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SR 1998 No. 202 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to SLI 2009 No. 342
Principal Regulations
Administered by: Agriculture and Water Resources
Registered 18 Dec 2009
Start Date 18 Dec 2009
End Date 30 Nov 2015

Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry (Export Licensing) Regulations 1998

Statutory Rules 1998 No. 202 as amended

made under the

This compilation was prepared on 18 December 2009
taking into account amendments up to SLI 2009 No. 342

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


Contents

Part 1                    Preliminary                                                                 

                        1     Name of Regulations [see Note 1]                                     4

                        2     Commencement                                                              4

                        3     Meaning of expressions                                                    4

                      3A     Meaning of live-stock                                                       5

                        4     Meat unfit for human consumption                                     5

                        5     Prescribed industry bodies (Act, s 9)                                 5

Part 2                    Meat export licences                                                

                      5A     Application of Part 2                                                         6

                        6     Application for meat export licence                                    6

                        7     Application fee (Act, s 11 (2))                                            8

                        8     What the Secretary must have regard to (Act, s 12 (2))       8

                        9     Further conditions to which licences are subject (Act, s 15) 10

                       10     Events of which licence holder must inform Secretary (Act, s 16)         10

                       11     Renewal of licence (Act, s 22)                                         12

Part 3                    Live-stock export licences                                     

                       12     Application of Part 3                                                       13

                       13     Definition for Part 3                                                         13

                       14     Application for live-stock export licence                            13

                       15     Application fee (Act s 11 (2))                                           16

                       16     What the Secretary must have regard to (Act s 12 (2))      17

                       17     Approval of operations and governance manual                 19

                       18     Further conditions to which licences are subject (Act s 15) 20

                       19     Variation of licence                                                         22

                       20     Events of which licence holder must inform Secretary (Act s 16)          23

                       21     Renewal of licence (Act s 22)                                          24

Part 4                    Miscellaneous                                                           

                       25     How things seized or samples taken are to be dealt with (Act s 34 (5))            25

                       26     What must be in notice of appointment of nominee (Act s 52 (3))         25

                       27     Who can authorise sale or disposal of meat or  live-stock (Act s 57 (3))           26

Notes                                                                                                          27

 


Part 1                 Preliminary

  

1              Name of Regulations [see Note 1]

                These regulations are the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry (Export Licensing) Regulations 1998.

2              Commencement

                These regulations commence on 1 July 1998.

3              Meaning of expressions

         (1)   In these regulations:

Act means the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997.

person in management and control:

                (a)    in relation to an existing meat or live-stock export business — means a person who is taken, under subsection 8 (1) of the Act, to participate in the management or control of the business; or

               (b)    in relation to a proposed meat or live-stock export business — means a person who would be taken, under that subsection, to participate, in the management or control of the business.

standards body means a body responsible for setting standards for meat or live-stock for export.

Note   The standards bodies are:

•         for meat export — AUS-MEAT Ltd; and

•         for live-stock export — the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and       Forestry.

         (2)   A reference to a relevant standards body is a reference:

                (a)    in relation to a meat export business — to a body responsible for setting standards for meat for export; and

               (b)    in relation to a live-stock export business — to a body responsible for setting standards for live-stock for export.

         (3)   Expressions used in these Regulations and in Part 2 of the Act have, unless the contrary intention appears, the same meanings in these Regulations as in that Part.

3A           Meaning of live-stock

                For the definition of live-stock in section 3 of the Act, buffalo, camelids and deer are prescribed.

4              Meat unfit for human consumption

                For paragraph 8 (2) (a) of the Act, the following kinds of meat are declared to be meat unfit for human consumption:

                (a)    meat that is, or has been, in a container labelled or marked as containing:

                          (i)    pet food; or

                         (ii)    inedible meat; or

                         (iii)    pharmaceutical material; or

               (b)    meat that is stained in a way that identifies it as pet food or inedible meat.

