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Dairy Adjustment Levy (Excise) Bill 2000

1998-1999-2000

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dairy Adjustment Levy (Excise) Bill 2000

 

No.      , 2000

 

(Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to impose dairy adjustment levy, so far as that levy is a duty of excise

   

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Act to bind Crown.............................................................................. 2

4............ Definition............................................................................................ 2

5............ Imposition of levy............................................................................... 2

6............ Rate of levy......................................................................................... 2

7............ Act does not impose a tax on property of a State................................ 3

8............ Regulations......................................................................................... 3

 



A Bill for an Act to impose dairy adjustment levy, so far as that levy is a duty of excise

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Dairy Adjustment Levy (Excise) Act 2000 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on 8 July 2000.

3   Act to bind Crown

                   This Act binds the Crown in right of each of the States and Territories.

4   Definition

                   In this Act:

leviable milk product has the same meaning as in Part 4 of Schedule 2 to the Dairy Produce Act 1986 .

5   Imposition of levy

             (1)  Levy that is payable under Division 2 of Part 4 of Schedule 2 to the Dairy Produce Act 1986 is imposed under the name of dairy adjustment levy.

             (2)  This section imposes levy only so far as that levy is a duty of excise within the meaning of section 55 of the Constitution.

6   Rate of levy

             (1)  The rate of levy imposed by this Act is:

                     (a)  0.011 cents per ml of the leviable milk product concerned; or

                     (b)  if a lower rate is prescribed by the regulations—that lower rate.

             (2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), if a leviable milk product is not a liquid at 20 o C, it is to be assumed that the volume of the product were equal to the volume that would result if water were added to the product in the ratio ascertained in accordance with the regulations.

             (3)  For the purposes of subsection (1), if a leviable milk product is a product that, under the regulations, is taken to be a concentrate, it is to be assumed that the volume of the product were equal to the volume that would result if water were added to the product in the ratio ascertained in accordance with the regulations.

7   Act does not impose a tax on property of a State

             (1)  This Act has no effect to the extent (if any) to which it imposes a tax on property of any kind belonging to a State.

             (2)  In this section, property of any kind belonging to a State has the same meaning as in section 114 of the Constitution.

             (3)  For the purposes of this section, it is to be assumed that a reference in section 114 of the Constitution to a State includes a reference to the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.

8   Regulations

             (1)  The Governor-General may make regulations for the purposes of section 6.

             (2)  Before the Governor-General makes a regulation specifying a rate for the purposes of paragraph 6(1)(b), the Minister must take into consideration any relevant recommendation made to the Minister by the Dairy Adjustment Authority.