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Act No. 168 of 1973 as made
To grant Financial Assistance to the States in connexion with the Welfare and Advancement of the Aboriginal People of Australia.
Date of Assent 11 Dec 1973
Date of repeal 05 Mar 1990
Repealed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989

States Grants (Aboriginal Advancement) Act (No. 2) 1973

 

No. 168 of 1973

 

 

AN ACT

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

[Assented to 11 December 1973]

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

Short title.

1.   This Act may be cited as the States Grants (Aboriginal Advancement) Act (No. 2) 1973.

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 1 July 1973, to each State, for the purpose of financial assistance in connexion with the welfare and advancement of Aboriginal people of Australia living in that State, amounts to be determined by the Minister but not exceeding in the whole the amount specified in the Schedule opposite to the name of that State.


 

(2) The grant of financial assistance to a State under this Act is subject to the following conditions:—

(a) that each amount paid to the State under this Act 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 Treasurer of the State that he is satisfied that the State has failed, in respect of an amount paid to the State under this Act, to fulfil the condition referred to in paragraph (a), the State will repay that amount to Australia.

Payments to be made out of Trust Account.

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

 

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SCHEDULE                                       Section 3(1)

 

$

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

5,402,000

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

948,000

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

9,957,000

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

4,699,000

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

11,090,000

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

154,000

Total.......................................................

32,250,000

 

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