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Dairy Produce Regulations 1986

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SR 1986 No. 166 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to SR 2003 No. 135
Registered 25 Mar 2010
Start Date 01 Jul 2003
End Date 06 Nov 2003

Dairy Produce Regulations 1986

Statutory Rules 1986 No. 166 as amended

made under the

This compilation was prepared on 1 July 2003
taking into account amendments up to SR
2003 No. 135

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting,
Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra


Contents

Part I                     Preliminary

                        1     Name of Regulations [see Note 1                            3

                        2     Interpretation                                                               3

                     2A     Gross value of production                                         3

Part II                    Export control

                        3     Prohibition of export of certain dairy products        5

                     4A     Applications for licences and renewals of licences 5

                     4B     Fees in respect of licence applications                   6

Part III                   Records, returns and payment of levies

                        5     Records to be kept                                                    7

                        6     Returns of purchases of relevant dairy produce     8

                        7     Returns in relation to dairy products                         9

                        8     Authorised agent                                                      10

                        9     Execution of documents by a company                 10

                      10     Prescribed periods - paragraph 61 (2) (b) of the Act            11

Part IV                  Finance

                      11     Liability of Corporation to State taxes                   12

                      12     Prescribed foreign countries — section 97 of the Act           12

Part V                   Miscellaneous

                      16     Prescribed milk fat content                                     13

                      17     Prescribed protein content                                     13

Schedule 1          Appointment of authorised agent                     14

Form                                                                                                         14

Schedule 2          Milk fat and protein content — kind of dairy produce   15

Schedule 3          Milk fat and protein content — class of dairy produce  18

 


Part I                  Preliminary

  

1              Name of Regulations [see Note 1

                These Regulations are the Dairy Produce Regulations 1986.

2              Interpretation

         (1)   In these Regulations, unless the contrary intention appears:

casein includes all caseinates and co-precipitates.

month means one of the 12 months of the year.

the Act means the Dairy Produce Act 1986.

         (2)   In these Regulations, unless the contrary intention appears:

                (a)    a reference to a person who purchases relevant dairy produce shall be read as a reference to a person who purchases from the producer relevant dairy produce on which levy is imposed; and

               (b)    a reference to an authorised agent shall be read as a reference to a person appointed under regulation 8 to be an authorised agent.

2A           Gross value of production

         (1)   For subsection 6 (5) of the Act, the Minister must determine the amount of the gross value of production of milk, for a financial year (the relevant financial year), by using:

where:

A is the estimated value of milk to be produced in the relevant financial year.

B is the value of milk produced in the financial year immediately before the relevant financial year (the previous financial year).

C is the value of milk produced in the financial year immediately before the previous financial year.

         (2)   In subregulation (1), a reference to the value of milk produced, or to the estimated value of milk to be produced, in a financial year is a reference to the production figure supplied by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics that shows:

                (a)    the gross value of milk produced by the dairy industry in that financial year; or

               (b)    the estimated gross value of milk to be produced by the dairy industry for that financial year.


 

Part II                 Export control

  

3              Prohibition of export of certain dairy products

                For the purposes of subsection 52 (2) of the Act, the export from Australia of butter, butteroil, cheese, casein, skimmilk powder, whole milk powder or buttermilk powder is declared to be prohibited.

4A           Applications for licences and renewals of licences

         (1)   An application to the Corporation for an export licence under subsection 55 (1) of the Act shall be in writing and shall state:

                (a)    the full name of the applicant;

               (b)    the business address of the applicant;

                (c)    where the applicant is a body corporate, whether:

                          (i)    the applicant; or

                         (ii)    a person who is in a position to control the operations of the applicant;

                        has been convicted of a prescribed offence and, if so:

                         (iii)    the full name of the person convicted;

                        (iv)    the nature of the offence;

                         (v)    the date on which the offence was committed; and

                        (vi)    the penalty imposed in respect of the offence;

               (d)    where the applicant is a natural person, whether:

                          (i)    the applicant; or

                         (ii)    a body corporate the operations of which, at the relevant time, the applicant was in a position to control;

                        has been convicted of a prescribed offence and, if so:

                         (iii)    the full name of the person convicted;

                        (iv)    the nature of the offence;

                         (v)    the date on which the offence was committed; and

                        (vi)    the penalty imposed in respect of the offence; and

                (e)    where the applicant wishes correspondence relating to the application or the licence to be sent to an address other than that specified pursuant to paragraph (b) — that other address.