5              Prescribed industry bodies (Act, s 9)

                For section 9 of the Act, the following bodies are prescribed:

                (a)    the Red Meat Advisory Council;

               (b)    the Goat Industry Council of Australia;

                (c)    the Australian Meat Industry Council;

                (e)    the Australian Meat Processor Corporation Ltd;

                (f)    the Cattle Council of Australia Inc.;

                (g)    the Sheepmeat Council of Australia Inc.;

                (h)    the Australian Lot Feeders’ Association;

                 (i)    Meat and Livestock Australia Ltd.

Part 2                 Meat export licences

5A           Application of Part 2

                This Part applies to a meat export licence.

6              Application for meat export licence

         (1)   For subsection 11 (1) of the Act, an application for a meat export licence must be in writing, and must set out:

                (a)    the name, address and date of birth of the applicant; and

               (b)    the name and address of each person in management and control; and

Note   For the meaning of person in management and control, see subregulation 3 (1) and section 8 of the Act.

               (d)    whether the applicant, or any person in management and control in the meat export business or proposed meat export business, has been charged with an offence against a law of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory, for which the maximum penalty is a period of imprisonment or a fine of at least $1,000; and

                (e)  subject to Part VIIC of the Crimes Act 1914 — whether the applicant, or any person in management and control in the meat export business or proposed meat export business, has been convicted (within the meaning given by subsection 85ZM (1) of that Act) of an offence against a law of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory, for which the maximum penalty is a period of imprisonment or a fine of at least $1,000.

Note   Subsection 85ZM (1) of the Crimes Act 1914 is as follows:

(1)         For the purposes of this Part, a person shall be taken to have been convicted of an offence if:

(a)     the person has been convicted, whether summarily or on indictment, of the offence;

(b)    the person has been charged with, and found guilty of, the offence but discharged without conviction; or

(c)     the person has not been found guilty of the offence, but a court has taken it into account in passing sentence on the person for another offence.

         (2)   If the applicant is an individual, the application must also set out:

                (a)    whether the applicant operates, or intends to operate, the business in partnership with another individual or a body corporate; and

               (b)    if the applicant operates, or intends to operate, the business in partnership — the name and address of each partner or proposed partner.

         (3)   If the applicant is a corporation, the application must also set out:

                (a)    its Australian Company Number; and

               (b)    whether the applicant is a subsidiary of, or is under the direction or financial control of, a foreign corporation, authority or organisation that has direct or indirect control of the importation of meat into the country in which the foreign corporation, authority or organisation was incorporated or established and, if that is so, the name of the foreign corporation, authority or organisation.

         (4)   An application must include a declaration, signed by the applicant (or, if the applicant is a corporation, a director of the corporation):

                (a)    to the effect that the information in the application is true in every material detail; and

               (b)    that the person who signs the declaration knows that giving false information is an offence.

Note   See section 55 of the Act.

         (5)   If the Secretary prepares an application form that asks for the information and declaration required by subregulations (1), (2), (3) and (4), and provides a copy of the form free to anybody who asks for it, an application that is not made on a copy of such a form is taken not to have been made.

         (6)   An application must also be accompanied by:

                (a)    a copy of the accreditation certificate issued to the applicant by the relevant standards body; and

               (b)    if the applicant is an individual who operates a meat export business, or intends to operate a proposed meat export business, in partnership — a copy of:

                          (i)    the partnership agreement; and

                         (ii)    the most recent audited balance sheet and profit and loss account of the partnership business; and

                (c)  if the applicant is an individual who does not operate, or intend to operate, a meat export business in partnership — a copy of an audited statement (for a period of 12 months ending within 3 months before the date of the application) of the assets and liabilities of the applicant.

         (7)   The application is not taken to have been made until any application fee payable under regulation 7 is paid.

7              Application fee (Act, s 11 (2))

         (2)   The application fee for a meat export licence is $500.

         (4)   However, if a person that is the occupier of a meat processing establishment registered under the Export Control Act 1982 applies for a meat export licence, no fee is payable.

