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Act No. 60 of 1972 as made
An Act to authorize Australia to Subscribe for Shares of the Capital Stock of the Asian Development Bank.
Administered by: Treasury
Date of Assent 31 Aug 1972
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Asian Development Bank (Additional Subscription) Act 1972

 

No. 60, 1972

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to authorize Australia to subscribe for shares of the capital stock of the Asian Development Bank

  

  

  



 

 

Asian Development Bank (Additional Subscription) Act 1972

No. 60, 1972

 

 

 

An Act to authorize Australia to subscribe for shares of the capital stock of the Asian Development Bank

[Assented to 31 August 1972]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Asian Development Bank (Additional Subscription) Act 1972.

2  Commencement

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

3  Interpretation

                   In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

callable shares and paid‑in shares have the same respective meanings as in the Agreement establishing the Asian Development Bank, a copy of which is set out in the Schedule to the Asian Development Bank Act 1966.

the Bank means the Asian Development Bank.

United States dollar means a dollar in the currency of the United States of America of the weight and fineness that was in effect on the thirty‑first day of January, One thousand nine hundred and sixty‑six.

4  Subscription for capital stock of the Bank

             (1)  The Treasurer may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, make an agreement or agreements with the Bank providing for the purchase by Australia of Two thousand five hundred and fifty paid‑in shares, and Ten thousand two hundred callable shares, of the capital stock of the Bank at a price per share that is the equivalent of Ten thousand United States dollars.

             (2)  Subject to this Act, an agreement so made may contain such terms and conditions as the Treasurer determines.

5  Agreement subject to increase of capital stock

                   An agreement made under this Act does not have effect before the authorized capital stock of the Bank has been increased by an amount that is the equivalent of One thousand six hundred and fifty million United States dollars.

6  Issue of promissory notes

             (1)  To the extent to which the Bank is prepared to accept promissory notes from Australia in lieu of any payment that Australia is required to make to the Bank in pursuance of an agreement made under this Act, the Treasurer may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, execute and issue to the Bank promissory notes.

             (2)  A promissory note issued under the last preceding subsection:

                     (a)  shall be payable to the Bank;

                     (b)  shall be non‑negotiable and non‑interest‑bearing; and

                     (c)  shall be payable at its par value on demand.

7  Appropriation

                   There may be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, which is appropriated accordingly, the moneys necessary for the purpose of making any payment that is to be made by Australia:

                     (a)  in pursuance of an agreement made under this Act; or

                     (b)  under a promissory note issued under this Act.