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Book Bounty Act 1973

Authoritative Version
  • - C1973A00040
  • No longer in force
Act No. 40 of 1973 as made
An Act To amend the Book Bounty Act 1969-1970.
Registered 13 Sep 2010
Date of Assent 07 Jun 1973
Date of repeal 25 Mar 2015
Repealed by Amending Acts 1970 to 1979 Repeal Act 2015

Book Bounty Act 1973

No. 40 of 1973



To amend the Book Bounty Act 1969–1970.

[Assented to 7 June 1973]

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen, the Senate and the House of Representatives of Australia, as follows:—

Short title and citation.

1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Book Bounty Act 1973.

(2)  The Book Bounty Act 1969–1970 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

(3)  The Principal Act, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Book Bounty Act 1969–1973.


2.  This Act shall be deemed to have come into operation on 31st May 1971.


3.  Section 3 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from, sub-section (1) the definition of “book” and substituting the following definition:—


4. (1) After section 3 of the Principal Act the following section is inserted:—

Bounty not payable in respect of certain books.

“3a. (1) Bounty is not payable in respect of—

(a) a book that is not a publication of a literary or educational character;

(b) a book that contains advertisements other than—

(i) advertisements relating to the book;

(ii) advertisements relating to other books written by the author or authors of the book or published by the publishers of the book; or

(iii) advertisements on a cover (including a protective cover) of the book;

(c) a book that, exclusive of any cover (including a protective cover), contains less than forty-nine pages of printed material;

(d) a book that is a magazine or other periodical, including a magazine or other periodical issued annually; or

(e) a book that is a service manual, instruction book or similar publication that is sold or otherwise supplied by or on behalf of the manufacturer of any goods and relates to the use, maintenance or repair of those goods.

“(2)  In sub-section (1), ‘printed material’ includes pictorial material produced by means other than printing.”.

(2)  Paragraphs 3a(1)(c), (d) and (e) of the Principal Act as amended by this Act do not apply in relation to—

(a) a book produced before 31st May, 1971; or

(b) a book produced on or after that date if—

(i) it was produced in pursuance of an agreement which, or agreements ail or any of which, was or were entered into before 31st May, 1971, between the publisher of the book and the manufacturer or manufacturers of the book; and

(ii) before that date, the manufacturer or manufacturers of the book was or were in possession of all copy or other material, including standing material, necessary for the production of the book.

(3)  In sub-section (2), “copy” includes any manuscript, art work or film.