8              What the Secretary must have regard to (Act, s 12 (2))

                For subsection 12 (2) of the Act, the Secretary must have regard to the following matters when satisfying himself or herself about a matter mentioned in subsection 12 (1) of the Act:

                (a)    whether the applicant, or any person in management and control in relation to the meat export business or proposed meat export business to which the application relates, has ever been convicted of an offence against a law of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory, for which the maximum penalty is a period of imprisonment or a fine of at least $1,000;

               (b)    whether the applicant or a person in management and control of the business has been charged with an offence against a law of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory, for which the maximum penalty is a period of imprisonment or a fine of at least $1,000;

                (c)    if information in the application or in a document accompanying the application is false or misleading in a material detail — whether the applicant, or any person in management and control, knew, or should have known, that the information was false or misleading;

               (d)    whether the applicant has been accredited by the relevant standards body;

                (e)    if the applicant is an individual — the assets and liabilities of the applicant;

                (f)    whether the applicant or any person in management and control of the business owes, or has ever owed, the Commonwealth any amount by way of a fee, charge or levy payable under a law of the Commonwealth, or by way of penalty for failing to pay such a fee, charge or levy;

                (g)    whether the applicant or any person in management and control of the business has failed to comply with a condition of an export licence, or with an order made or direction given under the Act;

                (h)    whether the applicant or any person in management and control of the business has failed to comply with a condition of a licence of any other kind issued by the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory, or an authority of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory;

                 (i)    whether the applicant or any person in management and control of the business has ever been refused an export licence, and if so the reasons for the refusal;

                (j)    whether the applicant or any person in management and control of the business has ever been refused a licence of any other kind by the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory, or an authority of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory, and if so the reasons for the refusal;

               (k)    any other relevant matter known to the Secretary.

9              Further conditions to which licences are subject (Act, s 15)

         (1)   A meat export licence is subject to the conditions that the holder must:

                (a)    permit a person appointed as an auditor by the relevant standards body to audit the holder’s quality assurance system; and

               (b)    provide any assistance reasonably required by such an auditor; and

                (c)    produce to such an auditor any records or documents reasonably required by the auditor; and

               (d)    comply with any reasonable request by such an auditor, or the standards body, to take action to correct any deficiencies found by the auditor.

         (2)   A meat export licence is subject to the condition that the holder must not export meat except in accordance with the quality assurance system accredited by the relevant standards body.

         (4)   A meat export licence is subject to the condition that, if an event or circumstance of which the holder must inform the Secretary happens, the way in which the holder must inform the Secretary is by:

                (a)    completing the form supplied as an application form under subregulation 6 (5), as far as that form relates to the event or circumstance; and

               (b)    making the declaration required by subregulation 6 (4).

Note   See section 16 of the Act and subregulation 10 (2).

10            Events of which licence holder must inform Secretary (Act, s 16)

         (1)   For section 16 of the Act, 7 days is prescribed.

         (2)   For that section, the following events or circumstances in relation to a meat export licence are prescribed:

                (a)    the licence holder ceases to carry on the meat export business to which the licence relates;

               (b)    the licence holder, or a person in management and control of the business, is convicted of an offence against a law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory, for which the maximum penalty is a period of imprisonment or a fine of at least $1,000;

                (c)    a person who has been described to the Secretary, in the application for the licence, as a person in management and control of the business, ceases to be a person in management and control of the business;

               (d)    a person who has not been described to the Secretary, in the application for the licence, as a person in management and control of the business, begins to be a person in management and control of the business;

                (e)    the licence holder receives notice that the licence holder is no longer regarded as an approved supplier of meat by a foreign government importing authority, instrumentality or organisation;

                (f)    a change of the licence holder’s name;

                (g)    a change in the scope of the licence holder’s quality assurance system;

                (h)    a change in the status of the licence holder’s quality assurance system (that is, the system becoming, or ceasing to be, accredited by the relevant standards body).

         (3)   If the licence holder is a corporation, the following events or circumstances are also prescribed for that section:

                (a)    a court orders that it be wound up;

               (b)    a resolution is passed that it be wound up voluntarily.

