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War Precautions Act 1914

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The War Precautions Act 1914 was an Act of the Parliament of Australia which gave the Government of Australia special powers for the duration of World War I and for six months afterwards. The Act was made pursuant to the defence power in Section 51(vi) of the Australian Constitution which empowers the federal Parliament to make laws with respect to the naval and military defence of the Commonwealth.
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