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War Census Act 1916

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  • - C1916A00021
  • No longer in force
Act No. 21 of 1916 as made
An Act to amend the War Census Acts 1915.
Date of Assent 30 May 1916
Date of repeal 06 Aug 1934
Repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1934




No. 21 of 1916.

An Act to amend the War Census Acts 1915.

[Assented to 30th May, 1916.]

BE it enacted by the King’s 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 Census Act 1916.

(2.)  The War Census Act 1915, as amended by the War Census Act (No. 2) 1915, is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

(3.)  The Principal Act, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the War Census Act 1915-1916.

2.   After section seventeen a of the Principal Act the following section is inserted:—

Onus of proof.

“17b.   In any proceedings for an offence against this Act—

(a) the averment of the prosecutor contained in the information that the defendant is included among the persons or classes of persons specified in any proclamation under this Act shall be deemed to be proved in the absence of proof to the contrary; and

(b) a certificate in writing signed by the Statistician, certifying that no form, filled up and signed by the defendant in accordance with this Act, has been received by the Statistician, shall be primâ facie evidence that the defendant has failed to transmit the form to the Statistician.”