         (2)   An application to the Corporation for the renewal of an export licence under subsection 58 (1) of the Act shall be in writing and shall state:

                (a)    the full name of the licensee;

               (b)    the business address of the licensee;

                (c)    whether the licensee has been charged with, or convicted of, a prescribed offence and, if so:

                          (i)    the nature of the offence or alleged offence;

                         (ii)    the date on which the offence, or alleged offence, was committed or is alleged to have been committed; and

                         (iii)    where the licensee has been convicted of a prescribed offence, the penalty imposed in respect of the offence; and

               (d)    where the licensee wishes correspondence relating to the application or the licence to be sent to an address other than that specified pursuant to paragraph (b) — that other address.

         (3)   In this regulation:

export licence means a licence granted under section 56 of the Act.

prescribed offence has the same meaning as in Part V of the Act.

4B           Fees in respect of licence applications

                A person who lodges with the Corporation an application for an export licence under subsection 55 (1) of the Act or an application for the renewal of an export licence under subsection 58 (1) of the Act shall, at the time of lodging the application, pay to the Corporation a fee of $100 in respect of the application.


 

Part III                 Records, returns and payment of levies

  

5              Records to be kept

         (1)   A person who has, in any month, purchased relevant dairy produce shall keep proper records showing, in respect of that month:

                (a)    the quantity of whole milk purchased by the person in the month;

               (b)    the quantities of each kind of whole milk products purchased by the person in the month;

                (c)    the quantity of milk fat contained in the whole milk purchased by the person in the month;

               (d)    the quantity of milk fat contained in each kind of whole milk products purchased by the person during the month;

                (e)    the total amount payable in levies on the milk fat content of the whole milk purchased by the person during the month; and

                (f)    the total amount payable in levies on the milk fat content of each kind of whole milk products purchased by the person during the month.

         (2)   The proprietor of a factory at which dairy products are produced shall keep proper records showing, in respect of each month:

                (a)    the quantity of each kind of dairy products produced at the factory in that month;

               (b)    the quantity of each kind of dairy products purchased by the proprietor in that month;

                (c)    the quantity of each kind of dairy products used by the proprietor in the production of dairy products in that month;

               (d)    the quantity of each kind of dairy products sold by the proprietor in that month for export;

                (e)    the quantity of each kind of dairy products sold by the proprietor in that month to the Corporation;

                (f)    the quantity of each kind of dairy products sold by the proprietor in that month otherwise than for export or to the Corporation;

                (g)    the quantity of each kind of dairy products, being products that had been exported from Australia, imported by the proprietor into Australia in that month;

                (h)    the quantity of each kind of dairy products disposed of by the proprietor in that month otherwise than by sale or use in the production of dairy products;

                (j)    the quantity of each kind of dairy products held in stock by the proprietor on the first day of that month;

               (k)    the quantity of each kind of dairy products held in stock by the proprietor at the end of that month; and

                 (l)    with respect to each kind of dairy products referred to in paragraph (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), (j) or (k), the production period in which the dairy products of that kind were produced.

6              Returns of purchases of relevant dairy produce

         (1)   A person who has, in any month, purchased relevant dairy produce shall, on or before the twenty-eighth day of the next succeeding month, furnish to the Department a return containing such of the following particulars with respect to the relevant dairy produce so purchased as are applicable:

                (a)    the month in which the person purchased the relevant dairy produce;

               (b)    the quantity of milk fat contained in the whole milk purchased in that month;

                (c)    the quantity of milk fat contained in each kind of the whole milk products purchased in that month;

               (d)    the total amount payable in levies on the milk fat content of the whole milk purchased in that month;

                (e)    the total amount payable in levies on the milk fat content of each kind of the whole milk products purchased in that month;

                (f)    the total amount payable in levies in respect of the relevant dairy produce.

         (2)   A return referred to in subregulation (1) shall:

                (a)    state the full name and address of the person furnishing the return; and

               (b)    contain a declaration signed by the person furnishing the return or his or her authorised agent, stating that the information furnished in the return is true and correct in every particular.

         (3)   A return under subregulation (1) must be furnished to the office of the Department in Canberra.

7              Returns in relation to dairy products

         (1)   This regulation applies to:

                (a)    a person who is the proprietor of a factory at which dairy products are produced;

               (b)    a person who is the importer of dairy products referred to in section 5 or 8 of the second Levy Act; and

                (c)    the Corporation.

