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SR 1973 No. 253 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Weights and Measures (National Standards) Regulations.
Gazetted 13 Dec 1973
Date of repeal 10 Jan 1999
Repealed by National Measurement Regulations 1999

 

Statutory Rules

1973 No. 253

REGULATIONS UNDER THE WEIGHTS AND MEASURES (NATIONAL STANDARDS) ACT 1960-1966.*

I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL of Australia, acting with the advice of the Executive Council, hereby make the following Regulations under the Weights and Measures (National Standards) Act 1960-1966.

Dated this fourth day of December, 1973.

PAUL HASLUCK

Governor-General.

By His Excellency’s Command,

W. L. MORRISON

Minister of State for Science.

Amendments of the Weights and Measures (National Standards) Regulations†

Interpretation.

1. Regulation 3 of the Weights and Measures (National Standards) Regulations is amended by adding at the end thereof the following sub-regulation:—

“ (3) In these Regulations, an abbreviation or symbol specified in the third column of a Schedule that is formed by the algebraic combination of abbreviations or symbols of other units may also be expressed using appropriate negative exponents.”.

Third Schedule.

2. The Third Schedule to the Weights and Measures (National Standards) Regulations is amended—

(a) by omitting the words “ Kilogrammes and substituting the word “ Kilograms ;

(b) by omitting the words—

“ Tonne or metric ton .........................

1,000

t ”

and substituting the words—

“ Megatonne .......................................

1 000 000 000

Mt

Kilotonne .........................................

1 000 000

kt

Tonne or metric ton .........................

1 000

t ”;

and

(c) by omitting the words “ Dekagram or Dekagramme ” and substituting the words “ Dekagram or dekagramme ”.

 

* Notified in the Australian Government Gazette on 13 December 1973.

† Statutory Rules 1961, No. 142, as amended by Statutory Rules 1963, No. 126; 1964, No. 146; 1965, No. 13; 1968, No. 150; 1970, No. 40; 1972, Nos. 62, 133 and 160; and 1973, No. 68