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SR 1917 No. 254 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the War Precautions (Supplementary) Regulations 1916 (Provisional).
Gazetted 04 Oct 1917
Date of repeal 02 Dec 1920
Repealed by Repeal of the enabling legislation by War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920


1917. No. 254.



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 third day of October, 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, 253, 254, 255, 263, 271, 272, 289, 298, 300, 301, 303, 328, and Statutory Rules 1917, Nos. 12, 17, 37, 56, 65, 73, 94, 182, 196, 211, 212, 222, and 243.)

After Regulation 32 of the War Precautions (Supplementary) Regulations, the following Regulation is inserted:—

Powers of members of Inter-State Commission.

“33.—(1) For the purposes of any investigation relating to prices and rent conducted by the Inter-State Commission during the continuance of the present state of war, each Commissioner may sit alone, and may exercise all the powers of investigation conferred on the Commission by the Inter-State Commission Act 1912, and all the powers conferred on the Chief Commissioner or Chairman by that Act.

“(2) Any Act or omission on the part of any person in relation to an investigation by a single commissioner, which, if committed in relation to the Commission, would be an offence under the Inter-State Commission Act 1912, shall be deemed a contravention of this Regulation and an offence against the War Precautions Act 1914-1916.”


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