Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
Apple and Pear Export Charge Bill 1976

Download PDFDownload PDF

Apple and Pear Export Charge Bill 1976 (Bills Digest, no. 59, 1976-77) Electronic version created by the Law and Bills Digest Section, Parliamentary Library, 2007.

Warning: This Digest was prepared for debate. It reflects the legislation as introduced and does not canvass subsequent amendments. This Digest does not have any official legal status. Other sources should be consulted to determine the subsequent official status of the Bill.



Apple and Pear Export Charge Bill 1976

Introduced by the Minister for Primary Industry, Hon. I. Sinclair, House of Representatives, 18 November, 1976.

Brief Digest of Bill


- To impose a charge on exports of apples and pears.

Related Legislation:

See Digest for Apple and Pear Levy Bill.


This Bill provides for the imposition of a charge on apple and pears exported after 1 January, 1977. (clause 6 and 2). The Apple and Pear Export Charges Act 1938 imposing the present levy is repealed from that date. (clause 3)

The rate of the charge will be prescribed by the Government, taking into account any recommendations of the Growers’ Association; but will not exceed 6 cents per box of fruit (clause 7).