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Land, Mining, Shares and Shipping Act 1919

Authoritative Version
Act No. 27 of 1919 as made
An Act to continue in force for a limited time the War Precautions (Enemy Shareholders) Regulations, the War Precautions (Land Transfer) Regulations, the War Precautions (Mining) Regulations and the War Precautions (Shipping) Regulations.
Date of Assent 28 Oct 1919
Date of repeal 06 Aug 1934
Repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1934

LAND, MINING, SHARES AND SHIPPING.

 

No 27 of 1919.

An Act to continue in force for a limited time the War Precautions (Enemy Shareholders) Regulations, the War Precautions (Land Transfer) Regulations, the War Precautions (Mining) Regulations and the War Precautions (Shipping) Regulations.

[Assented to 28th October, 1919.]

BE it enacted by the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:—

Short title.

1.  This Act may be cited as the Land, Mining, Shares and Shipping Act 1919.

Definitions.

2.  In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears—

“The War Precautions (Enemy Shareholders) Regulations” means the Regulations comprised in Statutory Rules 1916, No. 38, as amended by Statutory Rules 1916, Nos. 42, 54, 62 and 325; by Statutory Rules 1917, Nos. 101, 138, 194, 229 and 265; by Statutory Rules 1918, Nos. 74 and 147; and by Statutory Rules 1919, Nos. 8, 46, 175 and 195;

“The War Precautions (Land Transfer) Regulations” means the Regulations comprised in Statutory Rules 1916, No. 35, as amended by Statutory Rules 1916, Nos. 169, 189 and 326; by Statutory Rules 1918, Nos. 44 and 76; and by Statutory Rules 1919, No. 250;

“The War Precautions (Mining) Regulations” means the Regulations comprised in Statutory Rules 1916, No. 323, as amended by Statutory Rules 1917, No. 102; and by Statutory Rules 1918, Nos. 39 and 172;

“The War Precautions (Shipping) Regulations” means the Regulations comprised in Statutory Rules 1918, No. 87, as amended by Statutory Rules 1918, Nos. 90, 112, 131, 185 and 284; and by Statutory Rules 1919, No. 98.


 

Continuance of Land, Mining, Shares and Snipping Regulations.

3.—(1.)  Subject to this section, the following Regulations, namely:—

the War Precautions (Enemy Shareholders) Regulations;

the War Precautions (Land Transfer) Regulations;

the War Precautions (Mining) Regulations; and

the War Precautions (Shipping) Regulations,

shall severally continue in force until the thirty-first day of December, One thousand nine hundred and twenty, and shall during such continuance have the force of law.

(2.)  During the continuance of any of the Regulations specified in the last preceding sub-section, the Governor-General may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act, prescribing all matters which are necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act, and in particular for repealing altering or adding to any of the Regulations so specified.

Offences and procedure.

4.—(1.)  Any person who contravenes, or fails to comply with, any provision of any of the following Regulations, namely:—

the War Precautions (Enemy Shareholders) Regulations;

the War Precautions (Land Transfer) Regulations;

the War Precautions (Mining) Regulations; and

the War Precautions (Shipping) Regulations,

or of any regulation made in pursuance of this Act, shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

Penalty: One hundred pounds, or imprisonment for six months, or both.

(2.)  An offence against this Act shall not be prosecuted without the written consent of the Attorney-General or a person authorized in writing by the Attorney-General.

(3.)  For the purpose of the trial of a person for an offence against this Act, the offence shall be deemed to have been committed either at the place in which it actually was committed, or at any place in which the person is.

Application of expressions used in Regulations.

5.  Where in any regulation comprised in the War Precautions (Enemy Shareholders) Regulations and the War Precautions (Land Transfer) Regulations or in those Regulations as altered or added to by regulations made under this Act or the War Precautions Act 1914-1918, expressions referring to persons, or classes of persons, of enemy nationality, origin, birth, parentage, associations or connexions, are used, those expressions shall apply, during the continuance of the Regulations, to all persons, or classes of persons, to whom they would have applied during the war.

Effect of expiration of Regulations.

6.  The expiration of any of the regulations comprised in the War Precautions (Enemy Shareholders) Regulations, the War Precautions (Land Transfer) Regulations, the War Precautions (Mining) Regulations or the War Precautions (Shipping) Regulations, or .of any regulation made in pursuance of this Act, shall not—

(a) affect any right, privilege, obligation or liability acquired, accrued or incurred under any such regulation; or


 

(b) affect any penalty, forfeiture or punishment incurred in respect of any offence committed against any such regulation; or

(c) affect any investigation, legal proceeding or remedy in respect of any such right, privilege, obligation, liability, penalty, forfeiture or punishment, as aforesaid;

and any such investigation, legal proceeding or remedy may be instituted, continued or enforced, and any such penalty, forfeiture or punishment may be imposed as if the regulation had not expired.