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Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment (Wine Grapes) Bill 2004

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2002-2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRIMARY INDUSTRIES (EXCISE) LEVIES AMENDMENT (WINE GRAPES)

BILL 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Circulated by the authority of the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator the Hon Judith Troeth)

 

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Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment (Wine Grapes) Bill 2003

 

GENERAL OUTLINE

 

The proposed amendment to the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999 deals solely with the increase to the maximum allowable rate of the research and development component of the winegrapes levy.

 

The current operative rate is at the present maximum allowable under the Act and this proposed increase will thus allow for possible future increases in the operative rate.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT

 

The proposed amendment to the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999 has no financial impact.



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SCHEDULE 1 - Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999

 

Item 1. Subclause 7 (2) of Schedule 26

 

This item proposes to set the maximum rate within which the research and development component of the wine grapes levy may apply.  The operative rate is set in accordance with the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Regulations 1999 and is located in Schedule 26 of those regulations.

 

 

Item 2. Application of Amendment

 

This item proposes to set the date from which the amended maximum rate is to apply.  The financial year is the ‘levy year’ for the wine grapes levy as defined under Clause 3 of Schedule 36 of the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Regulations 1991.  This date has therefore been selected as the most appropriate commencement date from which the ‘new’ maximum rate is to apply.