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The Public Service Classification Board Act.—1900.

Duties of Board.

6. It shall be the first duty of the Classification Board to consider and advise on the classification of officers in the Public Service.

To this end the Classification Board shall forthwith inspect each department, and investigate the work and duties of every public servant, and prepare lists of all public servants showing their work and duties, and setting out in such lists

1. To what division the work and duties belong : 11. The present classification and pay: III. Any alterations in work, duties, classification, or pay, which,

in the opinion of the Board, ought to be made.

Other matters.

7. The Classification Board may also report on any other matter which, in the course of their investigations, shall appear to them ought to be reported on, as to the rights or equities (if any) of public servants who were for less than a period of five years continuously before the passing of “ The Civil Service Amendment Act, 1881,” on the provisional and temporary employment of the Government to an allowance on retirement or death, and on any other matter.

Special matters.

8. The Classification Board shall have special regard in their report to the following matters :-The character and importance of the work and duties attaching to each office, the division of all offices into classes, the fixing of a maximum and a minimum salary for each class, and the class and position in such class in which each public servant should be placed, and in respect of section 7 the probable intention of Parliament in passing - The Civil Service Amendment Act, 1881," to save accruing as well as accrued rights.

Appeal.

9. The lists shall be forwarded to the Chief Secretary, and each public servant shall be notified in writing of all particulars in such lists affecting him, and shall have a right, within thirty days after such written notification, to make written application to the Classification Board to reconsider his case.

Hearing of appeal.

10. The application for reconsideration shall set out fully the grounds on which reconsideration is sought, and the Classification Board shall reconsider the matter accordingly, but dealing only with the grounds stated, and shall hear the applicant and any necessary witnesses, and shall otherwise inform themselves upon the question in such manner as they shall think fit, and shall make a written report of their decision to the Chief Secretary.

Applicant.

11. The applicant shall be entitled to inspect and copy such report.

Regulations.

12. The Governor may make such regulations as he may think necessary for carrying this Act into effect, and all such regulations shall be published in the Government Gazette.

13. The

The Public Service Classification Board Act.—1900.

13. The provisions of this Act relating to the Classification Period of office. Board shall cease to operate on a date to be fixed by Proclamation by the Governor published in the Government Gazette, and to be not later than twelve months from the date of appointment of the Board ; and in the meantime any member of the Classification Board may resign by written notice to the Chief Secretary, and every vacancy shall be supplied in the same manner as the original appointment was made.

In the name and on behalf of Her Majesty, I hereby assent to this Bill.

TENNYSON, Governor.

Adelaide : By authority, C. E. Bristow, Government Printer, North Terrace.

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No. 749.
An Act in Aid of Early Closing.

[Assented to, December 5th, 1900.] DE it Enacted by the Governor, with the advice and consent of D the Parliament of South Australia, as follows:

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1. This Act may be cited as the “Early Closing Act, 1900," and short title. shall come into force on a day to be fixed by proclamation.

2. In this Act the following terms have the following meanings, Interpretation. that is to say: “Shop” means any portion or the whole of any building, stall,

tent, vehicle, or pack in which goods are offered or exposed

for sale by retail : “Shopkeeper" means any occupier, directly or indirectly, as

principal of any shop, or any licensed hawker:
“ Exempted goods” means goods dealt in by and strictly per-

taining to the classes of shops and trades included in the
First Schedule and declared by regulation to be exempted

goods:
“ Minister” means the Minister of Industry:
“Proclamation ” means Proclamation by the Governor published

in the Government Gazette, and in two newspapers circulating

in the district: “ Closing time” means closing time fixed or appointed pursuant to this Act.

3. Where

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Early Closing Act. — 1900.

Hour.

3. Where any hour by the clock is mentioned in this Act it means in the afternoon or evening.

Parts.

4. This Act is divided into Parts, as follows:

Part 1. The Metropolitan Shopping District :
Part 11. Country Shopping Districts:
Part 1. Closing of shops :
PART IV. Miscellaneous.

Non-application.

5. This Act shall not apply to the classes of shops mentioned in the First Schedule.

PART 1.

Metropolitan
Shopping District.

PART I. THE METROPOLITAN SHOPPING DISTRICT. 6. The electoral districts of North Adelaide, East Adelaide, West Adelaide, East Torrens, West Torrens, Sturt, and Port Adelaide are hereby constituted the Metropolitan Shopping District.

Closing times.

7. (1) The closing times for all shops within the Metropolitan Shopping District shall be in every week as follows :

On Monday and Tuesday, six o'clock:

On Wednesday, one o'clock or six o'clock, whichever of these times is chosen by the shopkeeper in pursuance of this Act :

On Thursday, six o'clock :
On Friday-
(a) Six o'clock, where the closing time on the preceding Wed-

nesday was one o'clock:
(6) Nine o'clock, where the closing time on the preceding Wed-

nesday was six o'clock: On Saturday(a) One o'clock, where the closing time on the preceding Wed

nesday was six o'clock: (6) Nine o'clock, where the closing time on the preceding Wed

nesday was one o'clock: Provided that this clause shall not apply to Christmas Eve or in so far as it fixes the closing time before nine o'clock to the weekday immediately preceding any public holiday, but so that no shop shall remain open for trade after six o'clock on more than one day in any week.

(2) The choice of the shopkeeper as to the closing time on the Wednesday may be made in respect of any shop occupied by him, and shall be made by sending to the Minister, or to any person

authorised

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