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An Act to authorise the Treasurer to Raise Money, to the

Amount of Four Million Pounds, by Loan from
the Government of the Commonwealth, for Public
Works and for other Public Purposes,

[Assented to, October 8th, 1914.]
E it Enacted by the Governor of the State of South Australia,

of follows:

1. This Act may be cited as “ The Loan from Commonwealth Short title. Act, 1914."

2. For the purpose of obtaining money on loan from the Govern- Bills not exceeding ment of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Treasurer of the said issued to the Com

£4,000,000 may be State may, from time to time, issue Treasury Bills to the said monwealth GovernGovernment for sums of money, not exceeding in the whole the sum of Four Million Pounds.

ment.

Terms and provisions of such Bills.

3. The Bills issued under this Act shall-
(a) respectively be for such amounts as the Treasurer deems

expedient :
(6) bear interest at the rate of Four Pounds per centum per

annum on the respective amounts thereof, which interest
shall be payable half-yearly out of the General Revenue

of the said State:
(c) be in a form to be prescribed by the said Treasurer.

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4. The

Currency and place of payment of money securel.

The Loan from Commonwealth Act.—1914. 4. The principal money and the interest secured by any Bill issued under this Act shall be payable to the holder thereof at the time (being not later than twelve months from the date of the issue thereof), and the place, specified or provided for therein.

Money raised to be credited to a special account.

5. The moneys raised by the issue of Bills under this Act shall be credited to a special account in the books of the said Treasurer to be called the “ Loan from Commonwealth Government Account.

Purposes for which such moneys to be used.

6. The moneys raised by the issue of Bills under this Act shall be used for the construction, by or under the Government of the said State, of public works, or for other purposes of the last mentioned Government, or partly for such works and partly for such other purposes; but the Government of the said Commonwealth shall not be concerned to see that any such moneys are used as required by this Act.

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

H. L. GALWAY, Governor.

Adelaide : By authority, R. E. E. ROGERS, Government Printer, North Terrace.

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An Act to amend “ The Mental Defectives Act, 1913."

[Assented to, October 8th, 1914.] E it Enacted by the Governor of the State of South Australia,

with the advice and consent of the Parliament thereof, as follows:

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1. (1) This Act may be cited alone as “ The Mental Defectives Short titles. Act Amendment Act, 1914."

(2) “ The Mental Defectives Act, 1913” (hereinafter referred to No. 1122 of 1913. as “the principal Act”), and this Act may be cited together as “ The Mental Defectives Acts, 1913 and 1914.

2. This Act is incorporated with the principal Act, and that Act Incorporation with and this Act shall be read as one Act.

principal Act.

Interpretation.

3. In this Act-
“ Part of the Empire ” includes the United Kingdom of Great

Britain and Ireland, and any other part of the British

Empire except this State:
“Proclaimed part of the Empire” means-
(a) in section 5, any part of the Empire with respect to

which a proclamation under subsection (1) of section
3 of this Act has been published in the Government

Gazette and is for the time being in force :
(b) in section 6, any part of the Empire with respect to which

a proclamation under subsection (2) of section 3 of
this Act has been so published and is for the time
being in force:

" Public

The Mental Defectives Act Amendment Act.—1914.

Public Trustee" means the Public Trustee of this State .

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4. (1) The Governor, on being satisfied that the laws in force in any part of the Empire are such as to enable powers to be exercised in that part of the Empire in cases of patients residing in this State. substantially similar to the powers conferred by section 5 of this Act in cases of such patients as therein mentioned, may, by proclamation published in the Government Gazette, declare that section 5 of this Act shall, subject to any exceptions and modifications stated in such proclamation, apply with respect to that part of the Empire, and thereupon and whilst such proclamation is in force the said section 5 shall apply accordingly.

(2) The Governor, on being satisfied that adequate provision has been made by the laws in force in any part of the Empire for the recognition therein of orders and declarations made by the Supreme Court of this State in the exercise of its jurisdiction in Lunacy, may, by proclamation published in the Government Gazette, declare that section 6 of this Act shall, subject to any exceptions and modifications stated in such proclamation, apply with respect to that part of the Empire, and thereupon and whilst such proclamation is in force the said section 6 shall apply accordingly.

(3) The Governor may by proclamation revoke or alter any proclamation made under this section.

(4) A copy of the Government Gazette purporting to contain a copy of a proclamation under this section shall be conclusive evidence of the validity, contents, making, and publication of such proclamation, and of the existence of all conditions precedent to the valid making thereof.

Provision for Public 5. (1) If the officer charged by the laws of any proclaimed part of
Trustee to administer the Empire with the custody, recovery, collection, and administration
estates of
in other parts of the of the estates of patients detained in any hospital, asylum, or other
Empire.

place therein established or authorised by law for the reception and
care of

persons of unsound mind-
(a) certifies in writing under his hand and seal to the Public

Trustee that any person is a patient residing in such part
of the Empire and confined in any such hospital, asylum,
or other place, and that he is possessed of, entitled to, oi
interested in, or appears to be entitled to or interested in,

real or personal property in this State, and
(b) by instrument in writing under his hand and seal authorises

the Public Trustee to collect, manage, sell, or otherwise
dispose of and administer the property of such patient

within this State, or to make inquiry respecting the same,
the Public Trustee shall have and may exercise over and in
respect of the property of such patient within this State all the

powers

The Mental Defectives Act Amendment Act.—1911. powers conferred upon him by Division II. of Part V. of the principal Act with respect to estates which he is by the principal Act authorised to administer.

(2) The Public Trustee may pay over or deliver to such officer Public Trustee to the balance of the moneys or property belonging to the estate of such pay over balance of

moneys recovered patient received by the Public Trustee, after(a) payment of all costs, charges, and expenses incurred in the

matter, in and about the exercise of the powers conferred

by this section, and
(6) satisfying or providing for, wholly, or in so far as appears to be

necessary for the due administration of the estate of such
patient, the claims against such estate of all persons

residing in this State of whose claims he has had notice, without seeing to the application thereof and without incurring any liability in regard to such payment; and he shall duly account for the same to such officer.

(3) Upon the appointment under section 118 of the principal Act, of a committee of the estate of any person, this section shall, subject to the order of the Court upon making such appointment or any subsequent order thereof, cease to operate with respect to such estate.

enforcing orders in

6. (1) When an order or declaration, made by a Court of competent Provisions for jurisdiction under the laws of any proclaimed part of the Empire in Lunacy of Courts of the exercise of its jurisdiction in Lunacy, or a copy thereof certified as other parts of the correct under the hand of the prothonotary or registrar or other proper officer of such Court, is produced to the Master of the Supreme Court, and a copy of such order or declaration is deposited with the said Master, such order or declaration or certified copy shall, subject to the payment of the prescribed fees (if any) be sealed with the seal of the Supreme Court.

(2) Such order or declaration shall thereupon have the like force and effect and have the same operation, and every Master, Public Trustee, curator, guardian, committee, or receiver acting thereunder shall perform the same duties and be subject to the same liabilities, in this State, as if such order or declaration had been made by the Supreme Court: Provided that a guardian, committee, or receiver appointed by or under any such order shall not have or exercise any power or authority thereunder after such order, or the certified copy thereof, has been so sealed until his appointment has been confirmed by the Supreme Court or a Judge thereof, which confirmation may be granted upon such terms as to such Court or Judge seem fit, or

may be refused.

(3) This section shall apply to orders and declarations whether made before or after the passing of this Act.

7. Section

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