No. 3 of 1916.

An Act to amend Section Four of the War Precautions Act 1914-1915.

[Assented to 30th May, 1916.]

BE it enacted by the Kings Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:—

Short title and citation.

1.—(1.) This Act may be cited as the War Precautions Act 1916.

(2.) The War Precautions Act 1914-1915, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the War Precautions Act 1914-1916.

Amendment of s. 4.

2. Section four of the War Precautions Act 1914-1915 is amended—

(a) by inserting after sub-section (1.) the following subsection:—

(1a.) The Governor-General may make such regulations as he thinks desirable for the more effectual prosecution of the war, or the more effectual defence of the Commonwealth or of the realm, prescribing and regulating—

(a) any action to be taken by or in regard to alien enemies, or persons having enemy associations or connexions, with reference to the possession and ownership of their property, the continuance or discontinuance of their trade or business, and their civil rights and obligations; and

(b) the conditions (including times, places, and prices) of the disposal or use of any property goods articles or things of any kind; and

(c) the requisitioning of any goods articles or things of any kind.; and

(b) by inserting in sub-section (3.) thereof after paragraph (a) the following paragraph:—

(aa) require that any person approved by the Minister shall have access to any such factory or workshop at such times as the Minister either generally or in any particular case directs; and.

Commencement and operation.

3. This Act shall be deemed to have come into force at the date of the commencement of the War Precautions Act 1914, and all regulations purporting to have been made under that Act shall have effect accordingly as if made in pursuance of the powers conferred by this Act.