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Act No. 104 of 1974 as made
An Act to grant Financial Assistance to the States in relation to the Aboriginal People of Australia
Date of Assent 28 Nov 1974
Date of repeal 05 Mar 1990
Repealed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989

STATES GRANTS (ABORIGINAL

ASSISTANCE) ACT 1974

No. 104 of 1974

 

An Act to grant Financial Assistance to the States in relation to the Aboriginal People of Australia.

 

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 Assistance) Act 1974.

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 1974, to each State, for the purpose of financial assistance in relation to the Aboriginal people of Australia living in that State, amounts 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 a 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 for the benefit of Aboriginal people of Australia living in that State; and

(b) that, if the Minister informs the Treasurer of that 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, or annual appropriation.

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 1901-1973 or out of moneys available under an appropriation made by the Parliament.

 

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SCHEDULE                                           Section 3(1)

 

$

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

8,477,000

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

2,130,000

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

10,362,000

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

5,583,000

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

14,000,000

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

238,000

 

40,790,000