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Meat Research Act 1960

Act No. 6 of 1960 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Act No. 77 of 1979
Registered 03 Dec 2009
Start Date 01 Jul 1979
End Date 01 Jul 1985
Date of repeal 01 Jul 1985
Repealed by Australian Meat and Live-stock Legislation (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 1985

MEAT RESEARCH ACT 1960
- Reprinted as at 30 June 1981 (HISTACT CHAP 326 #DATE 30:06:1981)

*1* The Meat Research Act 1960 (a) as shown in this reprint comprises Act No. 6, 1960 as amended by the other Acts specified in the following table:

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Application,
saving
Number Date of Date of or
transitional
Act and year Assent commencement provisions
---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cattle and Beef
Research Act 1960 6, 1960 10 May 1960 10 May 1960
Cattle and Beef
Research Act (No.
2) 1960 71, 1960 8 Dec 1960 8 Dec 1960 S. 4
Cattle and Beef
Research Act 1961 50, 1961 12 Oct 1961 12 Oct 1961 S. 4
Cattle and Beef
Research Act 1964 12, 1964 6 May 1964 1 July 1964 (see
s. 2 and Gazette
1964, p. 2348) S. 4 (2)
Meat Research Act
1965 75, 1965 25 Nov 1965 S. 11: Royal
Assent
Remainder: 3 Mar
1966 (see Gazette
1966, p. 1399) Ss. 5
(2)-(5), 8
(2) and 11
Meat Research Act
1968 142, 1968 9 Dec 1968 9 Dec 1968 -
Statute Law
Revision Act 1973 216, 1973 19 Dec 1973 31 Dec 1973 Ss. 9 (1) and 10
Meat Research
Amendment Act 1977 72, 1977 16 June 1977 1 Aug 1978 (see
Gazette 1978, No.
S140, p. 1) S. 11 (2)
Meat Research
Amendment Act 1979 77, 1979 25 June 1979 1 July 1979 -
---------------------------------------------------------------------------- (a) This citation is provided for by the Amendments Incorporation Act 1905
and the Acts Citation Act 1976.

MEAT RESEARCH ACT 1960 - TABLE OF PROVISIONS

TABLE

TABLE OF PROVISIONS


Section

1. Short title

2. Commencement

3. Interpretation

4. Meat Research Trust Account

5. Moneys to be paid into the Research Account

6. Application of the Research Account

6A. Separate account in respect of research into processing of meat

7. Agreements for carrying out of research

8. Australian Meat Research Committee

9. Constitution of Committee

10. Deputies of members

11. Removal and resignation of members of Committee and deputies of
members

12. Chairman of the Committee

13. Quorum and voting

14. Fees, expenses and allowances

15. Appointment of advisers

16. Administrative and clerical assistance

17. Annual report

18. Regulations


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MEAT RESEARCH ACT 1960 - LONG TITLE

SECT

An Act to establish a Meat Research Trust Account, and for purposes connected therewith Title amended by No. 75, 1965, s. 3

MEAT RESEARCH ACT 1960 - SECT. 1.
Short title

SECT

1. This Act may be cited as the Meat Research Act 1960.*1*


See notes to first article of this CHAPTER.

MEAT RESEARCH ACT 1960 - SECT. 2.
Commencement

SECT

2. This Act shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.*1*


See notes to first article of this CHAPTER.

MEAT RESEARCH ACT 1960 - SECT. 3.
Interpretation

Substituted by No. 75, 1965, s. 4; amended by No. 72, 1977, s. 3

SECT

3. In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears-

''cattle'' means bovine animals;

''Corporation'' means the Australian Meat and Live-stock Corporation established by section 6 of the Australian Meat and Live-stock Corporation Act 1977;

''lamb'' means a sheep that has not cut a permanent incisor tooth;

''meat'' means beef, mutton and lamb;

''meat producer'' means a person engaged in the raising or fattening of cattle, sheep, lambs or goats intended for the production of meat for human consumption;

''member'' means a member of the Committee;

''nominated member'' means a member referred to in any of paragraphs (b) to (e), inclusive, of sub-section (1) of section nine of this Act;

''sheep'' does not include lambs;

''the Committee'' means the Australian Meat Research Committee constituted under this Act;

''the Research Account'' means the Meat Research Trust Account established by this Act.


MEAT RESEARCH ACT 1960 - SECT. 4.
Meat Research Trust Account

Substituted by No. 75, 1965, s. 4

SECT

4. (1) An account is hereby established to be known as the Meat Research Trust Account.


(2) The Research Account is a Trust Account for the purposes of section sixty-two A of the Audit Act 1901-1964.


