of attempts have been made to overcome problems of hardship that the
compulsory taking of land can incur on low income earners. For
example, the Victorian legislation (s11 c, Victorian
Lands Compensation Act 9958) provides the
minister with authority to grant interest free loans to home owners
so as to enable the purchase of an equivalent house.
South Australian Act (Lands Acquisition Act
9969, part IVA) has set up a ReHousing
Committee to which a home owner may apply for assistance when his/her
property is resumed. The Re Housing Committee is empowered to
make arrangements for rehousing and may recommend that the acquiring
agency give financial assistance for the purpose of rehousing the
dispossessed owner. This, after Treasury approval, becomes binding on
the relevant agency.