         (4)   If the licence holder is an individual, the following events or circumstances are also prescribed for that section:

                (a)    he or she becomes bankrupt;

               (b)    he or she executes a deed of arrangement or a deed of assignment under Part X of the Bankruptcy Act 1966;

                (c)    if he or she operates the meat export business to which the licence relates in partnership:

                          (i)    the membership of the partnership is changed; or

                         (ii)    the partnership is dissolved.

11            Renewal of licence (Act, s 22)

         (1)   For subsection 22 (3) of the Act, an application for renewal of a meat export licence must be made in the same way as an application for a new licence.

         (2)   For subsection 22 (4) of the Act, the application fee for renewal of a licence is the same as if the licence were being applied for for the first time.

Note   For the application fee for a meat export licence, see regulation 7.

Part 3                 Live-stock export licences

12            Application of Part 3

                This Part applies to a live-stock export licence.

13            Definition for Part 3

                In this Part:

Australian Standards for the Export of Live-stock means:

                (a)    the document of that name published by the Department, as in force on 1 December 2004; or

               (b)    if the Secretary makes an order, under section 17 of the Act, specifying standards that the holder of a live-stock export licence must export live-stock in accordance with — the standards specified in that order.

Note   A copy of the Australian Standards for the Export of Live-stock is available from the Department’s website at http://www.daff.gov.au/livestockexportstandards.

14            Application for live-stock export licence

         (1)   For subsection 11 (1) of the Act, an application for a live-stock export licence must be in writing, in a form approved by the Secretary, and must set out:

                (a)    the name, address and date of birth of the applicant; and

               (b)    the name, address and date of birth of each person in management and control; and

Note   For the meaning of person in management and control, see subregulation 3 (1) and section 8 of the Act.

                (c)    the type of live-stock to be exported and the mode of transport to be used; and

Note   The Secretary may grant a live-stock export licence to export a particular type of live-stock only or to export live-stock using a particular mode of transport only — see subsection 33 (3A) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

               (d)    whether the applicant, or any person in management and control of the live-stock export business or proposed
live-stock export business, has been charged with an offence against a law of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory, for which the maximum penalty is a period of imprisonment or a fine of at least $1 000; and

                (e)    subject to Part VIIC of the Crimes Act 1914 — whether the applicant, or any person in management and control of the live-stock export business or proposed live-stock export business, has been convicted (within the meaning given by subsection 85ZM (1) of that Act) of an offence against a law of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory, for which the maximum penalty is a period of imprisonment or a fine of at least $1 000; and

Note  Subsection 85ZM (1) of the Crimes Act 1914 is as follows:

(1)      For the purposes of this Part, a person shall be taken to have been convicted of an offence if:

(a)     the person has been convicted, whether summarily or on indictment, of the offence;

(b)    the person has been charged with, and found guilty of, the offence but discharged without conviction; or

(c)     the person has not been found guilty of the offence, but a court has taken it into account in passing sentence on the person for another offence.

                (f)    whether the applicant (being an individual or a body corporate) operates, or intends to operate, the business in partnership with another individual or body corporate; and

                (g)    if the applicant operates, or intends to operate, the business in partnership — the name and address of each partner or proposed partner.

         (2)   If the applicant is a body corporate, the application must also set out:

                (a)    its Australian Company Number (if applicable); and

               (b)    whether the applicant is a subsidiary of, or is under the direction or financial control of, a foreign corporation, authority or organisation that has direct or indirect control of the importation of live-stock into the country in which the foreign corporation, authority or organisation was incorporated or established and, if that is so, the name of the foreign corporation, authority or organisation.

         (3)   An application must include a declaration, signed by the applicant (or, if the applicant is a body corporate, a director of the body corporate):

                (a)    to the effect that the information in the application is true in every material detail; and

               (b)    that the person who signs the declaration knows that giving false or misleading information to the Secretary is an offence.

Note   See section 55 of the Act.

