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SR 1916 No. 112 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the War Precautions (Supplementary) Regulations 1916 (Provisional).
Gazetted 01 Jun 1916
Date of repeal 02 Dec 1920
Repealed by Repeal of the enabling legislation by War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920

STATUTORY RULES.

1916. No. 112.

 

PROVISIONAL REGULATIONS UNDER THE WAR PRECAUTIONS ACT 1914-1916.

I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL in and over the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby certify that, on account of urgency, the following Regulations under the War Precautions Act 1914-1916 should come into immediate operation, and make the Regulations to come into operation forthwith as Provisional Regulations.

Dated this thirty-first day of May, 1916.

R. M. FERGUSON,

Governor-General.

By His Excellency’s Command,

G. F. PEARCE,

Minister of State for Defence.

 

Amendment of the War Precautions (Supplementary) Regulations 1916.

(Statutory Rules 1916, No. 97.)

The War Precautions (Supplementary) Regulations are amended by adding at the end thereof the following Regulations: —

Certain actions on contract not to be brought without Attorney-General’s consent.

“3. No person or company shall, without the written consent of the Attorney-General, bring any action, or take any step in any action brought, against any person or company upon any contract or agreement relating to the sale or delivery of goods, the bringing or continuation of which is certified by the Attorney-General, by certificate in writing served on the person or company bringing or threatening to bring the action, to be in his opinion unfair by reason of the person or company against which the action is brought or threatened having, before the date of the making of this Regulation, entered into any agreement with, or given any undertaking to, the Government of the Commonwealth or of the United Kingdom, or with or to any Munitions Board.

C.7040 —Price 3d.


 

Power of Clubs to suspend or cancel membership.

“4. Any club or association, and the committee of any club or association, the members of which, have not a proprietary interest in the property thereof, may, notwithstanding anything in the constitution or rules of the club or association, suspend or cancel the membership of any number who is an enemy subject or a person who has been a subject of a country with which the King is now at war; and no person whose membership has been so suspended or cancelled shall be entitled to any relief in respect of the suspension or cancellation.

Requisitioning of goods for munitions.

“5. (1) The Minister may, by writing under his hand, requisition any goods which in his opinion are required for the production of, or to maintain or facilitate the output of, munitions, and require the owner of any such goods to deliver them up to the Minister or to a person nominated by him, at a time and place appointed by the Minister.

“(2) Any owner who refuses or fails to comply with any requirement of the Minister in pursuance of this Regulation shall be guilty of an offence.

“(3) The compensation payable to an owner in respect of any goods requisitioned in pursuance of this Regulation shall in default of agreement be assessed in the first instance by a Board of three persons appointed or approved by the Minister, and be determined by the Minister upon such basis as he thinks fair.

Requisitioning of vessels for carriage of foodstuffs, &c.

“6. (1) The Minister may, by writing under his hand, requisition any vessel required for the purposes of the conveyance from or to any place in the Commonwealth to or from any other place in the Commonwealth or to or from any place in any other part of the British Dominions or any allied country, of any foodstuffs, or of any article the conveyance of which in the opinion of the Minister is necessary with a view to the more effectual prosecution of the war.

“(2) The owner or charterer of any vessel, who refuses or fails to comply with any requisition of the Minister in pursuance of this Regulation shall be guilty of an offence.

“(3) The compensation payable to an owner or charterer for the use of any vessel which has been requisitioned in pursuance of this Regulation shall in default of agreement be assessed in the first instance by a Board of three persons appointed, or approved by the Minister, and be determined by the Minister upon such basis as he thinks fair.”

 

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