MEAT RESEARCH ACT 1960 - SECT. 5.
Moneys to be paid into the Research Account

Sub-section (1) amended by No. 12, 1964, s. 4; No. 75, 1965, s. 5; No. 142,
1968, s. 3; No. 72, 1977, s. 4; No. 77, 1979, s. 3

SECT

5. (1) There shall be paid into the Research Account-

(a) amounts equal to the amounts of levy received by the Commonwealth by virtue of paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) of section six, paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) of section six A, paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) of section six B, paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) of section six C, paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) of section six D, paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) of section six E, and paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) of section six F, of the Live-stock Slaughter Levy Act 1964;

(aa) amounts equal to the amounts of levy received by the Commonwealth by virtue of paragraph (c) of sub-section (1) of section six, paragraph (c) of sub-section (1) of section six A, paragraph (c) of sub-section (1) of section six B, paragraph (c) of sub-section (1) of section six C, paragraph (c) of sub-section (1) of section six D, paragraph (c) of sub-section (1) of section six E, and paragraph (c) of sub-section (1) of section six F, of the Live-stock Slaughter Levy Act 1964;

(ab) amounts equal to the amount of charge received by the Commonwealth by virtue of paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) of section 7, paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) of section 8, paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) of section 9, paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) of section 10, and paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) of section 11, of the Live-stock Export Charge Act 1977;

(b) subject to the next succeeding sub-section, amounts equal to one-half of the amounts from time to time payable out of the Research Account in accordance with this Act;

(c) moneys paid by any person to the Commonwealth for the purposes of the Research Account;

(d) moneys received by the Commonwealth from the sale of any land or goods bought or produced, or in respect of any work paid for, out of moneys paid out of the Research Account; and

(e) interest from the investment of moneys standing to the credit of the Research Account.


Amended by No. 142, 1968, s. 3; No. 72, 1977, s. 4

SECT

(2) The sum of the amounts paid into the Research Account by virtue of paragraph (b) of the last preceding sub-section shall not exceed the sum of the amounts paid into the Research Account by virtue of paragraphs (a), (aa) and (ab) of that sub-section, other than amounts related to amounts received by the Commonwealth by way of penalty.


Amended by No. 142, 1968, s. 3; No. 72, 1977, s. 4

SECT

(3) Amounts payable into the Research Account by virtue of paragraph (a), (aa), (ab) or (b) of sub-section (1) of this section are payable out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.


(4) The Consolidated Revenue Fund is appropriated to the extent necessary for the purpose of any payment referred to in sub-section (1) of this section.


Substituted by No. 142, 1968, s. 3

SECT

(5) A reference in paragraph (a) or paragraph (aa) of sub-section (1) of this section to amounts of levy received by the Commonwealth shall be read as including a reference to amounts received from the proprietor of an abattoir in accordance with section seven of the Live-stock Slaughter Levy Collection Act 1964-1968, and amounts payable by way of penalty in accordance with section nine of that Act, in relation to amounts of levy referred to in that paragraph.


Added by No. 72, 1977, s. 4

SECT

(6) A reference in paragraph (ab) of sub-section (1) to amounts of charge received by the Commonwealth shall be read as including a reference to amounts payable by way of penalty in accordance with section 6 of the Live-stock Export Charge Collection Act 1977 in relation to amounts of charge referred to in that paragraph.


MEAT RESEARCH ACT 1960 - SECT. 6.
Application of the Research Account

Substituted by No. 50, 1961, s. 3
Sub-section (1) amended by No. 75, 1965, s. 6; No. 216, 1973, s. 3; No. 72,
1977, s. 5

SECT

6. (1) Subject to the next succeeding sub-section, moneys standing to the credit of the Research Account may, with the approval of the Minister, be expended-

(a) for the purposes of encouraging the export from Australia of meat and other products of the slaughter of cattle, sheep, lambs and goats, and of encouraging the raising of cattle, sheep, lambs and goats in the Territories forming part of the Commonwealth, by means of-

(i) scientific, economic or technical research in connexion with matters related either directly or indirectly to those purposes;

(ii) the training of persons for the purposes of any such research;

(iii) the dissemination of information and advice in connexion with scientific, economic or technical matters related either directly or indirectly to those purposes; and

(iv) the publication of reports, periodicals, books and papers in connexion with scientific, economic or technical matters related either directly or indirectly to those purposes;

(b) in payment of fees, expenses and allowances payable to a member of the Committee or the deputy of a member under section fourteen of this Act;

(c) in payment of fees, expenses and allowances payable to persons appointed by the Minister under section fifteen of this Act; and

(d) in payment of amounts payable to the Corporation under section sixteen of this Act.


