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National Residue Survey Administration Act 1992

Authoritative Version
Act No. 243 of 1992 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Amendment Act 2016
An Act to establish a Reserve for the purpose of conducting a National Residue Survey, and for related purposes
Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Registered 21 Sep 2016
Start Date 17 Sep 2016

National Residue Survey Administration Act 1992

No. 243, 1992

Compilation No. 9

Compilation date:                              17 September 2016

Includes amendments up to:            Act No. 56, 2016

Registered:                                         21 September 2016

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the National Residue Survey Administration Act 1992 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 17 September 2016 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

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Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

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Editorial changes

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Modifications

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Self‑repealing provisions

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Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                             1

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Act binds Crown................................................................................. 1

Part 2—Interpretation                                                                                                        2

4............ Interpretation....................................................................................... 2

Part 3—National Residue Survey Account                                                            3

6............ National Residue Survey Account...................................................... 3

7............ Credit of amounts to National Residue Survey Account..................... 3

8............ Debits from Account........................................................................... 3

Part 5—Miscellaneous                                                                                                         6

10.......... Report by Minister.............................................................................. 6

11.......... Release of information........................................................................ 6

13.......... Regulations......................................................................................... 7

Endnotes                                                                                                                                      8

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                              8

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                10

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                             11

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                           14


An Act to establish a special account for the purpose of conducting a National Residue Survey, and for related purposes

Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the National Residue Survey Administration Act 1992.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on 1 July 1993.

3  Act binds Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in right of each of the States, of the Australian Capital Territory and of the Northern Territory.

Part 2Interpretation

4  Interpretation

                   In this Act:

Account means the National Residue Survey Account continued in existence by section 6.

applicable products means:

                     (a)  food products; or

                     (b)  products of a primary industry; or

                     (c)  any other products that are of a kind used as inputs to the production of products referred to in paragraph (a) or (b);

whether or not the products have been subjected to any process.

National Residue Survey Levy means levy of that name payable under:

                     (a)  the National Residue Survey (Customs) Levy Act 1998; or

                     (b)  the National Residue Survey (Excise) Levy Act 1998.

process, in relation to a product, means the performance of any operation in relation to the product, and includes, but is not limited to, the harvesting, chilling, freezing, drying, bottling, packing, canning or preserving of the product.

products of a primary industry means products that result from any of the following:

                     (a)  agriculture or the cultivation of land;

                     (b)  the maintenance of animals for commercial purposes;

                     (c)  fishing or aquaculture;

                     (d)  hunting or trapping;

                     (e)  horticulture;

                      (f)  any other primary industry activity.

Secretary means Secretary of the Department.

Part 3National Residue Survey Account

  

6  National Residue Survey Account

             (1)  There is continued in existence the National Residue Survey Account.

Note:          The Account was established by subsection 5(3) of the Financial Management Legislation Amendment Act 1999.

             (2)  The Account is a special account for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

7  Credit of amounts to National Residue Survey Account

                   There must be credited to the Account:

                     (a)  amounts appropriated by Parliament for the purposes of the National Residue Survey; and

                     (b)  in respect of each amount of National Residue Survey Levy collected by or on behalf of the Commonwealth—an amount equal to that amount of levy; and

                     (c)  in respect of each amount of penalty collected by or on behalf of the Commonwealth in connection with National Residue Survey Levy—an amount equal to that amount of penalty; and

                     (d)  amounts equal to amounts paid to the Commonwealth for the purposes of the National Residue Survey or the Account; and

                     (e)  amounts equal to income from the investment of an amount standing to the credit of the Account.

Note:          An Appropriation Act provides for amounts to be credited to a special account if any of the purposes of the special account is a purpose that is covered by an item in the Appropriation Act.

8  Debits from Account

             (1)  Amounts standing to the credit of the Account may be debited for the following purposes:

                     (a)  making payments for purposes related to:

                              (i)  the monitoring and reporting of the level of contaminants in applicable products; and

                             (ii)  the testing, either on a random basis or in specific cases, of applicable products or the environment for the purpose of tracing the sources of contaminants and determining the causes of contamination; and

                            (iii)  the testing and reporting of the level of contaminants in applicable products or the environment, and any associated activities, for the purpose of investigating the potential sources, and determining the potential causes, of such contaminants; and

                            (iv)  the prevention of contamination in, and the management of risks associated with, contamination of applicable products;

                     (b)  if an amount that was credited to the Account was given by a person or body to the Commonwealth for a particular purpose but has not been fully spent for that purpose—repaying the unspent amount to the person or body.

             (2)  Amounts may be debited from the Account equal to expenditure incurred by the Commonwealth in relation to:

                     (a)  the collection and recovery of amounts referred to in paragraph 7(b) or (c); or

                     (b)  the administration of paragraph 7(b) or (c); or

                     (c)  the carrying out of any activities of kinds referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or any related activities.

             (3)  An amount that has been credited to the Account under an Appropriation Act may be debited from the Account.

             (4)  Without limiting the generality of subsection (2), the reference in that subsection to expenditure incurred includes a reference to:

                     (a)  remuneration and allowances paid to staff; and

                     (b)  other expenditure incurred in relation to the provision of staff or the provision of the services of staff; and

                     (c)  expenditure incurred in relation to surveys conducted for the purpose of monitoring the level of contaminants; and

                     (d)  expenditure incurred in relation to the provision of accommodation or administrative support.

Part 5Miscellaneous

  

10  Report by Minister

                   As soon as practicable after the end of each financial year, the Minister is to cause a report to be laid before each House of the Parliament setting out details of the operation of the Account including:

                     (a)  amounts credited to the Account during that financial year; and

                     (b)  amounts debited from the Account during that financial year; and

                     (c)  financial statements relating to the Account for that financial year; and

                     (d)  a description of activities undertaken in relation to the National Residue Survey during that financial year.

