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National Residue Survey (Cattle Transactions) Levy Bill 1995 [and] National Residue Survey (Cattle Export) Levy Bill 1995 [and] National Residue Survey Administration Amendment Bill 1995



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National Residue Survey (Cattle Transactions) Levy Bill 1995

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National Residue Survey (Cattle Transactions) Levy Bill 1995

Date Introduced: 29 March 1995

House: House of Representatives

Portfolio: Primary Industries and Energy

Commencement: 1 July 1995

+=5"> Purpose

To impose a levy on transactions or other dealings with cattle for the purpose of recovering the costs of monitoring and reporting on the level of contaminants.

The levies imposed by this Bill and National Residue Survey (Cattle Export) Levy Bill 1995 replaces the levy imposed by the National Residue (Cattle Transactions) Levy Act 1992 which contains a drafting device prohibited under the Constitution.

+=5"> Background

This Bill should be read in conjunction with the National Residue Survey Administration Amendment Bill 1995. The reader is referred to the Digest for that Bill.

+=5"> Main Provisions

The term 'transaction or other dealing', in relation to a head of cattle, is defined by clause 3 to mean:

a transaction under which the ownership of the head of cattle is transferred;

the delivery of the head of cattle to a processor; or

the slaughter of the head of cattle.

Clause 5 imposes a levy on transactions or other dealings with cattle (other than the export of cattle from Australia), whether the transactions or dealings occurred before or after the commencement of this proposed Act.

Clause 6 sets the maximum rates of levy which may be imposed on a transaction or other dealing with a head of cattle or head of cattle which is a bobby calf. With respect to a transaction or other dealing with a head of cattle, the rate of levy is:

if the transaction or dealing happened before 1 July 1994 - 18 cents;

if the transaction or dealing happened between 1 July 1994 and 30 June 1995 - 26 cents; or

if the transaction or dealing happens on or after 1 July 1995 - 28 cents or a prescribed amount up to a maximum of 35 cents.

In respect to a head of cattle which is a bobby calf, the rate of levy is:

if the transaction or dealing happened before 1 July 1994 - 18 cents;

if the transaction or dealing happened between 1 July 1994 and 30 June 1995 - 26 cents; or

if the transaction or dealing happens on or after 1 July 1995 - 28 cents or a prescribed amount up to a maximum of 35 cents.

The provisions of this Bill contain a retrospective element. It is stated in the Explanatory Memorandum that levypayers who have satisfied levy liabilities under the provisions of the National Residue Survey (Cattle Transactions) Levy Act 1992 will be taken to have discharged their levy liabilities prior to 1 July 1995 under this Bill.

Ian Ireland (06 2772438)

Bills Digest Service 5 May 1995

Parliamentary Research Service

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Commonwealth of Australia 1995

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