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Act No. 80 of 1948 as made
An Act to provide for the repeal of the Coal Production (War-time) Act 1944, for the Collection of Statistics in respect of Coal, and for other purposes.
Date of Assent 17 Dec 1948
Date of repeal 20 Nov 1996
Repealed by Primary Industries and Energy Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1996

COAL PRODUCTION (WAR-TIME) ACT REPEAL.

 

No. 80 of 1948.

An Act to provide for the repeal of the Coal Production (War-time) Act 1944, for the Collection of Statistics in respect of Coal, and for other purposes.

[Assented to 17th December, 1948.]

[Date of commencement, 14th January, 1949.]

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 Coal Production (War-time) Act Repeal Act 1948.


 

Repeal of section 62 of Coal Production (War-time) Act 1944.

2.   Section sixty-two of the Coal Production (War-time) Act 1944 is repealed.

Definitions.

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

“the Board” means the Joint Coal Board constituted in pursuance of the Coal Industry Act 1946;

“the Commissioner” means the Commonwealth Coal Commissioner appointed under the Coal Production (War-time) Act 1944.

Duration of Coal Production (War-time) Act 1944.

4.   The Governor-General may from time to time, by Proclamation, declare that on a date specified in the Proclamation the Coal Production (War-time) Act 1944 shall cease to be in operation in a State named in the Proclamation and thereupon that Act shall be deemed to be repealed on the date so specified in respect of its operation in that State.

Property of Commonwealth Coal Commissioner to vest in the Commonwealth.

5.—(1.) Any property in any State (other than the State of New South Wales) named in a Proclamation under the last preceding section which, immediately prior to the date specified in the Proclamation, was vested in the Commonwealth Coal Commissioner under the Coal Production (War-time) Act 1944 shall, on the date so specified, become vested in the Commonwealth.

(2.)  In any contract subsisting immediately prior to the date specified in a Proclamation under the last preceding section to which the Commissioner is a party and which is to be or is being carried out in the State named in the Proclamation, any reference to the Commissioner shall, as on and from that date, be deemed to be a reference to the Commonwealth and any right, power, obligation or liability arising under the contract shall be vested in or imposed upon the Commonwealth.

Collection of statistics in relation to coal.

6.—(1.) The Board may collect statistics relating to the production, distribution and use of coal, and for that purpose, may require persons to furnish to it such statistical returns and information relating to those matters as are prescribed.

(2.)  A requirement under the last preceding sub-section may be made by publication in the Gazette or by service personally or by registered post upon the persons to whom the requirement is addressed.

(3.)  Any person who, without reasonable cause, refuses or fails to furnish any return or information required of him under this section shall be guilty of an offence.

Penalty: Fifty pounds.

Regulations.

7.   The Governor-General may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act, prescribing all matters which are required or permitted to be prescribed, or which are necessary or convenient to be prescribed, for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.