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Apple and Pear Levy Collection Bill 1976

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Apple and Pear Levy Collection Bill 1976 (Bills Digest, no. 58, 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 Levy Collection Bill 1976

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

Brief Digest of Bill


- To provide for the collection of the levy to be imposed by the proposed Apple and Pear Levy Act.

Related Legislation:

See Digest for Apple and Pear Levy Bill.


To facilitate collection of the levy, this Bill provides for quantity purchasers (selling agents, processors etc.) to be responsible for the payment of the levy on fruit they handle but empowers them to recover the levy from the growers. (clause 6)

The Bill also provides for maintenance of a list of quantity purchasers (clause 4), due dates for payment (clause 5), penalties for non-payment (clause 7) and offences (clause 9), access of collectors to inspect records (clause 10), etc.

Other matters relating to the collection of the levy may be prescribed by regulations. (clause 13)