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Wheat Growers Relief Act 1936

Authoritative Version
Act No. 2 of 1936 as made
An Act to provide for Financial Assistance to the States in the provision of Relief to Wheat Growers.
Date of Assent 20 Mar 1936
Date of repeal 31 Dec 1950
Repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1950

 

WHEAT GROWERS RELIEF.

 

No. 2 of 1936.

An Act to provide for Financial Assistance to the States in the provision of Relief to Wheat Growers.

[Assented to 20th March, 1936.]

Preamble.

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 Wheat Growers Relief Act 1936.

Definition.

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

“wheat grower” means any person who has sown wheat for the production of grain during the year One thousand nine hundred and thirty-five.

Appropriation.

3.  There shall be payable out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, which is hereby appropriated accordingly, the sums necessary to provide for the payments authorized to be made under this Act.

Grant of financial assistance to States.

4.  There shall be granted to the States specified in this section, by way of financial assistance to those States, the amounts respectively specified opposite the names of those States:—

 

£

New South Wales...........................................................................................

565,284

Victoria...........................................................................................................

441,948

Queensland.....................................................................................................

42,835

South Australia...............................................................................................

432,146

Western Australia...........................................................................................

392,850

Tasmania........................................................................................................

3,483

Assistance to wheat growers in Territory for the Seat of Government.

5.  There shall be made available a sum not exceeding Three hundred and sixty pounds for distribution, in the manner determined by the Minister, among wheat growers in the Territory for the Seat of Government.


Payments to wheat growers by the States.

6.  Any amount granted to a State in accordance with the provisions of section four of this Act shall be paid on condition that it is applied by the State in providing relief to wheat growers in such manner as is approved by the Minister after recommendation by the prescribed authority of that State.

Executors and trustees.

7.  Where—

(a) any person—

(i) is the legal personal representative of a person (since deceased); or

(ii) is the trustee of the estate of a person,

who has, during the year One thousand nine hundred and thirty-five, sown wheat for grain; or

(b) any person, being the legal personal representative of a deceased person or a trustee has, during that year, sown wheat for grain on account of the estate of the deceased person or of the trust estate,

any amount payable under this Act in respect of the wheat so sown shall, notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, be paid to the legal personal representative or trustee on account of the estate of the deceased person or of the trust estate, as the case may be.

Payment to be made only to a wheat grower.

8.  Subject to the last preceding section, any amount due and payable to a wheat grower under this Act shall not be paid to any person other than the wheat grower.

Closing date for receipt of applications for assistance.

9.  The prescribed authority in any State may fix a date after which applications from wheat growers for assistance under this Act will not be received.

Share-farmers.

10.—(1.)   Any amount payable under this Act in respect of any wheat which is sown in pursuance of a share-farming agreement shall be divided between the parties to that agreement in proportion to their respective interests under the agreement in the wheat or the proceeds thereof:

Provided that, where the agreement provides for the division of the wheat or the proceeds thereof between the parties to the agreement on other than a proportionate basis, the amount payable under this Act shall be divided between the parties in such manner as is determined in each case by the prescribed authority.

(2.)  For the purposes of this section, wheat shall not be deemed to be sown in pursuance of a share-farming agreement unless two or more persons agree to contribute towards the sowing of the wheat by the provision of either land, labour, material or plant and to divide among them the proceeds of the wheat so sown.

Regulations.

11.   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.