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Transport Workers Act 1928

Authoritative Version
Act No. 37 of 1928 as made
An Act relating to Employment in relation to Trade and Commerce with other Countries and among the States.
Date of Assent 24 Sep 1928
Date of repeal 22 Dec 1947
Repealed by Stevedoring Industry Act 1947

TRANSPORT WORKERS.

 

No. 37 of 1928.

An Act relating to Employment in relation to Trade and Commerce with other Countries and among the States.

[Assented to 24th September, 1928.]

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 and citation.

1.  This Act may be cited as the Transport Workers Act 1928.

Interpretation.

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

“Transport Workers” means persons offering for or engaged in work in or in connexion with the provision of services in the transport of persons or goods in relation to trade or commerce by sea with other countries or among the States.

Power to make regulations.

3.  The Governor-General may make regulations, which, notwithstanding anything in any other Act but subject to the Acts Interpretation Act 1901–1918 and the Acts Interpretation Act 1904–1916, shall have the force of law, with respect to the employment of transport workers, and in particular for regulating the engagement, service, and discharge of transport workers, and the licensing of persons as transport workers, and for regulating or prohibiting the employment of unlicensed persons as transport workers, and for the protection of transport workers.