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Ministers of State Act 1915

Authoritative Version
Act No. 18 of 1915 as made
An Act to increase the maximum number of Ministers of State from seven to eight and to increase the amount appropriated for their salaries from Twelve thousand pounds to Thirteen thousand six hundred and fifty pounds a year.
Date of Assent 10 Jul 1915
Date of repeal 28 Sep 1917
Repealed by Ministers of State Act 1917

 

MINISTERS OF STATE.

 

No. 18 of 1915.

An Act to increase the maximum number of Ministers of State from seven to eight, and to increase the amount appropriated for their salaries from Twelve thousand pounds to Thirteen thousand six hundred and fifty pounds a year.

[Assented to 10th July, 1915.]

Preamble.

WHEREAS by section sixty-five of the Constitution it is provided that, until the Parliament otherwise provides, the Ministers of State shall not exceed seven in number:

And whereas by section sixty-six of the Constitution it is provided that there shall be payable to the King, out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Commonwealth, for the salaries of the Ministers of State, an annual sum which, until the Parliament otherwise provides, shall not exceed Twelve thousand pounds a year:

Be it therefore enacted by the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:—

Short title.

1   This Act may be cited as the Ministers of State Act 1915.

Number of Ministers.

2   The number of Ministers of State may exceed seven, but shall not exceed eight.

Salaries of Ministers.

3.  There shall be payable to the King, out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Commonwealth, which is hereby appropriated accordingly, for the salaries of the Ministers of State, an annual sum up to but not exceeding Thirteen thousand six hundred and fifty pounds a year.