(2) The Minister shall not exercise his power to approve the expenditure of moneys from the Research Account for a purpose referred to in paragraph (a) of the last preceding sub-section except in accordance with recommendations of the Committee.


MEAT RESEARCH ACT 1960 - SECT. 6A.
Separate account in respect of research into processing of meat

Inserted by No. 142, 1968, s. 4

SECT

6A. (1) The Minister shall cause a separate account (in this section referred to as ''the special account'') to be kept in respect of moneys paid into the Research Account by virtue of paragraph (aa) of sub-section (1) of section five of this Act.


(2) Where any amounts are paid into the Research Account by virtue of paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) of section five of this Act in respect of the payment out of the Research Account of moneys standing to the credit of the special account, those amounts shall be credited to the special account.


Amended by No. 72, 1977, s. 6

SECT

(3) Subject to the last preceding section, moneys standing to the credit of the special account shall not be expended otherwise than in making payments to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization for or in relation to scientific research in connexion with the processing of meat or of other products of the slaughter of cattle, sheep, lambs or goats.


MEAT RESEARCH ACT 1960 - SECT. 7.
Agreements for carrying out of research

SECT

7. The Minister, or an officer authorized by the Minister to act under this section, may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, enter into agreements for the purposes of, or for purposes in connexion with, any research or other thing to be carried out or done with moneys provided in whole or in part out of the Research Account.


MEAT RESEARCH ACT 1960 - SECT. 8.
Australian Meat Research Committee

Substituted by No. 75, 1965, s. 7

SECT

8. (1) For the purposes of this Act there shall be an Australian Meat Research Committee.


Amended by No. 72, 1977, s. 7; No. 77, 1979, s. 4

SECT

(2) The functions of the Committee are-

(a) to make recommendations to the Corporation with respect to the amounts to be prescribed from time to time-

(i) for the purposes of paragraphs (b) and (c) of sub-section (1) of section 6, paragraphs (b) and (c) of sub-section (1) of section 6A, paragraphs (b) and (c) of sub-section (1) of section 6B, paragraphs (b) and (c) of sub-section (1) of section 6C, paragraphs (b) and (c) of sub-section (1) of section 6D, paragraphs (b) and (c) of sub-section (1) of section 6C, and paragraphs (b) and (c) of sub-section (1) of section 6F, of the Live-stock Slaughter Levy Act 1964; and

(ii) for the purposes of paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) of section 7, paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) of section 8, paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) of section 9, paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) of section 10, and paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) of section 11, of the Live-stock Export Charge Act 1977; and

(b) to formulate plans with respect to matters in relation to which moneys standing to the credit of the Research Account may be expended and to make recommendations to the Minister with respect to the expenditure of those moneys.


MEAT RESEARCH ACT 1960 - SECT. 9.
Constitution of Committee

Sub-section (1) substituted by No. 75, 1965, s. 8; amended by No. 72, 1977, s. 8

SECT

9. (1) The Committee shall consist of-

(a) the Chairman of the Corporation;

(b) seven persons to represent Australian meat producers;

(c) one person to represent the organization known as the Australian Agricultural Council;

(d) one person to represent the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization;

(e) one person to represent such Universities as engage in research into matters affecting the meat industry; and

(f) one person to represent the Department of Primary Industry.


Amended by No. 75, 1977, s. 8

SECT

(2) The members of the committee, other than the Chairman of the Corporation-

(a) shall be appointed by the Minister;

(b) hold office, subject to this Act, for a period of three years; and

(c) are eligible for re-appointment.


Substituted by No. 75, 1965, s. 8; amended by No. 72, 1977, s. 8

SECT

(3) The members of the Committee referred to in paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) of this section shall be appointed on the nomination of the Corporation.


Substituted by No. 75, 1965, s. 8

SECT

(4) A member of the Committee referred to in paragraph (c), (d) or (e) of sub-section (1) of this section shall be appointed on the nomination of the organization or of the Universities, as the case may be, that he is to represent.


(5) If the place of a nominated member becomes vacant before the expiration of the term for which he was appointed, the Minister may appoint a person nominated in accordance with sub-section (3) or sub-section (4) of this section, as the case may require, to hold the vacant place for the remainder of that term.


(6) The appointment of a nominated member is not invalidated and shall not be called in question by reason of a defect or irregularity in connexion with his nomination.


(7) The exercise of a power or the performance of a function by the Committee is not invalidated by reason only of there being a vacancy or vacancies in the membership of the Committee.


MEAT RESEARCH ACT 1960 - SECT. 10.
Deputies of members

SECT

10. (1) A member may, with the approval of the Minister, appoint a person to be his deputy.


(2) A member may revoke the appointment of a person as his deputy, but the revocation is not effective until the member has given notice of it in writing to the Minister.


