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This legislation has been repealed.

Health Act 1958 - SECT 123

Power of Governor in Council to proclaim emergency

123. Power of Governor in Council to proclaim emergency

(1) The Governor in Council may proclaim an emergency for the purpose of
stopping, limiting or preventing the spread of an infectious disease.

(2) A proclamation-

   (a)  must state the area to which it applies; and

   (b)  lasts for the period, not exceeding two weeks, that is stated in the
        proclamation; and

   (c)  may be renewed for a period not exceeding two weeks.

(3) A proclamation may be revoked-

   (a)  by proclamation of the Governor in Council published in the Government
        Gazette; or

   (b)  by a resolution of either House of the Parliament.

(4) If the Parliament is not sitting at the time the proclamation is published
and if the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly or the President of the
Legislative Council receives a petition-

   (a)  objecting to the proclamation and requesting that the Parliament be
        summoned; and

   (b)  signed by at least-

   (i)  20 members of the Legislative Assembly; or

   (ii) 30 members of the Parliament- the Parliament must be summoned to meet
        as soon as possible.

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