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Live-stock Slaughter Levy Amendment Bill 1990



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House: House of Representatives

Portfolio: Primary Industries and Energy

Purpose

To enable the operation of the levy arrangements proposed by the Cattle Transaction Levy Bill 1990 and the Beef Production Levy Bill 1990 by setting the rate of levy on the slaughter of cattle, calves and bobby calves at zero. The Bill will also provide for the reinstatement of the current rates of levy if at any time before 1 July 1994 the proposed levy arrangements are not working satisfactorily.

Background

Refer to the Digest for the Cattle Transaction Levy Bill 1990.

Main Provisions

The Bill will have effect from 1 January 1991 (clause 2).

Clauses 3-5 will reduce the rate of levy on slaughtered cattle, calves and bobby calves to zero. The effect of clauses 3-5 will be to enable the operation of the levy arrangements proposed by the Cattle Transaction Levy Bill 1990 and the Beef Production Levy Bill 1990.

Clause 6 provides for the reinstatement of the current levy arrangements, if at any time before 1 July 1994 the Minister becomes satisfied, after consultation with the AMLIPC, that the levy arrangements proposed by the Cattle Transaction Levy Bill 1990 and the Beef Production Levy Bill 1990 are not working satisfactorily.

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Parliamentary Research Service

For further information, if required, contact the Economics and Commerce Group on 06 2772460.

This Digest does not have any official legal status. Other sources should be consulted to determine the subsequent official status of the Bill.

Commonwealth of Australia 1990

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Published by the Department of the Parliamentary Library, 1990.