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High Commissioner Act 1945

Authoritative Version
  • - C1945A00054
  • No longer in force
Act No. 54 of 1945 as made
An Act to amend the High Commissioner Act 1909-1940.
Date of Assent 11 Oct 1945
Date of repeal 16 Jan 1974
Repealed by High Commissioner (United Kingdom) Act Repeal Act 1973



No. 54 of 1945.

An Act to amend the High Commissioner Act 1909–1940.

[Assented to 11th October, 1945.]

[Date of commencement, 8th November, 1945.]

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.—(1.)     This Act may be cited as the High Commissioner Act 1945.

(2.)    The High Commissioner Act 1909–1940, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the High Commissioner Act 1909–1945.


2.    After section nine of the High Commissioner Act 1909–1940 the following section is inserted:—

Minister may be authorized to exercise power of High Commissioner.

“9a.  The Governor-General may issue to any Minister or to any member of the Executive Council a Commission authorizing that Minister or that member, during the pleasure of the Governor-General, to exercise the powers and to perform the duties which in pursuance of this Act are or may be conferred upon or assigned to the High Commissioner, and thereupon those powers may be exercised and those duties shall be performed by that Minister or that member, as the case may be, in accordance with the terms of the Commission.”.