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Solicitor-General Act 1916

Authoritative Version
Act No. 28 of 1916 as made
An Act relating to the Solicitor-General.
Date of Assent 30 Sep 1916
Date of repeal 05 Nov 1964
Repealed by Law Officers Act 1964

SOLICITOR-GENERAL.

 

No. 28 of 1916.

An Act relating to the Solicitor-General.

[Assented to 30th September, 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.

1.   This Act may be cited as the Solicitor-General Act 1916 and shall be deemed to have commenced on the first day of September, One thousand nine hundred and sixteen.

Office of Solicitor-General.

2.—(1.)  The Governor-General may appoint a person to be the Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth; and in case of the illness or absence of the Solicitor-General the Governor-General may appoint a person to act as Solicitor-General during such illness or absence.

(2.)    The Solicitor-General shall have such duties and functions as are prescribed by or under any Act, or as are delegated to him by the Attorney-General in pursuance of this Act.

Delegation of powers by the Attorney-General.

3.—(1.)  The Attorney-General may by writing under his hand delegate any of his powers or functions under any Act (except this power of delegation) so that the delegated powers may be exercised by the Solicitor-General as fully and effectually as by the Attorney-General.

(2.)    Every delegation under this section shall be revocable in writing at will; and no delegation shall prevent the exercise of any power by the Attorney-General.

(3.)    Every delegation under this section and every instrument revoking any such delegation shall be notified in the Gazette.