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Meat Industry Control Act 1946

Authoritative Version
Act No. 37 of 1946 as made
An Act to provide for the transfer of the powers, authorities and functions conferred upon and exercised by the Controller of Meat Supplies and the Meat Canning Committee appointed under the National Security (Meat Industry Control) Regulations and the National Security (Meat Industry) Regulations respectively to the Australian Meat Board during the continuance of the National Security Act 1939-1946 and the Regulations thereunder.
Date of Assent 14 Aug 1946
Date of repeal 01 Jul 1964
Repealed by Meat Industry Act 1964

MEAT INDUSTRY CONTROL.

 

No. 37 of 1946.

An Act to provide for the transfer of the powers, authorities and functions conferred upon and exercised by the Controller of Meat Supplies and the Meat Canning Committee appointed under the National Security (Meat Industry Control) Regulations and the National Security (Meat Industry) Regulations respectively to the Australian Meat Board during the continuance of the National Security Act 1939-1946 and the Regulations thereunder.

[Assented to 14th August, 1946.]

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 Meat Industry Control Act 1946.

Commencement.

2.   This Act shall commence on a date to be fixed by Proclamation.

Definitions.

3.   In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears—

“the Board” means the Australian Meat Board constituted under this Act;


 

“the National Security (Meat Industry Control) Regulations” means the Regulations so entitled, being Statutory Rules 1943, No. 64, as amended by Statutory Rules 1943, Nos. 186 and 284 and by Statutory Rules 1944, No. 174;

“the National Security (Meat Industry) Regulations” means the Regulations so entitled, being Statutory Rules 1942, No. 69, as amended by Statutory Rules 1943, No. 88, by Statutory Rules 1944, No. 7, and by Statutory Rules 1945, No. 54;”

“the National Security (Prices) Regulations” means the Regulations so entitled, being Statutory Rules 1940, No. 176, as amended by Statutory Rules 1940, Nos. 219 and 294, by Statutory Rules 1941, Nos. 54 and 251, by Statutory Rules 1942, No. 513, by Statutory Rules 1943, Nos. 220, 264 and 278, by Statutory Rules 1944, Nos. 25, 83, 94, 113, 152 and 192, by Statutory Rules 1945, Nos. 7, 24, 47, 52 and 113, and by Statutory Rules 1946, Nos. 12, 19 and 71;

‘the National Security (Rationing) Regulations” means the Regulations so entitled, being Statutory Rules 1942, No. 288, as amended by Statutory Rules 1942, No. 261, by Statutory Rules 1943, Nos. 88, 154 and 308, by Statutory Rules 1944, Nos. 77 and 113, and by Statutory Rules 1945, No. 132.

Constitution of Board.

4.—(1.)   For the purposes of this Act, there shall be an Australian Meat Board, and the provisions of the Meat Export Control Act 1935-1946 relating to the constitution and functioning of the Australian Meat Board constituted under that Act shall, subject to this section, apply to and in relation to the Board constituted under this Act as they apply to and in relation to the Australian Meat Board constituted under that Act.

(2.)  The Board constituted under this Act shall consist of such members as constitute the Australian Meat Board under the Meat Export Control Act 1935-1946 and, during the continuance of the respective Regulations, the following additional members:—

(a) one member to represent the Commonwealth Prices Commissioner appointed under the National Security (Prices) Regulations; and

(b) one member to represent the Director of Rationing appointed under the National Security (Rationing) Regulations.

Functions of Board

5.—(1.) The Board shall have and perform all the duties, and shall have and may exercise all the powers, authorities and functions of—

(a) the Controller of Meat Supplies under the National Security (Meat Industry Control) Regulations; and

(b) the Meat Canning Committee under the National Security (Meat Industry) Regulations,


 

and for that purpose—

(c) the Board shall by force of this Act be substituted for, and be deemed to be, the Controller of Meat Supplies and the Meat Canning Committee;

(d) the assets of the Controller of Meat Supplies and of the Meat Canning Committee shall, by force of this Act, be vested in the Board;

(e) all rights, obligations and liabilities which, immediately prior to the commencement of this Act, were vested in or imposed on the Controller of Meat Supplies or the Meat Canning Committee shall by force of this Act be vested in or imposed on the Board; and

(f) in any contract, agreement or other instrument to which the Controller of Meat Supplies or the Meat Canning Committee was a party, any reference to the Controller of Meat Supplies or the Meat Canning Committee shall be read as a reference to the Board.

(2.)  The person holding the office of Controller of Meat Supplies and members of the Meat Canning Committee shall, by force of this section, cease to hold such office or to be such members.

Saving of acts of Controller of Meat Supplies and Meat Canning Committee.

6.   All restrictions, notices, notifications, directions and authorities issued, all orders, rules, provisions, determinations and recommendations made, all tables and lists prepared, all prices fixed, all licences, approvals, consents and certificates granted or given, all conditions imposed, all remissions and exemptions granted and all things prescribed, by the Controller of Meat Supplies or the Meat Canning Committee or by any person thereto authorized by or under any of the Regulations specified in the last preceding section, and in force immediately prior to the commencement of this Act, shall continue to have full force and effect, but may be revoked, altered or added to by the Board in pursuance of the powers conferred by that section.

Employees of the Controller of Meat Supplies and the Meat Canning Committee.

7.   All persons in the employment of the Controller of Meat Supplies or the Meat Canning Committee immediately prior to the commencement of this Act shall, by force of this Act, be in the employment of the Board and be deemed to have been employed under this Act, but, until the terms and conditions of their employment are determined in pursuance of this Act, they shall be deemed to be employed upon the same terms and conditions as those upon which they were employed by the Controller of Meat Supplies or the Meat Canning Committee, as the case may be.

Pending applications.

8.   Any application made to the Controller of Meat Supplies or the Meat Canning Committee and pending immediately prior to the commencement of this Act shall be deemed to have been made to the Board.