Bills Digest 140 1996-97 Wine Export Charge (Consequential Amendments) Bill 1997


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Passage History

Wine Export Charge (Consequential Amendments) Bill 1997

Date Introduced: 19 March 1997
House: House of Representatives
Portfolio: Primary Industries and Energy
Commencement: At the commencement of the Wine Export Charge Bill 1997

Purpose

The amendments proposed by the Bill are consequential to the passage of the Wine Export Charge Bill 1997. The major amendments:

  • extend voting rights at Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation annual general meetings to wine export charge payers; and
  • require the Commonwealth to refund the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation wine export charge and amounts of penalty received for non payment of charge it has collected on the corporations behalf

Background

The reader is referred to the Digest for the Wine Export Charge Bill 1997.

Main Provisions

Amendments to the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Act 1980

List of winemakers

Item 2 of Schedule 1 substitutes a new subsection 29V(1) in the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Act 1980 (the Principal Act) which requires the Department of Primary Industries and Energy to provide the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation (AWBC) with a list of levy and charge payers as soon as possible after 30 September following a financial year ending 30 June. The provision is important because only persons contained on the list have voting rights at AWBC annual general meetings. The previous subsection 29V(1) did not provide for charge payers to be included on the list.

The effect of the amendment proposed by item 3 of Schedule 1 is to require the Commonwealth to refund the AWBC charge and amounts of penalty received for non payment of charge it has collected on the corporations behalf.

Amendments to the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991

The effect of item 6 of Schedule 1 is to extend the collection procedures provided by the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991to the charge imposed by the Wine Export Charge Bill 1997.

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Ian Ireland
2 June 1997
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ISSN 1323-9031
Commonwealth of Australia 1997

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Last updated: 6 June 1997


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