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Norfolk Island Act 1935

Authoritative Version
  • - C1935A00014
  • No longer in force
Act No. 14 of 1935 as made
An Act to amend the Norfolk Island Act 1913.
Date of Assent 12 Apr 1935
Date of repeal 07 Apr 1960
Repealed by Norfolk Island Act 1957

NORFOLK ISLAND.

 

No. 14 of 1935.

An Act to amend the Norfolk Island Act 1913.

[Assented to 12th April, 1935.]

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.—(1.)   This Act may be cited as the Norfolk Island Act 1935.

(2.)  The Norfolk Island Act 1913* is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

(3.)  The Principal Act, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Norfolk Island Act 1913–1935.

Commencement.

2.    This Act shall commence on a date to be fixed by Proclamation.

3.    After section two of the Principal Act the following section is inserted:—

Definitions.

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

‘prescribed’ means prescribed by this Act or by Ordinance made in pursuance of this Act;

‘the Advisory Council’ means the Advisory Council for Norfolk Island.”.

4.    Section six of the Principal Act is repealed and the following section inserted in its stead:—

Advisory Council.

6.—(1.)     There shall be an Advisory Council for Norfolk Island to advise the Administrator in relation to any matter affecting Norfolk Island.

“(2.)   The Advisory Council shall be constituted as prescribed, and shall have such powers and functions as are prescribed.”.

Laws for Norfolk Island.

5.—(1.)   Section eight of the Principal Act is amended by inserting, after sub-section (1.), the following sub-sections:—

“(2.)     After the Advisory Council is constituted in pursuance of sub-section (2.) of section six of this Act, then, subject to sub-sections


 

(6.) to (10.) (inclusive) of this section, at least thirty days before making any Ordinance, a copy of the proposed Ordinance shall be furnished in the prescribed manner to the Advisory Council.

“(3.)   Within those thirty days, the Advisory Council may make, in writing, to the Administrator, such representations and suggestions as it thinks fit.

“(4.)   The Administrator shall forward those representations and suggestions to the Minister with such observations thereon as he thinks fit.

“(5.)   Those representations, suggestions and observations shall be taken into consideration before the Ordinance is finally settled, and, after the expiration of those thirty days, the Ordinance may be made, either as originally drawn, or with such amendments as the Governor-General thinks fit.

“(6.)   Where it appears to the Governor-General that, on account of urgency, or any special reason, any Ordinance should be made without being first submitted to the Advisory Council, the Ordinance may be so made by the Governor-General.

“(7.)   An Ordinance made in pursuance of the last preceding sub-section shall come into operation in accordance with the provisions of this section, and a copy thereof shall be furnished in the prescribed manner to the Advisory Council.

“(8.)   The Advisory Council may, within thirty days after the copy of the Ordinance is furnished to it, make, in writing, to the Administrator, such representations and suggestions as it thinks fit.

“(9.)   The Administrator shall forward those representations and suggestions to the Minister with such observations thereon as he thinks fit.

“(10.) Those representations, suggestions and observations shall be taken into consideration, and, after the expiration of those thirty days, the Ordinance may be repealed or amended to give effect, in whole or in part, to those representations, suggestions or observations.”.

(2.)  Sub-sections (2.), (3.) and (4) of section eight of the Principal Act are respectively renumbered (11.), (12.) and (13.).

Alcoholic liquor.

6.    Section sixteen of the Principal Act is repealed and the following section inserted in its stead:—

“16. Any person who manufactures or, except in accordance with the provisions of the laws of Norfolk Island, sells, supplies, purchases or acquires any alcoholic liquor shall be guilty of an offence.

Penalty: One hundred pounds or imprisonment for six months.”.