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Defence (Citizen Military Forces) Act 1943

Authoritative Version
Act No. 2 of 1943 as made
An Act to authorize the Service of Members of the Citizen Military Forces in the South-Western Pacific Zone for the duration of the present war.
Date of Assent 19 Feb 1943
Date of repeal 31 Dec 1950
Repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1950

DEFENCE (CITIZEN MILITARY FORCES).

 

No. 2 of 1943.

An Act to authorize the Service of Members of the Citizen Military Forces in the Southwestern Pacific Zone for the duration of the present war.

[Assented to 19th February, 1943.]

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 Defence (Citizen Military Forces) Act 1943.

Commencement.

2.  This Act shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

Definition.

3.  In this Act “the South-Western Pacific Zone” means the area bounded on the West by the one hundred and tenth meridian of East longitude, on the North by the Equator and on the East by the one hundred and fifty-ninth meridian of East longitude.

Limits of service.

4.  Notwithstanding anything contained in the Defence Act 1903-1941 or in the National Security Act 1939-1940, any member of the Citizen Military Forces may be required to serve in such area contained in the South-Western Pacific Zone as is specified by proclamation, and the power to make regulations in pursuance of those Acts, or either of them, shall extend to the making of regulations in relation to any such member so required to serve in that area, and to the service of the member in that area.

Duration of Act.

5.  This Act shall continue in force until the expiration of six months after Australia ceases to be engaged in hostilities in the present war, and no longer.