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SR 1917 No. 73 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the War Precautions (Supplementary) Regulations 1916 (Provisional).
Gazetted 23 Mar 1917
Date of repeal 02 Dec 1920
Repealed by Repeal of the enabling legislation by War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920


1917. No. 73.



War Precautions (Supplementary) Regulations 1916—

Regulation 26—Addition.

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-third day of March, One thousand nine hundred and seventeen.



By His Excellency’s Command,


Minister of State for Defence.


Amendment of 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, 253, 255, 263, 271, 272, 273, 280, 293, 298, 300, 301, 303, 328, and Statutory Rules 1917, Nos. 12, 17, 37, 50, and 65.)

After Regulation 25 of the War Precautions (Supplementary) Regulations the following Regulation is inserted:—

Extension of contracts.

“26.—(1) Where the Commonwealth, or a Minister of State acting for and on behalf of the Commonwealth, is a party to any contract for the supply of goods or services to any Department of the Commonwealth, the supply of which is affected by circumstances arising out of the war, any Minister of State for the Commonwealth may, if he thinks fit, at least one month before the date of expiration of the contract or agreement, in writing notify the other party to the contract or agreement that he desires that the duration of the contract or agreement either wholly or so far as regards the supply of goods or services in any part of the Commonwealth be extended for a further period of six months from the date at which in the ordinary course the contract or agreement would expire, and may if he thinks fit at least one month before the date of expiration of such further period in writing notify the other party that he desires that the duration of the contract or agreement or part thereof be further extended for a further period not exceeding six months, to be specified by him.

(2) The giving of any notice in pursuance of the last preceding sub-Regulation shall have the effect of extending the contract or agreement for the period specified in the notice, upon such terms as are agreed upon between the parties or as are in default of agreement determined by a Justice of the High Court to be fair and reasonable under the circumstances.”


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