         (4)   An application must be accompanied by a copy of the following:

                (a)    an operations and governance manual for the live-stock export business, or proposed live-stock export business, that sets out how the business will operate and be governed, including information about the following aspects of the business:

                          (i)    how the operations of the business will comply with the Australian Standards for the Export of
Live-stock;

                         (ii)    the organisational structure of the business;

                         (iii)    people management and staff training;

                        (iv)    risk management;

                         (v)    records management;

                        (vi)    compliance strategy and review;

               (b)    a criminal history check, from the Australian Federal Police, for the applicant (if an individual) and for each person in management and control of the live-stock export business or proposed live-stock export business;

                (c)    if the applicant (whether an individual or a body corporate) operates, or intends to operate, the live-stock export business in partnership:

                          (i)    the partnership agreement; and

                         (ii)    an audited statement of the assets and liabilities of the partnership business, and an audited statement of the profit and loss account of the partnership business, for the previous financial year;

               (d)    an audited statement of the applicant’s assets and liabilities, and an audited statement of the applicant’s profit and loss account, for the previous financial year.

         (5)   The application is not taken to have been made until the lodgement component of the application fee payable under regulation 15 is paid.

15            Application fee (Act s 11 (2))

         (1)   The application fee for a live-stock export licence is made up of the following amounts:

                (a)    a lodgement component of $300, for the cost of processing the application;

               (b)    an external vetting agency component, notified to the applicant in accordance with subregulation (2), for the cost of an assessment by an external vetting agency of the integrity of the applicant, the integrity of each person in management and control, and the financial standing of the applicant;

                (c)    an assessment component, calculated at the rate of $70.50 per quarter hour and specified in a written notice given to the applicant, for the cost of:

                          (i)    assessing whether a licence may be granted; and

                         (ii)    any inspection, evaluation or demonstration of the operations of the applicant’s live-stock export business, as arranged by the Secretary and conducted or observed by an authorised officer or other appropriately qualified person nominated by the Secretary.

         (2)   The Secretary must notify an applicant, either on the application form approved by the Secretary or by written notice when the application is lodged, of the following:

                (a)    the amount of the external vetting agency component, being the amount that the external vetting agency will charge, under contract with the Department, to assess:

                          (i)    the integrity of the applicant and each person in management and control of the live-stock export business, or proposed live-stock export business, to which the application relates; and

                         (ii)    the financial standing of the applicant;

               (b)    if the applicant is notified by written notice when the application is lodged — that the applicant must tell the Secretary, in writing, whether the applicant wishes to proceed with the application.

Note   The Department intends to engage an external vetting agency prior to 1 December 2004, after a tendering process has been conducted.

         (3)   The external vetting agency component and the assessment component are payable by the date, being a date after the application is lodged but before the licence is granted, specified in a written notice given to the applicant.

16            What the Secretary must have regard to (Act s 12 (2))

         (1)   For subsection 12 (2) of the Act, the Secretary must have regard to the following matters when satisfying himself or herself about a matter mentioned in subsection 12 (1) of the Act:

                (a)    whether the applicant, or any person in management and control of the live-stock export business or proposed
live-stock export business to which the application relates, has ever been convicted of an offence against a law of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory, for which the maximum penalty is a period of imprisonment or a fine of at least $1 000;

               (b)    whether the applicant or a person in management and control of the business has been charged with an offence against a law of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory, for which the maximum penalty is a period of imprisonment or a fine of at least $1 000;

                (c)    if information in the application or in a document accompanying the application is false or misleading in a material detail — whether the applicant, or any person in management and control, knew, or should have known, that the information was false or misleading;

               (d)    the assets and liabilities, and financial performance, of the applicant in the previous financial year;

                (e)    whether the applicant or any person in management and control of the business owes, or has ever owed, the Commonwealth any amount by way of a fee, charge or levy payable under a law of the Commonwealth, or by way of penalty for failing to pay such a fee, charge or levy;

                (f)    whether the applicant or any person in management and control of the business has failed to comply with a condition of an export licence, or with an order made or direction given under the Act;

                (g)    whether the applicant or any person in management and control of the business has failed to comply with a condition of a licence of any other kind issued by the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory, or an authority of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory;

                (h)    whether the applicant or any person in management and control of the business has ever been refused an export licence, and if so the reasons for the refusal;

                 (i)    whether the applicant or any person in management and control of the business has ever been refused a licence of any other kind by the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory, or an authority of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory, and if so the reasons for the refusal;

                (j)    whether the applicant has demonstrated, including in the operations and governance manual accompanying the application, an ability to comply with the Australian Standards for the Export of Live-stock;

               (k)    any assessment made by an external vetting agency (at the request of the Secretary) of the integrity of the applicant, the integrity of each person in management and control, and the financial standing of the applicant;

                 (l)    the results of any inspection, evaluation or demonstration of the operations of the applicant’s business, as arranged by the Secretary and conducted or observed by an authorised officer or other appropriately qualified person nominated by the Secretary;

               (m)    any other relevant matter known to the Secretary.

