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PROHIBITED IMPORTS
INTERSTATE TRANSFER : POLICE REGULATION AFTER ESTABLISHMENT OF FREEDOM OF INTERSTATE TRADE : INDECENT OR OBSCENE WORKS OR ARTICLES
Alfred Deakin
04 June 1902
CUSTOMS ACT 1901, ss. 50, 52, 55 : CUSTOMS ACT 1890 (VIC.) : CRIMES ACT 1900 (VIC.),s. 8

The Minister for Trade and Customs asks to be advised as to the following questions: What is the position and duty of the Department in relation to the Crimes Act 1900 (Victorian)? Is the 'Healt...

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LEASES
WHETHER TO BE IN NAME OF COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA OR MINISTER
R. R. Garran
05 June 1902

The Attorney-General desires that leases should be taken in the name of the Commonwealth, and is satisfied that no difficulty stands in the way of carrying out his desire. I agree with the remarks in ...

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IRON MANUFACTURING
WHETHER COMMONWEALTH HAS POWER TO UNDERTAKE : WHETHER PARLIAMENT HAS POWER TO APPROPRIATE MONEYS FOR
Alfred Deakin
21 June 1902
CONSTITUTION, s. 51, 51 (i), (ii), (iii), (xiii), (xx), (xxxi), (xxxix)

The Minister for Trade and Customs submits the following minute: The point was raised last night (10th June) as to whether the Federal Government could undertake the business of general iron manufactu...

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CUSTOMS DUTY
WHETHER CONTRACTOR TO COMMONWEALTH IMPORTING GOODS IS EXEMPT CUSTOMS TARIFF 1902
Alfred Deakin
30 June 1902

A question has arisen whether duty is to be paid on goods imported by contractors for the use of the Commonwealth Government. A ruling of the Prime Minister was given on a case which arose some time ...

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CUSTOMS AGENT
WHETHER WRITTEN AUTHORITY SIGNED BY PRINCIPAL REQUIRED : MANNER OF SIGNING BY FIRMS AND COMPANIES
Alfred Deakin
03 July 1902
CUSTOMS ACT 1901, ss. 180, 181

The Minister for Trade and Customs desires to be advised in relation to the questions raised in the following extract from a letter dated 20 May 1902 of the Collector of Customs at Port Adelaide: In c...

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CUSTOMS DUTY
WHETHER DISCOUNTS MAY BE ALLOWED IN ESTIMATING VALUE OF GOODS CONSISTING OF SAMPLES : DEPRECIATION IN VALUE OF GOODS
Alfred Deakin
03 July 1902
CUSTOMS ACT 1901, s. 154

The Sub-Collector of Customs at Townsville in a memorandum dated 3 March 1902 to the Collector of Customs, Brisbane says: Please advise whether discounts which vary from 20 per cent to 33W per cent ta...

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EXCISE DUTY
WHETHER THAT PORTION OF DUTY COLLECTED WHICH IS TO BE SUBSEQUENTLY REBATED IS REVENUE OF COMMONWEALTH : ACCOUNTING PROCEDURE
Alfred Deakin
08 July 1902
CONSTITUTION, s. 81 : AUDIT ACT 1901, s. 61 : EXCISE TARIFF 1902 : CUSTOMS TARIFF 1902

The Treasurer sends the following memo: Customs Bill(1) provides for collection of duty on imported sugar. Excise(2) provides for collection of excise at £3 and rebate of £2. It appears...

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CUSTOMS DUTY
WHETHER GOODS FOR OFFICIAL USE OF CONSULS ARE EXEMPT CUSTOMS TARIFF 1902
Alfred Deakin
09 July 1902

The Consul-General for the United States has called the attention of the Acting Prime Minister to the fact that a package of official consular supplies bearing the seal of the Department of State, Was...

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CUSTOMS
WHETHER OFFICE ACCOMMODATION TO BE PROVIDED BY WHARF-OWNERS MUST BE FREE
Alfred Deakin
09 July 1902
CUSTOMS ACT 1901, s. 19

The Port Adelaide Dock Company Limited has sent in to the Customs an account for £7.10.0 for rent, from 1 July to 31 December 1901, of an office on their wharf used by the landing waiters of the...

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CUSTOMS
WHETHER CAMELS OR THEIR PACK-SADDLES ARE CARRIAGES
Alfred Deakin
15 July 1902
CUSTOMS ACT 1901, s. 4

It is stated that owing to the suspension of river navigation the town of Wilcannia is dependent upon supplies carried from Broken Hill principally by camels. The question has arisen in relation to th...

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