Bills Digest 9 1996-97 Pig Slaughter Levy Amendment (AAHC) Bill 1996


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Passage History

Pig Slaughter Levy Amendment (AAHC) Bill 1996

Date Introduced: 26 June 1996
House: House of Representatives
Portfolio: Primary Industries and Energy
Commencement: Royal Assent

Purpose

To fund the Australian Animal Health Council Limited at a prescribed maximum rate of levy of 50 cents per slaughtered pig.

Background

Refer to the Digest for the Australian Animal Health Council (Live-stock Industries) Funding Bill 1996.

Main Provisions

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.

A levy is imposed on the slaughter at an abattoir of pigs for sale for human consumption by the Pig Slaughter Levy Act 1971 (the Principal Act).

Section 6 of the Principal Act provides:

(1) The rate of the levy in respect of pigs slaughtered on or after 1 July 1975 is an amount of each pig slaughtered equal to the aggregate of:

(a) such amount (not exceeding $1) as is prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph;

(b) such amount (not exceeding $2.50) as is prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph; and

(c) such amount (not exceeding 1.5 cents) as is prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph.

A new paragraph 6(1)(c) is substituted into the Principal Act by item 2 of Schedule 1 of the Bill which provides for the purpose of funding the AAHC a prescribed maximum rate of levy of 50 cents per slaughtered pig.

New subsections 6(4) and 6(5) are inserted in the Principal Act by item 3 of Schedule 1 of the Bill. Proposed subsection 6(4) requires the Governor-General, before making regulations prescribing a rate of levy for the purpose of funding the AAHC, to take into consideration any recommendations about the amount made to the Minister by a body specified in a Ministerial declaration. Proposed subsection 6(5) accords the Minister power to declare a body, by notice in the Gazette, as a body whose recommendations are to be taken into consideration.

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ISSN 1323-9032
© Commonwealth of Australia 1996

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