of making determinations under subsection (1),
the Corporation must have regard to the need, as far as possible, to
ensure that the amount standing to the credit of the Domestic Fund on 1
July 2000 is sufficient, but not significantly more than sufficient, to
meet all liabilities of the Corporation for the discharge of which
money of the Domestic Fund is available under section 106.
"(3) Before making a determination under subsection (1), the
Corporation must consult with the executive in relation to the proposed
determination.
Recipients of domestic market support payments
"108C. A domestic market support payment is payable to the producer
of the manufacturing milk to which the payment relates.
Negative levy payments
"108D.(1) A manufacturer has a negative levy entitlement in respect
of a month if:
(a) manufacturing milk levy is imposed on relevant dairy produce

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delivered to, or used by, the manufacturer during that month; and
(b) but for the operation of subsection 7(5) of the first Levy Act,
the amount of the manufacturing milk levy so imposed would be a
negative amount.
"(2) The amount of the negative levy entitlement is the amount
calculated by multiplying the negative amount by -1.
"(3) If a manufacturer has a negative levy entitlement in respect of
a month, the Secretary of the Department must give the Corporation a
written notice stating:
(a) the name and postal address of the manufacturer; and
(b) the amount of the entitlement.
"(4) As soon as practicable after receiving a notice under subsection
(1), the Corporation must pay to the manufacturer specified in the
notice the amount specified in the notice.
"(5) For the purposes of subsections (3) and (4), a notice given to
the Corporation by an authorised person is to be taken to have been
given by the Secretary of the Department.
Levy rebates to downstream manufacturers
"108E.(1) A person is entitled to be paid by the Corporation a
manufacturing milk levy rebate in respect of a month if:
(a) the person has exported dairy produce; and
(b) relevant dairy produce used, whether by that person or by another
person, in the manufacture of the exported dairy produce has been taken
into account in the calculation of manufacturing milk levy; and
(c) the export of the dairy produce has not been taken into account
under paragraphs 7(2)(c) and (d) of the first Levy Act.
"(2) The amount of a manufacturing milk levy rebate is an amount
equal to the total of:
(a) an amount calculated at the milk fat rate for the month to which
the rebate relates on the milk fat content of the dairy produce
referred to in paragraph (1)(a); and
(b) an amount calculated at the protein rate for the month to which
the rebate relates on the protein content of the dairy produce referred
to in paragraph (1)(a).
"(3) A manufacturing milk levy rebate may not be paid unless:
(a) a written application has been submitted to the Corporation
within 21 days after the end of the month to which the application
relates; and
(b) the application is in accordance with a form approved by the
Corporation; and
(c) the application contains such information relating to the dairy
produce exported as is specified in the approved form.
"(4) The Corporation may include in the approved form of application
a requirement that the whole or a part of the information contained in
an application be verified by statutory declaration.
"(5) As soon as practicable after it receives an application for a
manufacturing milk levy rebate, the Corporation must:
(a) if the Corporation decides that the applicant is entitled to the
rebate-inform the applicant, by written notice, of its decision and of
the amount of the rebate to which the applicant is entitled; or
(b) if the Corporation decides that the applicant is not entitled to
the rebate-inform the applicant, by written notice, of its decision.
"(6) A notice under paragraph (5)(a) must set out the basis on which
the Corporation has determined the amount of the rebate to which the
applicant is entitled.
"(7) A notice under paragraph (5)(b) must set out the reasons for the
decision to which the notice relates.
"(8) If the Corporation gives an applicant a notice under
paragraph (5)(a), it must, at the same time, pay the applicant the
rebate to which the notice relates.
Refunds of levy for 1 July 2000 stocks of dairy products
"108F.(1) In this section:
'eligible person' means a person who carries on a relevant business;
'relevant business' means a business that consists of or includes:
(a) the business of manufacturing dairy produce; or
(b) the business of exporting dairy produce; or
(c) the business of selling dairy produce otherwise than by retail.
"(2) If:
(a) on 1 July 2000, an eligible person is in possession of dairy
produce; and
(b) relevant dairy produce used in the manufacture of the
first-mentioned dairy produce has been taken into account in the
calculation of manufacturing milk levy;
the eligible person is entitled to be paid an amount equal to the total
of:
(c) an amount calculated at the milk fat rate for the month ending on
30 June 2000 on the milk fat content of the relevant dairy produce
referred to in paragraph (b); and
(d) an amount calculated at the protein rate for the month ending on
30 June 2000 on the protein content of the relevant dairy produce

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referred to in paragraph (b).

