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Buffalo Slaughter Levy Act 1997

Act No. 210 of 1997 as made
An Act to impose a levy on the slaughter of buffaloes, and for purposes dealing with the imposition of the levy
Date of Assent 17 Dec 1997
Date of repeal 01 Jul 1999
Repealed by Primary Industries Levies and Charges (Consequential Amendments) Act 1999

 

 

 

 

Buffalo Slaughter Levy Act 1997

 

No. 210, 1997

 

 

 

 

  

  

  


 

 

 

 

Buffalo Slaughter Levy Act 1997

 

No. 210, 1997

 

 

 

 

An Act to impose a levy on the slaughter of buffaloes, and for purposes dealing with the imposition of the levy

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................

2............ Commencement..................................................................................

3............ Definitions..........................................................................................

4............ Imposition of levy..............................................................................

5............ Rate of levy........................................................................................

6............ Levy is payable by owner..................................................................

7............ Regulations.........................................................................................


Buffalo Slaughter Levy Act 1997

No. 210, 1997

 

 

 

 

An Act to impose a levy on the slaughter of buffaloes, and for purposes dealing with the imposition of the levy

[Assented to 17 December 1997]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Buffalo Slaughter Levy Act 1997.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences at the commencement of Part 3 of the Australian Meat and Live‑stock Industry Act 1997.

3  Definitions

             (1)  In this Act:

levy means levy imposed by this Act.

National Cattle Disease Eradication Account means:

                     (a)  the trust account called the National Cattle Disease Eradication Trust Account continued in existence by section 4 of the National Cattle Disease Eradication Trust Account Act 1991; or

                     (b)  the reserve called the National Cattle Disease Eradication Reserve established by section 4 of the National Cattle Disease Eradication Reserve Act 1991.

             (2)  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.

4  Imposition of levy

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2), a levy is imposed on the slaughter of buffaloes for human consumption at an abattoir after the commencement of this Act.

             (2)  Levy is not imposed:

                     (a)  on the slaughter of buffaloes whose carcases are, under a law of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory, condemned or rejected as being unfit for human consumption; or

                     (b)  on the slaughter of buffaloes for consumption by the owner of the buffaloes, by members of the owner’s family or by the owner’s employees.

5  Rate of levy

                   The rate of levy on the slaughter of each head of buffaloes is the sum of the following amounts:

                     (a)  $4.60 or, if another amount (not exceeding $18.00) is prescribed by the regulations, the other amount, for the purpose of payment to the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation;

                     (b)  73 cents or, if another amount (not exceeding $4.00) is prescribed by the regulations, the other amount, for the purpose of payment to the National Cattle Disease Eradication Account.

6  Levy is payable by owner

                   Levy payable on the slaughter of buffaloes is payable by the person (including a State or Territory or an authority of a State or Territory) who owns the buffaloes when the slaughter takes place.

7  Regulations

                   The Governor-General may make regulations prescribing all 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 the¾

House of Representatives on 1 October 1997

Senate on 29 October 1997]

 

 

 

(152/97)