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Sugar Agreement Act 1960

Authoritative Version
Act No. 63 of 1960 as made
An Act to approve an Agreement relating to Sugar made between the Commonwealth and the State of Queensland.
Date of Assent 30 Nov 1960
Date of repeal 21 May 1962
Repealed by Sugar Agreement Act 1962

SUGAR AGREEMENT.

 

No. 63 of 1960.

An Act to approve an Agreement relating to Sugar made between the Commonwealth and the State of Queensland.

[Assented to 30th November, 1960.]

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 Sugar Agreement Act 1960.

Commencement.

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

Approval of agreement.

3.  The agreement relating to sugar made on the twenty-eighth day of September, One thousand nine hundred and sixty, between the Commonwealth and the State of Queensland, being the agreement a copy of which is set out in the Schedule to this Act, is approved.


 

THE SCHEDULE.                                          Section 3.

SUGAR AGREEMENT 1956-1961.

Supplemental Agreement.

An agreement made this twenty-eighth day of September, 1960, Between the Commonwealth of Australia (in this agreement called “the Commonwealth”) of the one part, and the State of Queensland (in this agreement called “the State”) of the other part.

Whereas:

(a) by an agreement (in this agreement called “the principal agreement”) known as the Sugar Agreement 1956-1961, a copy of which is contained in the Schedule to the Sugar Agreement Act 1956 of the Commonwealth, and made the eleventh day of October, 1956, between the Commonwealth and the State it was agreed, amongst other things, that the State should during the period (in the principal agreement and in this agreement referred to as “the agreed period”) commencing on the date upon which the agreement came into operation and ending on the thirty-first day of August, 1961, make sugar and other sugar products available at the prices and upon the terms specified in the principal agreement;

(b) the principal agreement was approved by the said Sugar Agreement Act 1956 and therefore was deemed to have come into operation on the first day of September, 1956; and

(c) the Commonwealth and the State have agreed that the principal agreement shall be varied in the manner and to the extent set forth in this agreement.

Now therefore it is hereby agreed as follows:—

1.  This agreement will have no force or effect unless and until it is approved by the Parliament of the Commonwealth.

2.  The principal agreement is varied as follows:—

(1.)   In respect of the balance of the agreed period commencing on the sixteenth day of May, 1960, sub-clause (1.) of clause 6 is and is deemed to have been amended by:

(a) omitting the price “£82. 1. 0” and inserting in its stead the price “£90. 5. 2”; and

(b) omitting the price “£80 “and inserting in its stead the price “£88”.

(2.)   In respect of the balance of the agreed period commencing on the first day of June, 1960, clause 9 is and is deemed to have been amended by:

(a) omitting from sub-clause (1.) the words “of One hundred and twenty thousand pounds” and inserting in their stead the words and figures “at the rate of Two hundred and sixty-four thousand pounds (£264,000)”; and

(b) omitting from paragraph (b) of sub-clause (2.) the words and figures “Two pounds four shillings (£2/4/-)” and inserting in their stead the words and figures “Five pounds (£5)”.

3.—(1.)     A rate of rebate determined in accordance with clause 16 of the principal agreement prior to, and in respect of a period extending beyond, the first day of June, 1960, may, in such manner and subject to such conditions as the Committee thinks fit, be increased by the Committee in respect of the remainder of the period commencing on that date, having regard to the amendments made by this agreement to sub-clause (1.) of clause 6 and to paragraph (b) of sub-clause (2.) of clause 9 of the principal agreement.

(2.)   The references in paragraph (d) of sub-clause (2.) of clause 9 and in clause 10 of the principal agreement to the rates of rebate determined from time to time by the Export Sugar Committee in accordance with clauses 15 to 19 (both inclusive) of the principal agreement will be read so as to include a rate of rebate that has been increased under sub-clause (1.) of this clause.

(3.)   This clause is deemed to have taken effect on and from the first day of June, 1960.

4.  Except in so far as it is varied by this agreement, the principal agreement is confirmed, and the principal agreement together with and as varied by this agreement will be known as the Sugar Agreement 1956-1961.


 

The Schedule—continued.

In witness whereof this agreement has been executed the day and year first above-mentioned.

Signed for and on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia by The Right Honourable Robert Gordon Menzies, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth, in the presence of—

ROBERT G. MENZIES

A. L. Moore

 

Signed for and on behalf of the State of Queensland by The Honourable George Francis Reuben Nicklin, Premier of the State, in the presence of—

FRANK NICKLIN

C. J. McPherson J.P.