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Prices Justification Regulations

SR 1973 No. 131 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to SR 1979 No. 217
Registered 12 Apr 2010
Start Date 23 Oct 1979
End Date 26 Jun 1981
Date of repeal 26 Jun 1981
Repealed by Repeal of the enabling legislation by Commonwealth Functions (Statutes Review) Act 1981

PRICES JUSTIFICATION REGULATIONS
- Incorporating all amendments by legislation made to 31 March 1980
- Reprinted as at 31 March 1980 (HISTREG CHAP 381 #DATE 31:03:1980)

*1*The Prices Justification Regulations (in force under the Prices Justification Act 1973) as shown in this reprint comprise Statutory Rules 1973, No. 131 as amended by the other Statutory Rules specified in the following table:
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Application,
saving or
Date of Date of transitional Year and number notification in commencement provisions
Gazette
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1973 No. 131 5 July 1973 5 July 1973 225 22 Nov 1973 R. 1:5 July 1973 -
Remainder: 22 Nov
1973 264 19 Dec 1973 R. 1: 1 Aug 1973 -
Remainder: 19 Dec
1973 1974 No. 216 18 Nov 1974 18 Nov 1974 - 1975 No. 74 29 Apr 1975 29 Apr 1975 (a) - 1977 No. 43 15 Apr 1977 15 Apr 1977 - 1978 No. 165 19 Sept 1978 19 Sept 1978 - 250 19 Dec 1978 19 Dec 1978 - 1979 No. 217 23 Oct 1979 23 Oct 1979 -
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(a) Regulation 3 of Statutory Rules 1975 No. 74 provides as follows:
"3. The amendment effected by regulation 1 shall be deemed to have come into operation on 21 July 1974."

PRICES JUSTIFICATION REGULATIONS - TABLE OF PROVISIONS

TABLE

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

Regulation

1. Citation

2. Interpretation

3. Remuneration and annual allowance of Chairman

4. Remuneration of members other than Chairman

5. Travelling allowance of members

6. Giving of a notice to the Tribunal

7. Hours of business of Tribunal

8. Summons to witness

9. Allowances to witnesses

10. Prescribed supply of goods for the purposes of sub-paragraph 3 (2) (a)
(iii) of the
Act

SCHEDULE 1

Form 1

SCHEDULE 2

Witnesses' allowances for travelling and other expenses

PRICES JUSTIFICATION REGULATIONS - REG 1
Citation

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Prices Justification Regulations.*1*

SEE NOTES TO FIRST ARTICLE OF THIS CHAPTER .

PRICES JUSTIFICATION REGULATIONS - REG 2
Interpretation

2. In these Regulations, "the Act" means the Prices Justification Act 1973.

PRICES JUSTIFICATION REGULATIONS - REG 3
Remuneration and annual allowance of Chairman

3. Subject to sub-section 8 (3) of the Act, there is payable to the Chairman who is a Judge, in addition to the remuneration and annual allowance payable to him as a Judge, remuneration at the rate of Two thousand two hundred dollars per year and an annual allowance at the rate of Five hundred dollars per year.

PRICES JUSTIFICATION REGULATIONS - REG 4
Remuneration of members other than Chairman

Sub-reg. (1) amended by 1973 No. 264 r. 1 4. (1) In respect of any period of office before 1st January, 1974, the rate of remuneration payable to a member, other than a Judge, is -
(a) in the case of the Deputy Chairman - Twenty thousand five
hundred and two dollars per year; and
(b) in the case of a full-time member - Nineteen thousand one
hundred
and forty-eight dollars per year.

Substituted by 1973 No. 264 r. 1 (2) In respect of any day on or after 1 August 1973 and before 1 January 1974, there is payable to a part-time member remuneration -
(a) in respect of a day on which he performs the duties of his office
for a period, or for periods totalling, not more than three
hours - at the rate of Forty dollars per day; and
(b) in respect of a day on which he performs the duties of his office
for a period of, or for periods totalling, more than three
hours - at the rate of Eighty-five dollars per day.

PRICES JUSTIFICATION REGULATIONS - REG 5
Travelling allowance of members

Amended by 1973 No. 225 5. (1) Subject to sub-regulation (2), where a member of the Tribunal (other than a Judge) is, in the course of performing his duties, necessarily absent overnight from the city in which he normally resides, travelling allowance is payable to him at the rate of Twenty-eight dollars per day.

(2) Travelling allowance payable under this regulation is in addition to, and does not include, the cost of conveyance.

