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IMPORTED FOOD CHARGES (IMPOSITION-CUSTOMS) BILL 2015

 

 

 

2013-2014-2015 

 

The Parliament of the 

Commonwealth of Australia 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time 

 

 

 

 

Imported Food Charges (Imposition--

Customs) Bill 2015 

 

No.      , 2015 

 

(Agriculture) 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to impose, as taxes, charges in 

relation to matters connected with the 

administration of the Imported Food Control Act 

1992, so far as those charges are duties of customs, 

and for related purposes 

   

   

   

 

 

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Contents 

Part 1--Preliminary

 

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

 

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

 

Act binds the Crown .......................................................................... 2

 

Extension to certain external Territories ............................................ 3

 

Act does not impose tax on property of a State ................................. 3

 

Part 2--Charges

 

4

 

Imposition of charges ......................................................................... 4

 

Matters relating to amount of charges................................................ 4

 

Who is liable to pay charges .............................................................. 5

 

Exemptions from charges .................................................................. 5

 

Part 3--Miscellaneous

 

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Regulations ........................................................................................ 6

 

 

 

 

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A Bill for an Act to impose, as taxes, charges in 

relation to matters connected with the 

administration of the Imported Food Control Act 

1992, so far as those charges are duties of customs, 

and for related purposes 

The Parliament of Australia enacts: 

Part 1--Preliminary 

   

1  Short title 

 

  This Act may be cited as the Imported Food Charges (Imposition--

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Customs) Act 2015

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Part 1  Preliminary 

   

 

Section 2 

 

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2  Commencement 

 

(1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table 

commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with 

column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect 

according to its terms. 

 

Commencement information 

Column 1 

Column 2 

Column 3 

Provisions 

Commencement 

Date/Details 

1.  Sections 1 and 

2 and anything in 

this Act not 

elsewhere covered 

by this table 

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent. 

 

2.  Sections 3 to 

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The later of: 

(a) the start of the day after this Act receives 

the Royal Assent; and 

(b) immediately after the commencement of 

the Imported Food Charges (Collection) 

Act 2015

However, the provisions do not commence 

at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) 

does not occur. 

 

Note: 

This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally 

enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of 

this Act. 

 

(2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. 

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Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it 

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may be edited, in any published version of this Act. 

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3  Act binds the Crown 

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  This Act binds the Crown in each of its capacities. 

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Preliminary  Part 1 

   

 

Section 4 

 

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4  Extension to certain external Territories 

 

  This Act does not extend to the Territory of Christmas Island or the 

Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands unless the Imported Food 

Control Act 1992 extends to that Territory. 

5  Act does not impose tax on property of a State 

 

(1)  This Act does not impose a tax on property of any kind belonging 

to a State. 

 

(2)  In this section: 

property of any kind belonging to a State has the same meaning as 

in section 114 of the Constitution. 

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Part 2  Charges 

   

 

Section 6 

 

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Part 2--Charges 

   

6  Imposition of charges 

 

(1)  The regulations may prescribe a charge in relation to a prescribed 

matter connected with the administration of the Imported Food 

Control Act 1992

 

(2)  The charges prescribed for the purposes of subsection (1) are 

imposed as taxes. 

 

(3)  Two or more charges may be prescribed in relation to the same 

prescribed matter, and a single charge may be prescribed in 

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relation to 2 or more prescribed matters. 

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(4)  This section imposes a charge only so far as that charge is a duty of 

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customs within the meaning of section 55 of the Constitution. 

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7  Matters relating to amount of charges 

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(1)  The regulations may prescribe a charge for the purposes of 

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subsection 6(1): 

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(a)  by specifying an amount as the charge; or 

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(b)  by specifying a method for calculating the amount of the 

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charge. 

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(2)  Before the Governor-General makes regulations for the purposes of 

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subsection 6(1) prescribing a charge in relation to a prescribed 

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matter connected with the administration of the Imported Food 

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Control Act 1992, the Minister must be satisfied that the amount of 

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the charge is set at a level that is designed to recover no more than 

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the Commonwealth's likely costs in connection with the prescribed 

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matter. 

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Charges  Part 2 

   

 

Section 8 

 

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8  Who is liable to pay charges 

 

  The regulations may prescribe one or more persons who are liable 

to pay a specified charge prescribed for the purposes of 

subsection 6(1). 

Note: 

For matters related to the collection of charges prescribed for the 

purposes of subsection 6(1), see the Imported Food Charges 

(Collection) Act 2015

9  Exemptions from charges 

 

  The regulations may provide for exemptions from a charge 

prescribed for the purposes of subsection 6(1). 

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Part 3  Miscellaneous 

   

 

Section 10 

 

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Part 3--Miscellaneous 

   

10  Regulations 

 

  The Governor-General may make regulations prescribing matters: 

 

(a)  required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed; or 

 

(b)  necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or 

giving effect to this Act. 

 


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