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Air Force Act 1952

Authoritative Version
  • - C1952A00015
  • No longer in force
Act No. 15 of 1952 as made
An Act to amend the Air Force Act 1923-1950.
Date of Assent 30 May 1952
Date of repeal 24 Jun 2014
Repealed by Amending Acts 1901 to 1969 Repeal Act 2014



No. 15 of 1952.

An Act to amend the Air Force Act 19231950.

[Assented to 30th May, 1952.]

BE it enacted by the Queen’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 Air Force Act 1952.

(2.)  The Air Force Act 1923–1950 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

(3.)  The Principal Act, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Air Force Act 1923–1952.



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

Establishment of Air Force and application of Defence Act thereto.

3.    Section three of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) by omitting from sub-section (3.) the words “ and Parts IV. to XIV.” and inserting in their stead the words “, Part IV. and Parts VI. to XI.”; and

(b) by omitting the second proviso to sub-section (3.) and inserting in its stead the following proviso:—

“Provided further that, notwithstanding anything contained in this or any other Act, a person called upon to serve in the Citizen Forces under section sixty of the Defence Act shall not be required, unless he voluntarily agrees to do so, to enlist or serve in the Air Force.”.

Limits of service.

4.    Section four of the Principal Act is amended by inserting in the proviso to sub-section (1.), after the word “only” the words “, and no person called up in accordance with the National Service Acts 1951 for service with the Citizen Air Force,”.