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Removal of Prisoners (Territories) Act 1957

Authoritative Version
  • - C1957A00002
  • No longer in force
Act No. 2 of 1957 as made
An Act to amend the Removal of Prisoners (Territories) Act 1923-1950.
Date of Assent 15 Apr 1957
Date of repeal 24 Jun 2014
Repealed by Amending Acts 1901 to 1969 Repeal Act 2014



No. 2 of 1957.

An Act to amend the Removal of Prisoners (Territories) Act 1923–1950.

[Assented to 15th April, 1957.]

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 Removal of Prisoners (Territories) Act 1957.

(2.) The Removal of Prisoners (Territories) Act 1923–1950, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Removal of Prisoners (Territories) Act 1923–1957.


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

3. After section two of the Removal of Prisoners (Territories) Act 1923–1950 the following section is inserted:—

Exercise of powers of Administrator where no office of Administrator.

“2a.—(1.) Where there is no office of Administrator in respect of a Territory, the Governor-General may, by order published in the Gazette—

(a) declare that an office specified in the order shall, for the purposes of the application of this Act in relation to that Territory, be substituted for the office of Administrator; or


(b) authorize a person named in the order to exercise and perform, in relation to that Territory, the powers and functions of an Administrator under this Act.

“(2.) A reference in this Act to the Administrator of a Territory shall, in relation to a Territory in respect of which an order is in force under the last preceding sub-section, be read as a reference to—

(a) the person occupying, or acting in, the office specified in the order; or

(b) the person named in the order,

as the case may be.”.