         (2)   Where, in any month, dairy products on which levy is imposed have been sold by or on behalf of a person to whom this regulation applies, or have been used by the person in the production of other products, whether dairy products or not, the person shall, on or before the fourteenth day after the last day of the month immediately following the month in which the dairy products were sold or so used, furnish to the Department a return containing such of the following particulars in respect of that last-mentioned month as are applicable:

                (a)    the quantity of each kind of dairy products sold in that month, other than dairy products that have been exported from Australia or sold to the Corporation;

               (b)    the quantity of each kind of dairy products used by the person in that month in the production of other products;

                (c)    in respect of each kind of dairy products referred to in paragraph (a) or (b), the total amount of levy payable in respect of the dairy products so sold or used.

         (3)   A return referred to in subregulation (2) shall:

                (a)    state the full name and address of the person furnishing the return; and

               (b)    contain a declaration, signed by the person furnishing the return or his or her authorised agent, stating that the information furnished in the return is true and correct in every particular.

         (4)   A return made pursuant to subregulation (1) shall be furnished to the Department by lodging it at the principal office of the Department in Canberra.

8              Authorised agent

         (1)   A person who is required to furnish a return under regulation 6 or 7 may, by instrument in writing signed by that person, appoint a person to be his or her authorised agent for the purpose of signing on his or her behalf the declaration contained in that return.

         (2)   An instrument referred to in subregulation (1) shall be in accordance with the form in Schedule 1.

         (3)   A person who, pursuant to subregulation (1), appoints a person to be his or her authorised agent for the purpose of signing on his or her behalf the declaration contained in a return shall lodge the instrument of appointment at the place at which the return is required by these Regulations to be lodged.

9              Execution of documents by a company

         (1)   Where these Regulations provide that a declaration or instrument of appointment shall be signed by a person and that person is a company, the declaration or instrument of appointment may be signed on behalf of the company by a director or a secretary of the company.

         (2)   In subregulation (1), a reference to a company shall be read as including a reference to a co-operative society incorporated under a law of a State or Territory.

10            Prescribed periods — paragraph 61 (2) (b) of the Act

                For the purposes of paragraph 61 (2) (b) of the Act:

                (a)    the period of 89 days is prescribed in relation to the market support levy that is payable upon the milk fat content of relevant dairy produce that is sold by the producer of the produce in the month of July, August or September 1986;

               (b)    the period of 58 days is prescribed in relation to the market support levy that is payable upon the milk fat content of relevant dairy produce that is sold by the producer of the produce in the month of October 1986; and

                (c)    the period of 59 days is prescribed in relation to the market support levy that is payable upon the milk fat content of relevant dairy produce that is sold by the producer of the produce in the month of November 1986.


 

Part IV                Finance

  

11            Liability of Corporation to State taxes

                For the purposes of subsection 83 (3) of the Act, subsection 83 (2) of the Act does not apply in relation to taxation under any of the following laws or under any of those laws as amended and in force from time to time:

                (a)    Pay-roll Tax Act, 1971 of the State of New South Wales;

               (b)    Pay-roll Tax Act 1971 of the State of Victoria;

                (c)    Pay-roll Tax Act 1971 of the State of Queensland;

               (d)    Pay-roll Tax Act, 1971 of the State of Western Australia;

                (e)    Pay-roll Tax Act, 1971 of the State of South Australia;

                (f)    Pay-roll Tax Act 1971 of the State of Tasmania;

                (g)    Pay-roll Tax Act of the Northern Territory.

12            Prescribed foreign countries — section 97 of the Act

                Each of the following foreign countries is prescribed for the purposes of section 97 of the Act:

                (a)    Belgium;

               (b)    Canada;

                (c)    Denmark;

               (d)    France;

                (e)    Federal Republic of Germany;

                (f)    Great Britain;

                (g)    Greece;

                (h)    Ireland;

                (j)    Italy;

               (k)    Luxembourg;

                 (l)    Netherlands;

               (m)    New Zealand;

                (n)    Portugal;

               (o)    Spain.

                                               

Part V                 Miscellaneous

  

16            Prescribed milk fat content

         (1)   For the purposes of paragraph 111A (3) (a) of the Act, the milk fat content prescribed in relation to dairy produce of a kind referred to in column 2 of an item in Schedule 2 is the amount, expressed as a percentage of the total content of that kind of dairy produce, specified in column 3 of that item.

         (2)   For the purposes of paragraph 111A (3) (b) of the Act, the milk fat content prescribed in relation to a class of dairy produce referred to in column 2 of an item in Schedule 3 is the amount, expressed as a percentage of the total content of that class of dairy produce, specified in column 3 of that item.

