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SR 1916 No. 298 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the War Precautions (Supplementary) Regulations 1916 (Provisional).
Gazetted 22 Nov 1916
Date of repeal 31 Dec 1920
Repealed by Enabling legislation repealed by War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920 (Act No. 54 of 1920) on 2 Dec 1920 but saving prov. extended this SR until 31 Dec 1920 (see s. 7 of Act No. 54, 1920)

STATUTORY RULES.

1916. No. 298.

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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 make the following Regulations, under the War Precautions Act 1914-1916, to come into operation forthwith.

Dated this twenty-second day of November, 1916,

R. M. FERGUSON,

Governor-General.

By His Excellency’s Command,

G. F. PEARCE,

Minister of State for Defence.

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War Precautions (Supplementary) Regulations.

(Statutory Rules 1916, No. 97, as amended by Statutory Rules 1916, Nos. 112, 122, 128,129, 135, 167, 218, 219, 250, 252, 254, 255, 263, 271, 272, 273, and 289).

1. Statutory Rules 1916, No. 289, is amended—

(a) by omitting the figures “19” and inserting in their stead the figures “20”;

(b) by omitting the figures “20” and inserting in their stead the figures “21”; and

(c) by omitting sub-regulation (1) of the Regulation contained therein, and inserting in its stead the following sub-Regulation:—

“(1) The Prime Minister may, from time to time, if he thinks fit, summon in writing or by telegram any person, who in his opinion is a party, or a representative of a party, to any industrial dispute, whether existing or future, between employers and employees, which is endangering or likely to endanger the supply of coal, or the supply or transport of any goods, or the rendering of any service, needed for the conduct of the war, to attend, at a time and place specified in the summons, at a conference presided over by the Prime Minister or a person nominated by the Prime Minister.”


 

2. After Regulation 21 of the War Precautions (Supplementary) Regulations the following Regulation is inserted:—

Power to refer certain disputes to Board or Boards.

“22,(1) The Attorney-General may, if in his opinion any industrial dispute, whether existing or future, between employers and employees, is endangering or likely to endanger the supply of coal, or the supply or transport of any goods, or the rendering of any service, needed for the conduct of the war, by notice in writing appoint a Board or Boards, consisting of so many persons as he thinks fit, to hear and determine the dispute, or any part thereof.

“(2) This Regulation extends to the case where the employer is the Commonwealth or a State, or any authority constituted under the Commonwealth or a State.

“(3) The Attorney-General may appoint one member of the Board, or of each Board, as the case may be, to act as Chairman.

“(4) The Board, or Boards, shall meet at such times and places as the Chairman directs, and shall have power to hear and determine the dispute or part thereof, and to make any order or award, or give any direction in pursuance of the hearing or determination.

“(5) Any order or award made, or direction given by the Board, or a Board, as the case may be, shall be binding on all parties to the dispute, or part thereof, and may be enforced by the same means and in the same manner as if it were an award, order or direction of the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration made or given in the exercise of its jurisdiction under the Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1914-1915.

“(6) Any person who, on being summoned by the Chairman of the Board, or a Board, as the case may be, fails to appear before the Board as and when required so to do, shall be guilty of an offence.

“(7) Instead of appointing a Board, the Attorney-General may, if he thinks fit, appoint a person to hear and determine the dispute, or appoint a person to hear and determine part of the dispute and a Board or Boards to determine another part or other parts of the dispute.

“(8) Any person so appointed shall, for the purposes of this Regulation, have all the powers conferred by this Regulation on the Board, or a Board, or the Chairman thereof, as the case may be, and references in these Regulations to a Board or the Chairman shall be construed as references to the person so appointed.”

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