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Dried Vine Fruits Legislation Amendment Bill 1990



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House: House of Representatives

Portfolio: Primary Industries and Energy

Purpose

To extend the life of the sultana underwriting scheme to 31 December 1993 and remove the arrangements for the equalisation of returns from domestic sales of dried vine fruits.

Background

Refer to the Digest for the Australian Horticultural Corporation Amendment Bill 1990.

Main Provisions

Amendments to the Dried Sultana Production Underwriting Act 1982

The effect of clause 4 will be to extend the life of the sultana underwriting scheme to 31 December 1993.

Amendments to the Dried Vine Fruits Equalization Act 1978

The current dried vine fruits equalisation arrangements average domestic returns and export returns from sales of dried vine fruits. Basically, the effect of Part 3 of the Bill (clauses 5-22) will be to remove the arrangements for the equalisation of returns from domestic sales and provide for the equalisation only of export returns. The Act will continue to apply in its current form to dried fruit produced before 1 January 1991.

Bills Digest Service 4 January 1991

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 1991

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Published by the Department of the Parliamentary Library, 1991.