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Horse Disease Response Levy Collection Bill 2008

2008

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horse Disease Response Levy Collection Bill 2008

 

No.      , 2008

 

(Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to provide for the collection of horse disease response levy, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

4............ Act to bind the Crown......................................................................... 2

5............ Application of the Criminal Code ....................................................... 3

Part 2—Liability for horse disease response levy and penalties                 4

6............ Liability of horse registration bodies................................................... 4

7............ Collection of horse disease response levy by horse registration bodies 4

8............ When levy due for payment................................................................ 4

9............ Application of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997   5

10.......... Penalty for late payment...................................................................... 5

11.......... Remission of penalty........................................................................... 5

12.......... Recovery of levy................................................................................. 6

13.......... Refund of levy.................................................................................... 6

Part 3—Information gathering powers                                                                     7

14.......... Powers to seek information or documents.......................................... 7

15.......... Offences in relation to returns etc........................................................ 7

16.......... Conduct by directors, employees and agents....................................... 8

Part 4—Review of decisions                                                                                           10

17.......... Review by the Minister..................................................................... 10

Part 5—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        11

18.......... Release of information...................................................................... 11

19.......... Appointment of authorised persons.................................................. 11

20.......... Delegation by Secretary.................................................................... 12

21.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 12

 



A Bill for an Act to provide for the collection of horse disease response levy, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: