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SR 1917 No. 302 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the War Precautions (Supplementary) Regulations 1916 (Provisional).
Gazetted 15 Nov 1917
Date of repeal 02 Dec 1920
Repealed by Repeal of the enabling legislation by War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920


1917. No. 302.


I, SIR ARTHUR LYULPH STANLEY, Governor of the State of Victoria and its Dependencies, acting as the Deputy of the Governor-General in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, 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 14th day of November, 1917.


Deputy of the Governor-General.

By His Excellency’s Command,


Minister of State for Defence.

Amendment of War Precautions (Supplementary) Regulations.

Regulation 7 of the War Precautions (Supplementary) Regulations is repealed and the following Regulation is inserted in its stead:—

Libel and slander proceedings by persons alleged to be enemy subjects.

“7. No person shall, without the written consent of the Attorney-General, bring any action for relief, or take any step in any action brought, or institute criminal proceedings, or take any step in any criminal proceedings instituted, against any person in respect of anything said or done or permitted to be said or done by the defendant which states or implies that the plaintiff or prosecutor (as the case may be) is an enemy subject or a person of enemy origin or associations, or influenced or controlled by enemy subjects, or having or intending to have any connexion with enemy subjects or with subjects of a country with which the King is now at war, either personally or in his trade or business. Provided that, if the Attorney-General is satisfied that the statement or implication has been made maliciously or recklessly, he shall not withhold consent.”


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