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High Commissioner Act 1932

Authoritative Version
  • - C1932A00034
  • No longer in force
Act No. 34 of 1932 as made
An Act to amend the High Commissioner Act 1909.
Date of Assent 20 Sep 1932
Date of repeal 06 Aug 1934
Repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1934



No. 34 of 1932.

An Act to amend the High Commissioner Act 1909.

[Assented to 20th September, 1932.]

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 High Commissioner Act 1932.

Duration of Act.

2.  This Act shall continue in operation for a period of two years and no longer.

3.  After section nine of the High Commissioner Act 1909 the following section is inserted:—

Minister may be authorized to exercise powers of High Commissioner.

“9a.    The Governor-General may issue to any Minister or to any member of the Executive Council a Commission authorizing him, during the pleasure of the Governor-General, to exercise the powers and to perform the duties which in pursuance of this Act are or may be conferred upon or assigned to the High Commissioner, and thereupon those powers may be exercised and those duties shall be performed by the Minister or member of the Executive Council in accordance with the terms of his Commission.”.