AU WA A1895 - ROYAL COMMISSION ON LIGHT LANDS AND POISON-INFESTED LANDS

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Royal Commission

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ROYAL COMMISSION ON LIGHT LANDS AND POISON-INFESTED LANDS

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AU WA A1895

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Dates of existence

1938-04-14 - 1938-09-01

History

On 14 April 1938, the Honourables Charles George Latham M.L.A., Percy Douglas Ferguson M.L.A., Emil Nulsen M.L.A., William Patrick M.L.A. and Frederick James Withers M.L.A. were appointed Royal Commissioners to:

1. Inquire into, consider and report generally upon:

a) the areas and localities of the light lands and the poison-infested lands within the State of Western Australia, whether such lands are alienated or unalienated lands of the Crown;

b) the nature and extent of the disposal of the said lands, whether by the Crown or by any Crown instrumentality or by any company, society, association, body, or person other than the Crown during the preceding fifty years, including the terms, conditions and prices which obtained in, and the methods of such disposal of the said lands;

c) the nature and extent of the occupation and use of the said lands during the said period;

d) the nature and extent of the production of wealth from the said lands during the said period;

e) the comparison between the prices, terms and conditions charged and imposed by the Crown, and the prices, terms and conditions charged and imposed by other bodies or persons in connection with the disposal of the said lands, which have been disposed of by the Crown or by other bodies or persons aforesaid during the said period;

f) the comparison between the prices, terms and conditions at the present time fixed and prescribed by the Crown in relation to the disposal of the said lands, and the prices, terms and conditions at the present time fixed and prescribed by other bodies and persons as aforesaid in relation to the disposal of the said lands;

g) the manner in which, the extent to which and the purposes for which, such of the said lands as were occupied were being used;

h) the cost at the present time of working the said lands necessary to yield a profit by such working, and

i) such other matters relating to the said lands as were incidental or related to any of the matters in this paragraph hereinbefore mentioned.

2. Inquire into, consider and report upon:

a) the nature, extent and methods of encouragement and assistance which should be afforded by the Crown, by financial institutions or by companies, societies, associations, or persons concerned or interested in the said lands for the purpose of promoting, encouraging, inducing and assisting the greatest and best possible occupation and use of the said lands and the greatest and most profitable production of wealth from the said lands;

b) the manner in which and the methods by which an equitable relationship between the prices, terms and conditions fixed and imposed by the Crown, and the prices, terms and conditions fixed and imposed by other bodies and persons aforesaid in connection with the disposal of the said lands may be established and maintained; and

c) such other matters relating to the said lands as were incidental or related to any of the matters in this paragraph hereinbefore mentioned.

3. To consider and make any recommendations which in the opinion of the Commission were justified or warranted by any of the inquiries and investigations made under paragraphs 1 and 2.

The report of the Royal Commission was completed on 1 Sepetmebr 1938.

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