(3) The deputy of a member is entitled, in the event of the absence of the member from a meeting of the Committee, to attend that meeting and, when so attending, shall be deemed to be a member.


MEAT RESEARCH ACT 1960 - SECT. 11.
Removal and resignation of members of Committee and deputies of members

SECT

11. (1) The Governor-General may remove a member of the Committee or the deputy of a member from office for incapacity, incompetence or misbehaviour.


(2) Where-

(a) in the case of a nominated member representing an organization-the organization requests the Minister to do so; or

(b) in the case of the nominated member representing Universities-those Universities request the Minister to do so,

the Minister shall terminate the appointment of that person as such a member.


Amended by No. 72, 1977, s. 9

SECT

(3) A member of the Committee, other than the member who is the Chairman of the Corporation, or the deputy of a member may resign his office by writing under his hand delivered to the Minister.


MEAT RESEARCH ACT 1960 - SECT. 12.
Chairman of the Committee

SECT

12. (1) The members of the Committee shall elect one of their number to be the Chairman of the Committee.


(2) Subject to this section, a person so elected holds office as Chairman until the expiration of his term of office as a member of the Committee that is current at the time of his election, unless he sooner ceases to be a member of the Committee.


Amended by No. 72, 1977, s. 10

SECT

(3) If the member of the Committee who is the Chairman of the Corporation is elected as Chairman of the Committee, he holds office as Chairman of the Committee until the expiration of the term of office of the other members of the Committee holding office at the date of his election, unless he sooner ceases to be a member of the Committee.


(4) The Chairman of the Committee may resign from office as Chairman by writing under his hand delivered to the Minister.


MEAT RESEARCH ACT 1960 - SECT. 13.
Quorum and voting

SECT

13. At a meeting of the Committee-

(a) seven members form a quorum;

(b) the Chairman of the Committee, or, in his absence, a member elected by the members present to act as Chairman, shall preside;

(c) all questions shall be decided by a majority of votes of the members present and voting; and

(d) the Chairman of the Committee or other member presiding has a deliberative vote and, in the event of an equality of votes, also has a casting vote.


MEAT RESEARCH ACT 1960 - SECT. 14.
Fees, expenses and allowances

Sub-section (1) amended by No. 75, 1965, s. 9

SECT

14. (1) Members of the Committee and deputies of members shall be paid, in respect of attendance at meetings of the Committee, or while engaged (whether in Australia or overseas), with the approval of the Committee, on business of the Committee, such fees, expenses and allowances as the Minister determines.


Amended by No. 75, 1965, s. 9

SECT

(2) If a member of the Committee or the deputy of a member is also a member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth or of a State, he shall not be paid fees, expenses and allowances under the last preceding sub-section, but shall, subject to the approval of the Minister, be reimbursed such expenses as he reasonably incurs by reason of his attendance at meetings of the Committee or of his engagement (whether in Australia or overseas), with the approval of the Committee, on business of the Committee.


MEAT RESEARCH ACT 1960 - SECT. 15.
Appointment of advisers

SECT

15. (1) The Minister may, upon the recommendation of the Committee, appoint persons to advise the Committee in relation to any purpose in respect of which moneys may be expended from the Research Account.


Amended by No. 75, 1965, s. 10

SECT

(2) A person appointed under the last preceding sub-section shall be paid such fees, expenses and allowances (if any) as the Minister determines.


MEAT RESEARCH ACT 1960 - SECT. 16.
Administrative and clerical assistance

Sub-section (1) amended by No. 72, 1977, s. 11

SECT

16. (1) The Corporation shall make available to the Committee such administrative and clerical assistance as the Committee requires for the purpose of the performance of its functions under this Act.


Amended by No. 72, 1977, s. 11

SECT

(2) There shall be payable to the Corporation, out of the Research Account, by way of reimbursement of the cost of assistance under this section, such amounts as the Minister, after consultation with the Corporation and the Committee, approves.


Amended by No. 12, 1964, s. 6; No. 72, 1977, s. 11

SECT

(3) The Corporation shall pay any amount received by it in pursuance of the last preceding sub-section into an account referred to in section 36 of the Australian Meat and Live-stock Corporation Act 1977.


MEAT RESEARCH ACT 1960 - SECT. 17.
Annual report

SECT

17. (1) The Committee shall, as soon as practicable after each thirtieth day of June, prepare a report on the operation of this Act during the year that ended on that date and the Minister shall lay the report before each House of the Parliament.


Sub-section (2) omitted by No. 12, 1964, s. 7
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MEAT RESEARCH ACT 1960 - SECT. 18.
Regulations

SECT

18. The Governor-General may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act, prescribing all matters necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.


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