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Meat Chicken Levy Regulations (Amendment)

SR 1994 No. 162 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Meat Chicken Levy Regulations.
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate22-Jun-1994
Tabled HR27-Jun-1994
Gazetted 08 Jun 1994
Date of repeal 01 Jul 1994
Repealed by Meat Chicken Levy Regulations (Amendment)

Meat Chicken Levy Regulations (Amendment) 1994 No. 162

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

STATUTORY RULES 1994 No. 162

Issued by Authority of the Minister for Primary Industries and Energy

Meat Chicken Levy Act 1969

Meat Chicken Levy Regulations (Amendment)

Relevant sections of the above Acts provide that the Governor-General may make regulations for the purposes of the Acts and, in particular, provide for a levy (or payment in the case of cattle and wool) for exotic disease purposes. Relevant sections are as follows:

Section 52 of the Australian Meat and Live-stock Corporation Act 1977

Section 77 of the Australian Wool Research and Promotion Organisation Act 1993

Section 9 of the Laying Chicken Levy Act 1988

Section 11 of the Meat Chicken Levy Act 1969

The Exotic Animal Disease Control Act 1989 establishes the Exotic Animal Disease Preparedness Consultative Council (EXANDIS) and provides financial assistance for purposes related to the control and eradication of exotic animal diseases.

The financial assistance is provided through a trust account which receives annual industry contributions of approximately $750,000 with expenditure of industry contributions from the account being matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis up to a maximum of $750,000 by the Commonwealth.

It is necessary to prescribe by regulation the operative EXANDIS levy rates for 1994-95. The Acts provide that before making regulations prescribing such rates, the Governor-General shall take into consideration any recommendations made to the Minister by those members of EXANDIS nominated by the National Farmers' Federation (NFF). These recommendations have been received. The attached table shows the section of each Act relevant to the levies, the amount of each levy/payment as recommended and the maximum rates as specified in the relevant levy Acts.

All of the Regulations, which would implement the recommended rates, are to commence on 1 July 1994.

94R145
94R151
94R146
94R147

ATTACHMENT 1

EXANDIS - CONTRIBUTION RATES 1994-95

1. EXANDIS CONTRIBUTION VIA LEVY

LEGISLATION

LEVY

SPECIFIED
MAXIMUM

Dairy Produce Levy
(No. 1) Act 1986
(subsection 7(4A))


0.047 (cent/kg milk fat)


0.066

Laying Chicken
Levy Act 1988
(paragraph 7(b))


0.24 (cent/laying chicken)


0.25

Live-stock Slaughter        
Levy Act 1964
(section 6)

Buffaloes 3.0 (cents/head)         
Sheep 0.10 (cent/head)
Lambs 0.10 (      "      )
Goats 0.10  (      "      )

nil

Meat Chicken Levy
Act 1969
(paragraph 7(1)(b))


0.016 (cent/meat chicken)


0.05

Pig Slaughter Levy
Act 1971
(paragraph 6(1)(c))


0.90 (cent/head)


1.5

2. EXANDIS CONTRIBUTION VIA DIRECT PAYMENT

LEGISLATION

COMMODITY        

PAYMENT
$

Australian Meat &
Live-stock Corpn.
Act 1977
(subsection 34A(1))



Cattle/calves



278,165

Australian Wool
Research & Promotion        
Organisation Act
1993
(section 79)



Wool



151,770