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Egg Industry Service Provision Bill 2002

Part 1 Preliminary

   

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Egg Industry Service Provision Act 2002 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3   Simplified outline

                   The following is a simplified outline of this Act and the Egg Industry Service Provision (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2002 :

This Act provides for a company to be declared as the industry services body for the Australian egg industry (see Part 2).

It also provides for the industry services body to receive funding from the Commonwealth (see Part 3).

The Egg Industry Service Provision (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2002 provides for transfers of assets and liabilities to the industry services body from the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (which provided services to the Australian egg industry at the time this Act was enacted).

4   Definitions

                   In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

Australia , when used in a geographical sense, includes the external Territories.

egg means an egg of a domesticated chicken.

eligible body means a body that is registered under the Corporations Act 2001 as a company limited by guarantee.

funding contract means a contract entered into under section 7.

industry services body means the body declared to be the industry services body under subsection 6(1).

matching amounts means:

                     (a)  amounts of levy imposed under subclause 3(1) of Schedule 16 to the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999 at a rate set under paragraph 4(a) of that Schedule and received by the Commonwealth on or after the transfer time; and

                     (b)  amounts a person is liable to pay under section 7 of the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991 in relation to the levy mentioned in paragraph (a) of this definition that are received by the Commonwealth on or after the transfer time.

Note:          Section 7 of the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991 concerns liability of intermediaries.

matching payments means payments referred to in paragraph 7(1)(c).

Presiding Officer means:

                     (a)  in relation to the House of Representatives—the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and

                     (b)  in relation to the Senate—the President of the Senate.

promotion amounts means:

                     (a)  amounts of levy ( egg levy ) imposed on eggs under Schedule 27 to the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Regulations 1999 and received by the Commonwealth on or after the transfer time; and

                     (b)  amounts a person is liable to pay under section 7 of the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991 in relation to egg levy that are received by the Commonwealth on or after the transfer time; and

                     (c)  amounts payable under section 15 of the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991 in relation to egg levy that are received by the Commonwealth on or after the transfer time.

Note:          Section 7 of the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991 concerns liability of intermediaries and section 15 of that Act concerns penalty for late payment.

promotion payments means payments referred to in paragraph 7(1)(a).

R&D amounts means:

                     (a)  amounts of levy ( laying chicken levy ) imposed under subclause 3(1) of Schedule 16 to the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999 at a rate set under paragraph 4(a) of that Schedule and received by the Commonwealth on or after the transfer time; and

                     (b)  amounts a person is liable to pay under section 7 of the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991 in relation to laying chicken levy that are received by the Commonwealth on or after the transfer time; and

                     (c)  amounts payable under section 15 of the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991 in relation to laying chicken levy that are received by the Commonwealth on or after the transfer time.

Note:          Section 7 of the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991 concerns liability of intermediaries and section 15 of that Act concerns penalty for late payment.

R&D payments means payments referred to in paragraph 7(1)(b).

transfer time means the time declared as the transfer time under section 8 of the Egg Industry Service Provision (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2002 .

5   Application of this Act

                   This Act applies both within and outside Australia.