ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1. Short title.
3. Declaration of wattle bark industry development areas.
4. Control over processing.
5. Licences to operate existing factories.
6. Licences to establish factories.
7. Renewal of licences.
8. Duration of licences.
9. Revocation of licences.
10. Licences not transferable without consent.
12. Power for Director to inspect factories.
13. Offences and penalties.
14. Power to make rules.
THE WATTLE BARK INDUSTRY ACT
An Act to provide the improvement and development of the wattle bark industry.
[20th February, 1959]
[G.Ns. Nos. 69 and 70 of 1959]
Ord. No. 38 of 1957
[R.L. Cap. 392]
This Act may be cited as the Wattle Bark Industry Act.
In this Act unless the context otherwise requires–
"Director" means the Director of Agriculture;
"factory" means any premises for the processing of wattle bark either wholly or partially by mechanical means;
"Minister" means the Minister responsible for natural resources;
"processing" means the chopping, grinding and compressing of dry wattle bark, or the aqueous extraction of tannin and other matter from wattle bark, but does not include the drying of wattle bark;
"wattle bark" means the bark of trees of the species Acacia mollissima, Acacia decurrens, or Acacia pycnantha;
"wattle bark industry development area" means any part of the country declared to be a wattle bark industry development area by the Minister under the provisions of section 3.
The Minister may by notice in the Gazette declare any part of the country to be a wattle bark industry development area.
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