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A Bill for an Act to amend the Cattle Transaction Levy Act 1995, and for related purposes
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Introduced HR 26 Jun 1996

Cattle Transaction Levy Amendment (AAHC) Bill 1996

1996

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

SENATE

CATTLE TRANSACTION LEVY AMENDMENT (AAHC) BILL 1996

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

(Circulated by the authority of the Minister for Primary Industries and Energy,

The Hon John Anderson MP)

THIS MEMORANDUM TAKES ACCOUNT OF AMENDMENTS MADE BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE BILL AS INTRODUCED

78614 Cat. No. 96 4979 4 ISBN 0644 43774X

CATTLE TRANSACTION LEVY AMENDMENT (AAHC) BILL 1996

GENERAL OUTLINE

1.       The purpose of this Bill is to allow for amounts raised under the Cattle Transaction Levy Act 1995 to be paid to the Australian Animal Health Council. It sets a maximum levy rate of 50 cents per head of cattle transacted.

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT

2.       Payments to the Australian Animal Health Council Limited will be drawn from the levy arrangements established by the Bill and have no impact on the Commonwealth Budget.

NOTES ON INDIVIDUAL CLAUSES

Clause 1       - Short Title

3.       This clause provides for the Act to be called the Cattle Transaction Levy Amendment (AAHC) Act 1996.

Clause 2       - Commencement

4.       This clause provides for the Act to come into effect on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Clause 3       - Schedules

5.       This clause provides that the Act referred to in the schedule is amended as set out in the Schedule and the other items in the Schedule have effect according to their terms.

SCHEDULE 1-Amendment of the Cattle Transaction Levy Act 1995

Item 1:       Subsection 3 (1)

6.       This subsection explains that AAHC means the Australian Animal Health Council Ltd.

Item 2:       At the end of subsection 5(1)

7.       This proposed amendment inserts paragraph 5(1)(f) which provides for an operative of levy of 5 cents and a maximum rate of levy of 50 cents per cattle transaction for payment to the AAHC.

Item 3:       At the end of subsection 5(2)

8.       This proposed amendment inserts paragraph 5(2)(f) which provides for an operative of levy of 5 cents and a maximum rate of levy of 50 cents per cattle transaction for payment to the AAHC.

Item 4:        Subsection 7(2)

9.       This clause amends subsections 7(2) to exclude the AAHC levy rates which the Governor-General may prescribe by making regulations on the basis of recommendations made by the Meat Industry Council.

Item 5:       At the end of section 7

10.       This adds subsection 8(5) and 8(6) to provide that the Governor-General must take into consideration any recommendation about the amount of levy made by the body that has been declared as the representative body of the industry. It also allows the Minister to declare a body by a notice in the Gazette as the representative body.

Item 6:       Application

11.       This item provides for the levy charges in the Bill to come into effect on the first day of the month following a period of 30 days after the Act commences.