Note   When satisfying himself, or herself, about a matter mentioned in subsection 12 (1) of the Act in relation to an application for a live-stock export licence, the Secretary may also have regard to the extent to which the applicant has complied with any requirements of or under the Export Control Act 1982 — see subsection 12 (3) of the Act.

         (2)   When having regard to the matters mentioned in subregulation (1), the Secretary may:

                (a)    ask the applicant, by notice in writing, to provide further information or documents as specified in the notice; and

               (b)    give the following material (including any personal information, within the meaning of the Privacy Act 1988, contained in the material) to an external vetting agency for the purpose of assessing the integrity of the applicant, the integrity of each person in management and control, and the financial standing of the applicant:

                          (i)    the application;

                         (ii)    the documents accompanying the application;

                         (iii)    any further information or documents provided by the applicant; and

                (c)    arrange for an authorised officer to inspect and evaluate the premises, facilities, equipment and transport vehicles to be used in the operations of the applicant’s business; and

               (d)    arrange for an authorised officer to observe a demonstration of the operations, or part of the operations, of the applicant’s business; and

                (e)    arrange for an appropriately qualified person, as nominated by the Secretary, to participate in any inspection, evaluation or demonstration.

17            Approval of operations and governance manual

                The grant of a live-stock export licence to a person is approval of the operations and governance manual submitted by the person with the application for the licence.

18            Further conditions to which licences are subject (Act s 15)

         (1)   A live-stock export licence is subject to the conditions that the holder:

                (a)    must have an approved operations and governance manual for the licence; and

               (b)    must update the operations and governance manual, by variation of the licence under regulation 19, if there is a change to how the operations of the live-stock export business, to which the licence relates, comply with the Australian Standards for the Export of Live-stock; and

                (c)    if the Secretary makes an order, under section 17 of the Act, specifying standards that the holder of a live-stock export licence must export live-stock in accordance with (the Standards) — must, within 2 months after the date that the order takes effect, make an application under regulation 19 for variation of the licence to update the operations and governance manual to take account of the Standards; and

               (d)    if the Secretary amends the order — must, within 2 months after the date that the amendment takes effect, make an application under regulation 19 for variation of the licence to update the operations and governance manual to take account of any change to the Standards resulting from the amendment.

Note   A live-stock export licence is also subject to the condition that the holder must comply with orders made under section 17 of the Act (see subsection 17 (5) of the Act).

         (2)   However, a live-stock export licence that was granted before 1 December 2004, and that has not been renewed or varied on or after 1 December 2004, is subject to the conditions that the holder:

                (a)    must not export live-stock except in accordance with the quality assurance system that applied to the licence before 1 December 2004; and

               (b)    before 1 January 2005, must make an application under regulation 19 for variation of the licence to replace the quality assurance system with an operations and governance manual.

         (3)   A live-stock export licence is subject to the conditions that the holder must:

                (a)    permit an authorised officer, or other appropriately qualified person, nominated by the Secretary (the auditor) to audit the holder’s operations and governance system; and

               (b)    provide any assistance reasonably required by such an auditor; and

                (c)    produce to such an auditor any records or documents reasonably required by the auditor; and

               (d)    comply with any reasonable request by such an auditor, or the Secretary, to take action to correct any deficiencies found by the auditor.

         (4)   A live-stock export licence is subject to the condition that, if an event or circumstance of which the holder must inform the Secretary happens, the way in which the holder must inform the Secretary is by:

                (a)    completing the form supplied as an application form under subregulation 14 (1), as far as that form relates to the event or circumstance; and

               (b)    making the declaration required by subregulation 14 (3).

