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MACQUARIE ISLAND
WHETHER SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN ELECTORAL DIVISION FOR TASMANIA : WHETHER OMISSION NECESSITATES NEW DISTRIBUTION
Isaac A. Isaacs
13 June 1906

An opinion was given on 29 March 1906(1) that Macquarie Island was part of the State of Tasmania and therefore part of the Commonwealth. An opinion is now desired as to whether the Island should ...

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QUEENSLAND-PAPUA BORDER
WHETHER COMMONWEALTH HAS POWER TO ALTER : MODES OF ALTERING BOUNDARIES OF COMMONWEALTH AND LIMITS OF STATES
Isaac A. Isaacs
28 June 1906
CONSTITUTION, covering cl. 8; ss. 111. 121. 123. 124. 128 : COLONIAL BOUNDARIES ACT 1895 (IMP.)

An Order in Council dated 19 May 1898, and made 'in exercise of the powers by the Colonial Boundaries Act, 1895, or otherwise in Her Majesty vested' provides as follows: So soon as the Colony of...

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EXCISE
WHETHER SCALE FOR EXCISABLE GOODS MAY PROVIDE THAT QUANTITY DEEMED TO BE PRODUCED SHALL EXCEED GIVEN QUANTITY OF MATERIAL
Isaac A. Isaacs
28 June 1906
EXCISE ACT 1901. ss. 4.63

Under section 63 of the Excise Act 1901 scales may be prescribed showing the quantity of excisable goods which shall be deemed to have been produced from a given quantity of material. No scale has y...

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H0USE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTIONS
EXTENT OF COMMISSIONERS POWER TO ALTER PROPOSALS FOR DISTRIBUTION
Isaac A. Isaacs
05 July 1906
COMMONWEALTH ELECTORAL ACTS 1902-1905, ss. 17,18,19

The Minister for Home Affairs asks to be advised on the question raised in the following minute by the Chief Electoral Officer: The Commissioner appointed under the provisions of the Commonwealth...

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BOUNTIES
WHETHER REBATES BY STATE OF PILOTAGE DUES TO SHIPS SHIPPING COAL PRODUCED IN THAT STATE AMOUNT TO
Isaac A. Isaacs
09 July 1906
CONSTITUTION, s. 90

Mr Watkins, M.H.R., has brought the following newspaper cutting under the notice of the Prime Minister and asks whether the proposal specified in the cutting is not equal to a bonus and whether it doe...

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DISABILITY OR DISCRIMINATION
WHETHER EXEMPTION BY STATE FROM PILOTAGE DUES IN FAVOUR OF VESSELS OWNED AND REGISTERED IN THAT STATE AMOUNTS TO
Isaac A. Isaacs
09 July 1906
CONSTITUTION, ss. 92,117

The Prime Minister asks to be advised on a question which has arisen as to whether there is anything unconstitutional in the distinction made by the Victorian Pilotage Regulations, as regards exemptio...

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ELECTIONS
PROCEDURE AFTER REDISTRIBUTION
Isaac A. Isaacs
17 July 1906
COMMONWEALTH ELECTORAL ACTS 1902-1905, ss. 7,9, 21, 25

The Minister for Home Affairs asks to be advised on the question raised in the following minute by the Chief Electoral Officer: It would appear to be desirable when proclaiming the names and boundari...

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DEFENCE FORCES
WHETHER COMMONWEALTH HAS POWER TO INSTITUTE MEDALS FOR MILITARY SERVICE
R. R. Garran
28 July 1906
DEFENCE ACTS 1903-1904, s. 124

The Department of Defence asks to be advised on the question stated in the following minute: The Imperial Government instituted, by Royal Warrants, certain medals and decorations for award to membe...

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FREEDOM OF INTERSTATE TRADE
WHETHER NON-COLLECTION BY STATE OF WHARFAGE RATES ON GOODS CARRIED WITHIN PORT BURDENS INTERSTATE TRADE WHERE LIMITS OF PORT HAVE BEEN UNDULY EXTENDED
Isaac A. Isaacs
16 August 1906
CONSTITUTION, s. 92 . THE MARINE BOARDS AMENDMENT ACT 1895 (TAS.), s. 4 : THE MARINE BOARDS AMENDMENT ACT 1904 (TAS.), s. 7

The Minister for Trade and Customs asks for my opinion on the following case: The local Marine Boards of Tasmania under the State law have power subject to executive approval to fix the wharfage ra...

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ELECTORAL ENROLMENT
WHETHER EXTENDED BUT TEMPORARY ABSENCE FROM PLACE OF LIVING JUSTIFIES STRIKING NAME OFF ROLL
R. R. Garran
24 August 1906
COMMONWEALTH ELECTORAL ACTS 1902-1905, s. 69

The Chief Electoral Officer has asked the following question: In cases where a soldier is absent on military duty from the Corio Division for from one to six months within the knowledge of the Regist...

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