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SR 1917 No. 110 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations
Gazetted 18 May 1917
Date of repeal 02 Dec 1920
Repealed by Repeal of the enabling legislation by War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920


1917. No. 110.



WHEREAS it is expedient, for the conservation of the resources of the Commonwealth with a view to the better defence of the Commonwealth and the Empire and the successful prosecution of the war, to regulate the importation into the Commonwealth of articles of luxury, due regard being had to industrial employment and the general welfare of the community:

Now therefore 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 eighteenth day of May, 1917.



By His Excellency’s Command,


for Minister of State for Defence.


The War Precautions (Luxuries Restriction) Regulations 1917.

Short title.

1. These Regulations may be cited as the War Precautions (Luxuries Restriction) Regulations 1917.

Constitution of Luxuries Board

2.—(1) For the purposes of these Regulations there shall be a Committee, consisting of not less than three persons, to be known as the Luxuries Board.

(2) The members of the Board shall be appointed by, and shall hold office during the pleasure of, the Prime Minister.

(3) The Prime Minister may appoint one of the members of the Board to be the Chairman thereof.

Duty of Luxuries Board.

3.—(1) It shall be the duty of the Luxuries Board to inquire into, and make to the Prime Minister from time to time recommendations in relation to, the goods or classes of goods, the importation of which, in the opinion of the Board, should be prohibited or restricted as being articles of luxury, or any article the importation of which is not essential to the general comfort, health or welfare of the community.

C.6310.—Price 3d.


(2) If the Board is of opinion that the importation of any particular goods or class of goods should be prohibited or restricted, and that the production or manufacture of the goods or class of goods in Australia should be induced, encouraged or stimulated either by the payment of a bounty upon such production or manufacture or by any other means the Board may make a recommendation to that effect.

Powers of Board.

4. For the purposes of these Regulations the Board and the Chairman thereof shall have and may exercise all the powers of a Royal Commission and of the President or Chairman thereof respectively under the Royal Commissions Act 1902-1912 and the provisions of that Act shall apply in relation to the Board in like manner as they apply in relation to a Royal Commission.


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