Note The events and circumstances are prescribed in subregulation 20 (2).

         (5)   In this regulation, a reference to an approved operations and governance manual for a licence includes a reference to a manual to which a change has been made, and a manual which has replaced the quality assurance system for the licence, if the change or replacement has been approved by way of variation of the licence under regulation 19.

19            Variation of licence

         (1)   The holder of a live-stock export licence must apply to the Secretary for approval of any variation of the licence, including a variation in any of the following ways:

                (a)    the holder wishes to change:

                          (i)    the approved operations and governance manual for the licence; or

                         (ii)    the type of live-stock exported under the licence; or

                         (iii)    the mode of transport used to export the live-stock;

               (b)    the licence was granted before 1 December 2004 and the quality assurance system for the licence is to be replaced with an operations and governance manual;

                (c)    a person who has not been described to the Secretary, in the application for the licence, as a person in management and control of the live-stock export business to which the licence relates, is to begin being a person in management and control of the business;

               (d)    the holder proposes to operate the business in partnership with another individual or body corporate;

                (e)    the holder operates the business in partnership and the membership of the partnership is to change.

         (2)   An application for variation must be made to the Secretary by:

                (a)    completing the form supplied as an approved application form under subregulation 14 (1), as far as that form relates to the variation; and

               (b)    making the declaration required by subregulation 14 (3); and

                (c)    providing copies of any documents mentioned in subregulation 14 (4) that are relevant to the variation.

         (3)   In deciding whether to approve a variation of a licence, the Secretary must satisfy himself or herself about, and have regard to, those matters relevant to the variation that the Secretary would be required to be satisfied about, and have regard to, if the variation had been part of the application for the licence.

         (4)   The amounts mentioned in paragraphs 15 (1) (b) and (c) are payable by the holder for the cost of:

                (a)    an assessment by an external vetting agency of the integrity of the applicant, the integrity of each person in management and control, and the financial standing of the applicant, if conducted in relation to the application for variation; and

               (b)    assessing whether to approve the variation; and

                (c)    any inspection, evaluation or demonstration arranged by the Secretary, and conducted or observed by an authorised officer or other appropriately qualified person nominated by the Secretary, in relation to the application for variation.

         (5)   If the Secretary refuses to approve a variation of a licence, the Secretary must notify the holder in writing of the refusal.

         (6)   Application may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of a decision of the Secretary refusing to approve a variation of a licence.

20            Events of which licence holder must inform Secretary (Act s 16)

         (1)   For section 16 of the Act, 7 days is prescribed.

         (2)   For that section, the following events or circumstances in relation to a live-stock export licence are prescribed:

                (a)    the licence holder ceases to carry on the live-stock export business to which the licence relates;

               (b)    the licence holder, or a person in management and control of the business, is convicted of an offence against a law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory, for which the maximum penalty is a period of imprisonment or a fine of at least $1 000;

                (c)    the licence holder receives notice that the licence holder is no longer regarded as an approved supplier of live-stock by a foreign government importing authority, instrumentality or organisation;

               (d)    a change of the licence holder’s name.

         (3)   If the licence holder is a body corporate, the following events or circumstances are also prescribed for that section:

                (a)    a court order that it be wound up;

               (b)    a resolution is passed that it be wound up voluntarily.

         (4)   If the licence holder is an individual, the following events or circumstances are also prescribed for that section:

                (a)    he or she becomes bankrupt;

               (b)    he or she executes a deed of arrangement or a deed of assignment under Part X of the Bankruptcy Act 1966;

                (c)    if he or she operates the live-stock export business to which the licence relates in partnership, the partnership is dissolved.

21            Renewal of licence (Act s 22)

         (1)   For subsection 22 (3) of the Act, an application for renewal of a live-stock export licence must be made in the same way as an application for a new licence.

         (2)   For subsection 22 (4) of the Act, the application fee for renewal of a licence is the same as if the licence were being applied for for the first time.

