Bills Digest 7 1996-97 Cattle Transaction Levy Amendment (AAHC) Bill 1996

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This Digest was available from 19 July 1996


Passage History

Cattle Transaction Levy 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 levy 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 levy of 5 cents per head of cattle and head of cattle that is a leviable bobby calf or a prescribed rate up to a maximum of 50 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 levy is imposed on sales of cattle, delivery of cattle to a processor and the slaughter of certain cattle by the Cattle Transaction Levy Act 1995 (the Principal Act). Section 5 of the Principal Act sets out the maximum rate of levy which may be imposed on each head of cattle and head of cattle that is a leviable bobby calf. Proceeds raised by the levy are disbursed between the Meat Industry Council, Australian Meat and Live-stock Corporation, Meat Research Corporation, National Residue Survey and National Cattle Disease Eradication Trust Account.

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18 July 1996
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ISSN 1323-9032
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