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State Transport Act 1938 – 12 January 1996

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Where it appears to the Governor in Council that any circumstances exist or are likely to come into existence within the State or within any part of the State, whether by fire, flood, storm, tempest, act of God, or by reason of any other cause or circumstance whatsoever whereby the peace, welfare, order, good government, or the public safety of the State or any part thereof is or is likely to be imperilled, the Governor in Council may by regulation declare that a state of emergency exists in the State or within such part of the State as may be defined in the regulation. If a state of emergency has been declared, the Governor in Council may give such directions and prescribe such matters as the Governor in Council shall deem necessary or desirable to secure the peace, welfare, order, good government, or the public safety of the State or any part of the State.

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Reason for law

To provide for the better coordination and utilisation of transport facilities within the State. (Long title of Act)

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Legislation [Department of Transport and Main Roads]

Critique

The Long title of the Act does not correspond with the subject matter of the Act.

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