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Act No. 77 of 1969 as made
An Act to grant Financial Assistance to the States in connexion with the Welfare and Advancement of the Aboriginal People of Australia.
Date of Assent 26 Sep 1969
Date of repeal 31 Dec 1973
Repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1973

States Grants (Aboriginal Advancement)

No. 77 of 1969

An Act to grant Financial Assistance to the States in connexion with the Welfare and Advancement of the Aboriginal People of Australia.

[Assented to 26 September 1969]

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 States Grants (Aboriginal Advancement) Act 1969.

Commencement.

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

Grants of financial assistance to States.

3.—(1.)  There is payable, during the year that commenced on the first day of July, One thousand nine hundred and sixty-nine, to each State, for the purpose of financial assistance in connexion with the welfare and advancement of the Aboriginal people of Australia living in that


State, such amounts as the Minister determines not exceeding in the whole the amount specified in the Schedule to this Act opposite to the name of that State.

(2.)  Payment of an amount to a State under this section is subject to the following conditions:—

(a) that an amount equal to that amount will be applied by the State, in a manner and within a time approved by the Minister, for the purposes of expenditure in connexion with the welfare or advancement of Aboriginal people of Australia living in that State; and

(b) that, if the Minister informs the State that he is satisfied that an amount equal to that amount has not been applied in accordance with the condition specified in the last preceding paragraph, the State will repay that amount to the Commonwealth.

Payments to be made out of Trust Account.

4.  A payment to a State in pursuance of this Act shall be made out of the Aboriginal Advancement Trust Account established under section 62a of the Audit Act 1901–1969.

 

THE SCHEDULE                                           Section 3.

 

$

New South Wales........................................................

1,179,000

Victoria.......................................................................

347,000

Queensland.................................................................

2,055,000

South Australia...........................................................

535,000

Western Australia........................................................

1,255,000

Tasmania....................................................................

39,000

 

5,410,000