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NAVIGATION AND SHIPPING
SOURCES AND EXTENT OF COMMONWEALTH POWER:EXTENT OF POWER TO MAKE LAWS FOR PEACE, ORDER. AND GOOD GOVERNMENT OF COMMONWEALTH
R. R. Garran
06 February 1905
CONSTITUTION, covering cl. 5; ss. 51, 51 (i), (vii), (xxix), (xxxixj, 76, 98, 102, 104. 108. 109: POST AND TELEGRAPH ACT 1901. s. 2: DEFENCE ACT 1903, s. 6: COLONIAL LA WS VALIDITY ACT 1865 (IMP.): MERCHANT SHIPPING ACT 1894 (IMP.), ss. 735. 736

The Chairman, Royal Commission on the Navigation Bill: (1) Under what sections of the Constitution does the Parliament of the Commonwealth derive its authority to pass navigation laws generally...

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CUSTOMS
EXTENT OF CONTROL OVER WHARVES
J. H. Symon
25 February 1905
CUSTOMS ACT 1901. ss. 4. 15. 16. 17. 18, 75

It appears that the Fremantle Harbour Trust undertake the discharge of goods (which are under the control of the Customs) from vessels, and their delivery into wharf sheds under the management of the ...

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LATEST STATISTICS OF COMMONWEALTH
WHETHER COMMONWEALTH MAY ADOPT RETURNS BY STATE STATISTICIANS
J. H. Symon
01 March 1905
CONSTITUTION, s. 24

The Minister for Home Affairs forwards the following case for opinion: The Constitution Act, section 24, sub-section (i) provides that: 'A quota shall be ascertained by dividing the number of the peo...

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TELEGRAPHIC AND TELEPHONIC SERVICES
WHETHER COMMONWEALTH HAS POWER TO TAKE OVER SUBMARINE CABLES IN WAR OR EMERGENCY
J. H. Symon
07 March 1905
CONSTITUTION, s. 51 (v), (vi), (xxxi) : THE ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH COMPANIES ACT (CAN), s. 7

In reference to the letter of the Secretary, Postmaster-General's Department, dated 25 January 1905, as to the legal power possessed by the Commonwealth Government to take possession of and work subma...

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PUBLIC SERVANT
WHETHER OFFICE FORFEITED UPON SUMMARY CONVICTION FOR INDICTABLE OFFENCE
R. R. Garran
09 March 1905
ACTS INTERPRETATION ACT 1901, s. 27 : COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC SERVICE ACT 1902, s. 66 : JUSTICES ACT OF 1886 (QLD), Part VII

A. was charged with an indictable offence, but apparently was dealt with summarily under Part VII of the Queensland Justices Act of 1886. The question is whether he was convicted 'on an indictment or ...

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COMMONWEALTH PROPERTY
WHETHER COMMONWEALTH BOUND BY MUNICIPAL REGULATIONS
R. R. Garran
14 March 1905

It appears that the earth closet at the Drill Hall, Bunbury, W.A. is at a less distance from the street than is required by the by-laws of the Board of Health; and the Town Clerk has informed the Stat...

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TELEGRAPHIC AND TELEPHONIC SERVICES
WHETHER COMMONWEALTH HAS POWER TO CONTROL SUBMARINE CABLES AND PRIVATE TELEGRAPH LINES
R. R. Garran
04 April 1905
CONSTITUTION, s. 51 (v), (vi) : DEFENCE ACT 1903, s. 63

The Secretary, Postmaster-General's Department asks to be further advised(1) as to- what powers are possessed by the Commonwealth under the existing laws, and the provisions of the International Tel...

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NAVIGATION AND SHIPPING
WHETHER COMMONWEALTH HAS POWER TO ESTABLISH PILOT SERVICES : WHETHER COMMONWEALTH HAS POWER TO TAKE OVER EXISTING STATE PILOT SERVICES
J. H. Symon
30 May 1905
CONSTITUTION, ss. 51 (i), (xxxi), 98

The Prime Minister asks to be advised whether the Commonwealth has power, under the Constitution, to take over from the States the pilot services. The Commonwealth Parliament has power to make laws wi...

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DEFENCE FORCES
WHETHER IMPERIAL GOVERNMENT HAS POWER TO PRESCRIBE UNIFORM
Isaac A. Isaacs
04 August 1905
CONSTITUTION, s. 51 (vi)

The Constitution gives authority to the Commonwealth to make laws with respect to the naval and military defence of the Commonwealth and of the several States, and this in my opinion certainly includ...

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MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
WHETHER DISQUALIFIED BY RECEIPT OF TRAVELLING ALLOWANCE AS MEMBER OF ROYAL COMMISSION
Isaac A. Isaacs
17 August 1905
CONSTITUTION, ss. 44, 45, 46

The Government has fixed a scale of travelling allowances for the Tariff Commission(1), as follows: President-£1.10.0 per day; members-£1.5.0 per day, to be paid to members who are obliged...

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