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Tuberculosis Act 1946

Authoritative Version
  • - C1946A00044
  • No longer in force
Act No. 44 of 1946 as made
An Act to amend the Tuberculosis Act 1945.
Date of Assent 15 Aug 1946
Date of repeal 13 Jul 1950
Repealed by Tuberculosis Act 1948

TUBERCULOSIS.

 

No. 44 of 1946.

An Act to amend the Tuberculosis Act 1945.

[Assented to l5th 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 and citation.

1.—(1.)  This Act may be cited as the Tuberculosis Act 1946.

(2.)   The Tuberculosis Act 1945, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Tuberculosis Act 1945-1946.

Commencement.

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


 

3.  Section six of the Tuberculosis Act 1945 is repealed and the following section inserted in its stead:—

Grants to States, and payments in respect of Territories, for benefit of sufferers.

“6.—(1.)   An amount determined in accordance with this section shall be payable in every year to each State upon the condition that the amount is applied by the State during that year in making payments to or in respect of sufferers from tuberculosis, or the dependants of such sufferers, with the objects of—

(a) encouraging such sufferers to refrain from working and to take treatment;

(b) minimizing the spread of tuberculosis; and

(c) promoting the better treatment of tuberculosis.

“(2.)   The amounts payable to the States under this section shall be determined by the Minister, but shall’ not exceed in the aggregate, in any year, the sum of Two hundred and fifty thousand pounds.

“(3.)   The Treasurer may pay to the Minister such amounts as are agreed upon between the Treasurer and the Minister for the purpose of the making of payments to or in respect of sufferers from tuberculosis, or the dependants of such sufferers, in the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory with the same objects as are specified in this section in relation to payments by the States, and the Minister may make payments accordingly out of the sums so paid to him by the Treasurer.

“(4.)   A payment received by a person out of moneys—

(a) paid to a State or to the Minister under this section; or

(b) provided by a State for the objects for which payments may be made by a State under this section,

shall be deemed not to be income for the purposes of the Invalid and Old-age Pensions Act 1908-1946, the Widows’ Pensions Act 1942-1946 and the Unemployment and Sickness Benefits Act 1944.”.

Payments to be made from National Welfare Fund.

4.   Section seven of the Tuberculosis Act 1945 is amended by inserting after the word “Payments” the words “by the Commonwealth or the Treasurer”.