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CATTLE AND BEEF LEVY COLLECTION REGULATIONS 1991 NO. 4EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
STATUTORY RULES 1991 No. 4
Issued by the Authority of the Minister for Primary Industries and Energy.
Subject - Cattle and Beef Levy Collection Act 1990
Cattle and Beef Levy Collection Regulations
Subsection 22(1) of the Cattle and Beef Levy Collection Act 1990 provides that the Governor-General may make regulations relating to the collection of levies and charge imposed under the Cattle Transaction Levy Act 1990, the Beef Production Levy Act 1990 and the Cattle Export Charge Act 1990.
The levies and charge replace those imposed on cattle under the Live-stock Slaughter Levy Act 1964 and the Live-stock Export Charge Act 1964. The new arrangements were recommended to the Government by the industry and are designed to provide a more visible and equitable division of levy and charge payments between industry sectors by clarifying the relative contributions paid by each sector.
Money raised from the levies and charge will be used for the funding of the Australian Meat and Live-stock Corporation, the Australian Meat and Live-stock Research and Development Corporation, the Brucellosis and Tuberculosis Eradication Campaign and the National Residue Survey.
The proposed Regulations outline matters which will facilitate the collection of the new levies and charge. Specifically, they provide details of when the levies and charge are due to be forwarded to the Commonwealth, the manner of payment and the penalties for offences against the Regulations, and require levy and charge payers and intermediaries to keep records and to furnish returns to the Commonwealth.
The Act and the proposed Regulations will commence on the day on which the Cattle Transaction Levy Act 1990 commences, which is expected to be 1 February 1991.