Legal Opinions

Opinion Number. 1376


power to prohibit importation of Cinematograph films with view to assisting establishment of australian film producing industry: restriction to percentage of australian requirements: imposition of condition that importers purchase, exhibit or export australian films: establishment of dispute committee

AuthorGARRAN Robert Randolph | Date
Key Legislation

Customs Act 1901 s 52

The Comptroller-General of Customs has forwarded me the following memorandum for advice:

In connection with the importation of cinematograph films into Australia, my Minister desires to know whether he has the necessary legal powers under the present Customs Act 1901–1922 or can obtain such by the enactment of special legislation to take action along the lines as outlined hereunder.