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Royal Commission Act 1954

Authoritative Version
Act No. 2 of 1954 as made
An Act to provide for the appointment of a certain Royal Commission, and for purposes connected therewith.
Date of Assent 15 Apr 1954
Date of repeal 31 Dec 1973
Repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1973

ROYAL COMMISSION.

 

No. 2 of 1954.

An Act to provide for the appointment of a certain Royal Commission, and for purposes connected therewith.

[Assented to 15th April, 1954.]

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.

1. This Act may be cited as the Royal Commission Act 1954.

Commencement.

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

Appointment and powers of a certain Royal Commission.

3.—(1.)  The Governor-General is, by force of this section, empowered to issue, by Letters Patent in the name of the Queen, a Commission, directed to such person as he thinks fit, requiring or authorizing that person to make inquiry into and report upon subjects specified in the Letters Patent, being—

(a) the commission of acts of espionage in Australia;

(b) the commission in Australia of other acts prejudicial to the security or defence of Australia; or

(c) subjects related to any matter referred to in either of the last two preceding paragraphs.

(2.)   The Commissioner so appointed has all the powers, rights and privileges which are specified in the Royal Commissions Act 1902-1933 as appertaining to a Royal Commission and the provisions of that Act have effect as if they were enacted in this Act and in terms made applicable to the Commissioner.