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Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Power Act 1975

Authoritative Version
  • - C2004A00251
  • No longer in force
Act No. 29 of 1975 as made
An Act to amend the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Power Act 1949-1973 in relation to the Offices of Commissioner and Associate Commissioner.
Administered by: Resources, Energy and Tourism
Date of Assent 24 Apr 1975
Date of repeal 25 Mar 2015
Repealed by Amending Acts 1970 to 1979 Repeal Act 2015

SNOWY MOUNTAINS HYDRO-ELECTRIC

POWER ACT 1975

No. 29 of 1975

An Act to amend the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Power Act 1949-1973 in relation to the Offices of Commissioner and Associate Commissioner.

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 Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Power Act 1975.

(2) The Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Power Act 1949-1973 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

(3) The Principal Act, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Power Act 1949-1975.

Commencement.

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

Associate Commissioners.

3.   Section 8 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting sub-section (1) and substituting the following sub-section:—

“(1) The Governor-General may appoint 1 or 2 Associate Commissioners to assist the Commissioner.”.

Tenure of office.

4.   Section 9 of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) by omitting sub-section (1) and substituting the following sub-section:—

“(1) The Commissioner and each Associate Commissioner—

(a) shall be appointed for a period not exceeding 7 years; and

(b) may be appointed on a full-time basis or on a part-time basis.”; and

(b) by omitting sub-section (4) and substituting the following sub-section:—

“(4) A person who has attained the age of 65 years shall not be appointed or re-appointed as the Commissioner, or as an Associate Commissioner, on a full-time basis and a person shall not be appointed or re-appointed as the Commissioner, or as an Associate Commissioner, on a full-time basis for a period that extends beyond the date on which he will attain the age of 65 years.”.

Vacation of office.

5.   Section 13 is amended by inserting in paragraph (a), and in paragraph (d), after the word “if”, the words “, being a full-time Commissioner or a full-time Associate Commissioner,”.

Acting Commissioner.

6.   Section 14 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from sub-section (2) all the words after the words “the Governor-General”.