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SR 1917 No. 12 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the War Precautions (Supplementary) Regulations 1916 (Provisional).
Gazetted 25 Jan 1917
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Repealed by Enabling legislation repealed by War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920 (Act No. 54 of 1920) on 2 Dec 1920 but saving prov.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)


1917. No. 12.



I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL in and over the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby make the following Regulation under the War Precautions Act 1914–1916 to come into operation forthwith.

Dated this twenty-fourth day of January, 1917.



By His Excellency’s Command,


Minister of State for Defence.


Amendment of the 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, 289, 293, 298, 300, 301, 303, and 328.)

Regulation 22 of the War Precautions(Supplementary) Regulations is amended—

(a) by inserting after sub-regulation (9a) thereof the following sub-regulation: —

“(9b.) Where any such Board or person has made any order, determination or regulation providing for a variation of the price charged in any than existing contracts for the sale of coal, the Board or person may, if it or he thinks fit, make an order declaring that any increase in the price of gas, charged by any company producing gas, which does not exceed the amount which the Board or person determines is attributable solely to the increased price of coal, shall not be taken to be an increase in the price of gas within the meaning of any State Act which provides for a sliding scale in the relation of the dividend payable by the company, producing gas to the price charged by it, and any order so made shall be valid and effectual for all purposes; and the company may, in any then existing contracts for the sale of gas or residuals, increase the price contracted for by an amount not exceeding the amount which the Board or person has determined is attributable solely to the increased price of coal.”; and

(b) by inserting in sub-regulation (13), after the word “Shale”, “the words” and (so far as relates to the regulation of prices and conditions of sale and the variation of the prices charged in any existing contracts for the sale of the article) any article being wholly or mainly the product of coal or shale”.


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