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War Financial Regulations (Amendment)

Authoritative Version
  • - C1921L00070
  • No longer in force
SR 1921 No. 70 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the War Financial Regulations.
Gazetted 07 Apr 1921
Date of repeal 17 Dec 1926
Repealed by Repealed by War Financial Regulations (SR 1926 No. 174)


1921. No. 70.


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 Defence Act 1903-1918, to come into operation forthwith.

Dated this thirty-first day of March, 1921.



By His Excellency’s Command,


Minister of State for Defence.


War Financial Regulations.


War Financial Regulations are amended by inserting next after regulation 72 the following new regulations, to take effect as from 1st November, 1919:

72a. A special grant of £50 per annum for their period of active service in the Imperial Army may be paid to Australians who enlisted in the Imperial Army, subject to the conditions stated in the following regulations:—

72b. The following shall be eligible for this special grant:—

(i) Australians who were actually travelling outside Australia at the outbreak of war and whose absence from Australia was of a purely temporary character.

(ii) Australians who were temporarily resident outside Australia for not more than 12 months prior to the outbreak of war.

(iii) Australians who were residing outside Australia having left Australia not more than three years prior to enlistment in conformity with education, business, or family engagements, or obligations of a temporary character.

(iv) Australians who volunteered unconditionally in Australia for service in the A.I.F. but were rejected, and who then proceeded to England to enlist in the Imperial Army.

(v) “Australian” for the purposes of the preceding clauses is—

(a) a person born in Australia; or

(b) a person who resided in Australia for five years during the ten years preceding the outbreak of war; or

(c) a person who resided in Australia with his dependants for a period of not less than 12 months immediately prior to the outbreak of war, and whose dependants continued to reside in Australia during the war and still reside there:

(vi) Provided, however, that the Minister may in special cases waive one or more of the above conditions.

72c. Payment shall be made only on the return of the soldier to Australia and only in those cases where he arrives in Australia prior to 30th June, 1920; or within six months after his discharge if returned after that date; provided, however, that a soldier coming under regulation 72b (iii) may, if his application be received before 30th June, or within six months after his discharge be granted a reasonable extension of the above limits of time for return to Australia.

72d. Payment shall not be made to a member in respect of any period during which he held commissioned rank, provided, however, that subject to the conditions hereinbefore referred to payment may be made in respect of Australians who enlisted in the Imperial Army Nursing Service.

72e. Where an Australian who enlisted in the Imperial Army was killed in action or died whilst serving therein, the amount which would have been payable to him under the foregoing regulations if he had survived and returned to Australia, may be paid to a beneficiary in the soldier’s estate who was dependent upon the soldier or stood to him in the relationship of parent, wife, or child, provided that such beneficiary, parent, wife, or child is resident in Australia at the time payment is made.

72f. Claims submitted subsequent to the 11th November, 1920, shall not receive consideration unless it can be satisfactorily shown that a claimant had not returned to Australia by this date, provided that arrangements for returning were negotiated immediately after his discharge from war service, and that the subsequent delay in returning was attributable to circumstances beyond his control.



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