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Coal Production (War-time) Regulations

Authoritative Version
SR 1944 No. 128 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations
Gazetted 24 Aug 1944
Date of repeal 10 Nov 1955
Repealed by Coal Production (War-time) Regulations


1944. No. 128.



I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL in and over the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby make the following Regulations under the Coal Production (War-time) Act 1944.

Dated this twenty-second day of August, 1944.



By His Excellency’s Command,


Minister of State for Supply and Shipping.


Coal Production (War-time) Regulations.


1. These Regulations may be cited as the Coal Production (War-time) Regulations.

Exclusion of certain persons from precincts of coal mines.

2. —(1.) Where, in the opinion of the Commissioner or a person thereto authorized by the Commissioner, the presence of any person on the land on which any coal mine is situated prejudicially affects or may prejudicially affect the efficient operation of the mine, the Commissioner or person so authorized may direct that person to leave the land.

(2.) Any person who, upon being so directed, fails to comply forthwith with the direction shall be guilty of an offence.

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

Owners, &c., not to interfere with operation of leased or mortgaged coal mine.

3. An owner, lessor, mortgagee or other person entitled to any estate or interest in any coal mine or any land whereon any coal mine is situated or in which there is a deposit of coal shall not, without the consent in writing of the Commissioner, take any action whatsoever


* Notified in the Commonwealth Gazette on 24th August, 1944.

4712.—Price 3d.


under the provisions of any law of any State or Territory of the Commonwealth or of any lease, mortgage, or other instrument or agreement which will, or is likely to, result in any interruption of, or any interference with, the operation of the coal mine or the use of the land for the purpose of mining or winning coal.

Penalty: One hundred pounds or imprisonment for six months, or both.

Allowances to witnesses attending before Industrial Authorities.

4.(1.) A person who attends and gives evidence as a witness before the Central Industrial Authority or a Local Industrial Authority shall be paid an allowance to reimburse him the amount (not exceeding Fifteen shillings) lost by him in wages or salary in respect of each day upon which he attends before the Authority and gives evidence.

(2.) Where the person so attending resides at a distance of more than fifteen miles from the place where the Authority hears evidence and does not ordinarily proceed to a place of employment within fifteen miles from the firstmentioned place, he shall be paid an allowance at the rate of Fifteen shillings per day of twenty-four hours to cover the expenses incurred by him while travelling in connexion with that attendance.

(3.) In addition to the allowances payable under the last two preceding sub-regulations, the person so attending shall be reimbursed expenses of conveyance reasonably and properly paid by him in travelling to the place where the Authority hears evidence and in returning therefrom.

(4.) An allowance shall not be paid to any person under this regulation unless the Authority before whom he attends certifies in writing that the attendance of, and the giving of evidence by, that person was necessary for the proper consideration of the matter in respect of which the person attended.

Expenses of lodge representative accompanying industrial officer.

5. If an industrial officer appointed for the purposes of section 36 of the Act is, at his request, accompanied in any inquiry or investigation by an official or representative of a miners’ lodge who, in consequence thereof, loses pay or incurs expense, the Commissioner may pay to the official or representative such amount as he thinks fit in or towards reimbursement of the amount so lost or the expense so incurred.

Fees and allowances to councils and committees.

6. The Commissioner may, in such cases as he thinks fit, fix rates or amounts of fees or allowances to be paid to any member of any council or committee established under the Coal Production (War-time) Act 1944, and pay such fees or allowances accordingly.


By Authority: L. F. Johnston, Commonwealth Government Printer, Canberra.