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Act No. 53 of 1949 as made
An Act to amend the Northern Territory (Administration) Act 1910-1947.
Date of Assent 28 Oct 1949
Date of repeal 01 Jul 1978
Repealed by Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978

NORTHERN TERRITORY (ADMINISTRATION).

 

No. 53 of 1949.

An Act to amend the Northern Territory (Administration) Act 1910-1947.

[Assented to 28th October, 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 and citation.

1.—(1.)   This Act may be cited as the Northern Territory (Administration) Act 1949.

(2.)   The Northern Territory (Administration) Act 1910–1947 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

(3.)   The Principal Act, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Northern Territory (Administration) Act 1910–1949.

Commencement.

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

Session and prorogation of Council.

3.  Section four m of the Principal Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following sub-section:—

“(2.) At the request of at least seven members, the Administrator shall, by notice published in the Government Gazette of the Territory, appoint a time, being not later than fourteen days after the day on which he receives the request, for holding a session of the Council.”.

President of Council.

4.  Section four p of the Principal Act is amended by omitting the word “Chairman” and inserting in its stead the word “President”.

The Schedule.

5.  The Schedule to the Principal Act is amended—

(a) by omitting from the description of the Tennant Creek District in the column headed “Description” the word “twenty” and inserting in its stead the word “forty”; and

(b) by adding at the end of the description of the Stuart District in that column the words “and that part of the Tennant Creek District, as described in this Schedule, which is south of the twentieth degree of South Latitude”.