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Cattle Export Bounty Act 1924

Authoritative Version
Act No. 14 of 1924 as made
An Act to provide for the Payment of a Bounty on the Export of Live Cattle.
Date of Assent 15 Aug 1924
Date of repeal 06 Aug 1934
Repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1934




No. 14 of 1924.

An Act to provide for the Payment of a Bounty on the Export of Live Cattle.

[Assented to 15th August, 1924.]


BE it enacted by the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, for the purpose of appropriating the grant originated in the House of Representatives, as follows:—

Short title.

1.   This Act may be cited as the Cattle Export Bounty Act 1924.


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

“the Department” means the Department of Trade and Customs.

Appropriation for payment of bounty.

3.   There shall be payable out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, which is hereby appropriated accordingly, the bounty specified in this Act.

Specification of bounty.

4.   The bounty under this Act shall be at the rate of Ten shillings per head payable in respect of the export from the Commonwealth,


on or after the first day of July One thousand nine hundred and twenty-four, and on or before the thirtieth day of June One thousand nine hundred and twenty-five, of live cattle for slaughter.

To whom bounty payable.

5.   Bounty shall be payable only to a person who satisfies the Department that he—

(a) is a bona fide pastoralist; and

(b) has exported the cattle for slaughter or sold them for export for slaughter:

Provided that if the exporter satisfies the Department that he purchased the cattle from a bona fide pastoralist for export for slaughter, at a price which includes the amount of the bounty, the bounty shall be payable to him.

Power to require information.

6.   Before any claim for bounty is paid the Department may require the claimant to furnish such information in relation to the ownership, sale or purchase of any cattle, or the export of any cattle, or otherwise, as it thinks fit, and may withhold the bounty until information satisfactory to the Department is furnished.

Offences against Act.

7.   No person shall—

(a) obtain any bounty which is not payable;

(b) obtain payment of any bounty by means of any false or misleading statement; or

(c) present to any officer or other person doing duty in relation to this Act or the Regulations any document, or make to any such officer or person any statement, which is false in any particular.

Penalty: One hundred pounds or imprisonment for twelve months.

Return to be fold before Parliament.

8.   A return setting forth—

(a) the names of all persons to whom bounty is paid under this Act;

(b) the amounts of all such bounty; and

(c) such other particulars as are prescribed,

shall be laid before both Houses of the Parliament within thirty days after the expiration of the present financial year, if the Parliament is then sitting, and, if not, then within thirty days after the next meeting of the Parliament.


9.   The Governor-General may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act, prescribing all matters which by this Act are required or permitted to be prescribed, or which are necessary or convenient to be prescribed, for carrying out or giving effect to this Act, and in particular for prescribing penalties not exceeding Fifty pounds or imprisonment for a period not exceeding three months for any breach of the regulations.