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SR 1916 No. 122 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the War Precautions (Supplementary) Regulations 1916 (Provisional).
Gazetted 22 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Repealed by Repeal of the enabling legislation by War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920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. 122.

 

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 21st day of June, 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, as amended by Statutory Rules 1916, No. 112.)

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

Libel and slander proceedings by persons alleged to be enemy subjects, &c.

“7. No person shall, without the written consent of the Attorney-General, bring any action, or take any step in any action brought, against any person, for relief in respect of anything said or done or permitted to be said or done by the defendant which states or implies that the plaintiff is an enemy subject or a person of enemy origin or associations, or influenced or controlled by enemy subjects, or having or intending to have any connexion with enemy subjects, or with subjects of a country with which His Majesty is now at war, either personally or in his trade or business:

Provided that, if the Attorney-General is satisfied that the statement or implication has been made maliciously or recklessly, he shall not withhold his consent.

Proceedings for refusal to employ or work with persons alleged to be enemy subjects, &c.

“8. No person shall, without the written consent of the Attorney-General, bring any action or take any step in an action brought—

(a) against any employer, or

(b) against any association or body of persons, or any member or officer of any such association or body,

for relief in respect of any matter (not being a matter of contract) arising out of the refusal or failure of the employer to employ or

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continue to employ the person, or the refusal or failure of any or all of the members of the association or body to work or associate with the person, on the ground that he is an enemy subject or a person who has been a subject of a country with which the King is now at war:

Provided that if the Attorney-General is satisfied that the person—

(a) is neither an enemy subject nor a person who has been a subject of a country with which the King is now at war, and

(b) is not disloyal.

he shall not withhold his consent.”

 

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