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CUSTOMS DUTY
WHETHER REDUCTION OR REMISSION OF DUTY ON GOODS IMPORTED FROM BRITISH SETTLERS IN NEW HEBRIDES VIOLATES MOST FAVOURED NATION PROVISION IN TREATIES WITH FOREIGN COUNTRIES : WHETHER BRITISH SETTLERS IN NEW HEBRIDES ARE NATION OR STATE
Littleton E. Groom
30 October 1906

In relation to a proposal that a reduction of customs duty should be made on the importation into the Commonwealth of goods the produce of British settlers in the New Hebrides, the following telegraph...

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CUSTOMS
CLEARANCE OF SHIP : CRITERIA FOR ASSISTING IN ENFORCEMENT OF STATE LAWS
Littleton E. Groom
30 October 1906
CUSTOMS ACT 1901, s. 122

The Premier of New South Wales has written to the Prime Minister stating that owing to a new interpretation of the Customs Act 1901 the Lord Antrim was recently granted a clearance by the Acting Colle...

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ELECTIONS
WHETHER POSTAL VOTE BY ELECTOR WHO DIES BEFORE POLLING DAY IS VALID
R. R. Garran
16 November 1906
COMMONWEALTH ELECTORAL ACTS 1902-1905, PartX

The following memorandum by the Chief Electoral Officer has been referred to me for advice: The Commonwealth Electoral Officer for Queensland has submitted the following question which has been refe...

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ELECTIONS
WHETHER CANDIDATE MAY WITHDRAW NOMINATION
R. R. Garran
27 November 1906
COMMONWEALTH ELECTORAL ACTS 1902-1905, s. 105A: THE BALLOT ACT 1872 (IMP.), s. 1

The Secretary, Department of Home Affairs asks to be advised on the question raised in the following memo by the Chief Electoral Officer: It is highly probable that several candidates who have been...

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IMMIGRATION
WHETHER AUSTRALIAN-BORN CHINESE RETURNING TO AUSTRALIA FROM CHINA ARE IMMIGRANTS
Littleton E. Groom
27 November 1906
CONSTITUTION, s. 51 (xxvii) : IMMIGRATION RESTRICTION ACTS 1901-1905

The Prime Minister asks to be advised on the following question: Does the fact that a person has been born in Australia prevent him on returning after a lengthy absence from being considered an 'im...

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ELECTIONS
WHETHER APPLICATION FOR POSTAL VOTE MAY BE SIGNED IN BRAILLE
R. R. Garran
11 December 1906
COMMONWEALTH ELECTORAL ACTS 1902-1905, s. 109

The question whether an application for a Postal Vote Certificate on Form K under the Commonwealth Electoral Acts 1902-1905 with the signature in Braille character can be received has been referred to...

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ELECTIONS
WHETHER CANDIDATE'S DEPOSIT LIABLE TO GARNISHMENT
R. R. Garran
15 December 1906
COMMONWEALTH ELECTORAL ACTS 1902-1905, s. 103

The Metropolitan Gas Co. has served upon the Commonwealth Electoral Officer for the State of Victoria a garnishee order requiring him to pay to the Company so much of the debt due from him to A.C. as ...

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DEFENCE
WHETHER FORMATION WITHIN AUSTRALIA OF PARAMILITARY ORGANIZATION CONTRAVENES COMMONWEALTH LAW
Littleton E. Groom
19 December 1906
DEFENCE ACTS 1903-1904

The Minister for Defence forwards a prospectus of the Legion of Frontiersmen, with correspondence, and asks to be advised on the following question: Would such a military organization, separate entir...

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TREATIES AFFECTING COMMONWEALTH AT FEDERATION
IMPERIAL TREATY-MAKING POWER : CONSEQUENCES OF FEDERATION ON STATE ADHERENCE TO IMPERIAL TREATIES : LIMITATIONS ON COMMONWEALTH POWER
Littleton E. Groom
04 March 1907
CONSTITUTION, ss. 51 (xxixj, 99

Opinion is sought by the Prime Minister- . . . as to how far the Commonwealth is bound by the commercial treaties of the Empire. These treaties may be divided for the present purposes into the follo...

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ELECTORAL ENROLMENT
WHETHER PERSON WRONGLY ENROLLED AS STATE ELECTOR ENTITLED TO : EFFECT OF SWEARING OATH OF ALLEGIANCE
Littleton E. Groom
18 March 1907
CONSTITUTION, s. 41

A Mr A., who resides in Queensland, has made a claim to be enrolled on a Commonwealth Electoral Roll. Mr A. was born in France and has not been naturalized; and in the absence of naturalization it ap...

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