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National Residue Survey (Customs) Levy Amendment Bill 1999

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1998

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL RESIDUE SURVEY (CUSTOMS) LEVY AMENDMENT BILL 1998

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

 

(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry,

 the Hon Mark Vaile, MP)



NATIONAL RESIDUE SURVEY (CUSTOMS) LEVY AMENDMENT  BILL 1998

 

GENERAL OUTLINE

The proposed amendments to the National Residue Survey (Customs) Levy Act 1998 are intended to ensure consistency between that Act and the proposed Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Act 1998 and the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1998 .

The proposed amendments are required because of the proposed repeal of existing levies legislation and its replacement by the Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Act 1998 and Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1998.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT

There will be no financial impact on the Commonwealth.  The intent of this Bill is to provide for consequential amendments, primarily of a definitional nature, which are required as a result of the proposed enactment of the Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Act 1998 and Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1998.

 



NOTES ON CLAUSES

Clause 1 - Short Title

This clause provides for the Act to be called the National Residue Survey (Customs) Levy Amendment Act 1998.

Clause 2 - Commencement

This clause provides for the Act to commence on commencement of section 1 of the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1998.

Clause 3 - Schedule(s)

This clause provides that the Acts referred to in the Schedules are amended or repealed as set out in the relevant Schedule, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

 

SCHEDULE 1 - AMENDMENT OF THE NATIONAL RESIDUE SURVEY (CUSTOMS) LEVY ACT 1998

Clause 1 of Schedule 2 (definitions of cattle and dairy cattle )

The Cattle (Producers) Export Charges Act 1997 is being repealed by the Primary Industries Levies and Chrages (Consequential Amendments) Act 1998 and replaced by Schedule 3 of that Act.  This amendment will ensure consistency between the definitions of “cattle” and “dairy cattle” used in the National Residue Survey (Customs) Levy Act 1998 and the Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Act 1998 .

Clause 1 of Schedule 4 (definition of horticultural products )

The Horticultural Export Charge Act 1987 is being repealed by the Primary Industries Levies and Chrages (Consequential Amendments) Act 1998 and replaced by Schedule 10 of that Act.  This amendment will ensure consistency between the definitions of “horticultural products” used in the National Residue Survey (Customs) Levy Act 1998 and the Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Act 1998 .

Clause 1 of Schedule 5 (definitions of lamb and sheep )

The Live-Stock (Producers) Export Charges Act 1997 is being repealed by the Primary Industries Levies and Chrages (Consequential Amendments) Act 1998 and replaced by Schedule 12 of that Act.  This amendment will ensure consistency between the definitions of “lamb” and “sheep” used in the National Residue Survey (Customs) Levy Act 1998 and the Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Act 1998 .