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Laying Chicken Levy Amendment (AAHC) Bill
Date Introduced: 26 June 1996
House: House of Representatives
Portfolio: Primary Industries and Energy
Commencement: While the Bill will commence on
Royal Assent, the levy rate changes proposed by item 2 of Schedule
1 will apply from 1 July 1996.
To fund the Australian Animal Health Council Limited at an
initial operative rate of levy of 0.21 cents per laying chicken, or
a prescribed amount up to a maximum of 0.33 cents per laying
Refer to the Digest for the Australian Animal Health Council
(Live-stock Industries) Funding Bill 1996.
The term 'AAHC' is defined by item 1 of Schedule
1 of the Bill to mean the Australian Animal Health Council
Limited, A.C.N. 071-890-956.
Section 7 of the Laying Chicken Levy Act 1988 (the
Principal Act) provides:
The rate of levy is an amount in respect of each laying chicken
equal to the sum of
(a) such amount, not exceeding 10 cents as is prescribed for the
purposes of this paragraph; and
(b) such amount, not exceeding 0.25 cent, as is prescribed for
the purposes of this paragraph.
Paragraph 7(b) is deleted by item 2 of Schedule
1 of the Bill and a new paragraph (b) inserted in the
Principal Act which provides for the purpose of funding the AAHC an
operative rate of levy of 0.21 cents per laying chicken or a
prescribed rate up to a maximum of 0.33 cents per laying
New subsections 9(2A) and 9(3) are substituted into the
Principal Act by item 3 of Schedule 1 of the Bill.
Proposed subsection 9(2A) requires the Governor-General, before
making regulations prescribing a rate of levy under paragraph 7(b)
(see above), to take into consideration any recommendations about
the rate made to the Minister by the Australian Egg Industry
Association Inc or a specified body. Proposed subsection 9(2A) also
provides that the rate set by regulation must not exceed the amount
last recommended to the Minister by the Australian Egg Industry
Association Inc or specified body.
Proposed subsection 9(3) accords the Minister power to declare a
body, by notice in the Gazette, as a body to represent the
Australian egg industry.
The levy rate changes proposed by item 2 of Schedule 1 will
apply from 1 July 1996 (item 5 of Schedule 1).
Ian Ireland Ph. 06 277 2438
18 July 1996
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