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Trade Commissioners Regulations (Amendment)

Authoritative Version
  • - C1978L00257
  • No longer in force
SR 1978 No. 257 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Trade Commissioners Regulations 1958.
Gazetted 19 Dec 1978
Date of repeal 01 Oct 1985
Repealed by Trade Commissioners Regulations (Repeal)

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1978 No. 257


I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby make the following Regulation under the Trade Commissioners Act 1933.

Dated this thirteenth day of December 1978.



By His Excellencys Command,


Minister of State for Trade and Resources



After regulation 34 of the Trade Commissioners Regulations the following regulation is added:

Funeral expenses

35. (1) In the event of the death overseas of a dependent member of his family a Commissioner shall be entitled to be paid, by way of allowance, such amounts as would be payable to him or on his behalf, if he were an officer of the Australian Public Service, in respect of—

(a) the cost of preparing the body of the deceased and returning it to Australia; or

(b) the cost of the burial or cremation overseas of the body of the deceased.

(2) It shall be a condition upon which a Commissioner holds office that, in the event of the death overseas of a Commissioner, the Department shall—

(a) pay the cost of returning the body of the deceased to Australia, if so desired by the next of kin; or

* Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 19 December 1978.

† Statutory Rules 1958 No. 52 as amended to date. For previous amendments see footnote † to Statutory Rules 1978 No. 12 and see also Statutory Rules 1978 Nos. 12, 13, 65, 94, 113, 114, 120, 218, 230 and 248.


(b) where the body is buried or cremated overseas—reimburse to the Commissioners legal personal representative the amounts that would be reimbursed to the legal personal representative in respect of the costs of the burial or cremation if the Commissioner had been an officer of the Australian Public Service.

(3) Any function that in relation to an entitlement of an officer of the Australian Public Service, or reimbursement of his legal personal representative, referred to in sub-regulation (1) or (2), as the case may be, may be performed by the Public Service Board may, in relation to an entitlement given by that sub-regulation, be performed by the Minister..