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Wednesday, 15 May 1957


Mr McMAHON (Lowe) (Minister for Primary Industry) . - I move -

Part I. - Tax on Wool produced in Australia and received by a Wool-broker or Dealer.

1.   That a tax be imposed on all wool -

(a)   produced in Australia; and

(b)   on or after the first day of July, One thousand nine hundred and fifty-seven, received by a wool-broker or dealer.

2.   - (1.) That the tax in respect of any wool on which tax is imposed by the Act passed to give effect to this Part of this Resolution consist of -

(a)   an amount of tax at such of the rates from time to time prescribed by regulations for the purposes of the provision of that Act which gives effect to this clause as is applicable to that wool; and

(b)   an amount of tax at such of the rates from time to time prescribed by regulations for the purposes of the provision of that Act which gives effect to this clause as is applicable to that wool. (2.) That the rates of tax referred to in clause

(a)   of the last preceding sub-paragraph be rates not less than the rates specified as minimum rates in the First Schedule to this Resolution and not greater than the rates so specified as maximum rates. (3.) That the rates of tax referred to in clause

(b)   of sub-paragraph (1.) of this paragraph be rates not greater than the rates specified in the Second Schedule to this Resolution.

3.   - (1.) That the Governor-General be empowered to make regulations, not inconsistent with the Act passed to give effect to this Part of this Resolution, for prescribing rates of tax in accordance with the last preceding paragraph. (2.) That, before making regulations prescribing rates of tax referred to in clause (a) of subparagraph (1.) of the last preceding paragraph, the Governor-General be required to take into consideration any recommendations with respect to those rates made to the Minister by the Bureau after consultation between the members of the Bureau appointed to the Bureau on the nomination of an organization and that organization. (3.) That, before making regulations prescribing rates of tax referred to in clause (b) of subparagraph (1.); of the last preceding paragraph, the Governor-General be required to take into consideration any recommendations with respect to those rates made to the Minister by the organizations known respectively as the Australian Woolgrowers' Council and the Australian Wool and Meat Producers' Federation.

Part II. - Tax on certain Wool produced in, and exported from, Australia.

4.   That a tax be imposed on all wool -

(a)   produced in Australia; and

(b)   on or after the first day of July, One thousand nine hundred and fifty-seven, exported from Australia, being wool other than wool which has been received by a wool-broker or dealer.

5.   - (1.) That the tax in respect of any wool on which tax is imposed by the Act passed to give effect to this Part of this Resolution consist of -

(a)   an amount of tax at such of the rates from time to time prescribed by regulations for the purposes of the provision of that Act which gives effect to this clause as is applicable to that wool; and

(b)   an amount of tax at such of the rates from time to time prescribed by regulations for the purposes of the provision of that Act which gives effect to this clause as is applicable to that wool. (2.) That the rates of tax referred to in clause

(a)   of the last preceding sub-paragraph be rates not less than the rates specified as minimum rates in the First Schedule to this Resolution and not greater than the rates so specified as maximum rates. (3.) That the rates of tax referred to in clause

(b)   of sub-paragraph (1.) of this paragraph be rates not greater than the rales specified in the Second Schedule to this Resolution.

6.   - (1.) That the Governor-General be empowered to make regulations, not inconsistent with the Act passed to give effect to this Part of this Resolution, for prescribing rates of tax in accordance with the last preceding paragraph. (2.) That, before making regulations prescribing rates of tax referred to in clause (a) of subparagraph (1.) of the last preceding paragraph, the Governor-General be required to take into consideration any recommendations with respect to those rates made to the Minister by the Bureau after consultation between the members of the Bureau appointed to the Bureau on the nomination of an organization and that organization. (3.) That, before making regulations prescribing rates of tax referred to in clause (b) of subparagraph (1.) of the last preceding paragraph, the Governor-General be required to take into consideration any recommendations with respect to those rates made to the Minister by the organizations known respectively as the Australian Woolgrowers' Council and the Australian Wool and Meat Producers' Federation.

Part III. - Interpretation.

7.   That, in this Resolution -

(a)   " the Minister " mean the Minister administering the Acts passed to give effect to this Resolution;

(b)   " the Bureau " mean the Australian Wool Bureau established by the Wool Use Promotion Act 1953; and

(c)   other expressions have the same meaning as in the Wool Tax Assessment Act 1936-1953 as proposed to be amended by the Wool Tax Assessment Bill 1957.

THE SCHEDULES.

First Schedule.

Minimum and Maximum Rates of Tax referred to in Paragraphs 2 (2.) and 5 (2.).

 

Second Schedule.

Maximum Rates of Tax referred to in Paragraphs 2(3.) and 5(3.).

 

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Resolution reported.

Standing Orders suspended; resolution adopted.

Ordered -

That Mr. McMahon and Mr. McEwen do prepare and bring in bills to carry out the foregoing resolution.







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