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Gold-Mining Industry Assistance Act 1972

Authoritative Version
  • - C1972A00052
  • No longer in force
Act No. 52 of 1972 as made
An Act to amend the Gold-Mining Industry Assistance Act 1954-1970.
Date of Assent 07 Jun 1972
Date of repeal 12 Jun 1981
Repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1981

Gold-Mining Industry Assistance

No. 52 of 1972

An Act to amend the Gold-Mining Industry Assistance Act 1954–1970.

[Assented to 7 June 1972]

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 Gold-Mining Industry Assistance Act 1972.

(2)   The Gold-Mining Industry Assistance Act 1954–1970 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 1954–1972.

Commencement.

2.  This Act shall be deemed to have come into operation on the first day of January, One thousand nine hundred and seventy-two.

Approval of large producers.

3.  Section 5 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting sub-section (3.) and inserting in its stead the following sub-section:—

“(3.) The approval takes effect, or shall be deemed to have taken effect, on a date specified by the Treasurer in the instrument of approval, but, unless the application for approval is made within three months after the end of a year, or within such further time as the Treasurer, in special circumstances, allows, the date so specified shall not be a date in that year.”.

4.  Section 6 of the Principal Act is repealed and the following section inserted in its stead:—

Years to which Act applies.

“6.—(1.)   Subject to the next succeeding sub-section, the years to which this Act applies are the year ended on the thirtieth day of June, One thousand nine hundred and fifty-five and each succeeding year to and including the year ending on the thirtieth day of June, One thousand nine hundred and seventy-five.

“(2.)  In relation to a large producer—

(a) the year ending on the thirtieth day of June, One thousand nine hundred and seventy-two, is not a year to which this Act applies; and

(b) the period of six months that ended on the thirty-first day of December, One thousand nine hundred and seventy-one, and the period of six months that ends on the thirtieth day of June, One thousand nine hundred and seventy-two, is each a year to which this Act applies.

“(3.)  In the application of this Act in respect of a period referred to in paragraph (b) of the last preceding sub-section—

(a) the definition of ‘large producer’ in sub-section (1.) of section four shall be read—

(i) as if for the words ‘a year’ there were substituted the words ‘a period referred to in sub-section (2.) of section six’; and

(ii) as if for the words ‘that year’ there were substituted the words ‘that period’; and

(b) the definition of ‘small producer’ in that sub-section shall be read—

(i) as if for the words ‘a year’ (first occurring) there were substituted the words ‘a period referred to in sub-section (2.) of section six’;


 

(ii) as if for the words ‘that year’ (wherever occurring) there were substituted the words ‘that period’;

(iii) as if for the words ‘a year’ (second occurring) there were substituted the words ‘a period referred to in sub-section (2.) of section six that is a year’; and

(iv) as if for the words ‘five hundred ounces’ there were substituted the words ‘two hundred and fifty ounces’.

“(4.)  Notwithstanding the provisions of section four a of this Act—

(a) a person who is a large producer may make an election under that section not later than the thirtieth day of September, One thousand nine hundred and seventy-two, in respect of either or both of the periods referred to in paragraph (b) of sub-section (2.) of this section; and

(b) where a person who is a large producer makes an election to be treated as a small producer in relation to one of the periods referred to in paragraph (b) of sub-section (2.) of this section, he shall be deemed to be also a small producer in relation to the other period referred to in that paragraph.”.

Rate of subsidy.

5.  Section 9 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from paragraph (b) of sub-section (2.) the word “Eight” and inserting in its stead the word “Twelve”.

Sales at prices in excess of Thirty-one dollars twenty-five cents per ounce.

6.  Section 11 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from paragraph (d) of sub-section (1.) the word “seventy-five” and inserting in its stead the word “fifty”.