Note   For the application fee for a live-stock export licence, see regulation 15.

Part 4                 Miscellaneous

25            How things seized or samples taken are to be dealt with (Act s 34 (5))

                For subsection 34 (5) of the Act, a thing seized under paragraph 34 (2) (b) of the Act, or a sample taken under paragraph 34 (2) (c) of the Act:

                (a)    must be labelled, tagged or marked in such a way as to make it identifiable; and

               (b)    in the case of a sample — must be held under conditions that are unlikely to affect the result of any analysis of the sample; and

                (c)    must be kept in the custody or control of an officer authorised by the Secretary for the purpose until it is despatched to an analyst appointed under subsection 53 (1) of the Act, or until it is destroyed or otherwise disposed of; and

               (d)    may be analysed by an analyst appointed under subsection 53 (1) of the Act.

26            What must be in notice of appointment of nominee (Act s 52 (3))

                For subsection 52 (3) of the Act, a notice under subsection 52 (2) of the Act appointing someone as a nominee must contain:

                (a)    his or her full name and address; and

               (b)    his or her date of birth; and

                (c)    if he or she has not been described to the Secretary as a person in management and control of the business in the application for the relevant export licence:

                          (i)    whether he or she has been charged with an offence against a law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory, for which the maximum penalty is a period of imprisonment or a fine of at least $1 000; and

                         (ii)    subject to Part VIIC of the Crimes Act 1914 — whether he or she has been convicted (within the meaning given by subsection 85ZM (1) of that Act) of such an offence.

27            Who can authorise sale or disposal of meat or
live-stock (Act s 57 (3))

                For subsection 57 (3) of the Act, the Secretary is prescribed.


Notes to the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry (Export Licensing) Regulations 1998

Note 1

The Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry (Export Licensing) Regulations 1998 (in force under the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997) as shown in this consolidation comprise Statutory Rules 1998 No. 202 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Instruments

Year and
number

Date of notification
in Gazette or FRLI registration

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

1998 No. 202

1 July 1998

1 July 1998

 

1999 No. 177

1 Sept 1999

1 Sept 1999

2003 No. 235

18 Sept 2003

18 Sept 2003

2004 No. 286

7 Sept 2004

1 Dec 2004

2005 No. 119

20 June 2005 (see F2005L01501)

1 July 2005

2009 No. 108 (a)

19 June 2009 (see F2009L02110)

1 July 2009

2009 No. 342

17 Dec 2009 (see F2009L04507)

18 Dec 2009

(a)    Select Legislative Instrument 2009 No. 108 was disallowed by the Senate on
15 September 2009.

Table of Amendments

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

Provision affected

How affected

Part 1

 

Heading to Part 1................. .............................................

ad. 2004 No. 286

R. 3.........................................

am. 2004 No. 286

R. 3A.......................................

ad. 2004 No. 286

R. 5.........................................

am. 2003 No. 235; 2004 No. 286

Part 2

 

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ad. 2004 No. 286

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Heading to r. 6......................

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

am. 1999 No. 177; 2004 No. 286

Note to r. 6 (1) (b).................

rs. 2004 No. 286

Note to r. 6 (1) (e).................

am. 2004 No. 286

Note to r. 6 (4).......................

rs. 2004 No. 286

R. 7.........................................

am. 2004 No. 286

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

am. 1999 No. 177; 2004 No. 286

R. 9.........................................

am. 2004 No. 286

Note to r. 9 (4).......................

rs. 2004 No. 286

R. 10.......................................

am. 1999 No. 177; 2004 No. 286

R. 11.......................................

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Note to r. 11 (2)....................

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Part 3

 

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R. 12.......................................

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

am. 1999 No. 177

 

rs. 2004 No. 286

 

am. 2005 No. 119

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

am. 1999 No. 177

 

rs. 2004 No. 286

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

ad. 2004 No. 286

 

am. 2009 No. 342

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

ad. 2004 No. 286

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

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R. 18.......................................

ad. 2004 No. 286

 

am. 2005 No. 119

R. 19.......................................

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R. 20.......................................

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R. 21.......................................

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Part 4

 

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