"(3) An amount is not to be paid under subsection (2) unless:
(a) a written application has been submitted to the Corporation on or
before 31 October 2000; and
(b) the application is in accordance with a form approved by the
Corporation; and
(c) the application contains such information relating to the dairy
produce as is specified in the approved form.
"(4) The Corporation may include in the approved form of application
a requirement that the whole or a part of the information contained in
an application be verified by statutory declaration.
"(5) As soon as practicable after it receives an application for a
payment under subsection (2), the Corporation must:
(a) if the Corporation decides that the applicant is entitled to the
payment-inform the applicant, by written notice, of its decision and of
the amount of the payment to which the applicant is entitled; or
(b) if the Corporation decides that the applicant is not entitled to
the refund-inform the applicant, by written notice, of its decision.
"(6) A notice under paragraph (5)(a) must set out the basis on which
the Corporation has determined the amount of the payment to which the
applicant is entitled.
"(7) A notice under paragraph (5)(b) must set out the reasons for the
decision to which the notice relates.
"(8) If the Corporation gives an applicant notice under paragraph
(5)(a), it must, at the same time, pay the applicant the amount to
which the notice relates.
Winding-up of Domestic Market Support Fund
"108G.(1) As soon as practicable after 1 July 2000, the Domestic Fund
is to be wound up.
"(2) When the Corporation is satisfied that there is no reasonable
likelihood that it will:
(a) incur any further liabilities; or
(b) receive any further applications or claims;
in relation to matters specified in section 106, the Corporation must
determine the total amount of the liabilities of the Corporation in
relation to which Fund money may be expended.
"(3) If the amount of Fund money exceeds the amount determined under
subsection (2), the Corporation must cause the balance of the Fund
money to be paid into a bank account maintained by the Corporation
under section 73.
"(4) Fund money paid into a bank account under subsection (3) must be
applied by the Corporation for such purpose or purposes as the
Corporation, after consultation with the executive, determines to be
appropriate.
"(5) If the amount determined under subsection (2) exceeds the amount
of Fund money, the Corporation may expend money standing to the credit
of a relevant fund, to the extent of the excess, for any of the
purposes specified in section 106.
"(6) If, when the Corporation makes a determination under
subsection (2), there are any investments that represent money of the
Domestic Fund, those investments are to be taken, on and after the day
on which the determination is made, to be held for such purposes as the
Corporation has determined under subsection (4).
"(7) In this section, 'Fund money' means money standing to the credit
of the Domestic Fund when the Corporation makes a determination under
subsection (2).".
16. After section 109:
Insert:
Reduction of acquisition offset and import offset levy amounts in
certain circumstances
"109A.(1) If:
(a) a prescribed exporter is liable to pay acquisition offset levy
and import offset levy in respect of the same financial year; and
(b) the total amount so payable by the prescribed exporter would, but
for this section, exceed the amount that, under the first Levy Act, is
the maximum amount in relation to acquisition offset levy payable by
the prescribed exporter in respect of that year;
the prescribed exporter is not liable to pay so much of each of those
levies as exceeds the adjusted amount of that levy for that year.
"(2) The adjusted amount of a levy for a financial year is the amount
worked out according to the formula:
Maximum amount X Levy
Total Levies
where:
'Maximum amount' means the amount that, under the first Levy Act, is
the maximum amount in relation to acquisition offset levy payable by
the prescribed exporter in respect of that year;
'Levy' means the amount of the levy in respect of which the
calculation is being made;
'Total levies' means the total amount that, but for this subsection,
would be payable by the prescribed exporter by way of acquisition
offset levy and import offset levy in respect of the financial year.
"(3) In this section 'acquisition offset levy' and 'import offset
levy' have the same meaning as in Division 5 of Part VII.
"(4) A reference in this section to the milk fat rate for a month or
the protein rate for a month has the same meaning as in section 7 of
the Dairy Produce Levy (No. 1) Act 1986.
Reduction of levies to avoid double payment
"109B.(1) This section has effect if:
(a) dairy produce is acquired or imported by a body corporate ('the
operative company') that is not a prescribed exporter; and
(b) 2 or more other bodies corporate ('the levy-paying companies')
would, but for this section, be liable to pay acquisition offset levy
or import offset levy, as the case may be, in relation to the dairy
produce referred to in paragraph (a) or dairy produce that includes
that dairy produce.
"(2) In a case in which this section has effect because of the
acquisition of dairy produce, the amount of acquisition offset levy
that would, but for this section, be payable by each of the levy-paying
companies is reduced to the amount that would be payable if:
(a) the operative company had not acquired any of the dairy produce
referred to in paragraph (1)(a); and
(b) each levy-paying company had acquired a relevant part of that
dairy produce.
"(3) In a case in which this section has effect because of the
importation of dairy produce, the amount of import offset levy that
would, but for this section, be payable by each of the levy-paying
companies is reduced to the amount that would be payable if:
(a) the operative company had not imported any of the dairy produce
referred to in paragraph (1)(a); and
(b) each levy-paying company had imported a relevant part of that
dairy produce.
"(4) The relevant part referred to in paragraph (2)(b) or (3)(b) is
ascertained by dividing the quantity of the dairy produce by the number
of levy-paying companies.
"(5) Section 109A has effect as if an amount of levy, as reduced by
subsection (2) of this section, were the amount of that levy payable
under the first or second Levy Act, as the case requires.
Appointment of authorised persons
"109C. The Secretary of the Department may, in writing:
(a) appoint a person employed by, or in the service of, a collecting
authority or collecting organisation within the meaning of the Levies
and Charges Collection Act to be an authorised person for the purposes
of section 108D; and
(b) appoint an officer of the Australian Public Service to be an
authorised person for the purposes of section 108D.".
17. After section 111:
Insert:
Determination of milk fat or protein content of dairy produce
"111A.(1) If:
(a) it is necessary to determine the milk fat content of dairy
produce for the purposes of a provision of this Act or of the first or
second Levy Act; and
(b) it is not practicable to determine the milk fat content of the
dairy produce;
the dairy produce is to be taken to have the prescribed milk fat
content for dairy produce of that kind.
"(2) If:
(a) it is necessary to determine the protein content of dairy produce
for the purposes of a provision of this Act or of the first or second
Levy Act; and
(b) it is not practicable to determine the protein content of the
dairy produce;
the dairy produce is to be taken to have the prescribed protein content
for dairy produce of that kind.
"(3) The prescribed milk fat content for dairy produce of a
particular kind is:
(a) the milk fat content prescribed in relation to that kind of dairy
produce; or
(b) the milk fat content prescribed in relation to a class of dairy
produce that includes the particular kind.
"(4) The prescribed protein content for dairy produce of a particular
kind is:
(a) the protein content prescribed in relation to that kind of dairy
produce; or
(b) the protein content prescribed in relation to a class of dairy
produce that includes the particular kind.".
18. Subsection 118(1) (definition of "relevant payment decision"):
After "subsection 100(4)" insert "or section 108A, 108E or 108F".