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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
WHETHER PERSONS WHO UNDER STATE LAW ARE ELECTORALLY DISQUALIFIED ON GROUNDS OF RACE UNLESS HAVING PROPERTY QUALIFICATION COUNT IN RECKONING QUOTA
Alfred Deakin
18 November 1902
CONSTITUTION,ss. 24, 25, 127 : THE ELECTIONS ACT OF 1885 (QLD), s. 6

The Minister for Home Affairs: The Government Statist of New South Wales has telegraphed as follows to the Secretary, Department of Home Affairs: Re your telegram. Important to have decision if p...

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PRODUCTION OF TELEGRAMS
DISCRETION OF POSTMASTER-GENERAL
R. R. Garran
22 November 1902
POST AND TELEGRAPH ACT 1901, s. 127

The Secretary, Postmaster-General's Department: The Secretary, Postmaster-General's Department writes to me as follows: With reference to the opinion of the Attorney-General of 4 April 1902 (...

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CUSTOMS DUTY
CLASSIFICATION OF GOODS : CHIEF OR PREDOMINANT USE
Alfred Deakin
24 November 1902
CUSTOMS ACT 1901, s. 138 : CUSTOMS TARIFF 1902

The Ministerfor Trade and Customs: The Minister for Trade and Customs forwards to me the following minute: I should like to be advised as to future classifications of- Quibells 'Infallible Dis...

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CUSTOMS
WHETHER OFFICE ACCOMMODATION TO BE PROVIDED BY WHARF-OWNERS INCLUDES FURNITURE
Alfred Deakin
10 December 1902
CUSTOMS ACT 1901, s.19

The Ministerfor Trade and Customs: The Minister for Trade and Customs asks: Does Mr Deakin think that section 19 is sufficient to compel under the term 'office accommodation' the supply of office...

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COMMONWEALTH OFFICER
WHETHER LIABLE TO STATE STAMP DUTY ON PAY SHEETS
Alfred Deakin
11 December 1902
STAMP ACT AMENDMENT ACT 1902 (S.A.), ss. 32, 33

The Minister for Defence: The Naval Commandant, South Australia, has forwarded to the Secretary, Department of Defence, a copy of a notice issued by the Commissioners of Taxes, South Australia, cal...

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COMMONWEALTH PRISONERS
WHETHER COMMONWEALTH LIABLE TO STATES FOR EXPENSE OF KEEPING
Alfred Deakin
11 December 1902
CONSTITUTION, s. 120

The Prime Minister: The Premier of New South Wales has referred to the Prime Minister a request by the Attorney-General of New South Wales that the Federal Government should arrange to defray the e...

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PARDONING POWER
APPLICATION TO SENTENCES BY COURTS-MARTIAL
Alfred Deakin
11 December 1902
ARMY ACT (IMP.)

The Prime Minister: With reference to the confidential circular despatch of 5 September 1901, advised on in my opinion of 3 December 1901(1) the Prime Minister submits a further confidential circul...

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FREEDOM OF INTERSTATE TRADE
WHETHER STATE HAS POWER TO PROHIBIT IMPORTS ABSOLUTELY TO PREVENT ENTRY OF DISEASE : WHETHER PROPER FOR COMMONWEALTH TO ASSIST IN ENFORCING STATE LAWS OF DOUBTFUL CONSTITUTIONALITY
Alfred Deakin
12 December 1902
CONSTITUTION, ss. 51, 92 : HEALTH ACT 1890 (VIC), s. 267

The Minister for Trade and Customs : In this matter the Prime Minister wrote to the Premier of Victoria in the terms of my opinion of 23 October 1902(1), and received the following reply (dated 20...

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CUSTOMS
CRITERIA FOR ISSUING NOTICE OF DETENTION OF GOODS
Alfred Deakin
15 December 1902
CUSTOMS ACT 1901, ss. 205, 229, 262

The Minister for Trade and Customs: The Collector of Customs for the State of South Australia has submitted the following minute to the Comptroller-General: I would ask you to instruct whether or ...

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MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
WHETHER MAY BE SURETY FOR CONTRACTOR TO COMMONWEALTH: WHETHER SEAT WOULD BE VACATED : WHETHER WOULD AMOUNT TO PECUNIARY INTEREST IN AGREEMENT WITH COMMONWEALTH
Alfred Deakin
15 December 1902
CONSTITUTION, ss. 44,45

The Secretary, Postmaster-General's Department: The Deputy Postmaster-General, Queensland asks the Secretary, Postmaster-General's Department whether members of the Commonwealth Parliament are lega...

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