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Act No. 43 of 1947 as made
An Act to grant and apply out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund a Sum for the purpose of making a Grant to the State of New South Wales for the purpose of Drought Relief.
Date of Assent 12 Jun 1947
Date of repeal 31 Dec 1950
Repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1950

NEW SOUTH WALES GRANT (DROUGHT RELIEF).

 

No. 43 of 1947.

An Act to grant and apply out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund a Sum for the purpose of making a Grant to the State of New South Wales for the purpose of Drought Relief.

[Assented to 12th June, 1947.]

[Date of commencement, 10th July, 1947.]

Preamble.

BE it enacted by the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, for the purpose of appropriating the grant originated in the House of Representatives, as follows:—

Short title.

1.   This Act may be cited as the New South Wales Grant (Drought Relief) Act 1947.

Definitions.

2.   In this Act—

“cereal crops” means crops of wheat, oats or barley or wheaten or oaten hay;

“the State” means the State of New South Wales.

Payment for financial assistance.

3.   There shall be payable out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, which is hereby appropriated accordingly, the amount payable in accordance with this Act, but not exceeding in the whole the sum of Seven hundred and fifty thousand pounds, for the purpose of financial assistance to the State.

Allocation of grant.

4.   The amount payable under this Act shall be such amount as the Governor-General determines, but no such determination shall be made until after the Minister has conferred with the Premier of the State concerning the amount to be paid.

Conditions of grant.

5.   The amount granted and paid under this Act shall be paid to the State upon condition—

(a) that it is applied by the State, in a manner approved by the Minister, for the purpose of the alleviation of hardship suffered, in consequence of drought, by persons concerned in the production of cereal crops; and

(b) that an equal amount will be made available by the State and that the amount so made available will be applied by the State for the same purpose, and in the same manner, as the amount payable to the State under this Act.