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Gold-Mining Industry Assistance Act 1961

Authoritative Version
  • - C1961A00066
  • No longer in force
Act No. 66 of 1961 as made
An Act to amend the Gold-Mining Industry Assistance Act 1954-1959.
Date of Assent 24 Oct 1961
Date of repeal 12 Jun 1981
Repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1981

GOLD-MINING INDUSTRY ASSISTANCE.

 

No. 66 of 1961.

An Act to amend the Gold-Mining Industry Assistance Act 1954–1959.

[Assented to 24th October, 1961.]

[Date of commencement, 21st November, 1961.]

BE it enacted by the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, for the purpose of appropriating the grant originated in the House of Representatives, as follows:—

Short title and citation.

1.—(1.)     This Act may be cited as the Gold-Mining Industry Assistance Act 1961.

(2.)   The Gold-Mining Industry Assistance Act 1954–1959 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

(3.)   The Principal Act, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Gold-Mining Industry Assistance Act 1954–1961.

Interpretation.

2.   Section four of the Principal Act is amended by adding at the end of the definition of “small producer” in sub-section (1.) the words “,and, in relation to the year ending on the thirtieth day of June, One thousand nine hundred and sixty-two, includes a person who has, under the next succeeding section, elected to be treated as a small producer in relation to that year”.


 

3.   After section four of the Principal Act the following section is inserted:—

Election by large producer to be treated as small producer.

“4a.    A person who is a large producer in relation to the year ending on the thirtieth day of June, One thousand nine hundred and sixty-two, may, by notice in writing given to the Treasurer not later than three months after the end of that year, or within such further time as the Treasurer, in special circumstances, allows, elect to be treated as a small producer in relation to that year.”.

Rate of subsidy.

4.   Section nine of the Principal Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following sub-section:—

“(4.)    In the application of the last preceding sub-section in relation to bullion produced in the year ending on the thirtieth day of June, One thousand nine hundred and sixty-two, by a person who is a small producer in relation to that year by virtue of an election under section four a of this Act, the amount of Two pounds eight shillings referred to in that sub-section shall be reduced by one penny for each ounce by which the number of ounces of fine gold referred to in that sub-section exceeds five hundred.”.