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Land Act Amendment.

(7.) Provided always, that nothing herein contained

Removal of improve. shall prevent any pastoral lessee from removing, ments. with the Minister's permission, any such improvements which, in the opinion of the Minister, are capable of removal without permanently deteriorating the value of the land on which they are, if such removal is carried out within three months from the approval of the application to purchase.

Amendment of 62

13. SECTION one hundred and fifty-two of the principal Act is amended by inserting, in line six, immediately after the word Vict., No. 37, sec. “ town,” the words : “ for taking, diverting, conserving, and using 152. water for mining, industrial, and other purposes, or for.”

Residential leases.

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14. THE Governor may, by notice in the Government Gazette, define and set apart for residential leases any unalienated town, suburban, or rural lands, and may in like manner declare any such land as open for selection, and may withdraw any such land from being so open, and may, by regulations, prescribe the terms and conditions on which such leases may be granted. Before anv_landia

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Gazette notice to be

15. A NOTICE inserted in the Government Gazette, signed purporting to be signed by the Minister or the Under Secretary for equivalent to Lands, to the effect that any lease, license, or other holding is re-entry. forfeited for default in payment of rent, or for breach or nonobservance or non-performance of the conditions thereof, shall be deemed equivalent to a re-entry and recovery of possession by or on behalf of the Crown within the meaning of the proviso for re-entry expressed in or implied by the lease, license, or other instrument.

In the name and on behalf of the Queen I hereby assent
to this Act.

ALEX. C. ONSLOW, Administrator.

By Authority: RICHARD PETHER, Government Printer, Perth.

Land Act Amendment.

Pastoral lessee to be notified of application.

Selector to be notified of lessee's claim.

(2.) Within sixty days from the date on which the lessee

is informed by the Minister that any land has been applied for in his pastoral lease, the lessee shall furnish the Minister with a full and complete statement of the improvements (if any) for which he claims compensation, and shall, at the same time, name a competent person as his arbitrator. The Minister shall thereupon inform the selector of the claim of the lessee, and shall require the selector to forward to him the amount claimed within sixty days of the date of the notification: Provided that if the land is not surveyed at the time it is selected, the said sixty days shall commence to run from the date on which the lessee is informed that the land has

been surveyed. (3.) If the selector thinks that the improvements are rated at more than their value,

value, he within the sixty days allowed, inform the Minister that he refuses to pay the amount claimed, and shall then name an arbitrator to meet the arbitrator of the lessee House of the nic!

Selector may refuse

he may,

to pay.

Date of arbitration to be fixed by Minister.

Meeting of arbitrators.

Amount of award to be paid within sixty days.

upuillie we pala; any difference of opinion to be determined by the Resident Magistrate for the district acting as umpire, and the decision arrived at shall be final. The Resident Magistrate may adjourn such arbitration if he think fit, and in such case shall notify the parties accordingly. The amount fixed shall, within sixty days, be paid to the Resident Magistrate, who shall pay it to the lessee, forwarding

the receipt of the lessee for the money to the Minister. (5.) If either of the arbitrators fails to attend, the

case shall be heard and decided by the other arbitrator attending, and in the event of neither party attending, the claim for improvements

shall be considered as withdrawn. (6.) The arbitrators shall have power to award such

costs as in their opinion shall be deemed sufficient; not, however, exceeding in any case Fifty pounds.

(7.)

Party in default to be bound by arbi. trator attending.

Costs.

Land Act Amendment.

Removal of improve.

(7.) Provided always, that nothing herein contained

shall prevent any pastoral lessee from removing, ments.
with the Minister's permission, any such improve-
ments which, in the opinion of the Minister, are
capable of removal without permanently deterior-
ating the value of the land on which they are, if
such removal is carried out within three months
from the approval of the application to purchase.

Amendment of 62

13. SECTION one hundred and fifty-two of the principal Act is amended by inserting, in line six, immediately after the word Viet., No. 37, sec.

town,” the words: “for taking, diverting, conserving, and using 152. water for mining, industrial, and other purposes, or for.'

14. THE Governor may, by notice in the Government Gazette, Residential leases. define and set apart for residential leases any unalienated town, suburban, or rural lands, and may in like manner declare any such land as open for selection, and may withdraw any such land from being so open, and may, by regulations, prescribe the terms and conditions on which such leases may be granted. Before any land is so declared open for selection, it shall be surveyed under the direction of the Minister, and divided into lots, each not exceeding half-anacre in area. No lands of which residential leases are granted under this section, or of which residential leases have been or may hereafter be granted under regulations in that behalf, shall be sold or granted in fee simple.

15. A NOTICE inserted in the Government Gazette, signed or purporting to be signed by the Minister or the Under Secretary for equivalent to Lands, to the effect that any lease, license, or other holding is re-entry. forfeited for default in payment of rent, or for breach or nonobservance or non-performance of the conditions thereof, shall be deemed equivalent to a re-entry and recovery of possession by or on behalf of the Crown within the meaning of the proviso for re-entry expressed in or implied by the lease, license, or other instrument.

Gazette notice to be

In the name and on behalf of the Queen I hereby assent
to this Act.

ALEX. C. ONSLOW, Administrator.

By Authority: RICHARD PETHER, Government Printer, Perth.

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VWestern Australia.

ANNO SEXAGESIMO QUARTO

VICTORIÆ

REGINÆ.

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1900, Page 355. 64 Vict., No. 16.–See Constitution of Commonwealth, Sec. 90, and

No. 8 of 1901 (Commonwealth). relating to Distillation.

[Assented to, 5th December, 1900.] E it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

1. THIS Act may be cited as the Distillation Act, 1900, and shall come into operation one month after the passing thereof.

Short title.

2. THE Acts mentioned in the First Schedule hereto are hereby repealed.

Repeal.
Schedule I.

3.

IN this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

Interpretation. “ Colonial Spirits” means spirits distilled in Western Australia 35 Vict., 6, s. 153. and liable to excise duty;

" Distiller"

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