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Treasury Bills Act 1940

Authoritative Version
  • - C1940A00093
  • No longer in force
Act No. 93 of 1940 as made
An Act to amend the Treasury Bills Act 1914-1915.
Date of Assent 17 Dec 1940
Date of repeal 24 Jun 2014
Repealed by Amending Acts 1901 to 1969 Repeal Act 2014



No. 93 of 1940.

An Act to amend the Treasury Bills Act 1914-1915.

[Assented to 17th December, 1940.]

[Date of commencement, 14th January, 1941.]

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 Treasury Bills Act 1940.

(2.)  The Treasury Bills Act 1914-1915, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Treasury Bills Act 1914-1940.


2.     After section thirteen of the Treasury Bills Act 1914-1915 the following sections are inserted:—

Copying of Treasury Bills forbidden.

“13a.—(1.)  A person shall not, without the authority of the Treasurer (proof whereof shall lie upon him) make or have in his possession—

(a) any copy of a Treasury Bill; or

(b) any writing, engraving, photograph or print resembling a Treasury Bill or apparently intended to be or pass for a copy of a Treasury Bill.

Penalty: One hundred pounds, or imprisonment for one year, or both.

“(2.) This section shall not affect the liability of any person to be proceeded against for any higher offence but a person so proceeded against shall not be punished twice in respect of the same offence.

“(3.)  In this section ‘copy of a Treasury Bill’ includes any representation or negative of a Treasury Bill in any size or on any scale, and includes a copy of a form of a Treasury Bill in any size or on any scale.

Treasury Bills not to be used as advertisements, &c

“13b. A person shall not—

(a) make on, or attach to, any Treasury Bill, any advertisement;

(b) design, make, issue or circulate any advertisement in the form of or apparently intended to resemble a Treasury Bill; or

(c) without lawful authority (proof whereof shall lie upon him) deface or disfigure any Treasury Bill by writing, printing, stamping or drawing anything thereon.

Penalty: Twenty pounds.”.