Regulations 5A and 5B repealed by 1977 No. 43
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PRICES JUSTIFICATION REGULATIONS - REG 6
Giving of a notice to the Tribunal

Substituted by 1973 No. 264 r. 3; amended by 1975 No. 74 r. 2 6. A notice in writing that is required or permitted by or under section 18 of the Act to be given to the Tribunal, shall be given by delivering the notice to a member of the staff assisting the Tribunal in attendance at the office of the Tribunal situated at 10 Queens Road, Melbourne, Victoria, or the office of the Tribunal situated at 100 William Street, Sydney, New South Wales, at a time when that office is open for business.

PRICES JUSTIFICATION REGULATIONS - REG 7
Hours of business of Tribunal

Amended by 1973 No. 264 r. 4 7. Each office of the Tribunal shall be open for business on every day, other than a Saturday or a Sunday or a day that is observed as a holiday in the Commonwealth Service by virtue of section 76 of the Public Service Act 1922-1973 in the place where the office is situated, from half past nine o'clock in the morning until one o'clock in the afternoon and from two o'clock in the afternoon until half past four in the afternoon.

PRICES JUSTIFICATION REGULATIONS - REG 8
Summons to witness

8. (1) A summons to a witness under sub-section 24 (2) of the Act may be in accordance with Form 1 in Schedule 1.

(2) A summons under sub-section 24 (2) of the Act may be served on a person by -
(a) delivering a copy of the summons to the person personally; and
(b) showing the summons to the person at the time at which the
copy is delivered to him.

PRICES JUSTIFICATION REGULATIONS - REG 9
Allowances to witnesses

9. A witness summoned under sub-section 24 (2) of the Act to appear at an enquiry shall be paid such allowances for his travelling and other expenses as the Chairman allows in accordance with the scale in Schedule 2.

PRICES JUSTIFICATION REGULATIONS - REG 10
Prescribed supply of goods for the purposes of sub-paragraph 3 (2) (a) (iii)
of
the Act

Substituted by 1979 No. 217 10. (1) For the purposes of sub-paragraph 3 (2) (a) (iii) of the Act, the supply of -
(a) a mineral in a raw state; or
(b) a product of a mineral, being a product obtained by
concentration, sintering or calcining,
is a prescribed supply.

(2) For the purposes of sub-paragraph 3 (2) (a) (iii) of the Act, the supply of -
(a) Australian indigenous crude oil;
(b) commercial liquefied natural gas;
(c) natural gas;
(d) natural sales gas;
(e) natural gas condensate;
(f) ethane; or
(g) liquefied petroleum gas obtained from unstabilized crude
petroleum
oil or from naturally occurring petroleum gas,
is a prescribed supply.

Regulation 11 repealed by 1979 No. 217
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PRICES JUSTIFICATION REGULATIONS - SCHEDULE 1

SCH

SCHEDULE 1 Regulation 8
FORM 1
Prices Justification Act 1973
PRICES JUSTIFICATION TRIBUNAL
SUMMONS TO WITNESS
(Name of Inquiry)
TO (full name and address of witness)
You are hereby summoned to attend before the Prices Justification Tribunal, at
(place) , at on the
day of 19 and thereafter from day to day
until the hearing of the abovementioned Inquiry is completed or until you are
excused from
further attendance, *to give evidence on behalf of (name of party)
* You are required to bring with you and produce the following books, documents
and things:
(List items required)
Dated this day of 19
Member of Tribunal
* Strike out if not applicable

PRICES JUSTIFICATION REGULATIONS - SCHEDULE 2

SCH

SCHEDULE 2 Regulation 9
WITNESSES' ALLOWANCES FOR TRAVELLING AND OTHER EXPENSES
1. A witness summoned, because of his professional, scientific or other
special skill or
knowledge, under the Act to appear at an enquiry before the Tribunal shall be
paid an
allowance
of not less than Ten Dollars fifty cents, or more than Fifty-two dollars
fifty cents, for each
day on which he so appears.

2. A witness, other than a witness referred to in Item 1 of this Schedule,
summoned under
the Act to appear at an inquiry before the Tribunal shall be paid -
(a) if he is remunerated by wages, salary or fees -
(i) an allowance equal to the amount of wages, salary or fees lost by him by
reason of his so appearing; or
(ii) an allowance of Sixteen dollars for each day on which he so appears;
whichever is the less; or
(b) if he is not so remunerated-an allowance of Six dollars for each day on
which he so
appears.

3. A witness appearing before the Tribunal to give expert evidence shall be
paid, in
addition
to any other allowance payable to him under Item 1 or 2 of this Schedule,
a reasonable
amount for qualifying to give that evidence.

4. A witness summoned under the Act to appear at an inquiry before the
Tribunal to give
evidence shall be paid a reasonable amount -
(a) in respect of his conveyance to and from the place at which he so attends;
and
(b) if he is required to be absent overnight from his usual place of residence
- for meals
and accommodation.