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The Vermin Act Amendment Act.—1907.
Section 38—Repeal the words “or forest reserve ” and the words

“ or similar enclosures,” and after the word “
third line add the words “ a dedicated travelling stock reserve
or Crown lands used as."

upon ” in the

Section 75—Repeal subsection 4.
Section 119— Repeal subsection (c) and substitute the following

new subsection therefor: “(c) In paying for the destruction of vermin on the whole or

any specified portion of the land within the district, the approval of the Commissioner having first been

notified in the Gazette." Section 154—Repeal the words “or a Vermin-fenced District'

in the sixth line. Section 157— After the words “ Government inspector " in the

second and last lines insert the words “or a Crown lands

ranger." Section 158—Insert the following new subsection:(d) Any instalment under subsection (a) which is unpaid for

fourteen days after the due date thereof shall, by way of penalty, bear interest, payable therewith, and calculated at the rate of Five Pounds per centum per

annum.” Section 160—Insert the following new subsection :-“(5) Any instalment under subsection (1) which is unpaid for

fourteen days after the due date thereof shall, by way of penalty, bear interest, payable therewith, and calculated at the rate of Five Pounds per centum per

annum.” In the heading to Part VI., Division II., and in section 192, sub

section (1), line 3, repeal the word “hundreds ” and insert in lieu thereof the words “District Councils and Vermin-fenced Districts."

Section 194_

(1) Insert the following new subsection:“(5) Any instalment under subsection (2) which is

unpaid for fourteen days after the due date thereof shall, by way of penalty, bear interest, payable therewith, and calculated at the rate of

Five Pounds per centum per annum." (2) Insert the following new subsection :“ (3 a.) If such lease is transferred or surrendered whilst

any instalments remain unpaid, such remaining instalments shall be paid prior to such transfer or surrender, unless the incoming tenant (if any) agrees to pay the same.”

Section

The Vermin Act Amendment Act.-1907.

Payment for boundary fences.

Section 197—Repeal the whole, and substitute the following section in lieu thereof:

197. (1) Where an occupier of land within a District Council or Municipal Corporation shall have heretofore erected, or shall hereafter erect, a rabbit-proof fence upon the boundary of such land the occupier of the adjoining land shall, after demand, be liable to pay to the occupier who is in occupation at the time when such demand is made a contribution in respect of such fence, calculated as follows:(a) If such adjoining land is within a District Council or Municipal

Corporation, such contribution shall be one-half of the

value of such fence at the time of such demand: (6) If such adjoining land is not within a District Council or

Municipal Corporatior, such contribution shall be calculated

and be payable in manner provided by section 196. (2) Contributions under subdivision (a) shall be paid within one year from the date of demand, with interest at the rate of Four Pounds per centum per annum. Section 204—Between the words “ fence” and “and ” in line 5

insert the words and clear the scrub." Section 240—At the end of subsection (c) add the words “Service

shall be deemed to have been effected (unless the contrary is proved) at the time at which the letter would be delivered in

the ordinary course of post. Second Schedule-- Repeal forms No. 2 and No. 3 and insert the following forms in lieu thereof:

FORM No. 2.

Information.
South [Royal Arms] Australia.

(To wit.)
Be it remembered that on this
in the year of Our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and
in the State of South Australia, in the Commonwealth of Australia,

the said State, an authorised person within the meaning of Part II. of “The Vermin Act, 1905," came before me,

Esquire, one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace in and for the said State, and gave me to understand and be informed that

of
in the said State, being the owner (or occupier as the case may be) of certain land, to
wit (here sufficiently describe the land], did not, within twenty-eight days after the
service upon him of a notice under section 23 of the said Vermin Act, 1905, destroy
all vermin upon such land (and upon the half width of all roads adjoining the same),
contrary to the form of the Statute in such case made and provided.

Taken before me at
the day and year first above written.

J.P.

day of

, at

of

FORM No. 3.

Information.
South [Royal Arms] Australia.

(To wit.)
Be it reinembered that on this
in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and

day of

in

The Vermin Act Amendment Act.—1907.

in the State of South Australia in the Commonwealth of Australia, of

in the said State, an authorised person within the meaning of Part 11.; of “The Vermin Act, 1905," came before me,

Esquire, one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace in and for the said State, and gave me to understand and be informed that

of in the said State, being the owner (or occupier as the case may be) of certain land, tó wit [here sufficiently describe the land], did not, during the simultaneous vermin destruction months of January, February, and March, 19 , destroy all vermin upon such land (and upon the half width of all roads adjoining the same), contrary to the form of the Statute in such case made and provided.

Taken before me at the day and year first above written.

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, J.P.

Fourth Schedule—. In line 8 repeal the words “not more than.”

3. Section 3 of Act 674 of 1897 shall, from the time of the passing Construction of sec. of "The Vermin Act, 1905,” be read and construed as though the 3 of Act 674 of 1897. words “ The Vermin Act, 1905,” had been inserted in the said section after the words “ The Vermin-proof Fencing Act, 1890.”

notices and

4. It shall be sufficient in any information or notice required Informalities of under this Act if such information shall give the accused a reason

informations may be able, clear, and intelligent statement of the offence with which he is corrected. charged, or if such notice shall clearly and reasonably state the purpose thereof, and no conviction shall be held void, invalid, or quashed for any defect in substance or form thereof, and the Court shall amend or permit the amendment of every information which in their opinion is defective.

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

GEORGE R. LE HUNTE, Governor.

Adelaide • By authority, C. E. BRISTOW, Government Printer, North Terrace.

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An Act to provide for the Construction of a Railway from

Laura to Booleroo Centre, via Wirrabara, and
for other purposes.

[Assented to, December 21st, 1907.] E

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

1. This Act may be cited as “ The Laura to Booleroo Centre Short title and Railway Act, 1907," and the District Councils Act and the Acts incorporation. mentioned in the First Schedule hereto, so far as the same are severally applicable, shall be incorporated herewith.

2. In this Act, except where the subject-matter, or context, or other provisions hereof require a different construction“ Commissioner ” shall mean the South Australian Railways Com

missioner:
“ Cost of the railway” shall mean and include-

1. The cost of constructing the railway :
11. The cost of purchasing or otherwise acquiring the land

required for the railway, and of compensating persons
interested in such land or injuriously affected by the con-

struction :
11. The cost of such additional rolling-stock (if any) as may be

considered requisite for the railway: iv. Other incidental expenses (if any) in respect of the abovementioned matters:

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