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Women's Employment Regulations (Amendment)

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  • - C1944L00149
  • No longer in force
SR 1944 No. 149 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Women's Employment Regulations.
Gazetted 12 Oct 1944
Date of repeal 01 Jan 1950
Repealed by Repeal of the enabling legislation by Defence (Transitional Provisions) Act 1949


1944. No. 149.



I, THE ADMINISTRATOR of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council hereby make the following Regulations under the Women’s Employment Act 1942.

Dated this eleventh day of October, 1944.



By His Excellency’s Command,


for Minister of State for Labour and National Service.


Amendments of the Women’s Employment Regulations.


1. In these Regulations “Women’s Employment Regulations” means the provisions in the Schedule to the Women’s Employment Act 1942 relating to the employment of women, as subsequently amended.

Force and effect of certain decisions of Women’s Employment Board.

2.—(1.) All instruments relating to the employment of women which the Women’s Employment Board, constituted under the Women’s Employment Regulations, has issued or purported to issue as its decisions or variations of its decisions at any time on or after the thirtieth day of September, 1943, shall, by virtue of this regulation, have full force and effect for all purposes, according to their tenor, in respect of all work to which the instruments respectively apply or purport to apply and, subject to this regulation, the provisions of those Regulations, as amended by these Regulations, shall apply to and in relation to those instruments in like manner as they apply to and in relation to decisions and variations given or made under those Regulations, and for that purpose those instruments shall be deemed to be decisions within the meaning of those Regulations.

(2.) Nothing in the last preceding sub-regulation shall affect the rights of any person under a judgment obtained by him prior to the commencement of this regulation.


* Notified in the Commonwealth Gazette on 12th October, 1944.

6197.—Price 3d.

Amendments of regulations.

3. The Women’s Employment Regulations are amended—

(a) as set out in the Schedule to these Regulations;

(b) by repealing regulation 16; and

(c) by omitting the word “Board” (wherever occurring) and inserting in its stead the word “Court”.

4. Regulation 5 of the Women’s Employment Regulations is repealed and the following regulations are inserted in its stead:—

Pending Applications.

“5. Any application under these Regulations which was pending immediately prior to the commencement of this regulation may be considered and decided by the Court as if the application had been made to the Court, and any evidence given, prior to the commencement of this regulation, in relation to any such application, may be considered, in relation to that application, by the Court, as if the evidence had been given before it.

Application of National Security (Economic Organization) Regulations.

“5a. Part V. of the National Security (Economic Organization) Regulations shall, so far as applicable, apply with respect to any employment to which any decision in force at the commencement of this regulation applies as if the references in those Regulations to the tenth day of February, 1942, were references to the date of the commencement of this regulation.”.






Extent of Amendment.

Regulation 4.........

Omit definition of “the Board”.


Add, at the end of the definition of “the Court”, “as constituted of a Judge of that Court designated by the Chief Judge of that Court for the purposes of these Regulations”.

Regulation 5b.......

Omit from sub-regulation (1.) “and of the Chairman of the Board”.

Regulation 5c.......

Omit from sub-regulation (2.) “Chairman of the Board may, in relation to any decision of the Boar” insert “Court may, in relation to any decision”.

Regulation 6.........

Omit from sub-regulation (2.) “Chairman of the Board” insert “Court”.

Regulation 7d.......

Omit “sent to” insert “filed in”.


Omit “to” (second occurring) insert “in”.

Regulation 9.........

Omit “the Court” (first occurring) insert “the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration”.


Omit “the Court” (last occurring) insert “that Court”.

Regulation 9a ......

Omit from sub-regulation (2.) “the Court” insert “the court in which the action or suit is brought”.

Regulation 11.......

Omit “Chairman of the Board” insert “Court”.

Regulation 14a.....

Omit from sub-regulation (2.) “member of the Board or to any person authorized by the Chairman of the Board” insert “person thereto authorized by the Court”.

Regulation 15 ......

Omit “Chairman of the Board” (wherever occurring) insert “Court”.


Omit “Chairman” insert “Court”.


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