Bills Digest 4 1996-97 Live-stock Export Charge Amendment (AAHC) Bill 1996

Numerical Index | Alphabetical Index

This Digest is prepared for debate. It reflects the legislation as introduced and does not canvass subsequent amendments.

This Digest was available from 18 July 1996


Passage History

Live-stock Export Charge Amendment (AAHC) Bill 1996

Date Introduced: 26 June 1996
House: House of Representatives
Portfolio: Primary Industries and Energy
Commencement: While the Bill will commence on Royal Assent, the charge rate changes proposed by items 2 and 3 of Schedule 1 will apply from 1 July 1996


To fund the Australian Animal Health Council Limited at an initial operative rate of charge of 0.33 cents per head of sheep and lambs exported, or a prescribed rate up to a maximum of 2 cents per head.


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 charge is imposed on lambs, sheep, goats and buffalo exported from Australia by the Live-stock Export Charge Act 1977 (the Principal Act). The charge is payable by the exporter. Proceeds raised by the charge are disbursed between the Meat Industry Council, Australian Meat and Live-stock Corporation, Meat Research Corporation, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation and National Cattle Disease Eradication Trust Account. Sections 8 and 9 of the Principal Act set out the maximum rate of charge which may be imposed on the export of each head of sheep and lambs.

Contact Officer and Copyright Details

Ian Ireland Ph. 06 277 2438
18 July 1996
Bills Digest Service
Parliamentary Research Service

This Digest does not have any official legal status. Other sources should be consulted to determine whether the Bill has been enacted and, if so, whether the subsequent Act reflects further amendments.

PRS staff are available to discuss the paper's contents with Senators and Members and their staff but not with members of the public.

ISSN 1323-9032
© Commonwealth of Australia 1996

Except to the extent of the uses permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without the prior written consent of the Parliamentary Library, other than by Members of the Australian Parliament in the course of their official duties.

Published by the Department of the Parliamentary Library, 1996.

This page was prepared by the Parliamentary Library, Commonwealth of Australia
Last updated: 12 July 1996

Back to top