11  Release of information

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2), information collected under activities referred to in section 8 using amounts debited from the Account that identifies a particular person may not be released to any other person.

             (2)  Information of a kind mentioned in subsection (1) may be released:

                     (a)  to authorities of the Commonwealth, of a State or of a Territory that are responsible for the monitoring or regulation of agricultural or veterinary chemical residues and contaminants in applicable products or the environment for the purpose of such monitoring or regulation or the management of associated risks; and

                     (b)  to a person whom the Secretary has approved in writing to be an appropriate person to be granted access to the information.

             (3)  The Secretary may approve a person to be an appropriate person for the purposes of paragraph (2)(b) only if the Secretary is satisfied that the person requires the relevant information to enable the person to monitor, regulate or manage agricultural or veterinary chemical residues or contaminants in applicable products or the environment.

             (4)  An approval is to specify:

                     (a)  each person who may be granted access to the relevant information under paragraph (2)(b); and

                     (b)  the purpose or purposes for which the information can be used.

             (5)  A person to whom information is released under paragraph (2)(b) commits an offence if the information is used otherwise than for a purpose specified in the approval.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 12 months.

             (6)  This section does not affect the operation of section 27 or 27A of the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991.

             (7)  The Secretary may, in writing, delegate to an APS employee in the Department the power to give approvals under paragraph (2)(b).

             (8)  A delegate is, in the exercise of a delegated power, subject to the directions of the Secretary.

13  Regulations

                   The Governor‑General may make regulations prescribing 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.


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2003 authorises First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial and presentational changes to a compiled law in preparing a compilation of the law for registration. The changes must not change the effect of the law. Editorial changes take effect from the compilation registration date.

If the compilation includes editorial changes, the endnotes include a brief outline of the changes in general terms. Full details of any changes can be obtained from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

 

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

    /sub‑subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev…) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

ed = editorial change

reloc = relocated

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

renum = renumbered

    effect

rep = repealed

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rs = repealed and substituted

gaz = gazette

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

    effect

SR = Statutory Rules

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

    cannot be given effect

SubPt = Subpart(s)

mod = modified/modification

underlining = whole or part not

No. = Number(s)

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Act

Number and year

Assent

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

National Residue Survey Administration Act 1992

243, 1992

24 Dec 1992

1 July 1993

 

National Residue Survey Administration (Meat Chickens) Amendment Act 1994

128, 1994

21 Oct 1994

21 Oct 1994

Primary Industries and Energy Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1994

129, 1994

21 Oct 1994

s 3: Royal Assent (a)

National Residue Survey Administration Amendment Act 1995

75, 1995

30 June 1995

1 July 1995

Audit (Transitional and Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 1997

152, 1997

24 Oct 1997

Schedule 2 (items 1039–1052): 1 Jan 1998 (see Gazette 1997, No. GN49) (b)

National Residue Survey Administration Amendment Act 1998

31, 1998

17 Apr 1998

Schedule 1: 1 Feb 1994
Schedules 2 and 3: 1 Aug 1998 (see Gazette 1998, No. S382)
Remainder: Royal Assent

Sch. 2 (item 8)

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2003

38, 2003

2 May 2003

Schedule 3: 3 May 2003

Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Act 2005

8, 2005

22 Feb 2005

s 4 and Schedule 1 (items 202–207, 496): Royal Assent

s 4 and Sch. 1 (item 496)

Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2012

82, 2012

28 June 2012

Schedule 1 (items 75, 76): 29 June 2012

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2014

62, 2014

30 June 2014

Sch 10 (items 187–189) and Sch 14: 1 July 2014 (s 2(1) items 6, 14)

Sch 14

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Public Governance and Resources Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2015

36, 2015

13 Apr 2015

Sch 2 (items 79) and Sch 7: 14 Apr 2015 (s 2)

Sch 7

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015

126, 2015

10 Sept 2015

Sch 1 (item 486): 5 Mar 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)

Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015

126, 2015

10 Sept 2015

Sch 1 (item 495): 5 Mar 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)

Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Act 2015

59, 2015

26 May 2015

Sch 2 (item 276): 1 July 2016 (s 2(1) item 5)
Sch 2 (items 356–396): 18 June 2015 (s 2(1) item 6)

Sch 2 (items 356–396)

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Territories Legislation Amendment Act 2016

33, 2016

23 Mar 2016

Sch 2: 24 Mar 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)

Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Amendment Act 2016

56, 2016

16 Sept 2016

Sch 1 (item 11): 17 Sept 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Title.....................................

am No 152, 1997; No 31, 1998; No 8, 2005; No 62, 2014

Part 1

 

s 3........................................

am No 59, 2015

Part 2

 

s 4........................................

am No 152, 1997; No 31, 1998; No 38, 2003; No 8, 2005

s 5........................................

rep No 31, 1998

Part 3

 

Part 3 heading......................

rs No 152, 1997

s 6........................................

rs No 152, 1997; No 8, 2005

 

am No 62, 2014

s 7........................................

am No 129, 1994; No 152, 1997

 

rs No 8, 2005

 

am No 62, 2014

s 8........................................

am No 129, 1994; No 152, 1997; No 38, 2003

 

rs No 8, 2005

 

am No 82, 2012

Part 4...................................

rep No 31, 1998

s 9........................................

am No 75, 1995; No 31, 1998

 

rep No 31, 1998

Part 5

 

s 10......................................

am No 152, 1997

 

rs No 8, 2005

s 11......................................

am No 152, 1997

 

rs No 38, 2003

 

am No 8, 2005; No 56, 2016

s 12......................................

rep No 152, 1997

Schedule..............................

am No 128, 1994; No 75, 1995

 

rep No 31, 1998