Statistics Regulations


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    5. Statistical Agents

    (1) (a) For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the Statistics Act 1907, the persons designated hereunder are Statistical Agents for the purpose of the collection of import and export returns required to be furnished under these regulations:

    The Secretary to the Fremantle Harbour Trust.

    The Secretaries to the Albany and Bunbury Harbour Boards.

    The Goods Agents and Stationmasters of the Commonwealth Railways in Western Australia, the Western Australian Government Railways throughout the State and of the Midland Railway Co. of W.A. Ltd.

    The Boundary Stock Inspector of the State Department of Agriculture.

    The Wharfingers of Ports under the control of the State Harbour and Light Department.

    Such persons as shall be subsequently appointed by the Governor in Council.

    (b) For the purposes of this regulation

    }goods~ includes livestock;

    }person~ includes body corporate;

    }port~ includes airport, railway station, post office, warehouse, depot or place at or from which goods are received or despatched.

    (2) Exports (a) A person who despatches goods from any port in Western Australia to any port in any of the other States or mainland territories of the Commonwealth of Australia, shall at the time of despatching the goods, or before the goods are forwarded, from the port in this State, fill up and furnish to the Statistical Agent holding office at the port in this State, or if there is no Statistical Agent at that port, shall fill up and furnish to the Statistician, a return in the form or to the effect of Form J.1 in the Schedule to these regulations: But the provisions of this paragraph do not apply to a person who accepts goods from another person in this State for the purpose of despatching, forwarding or delivering those goods from a port in Western Australia to a port in any of the States or mainland territories of Australia on behalf of that other person.

    (b) A person who accepts goods from another person for the purpose of despatching, forwarding or delivering the goods from a port in Western Australia to a port in any of the other States or mainland territories of the Commonwealth of Australia on behalf of that other person, shall at the time of despatching the goods or before the goods are forwarded from the port in Western Australia fill up and furnish to the Statistical Agent holding office at the port in this State, or if there is no Statistical Agent at that port, shall fill up and furnish to the Statistician a return in the form or to the effect of Form J.2 in the Schedule to these regulations.

    (c) A person whose name appears as the consignor of goods on any return in the form or to the effect of Form J.2 furnished by any person in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (b) of this subregulation, but who accepts the goods for the purpose of forwarding or delivering the goods from a port in this State to a port in any of the other States or mainland territories of the Commonwealth of Australia on behalf of any person, shall at the request of the Statistician fill up and furnish to the Statistician a return in the form or to the effect of Form J.2 in the Schedule to these regulations.

    (d) A person whose name appears as the consignor of goods on any return in the form or to the effect of Form J.2 furnished in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (b) or (c) of this subregulation shall at the request of the Statistician fill up and furnish to the Statistician a return in the form or to the effect of Form J.1 in the Schedule to these regulations: But the provisions of this paragraph do not apply to a person who accepts goods from another person for the purpose of despatching, forwarding or delivering the goods from a port in Western Australia to a port in any of the other States or mainland territories of the Commonwealth of Australia on behalf of that other person.

    (3) Imports (a) Where goods have arrived at a port in Western Australia from a port in any of the other States or mainland territories of the Commonwealth of Australia, any person accepting delivery of those goods, other than a person accepting delivery for the purpose of despatching, conveying or delivering those goods to another person or other persons in this State, shall, when obtaining possession of the goods fill up and furnish to the Statistical Agent holding office at that port, or if there is no Statistical Agent at that port, shall fill up and furnish to the Statistician a return in the form or to the effect of Form J.3 in the Schedule to these regulations.

    (b) Where a person accepts delivery of goods which have arrived at a port in Western Australia from a port in any of the other States or mainland territories of the Commonwealth of Australia for the purpose of despatching, conveying or delivering those goods to other persons in this State, he shall at the time of obtaining possession of those goods fill up and furnish to the Statistical Agent holding office at that port, or if there is no Statistical Agent at that port, shall fill up and furnish to the Statistician a return in the form or to the effect of Form J.4 in the Schedule to these regulations.

    (c) A person whose name appears as the consignee of goods on any return in the form or to the effect of Form J.4 furnished by any person in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (b) of this subregulation but who accepts the goods for the purpose of despatching, forwarding or delivering them on behalf of any person to any other person in this State, shall at the request of the Statistician fill up and furnish to the Statistician a return in the form or to the effect of Form J.4 in the Schedule to these regulations.

    (d) A person whose name appears as the consignee of goods on any return in the form or to the effect of Form J.4 furnished in accordance with paragraph (b) or (c) of this subregulation, shall at the request of the Statistician, fill up and furnish to the Statistician, a return in the form or to the effect of Form J.3 in the Schedule to these regulations: But the provisions of this paragraph do not apply to a person who accepts delivery of the goods for the purpose of despatching, conveying or delivering the goods to any other person in this State.

    (e) Where a person conveys or delivers goods from a port in any of the other States or mainland territories of the Commonwealth to a port in Western Australia, he shall at the time of arrival at the port in Western Australia, fill up and furnish to the Statistician, a return in the form or to the effect of Form J. 4 in the Schedule to these regulations.

    (4) (a) On the application of a person required to furnish a return under the provisions of subregulation (2) or (3) of this regulation, the Statistician may authorise him to furnish the return periodically or at regular intervals in respect of goods handled by him during specified periods and shall appoint the day on which the return shall be furnished in respect of each period.

    (b) A person so authorised shall

    (i) furnish the return on the day so appointed for each specified period, and

    (ii) if no goods are handled by him during any specified period, furnish the return with the word }Nil~ written across it on the day appointed for furnishing the return in respect of that period.

    (c) The provisions of regulation 4 and of subregulations (2) and (3) of this regulation apply mutatis mutandis to a return furnished under the provisions of paragraph (a) of this subregulation, but where the Statistician authorises a person to furnish a return periodically under the provisions of that paragraph the person shall furnish the return on the day or days appointed by the Statistician.

    (d) An authority given by the Statistician under the provisions of paragraph (a) of this subregulation may be revoked by him at any time.

    [Regulation 5 inserted by Gazette 15 June 1956 pp.1479-81; amended by Gazette 7 January 1958 p.17.]



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