17            Prescribed protein content

         (1)   For the purposes of paragraph 111A (4) (a) of the Act, the protein content prescribed in relation to dairy produce of a kind referred to in column 2 of an item in Schedule 2 is the amount, expressed as a percentage of the total content of that kind of dairy produce, specified in column 4 of that item.

         (2)   For the purposes of paragraph 111A (4) (b) of the Act, the protein content prescribed in relation to a class of dairy produce referred to in column 2 of an item in Schedule 3 is the amount, expressed as a percentage of the total content of that class of dairy produce, specified in column 4 of that item.


Schedule 1        Appointment of authorised agent

                                                      (regulation 8)

Form            

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

DAIRY PRODUCE REGULATIONS

APPOINTMENT OF AUTHORISED AGENT

To the Secretary, Department of Primary Industry, Canberra

I,                                            (full name and address) hereby appoint —
                                                            (full name and address)

a specimen of whose signature appears below, to be my authorised agent for the purpose of signing on my behalf the declaration contained in any return that I am required to furnish to you under regulation 6 or 7 of the Dairy Produce Regulations.

Dated                                     19

(Signature of person appointing authorised agent)

Authorised agent


Schedule 2        Milk fat and protein content — kind of dairy produce

                                                      (subregulation 16 (1), subregulation 17 (1))

 

Column 1
Item No.

Column 2
Kind of Dairy Produce

Column 3
Milk Fat
(%)

Column 4
Protein
(%)

 

BUTTER AND BUTTERFAT PRODUCTS

 

 

1

Anhydrous milk fat

99.0

0.1

2

Butteroil

99.5

0.3

3

Ghee

99.8

0.1

 

CASEINS

 

 

4

Casein

1.5

85.0

5

Casein — edible/industrial

0.5

84.0

 

CHEESES

 

 

6

Bakers

8.5

9.5

7

Blue vein

32.5

19.5

8

Brie

28.0

18.0

9

Camembert

25.5

17.5

10

Cheddar

33.0

24.5

11

Cheddar — kosher

33.0

24.5

12

Cheddar — reduced fat

23.8

27.9

13

Cheddar — reduced fat and salt

24.5

28.0

14

Cheddar — reduced salt

34.0

24.0

15

Cheedham

26.5

24.5

16

Cheese spread

21.5

16.0

17

Cheshire

31.5

23.0

18

Colby

31.5

23.0

19

Cottage

8.5

15.0

20

Cottage — creamed

4.5

16.0

21

Cottage — creamed low fat

2.5

12.5

22

Cottage — low fat

2.2

17.7

23

Cotto

10.5

26.5

24

Cream cheese

33.0

7.5

25

Curd

32.0

24.5

26

Devondale seven

7.0

26.0

27

Edam

27.0

26.4

28

Edam — reduced fat

18.5

32.0

29

Emmenthal

29.0

26.5

30

Fetta

19.0

18.5

31

Fetta — low salt

25.0

17.5

32

Fetta — reduced fat

13.5

20.5

33

Goshred

26.0

26.5

34

Gouda

28.5

25.5

35

Goya

30.5

34.5

36

Granular

32.0

24.5

37

Gruyere

29.0

27.5

38

Haloumy

16.0

20.5

39

Havarti

35.5

18.5

40

Jack

16.0

18.5

41

Melbouno

30.5

34.5

42

Mozzarella

22.0

26.0

43

Mozzarella — reduced fat

17.0

31.0

44

Mungabareena

31.0

17.5

45

Neufchatel

27.8

8.5

46

Parmesan

26.0

34.5

47

Pecorino

27.0

28.0

48

Pecorino — reduced fat

23.5

23.5

49

Peparto

30.5

25.0

50

Pizza

15.0

28.0

51

Processed

26.5

20.5

52

Raclette

29.0

24.0

53

Ricotta

9.5

8.5

54

Ricotta — reduced fat

7.5

10.5

55

Romano

26.0

32.0

56

Samsoe

32.0

22.5

57

Shred

26.0

26.5

58

Steppen

24.0

24.5

59

Swiss

29.0

27.5

60

Swiss — reduced fat

21.0

34.0

61

Tilsit

28.5

25.5

 

CONDENSED MILK

 

 

62

Sweetened condensed milk — full

8.5

7.5

63

Unsweetened condensed milk — full

8.0

7.5

64

Unsweetened condensed milk — skim

3.0

9.0

 

CREAM

 

 

