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SR 1917 No. 282 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the War Precautions (Supplementary) Regulations 1916 (Provisional).
Gazetted 25 Oct 1917
Date of repeal 02 Dec 1920
Repealed by Repeal of the enabling legislation by War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920

STATUTORY RULES.

1917. No. 282.

 

REGULATION 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 Regulation under the War Precautions Act 1914-1916 to come into operation forthwith.

Dated this twenty-fourth day of October, 1917.

R. M. FERGUSON,

Governor-General.

By His Excellency's Command,

G. F. PEARCE,

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, 253, 254, 255, 263, 271, 272, 289, 293, 298, 300, 301, 303, 328, and Statutory Rules 1917, Nos. 12, 17, 37, 56, 65, 73, 94, 182, 196, 211, 222, 243, 254, and 281.)

After Regulation 34 of the War Precautions (Supplementary) Regulations the following Regulation is inserted:—

Power to inspect banking account, &c., of enemy subject or naturalized person of enemy origin.

"35.—. (1) Any person authorized for that purpose by the Minister or a competent naval or military authority within the meaning of the War Precautions Regulations may, at any reasonable hour during the day, enter upon any premises and inspect the banking account, books, documents and papers of any enemy subject or naturalized person of enemy origin, and may take extracts therefrom.

" (2) Whoever obstructs, misleads, impedes, or otherwise interferes with any person in the execution of his duty under sub-regulation (1) of this regulation shall be guilty of an offence.

"(3) The Minister or a competent naval or military authority within the meaning of the War Precautions Regulations may, by order, require an enemy subject or naturalized person of enemy origin to furnish him, either verbally or in writing, with such information relative to his account as may be specified in the order, or to answer, to the best of his ability and knowledge, such questions relative to his banking account as may be addressed to him by a person authorized in that behalf by the Minister or the competent naval or military authority.

"(4) Any person who fails to comply with an order made under sub-regulation (3) of this regulation shall be guilty of an offence.

C.14447.—Price 3d.


“(5) For the purposes of this regulation—

'enemy subject' means a subject of a country with which the United Kingdom is at war;

'naturalized person of enemy origin' means a person who, having been a subject of a country with which the United Kingdom is now at war, is a naturalized British subject by virtue of a certificate of naturalization issued, in any part of the British Dominions, to himself or his father or mother, or (in the case of a married woman) to her husband, and includes the wife of any such naturalized person."

 

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