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CUSTOMS
WHETHER FEES COLLECTED FOR OVERTIME CAN BE PAID OUT TO CUSTOMS OFFICERS WITHOUT APPROPRIATION
Alfred Deakin
11 September 1902
CUSTOMS ACT 1901, ss. 29,270

The Auditor-General has been in correspondence with the Treasury and the Customs with regard to the legality of paying to officers the amounts received from the public for overtime under section 29 of...

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EXCISE DUTY
WHETHER LEGALLY PAYABLE ON INTERSTATE TRANSFER WHEN GOODS FREE OR DUTY-PAID IN A STATE : CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH REFUNDS MAY BE MADE
Alfred Deakin
11 September 1902
CONSTITUTION, s. 92 : EXCISE ACT 1901, s. 154 : EXCISE TARIFF 1902, s. 5

The Minister for Trade and Customs asks: Are refunds properly payable on account of sugar which on the 8 October was duty-paid or naturally free in a State and not in the possession or control etc. ...

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CUSTOMS
MEANING OF 'COLLECTOR' FOR PURPOSES OF RECEIVING ENTRIES AND TAKING DECLARATIONS
Alfred Deakin
20 September 1902
CUSTOMS ACT 1901, ss. 4, 25,37,154

The Minister for Trade and Customs asks: In relation to the institution of a proposed prosecution against A.B. and Company of Adelaide for misdescription of goods specified in an entry the State Cro...

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EXCISE
PERIOD DURING WHICH SUGAR MAY BE MANUFACTURED WITHOUT LICENCE : PAYMENT OF LICENCE FEE : DATE OF IMPOSITION OF EXCISE DUTIES : RETROSPECTIVE LEGISLATION
Alfred Deakin
27 September 1902
ACTS INTERPRETATION ACT 1901, ss. 3, 5 : EXCISE ACT 1901, s. 15 : EXCISE TARIFF 1902, ss. 4, 6, 7

The Minister for Trade and Customs: Mr A., the owner of a sugar factory, at Yeppon Plantation near Rockhampton in Queensland, refuses to take out a licence under the Excise Act for the year 1902 on ...

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CUSTOMS
SEIZURE OF DUTIABLE GOODS FOUND CONCEALED ON VESSELS : CONDEMNATION BY ACTION IN REM : PROSECUTION OF ALIEN CREW MEMBERS
Alfred Deakin
29 September 1902
CUSTOMS ACT 1901, s. 203

The Minister for Trade and Customs: The Collector of Customs for the State of Queensland in a letter to the Comptroller-General dated 5 September 1902 asks: With reference to the attached file, I b...

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CUSTOMS AGENT
WHETHER APPOINTMENT CAN BE HELD BY JOINT STOCK COMPANY : APPOINT
Alfred Deakin
30 September 1902
CUSTOMS ACT 1901, s. 180

The Minister for Trade and Customs: A.B. and Company Limited in a letter dated 14 July 1902 to the Collector of Customs at Port Adelaide writes as follows: As the Customs Act provides only for ind...

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NEWSPAPER
DEFINITION OF 'NEWSPAPER
Alfred Deakin
06 October 1902
POST AND TELEGRAPH ACT 1901, S. 28

The Postmaster-General The Deputy Postmaster-General has submitted to the Postmaster-General a number of publications in respect of which applications for registration as newspapers under the Post a...

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CUSTOMS DUTY
WHETHER LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR OF STATE ENTITLED TO EXEMPTION APPLYING TO GOVERNOR-GENERAL AND GOVERNORS
Alfred Deakin
13 October 1902
ACTS INTERPRETATION ACT 1901, ss. 20,33: CUSTOMS TARIFF 1902

The Minister for Trade and Customs has directed the Comptroller-General that the special exemption in the Tariff, 'Articles imported by and for the official use of the Governor-General or State Govern...

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POWERS OF STATE PARLIAMENTS TO ALTER AND REPEAL LAWS
WHETHER EXTEND TO LAWS DEALING WITH MATTERS WITHIN EXCLUSIVE POWER OF FEDERAL PARLIAMENT : WHETHER PROVISION FOR FREE CONVEYANCE OF MEMBERS OF DEFENCE FORCE ON RAILWAYS RELATES TO DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE
Alfred Deakin
14 October 1902
CONSTITUTION, ss. 52 (ii), 108 : THE DEFENCE ACT OF 1884 (QLD), s. 67

The Acting Ministerfor Defence: A Bill has been introduced in the Queensland Parliament to repeal section 67 of the Queensland Defence Act of 1884. That section provides that: Every officer and ma...

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ELECTORAL PAPERS
MEANING OF 'ELECTORAL PAPERS' FOR PURPOSES OF TRANSMISSION THROUGH POST FREE OF CHARGE
R. R. Garran
21 October 1902
COMMONWEALTH ELECTORAL ACT 1902, s. 207

The Secretary, Postmaster-General's Department: The Secretary, Postmaster-General's Department forwards the following minute to me for advice: Clause 207 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1902 pro...

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