65

Reduced cream

25.0

2.6

66

Rich/pure cream

45.0

1.5

67

Thickened cream

35.0

2.0

68

Whipping cream

40.0

1.7

 

CUSTARD

 

 

69

Custard

2.0

4.0

70

Custard — low fat

1.0

4.0

 

MILK PRODUCTS

 

 

71

Modified  milk — low fat

0.3

3.9

72

Modified  milk — reduced fat

1.4

3.9

73

Skim milk

0.1

3.4

74

Whole milk — flavoured

2.0

3.2

75

Whole milk — flavoured chocolate

3.2

3.0

76

Whole milk — flavoured reduced fat chocolate

1.7

3.3

77

Whole milk — UHT

3.2

3.0

 

MILK PROTEIN POWDERS

 

 

78

Buttermilk powder

9.0

31.0

79

Milk protein concentrate 50

1.2

50.0

80

Milk protein concentrate 56

1.2

56.0

 

WHEY PRODUCTS

 

 

81

Whey powder (sweet cheddar)

1.2

12.0

82

Whey protein concentrate 50

1.2

50.0

83

Whey protein concentrate 75

1.2

75.0

84

Whey protein concentrate 80

1.2

80.0

 

YOGHURTS

 

 

85

Fruit yoghurt — low fat

0.2

5.0

86

Fruit yoghurt — reduced fat

1.0

4.5

87

Natural yoghurt

3.2

4.5

88

Natural yoghurt — A/B culture

0.2

5.5

89

Natural yoghurt — Leben

3.5

4.4

90

Natural yoghurt — low fat

0.2

5.5

91

Natural yoghurt — reduced fat

1.3

4.3


Schedule 3        Milk fat and protein content — class of dairy produce

                                                      (subregulation 16 (2), subregulation 17 (2))

 

Column 1
Item No.

Column 2
Class of Dairy Produce

Column 3
Milk Fat
(%)

Column 4
Protein
(%)

1

Butter

82.0

0.5

2

Buttermilk

2.0

4.0

3

Raw milk

4.5

3.5

4

Skim milk powder — instant

0.8

35.5

5

Skim milk powder — non-instant

0.8

35.5

6

Whole milk — fresh

3.2

3.0

7

Whole milk powder — instant 26%

26.0

26.5

8

Whole milk powder — non-instant 26%

26.0

26.5


Notes to the Dairy Produce Regulations 1986

Note 1

The Dairy Produce Regulations 1986 (in force under the Dairy Produce Act 1986) as shown in this compilation comprise Statutory Rules 1986 No. 166 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Statutory Rules

Year and
number

Date of notification
in Gazette

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

1986 No. 166

30 June 1986

1 July 1986

 

1986 No. 237

11 Sept 1986

11 Sept 1986

1987 No. 42

24 Mar 1987

24 Mar 1987

1987 No. 263

12 Nov 1987

12 Nov 1987

1990 No. 384

6 Dec 1990

6 Dec 1990

1990 No. 424

21 Dec 1990

1 Jan 1991

1990 No. 433

21 Dec 1990

21 Dec 1990

1995 No. 209

30 June 1995

1 July 1995

1995 No. 310

26 Oct 1995

26 Oct 1995

2003 No. 135

26 June 2003

1 July 2003 (see r. 2 and Gazette 2003, No. S228)

Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted am. = amended rep. = repealed rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

Part I

 

R. 1........................................

rs. 2003 No. 135

R. 2........................................

am. 1995 No. 310

R. 2A.....................................

ad. 2003 No. 135

Part II

 

R. 4........................................

am. 1987 Nos. 42 and 263

 

rep. 1995 No. 310

R. 4A.....................................

ad. 1986 No. 237

R. 4B.....................................

ad. 1986 No. 237

Part III

 

R. 6........................................

am. 1990 Nos. 384 and 424

R. 8........................................

am. 1995 No. 209

Part IV

 

R. 13.....................................

rep. 1995 No. 209

R. 14.....................................

rep. 1995 No. 209

R. 15.....................................

ad. 1990 No. 433

 

rep. 1995 No. 209

Part V

 

Part V....................................

ad. 1995 No. 209

R. 16.....................................

ad. 1995 No. 209

R. 17.....................................

ad. 1995 No. 209

Schedule 1

 

Heading to Schedule.........

rep. 1995 No. 209

Heading to Schedule 1.....

ad. 1995 No. 209

Schedule 2

 

Schedule 2..........................

ad. 1995 No. 209

Schedule 3

 

Schedule 3..........................

ad. 1995 No. 209