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ACQUISITION OF LAND
WHETHER INCLUDES RESERVATION OF MINERALS BY STATE
Littleton E. Groom
18 March 1907
CONSTITUTION, s. 51 (xxxi) : LANDS ACQUISITION ACT 1906

The Minister for Home Affairs has asked for advice as to the effect of State laws' reservations as against the Commonwealth in respect of land acquired under the Lands Acquisition Act 1906 and general...

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PREFERENCE OR DISCRIMINATION BY STATE RAILWAYS
CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING WHETHER CERTAIN RATES AMOUNT TO
Littleton E. Groom
26 March 1907
CONSTITUTION, ss. 102, 104

The Minister for Home Affairs asks to be advised as to the constitutionality of the railway rates referred to in the following statement: In reply to a question asked in the Legislative Assembly, t...

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ACQUISITION OF LAND
WHETHER COMMONWEALTH HAS POWER TO AUTHORISE REGISTRATION BY STATE OFFICERS OF INSTRUMENT OF ACQUISITION
R. R. Garran
27 May 1907
PROPERTY FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES ACQUISITION ACT 1901, s. 61

There appears to be no doubt that-whether action under section 61 of the Property for Public Purposes Acquisition Act 1901 would be enforced by mandamus or not-it is a perfectly valid enabling provisi...

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SENATE ELECTIONS
WHETHER CASUAL VACANCY ARISES UPON COURT OF DISPUTED RETURNS VOIDING ELECTION
Littleton E. Groom
08 June 1907
CONSTITUTION, ss. 13, 15 : COMMONWEALTH ELECTORAL ACTS 1902-1906, ss. 197, 205 : CONSTITUTION ALTERATION (SENATE ELECTIONS) 1906

The Court of Disputed Returns has declared the recent election of senators for the State of South Australia to be absolutely void in respect of the return of Mr Vardon.(1) The Minister for Home Affai...

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ROYAL ASSENT
PROCEDURE FOR DECLARING
Littleton E. Groom
13 June 1907
CONSTITUTION ALTERATION (SENATE ELECTIONS) 1906

A question has arisen as to the proper mode of gazetting the assent to the Constitution Alteration (Senate Elections) 1906 passed by both Houses of Parliament at the latter end of last session, and su...

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SENATE ELECTIONS
WHETHER WRIT EXHAUSTED ON RETURN : WHETHER COMMONWEALTH HAS POWER TO ACT UPON PARTIAL FAILURE OF ELECTION . WHETHER VOIDING OF ELECTION OF SENATOR GROUNDS WRIT FOR SUPPLEMENTARY ELECTION
Littleton E. Groom
11 July 1907
CONSTITUTION, s. 13 : COMMONWEALTH ELECTORAL ACTS 1902-1906. ss. 108, 205

Mr Vardon, whose election to the Senate was declared void by the Court of Disputed Returns (see my opinion of 8 June 1907(1)) has sent a communication to the Commonwealth Electoral Officer for South A...

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LIFE INSURANCE
WHETHER COMMONWEALTH HAS POWER TO IMPOSE DUTIES ON STATE REGISTRARS OF DEATHS
Littleton E. Groom
12 July 1907
CONSTITUTION, s. 51 (xiv) : LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANIES ACT 1905, s. 4

Section 4 of the Life Assurance Companies Act 1905 requires (sub-section 2) a State Registrar of Deaths where an application is made to him for a certificate of the death of a child for the purposes o...

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DEFENCE FORCES
WHETHER EXEMPTION FROM TOLLS WHILST TRAVELLING ON DUTY EXTENDS TO CHARGES FOR USE OF PRIVATE BRIDGES
Littleton E. Groom
18 July 1907
DEFENCE ACTS 1903-1904, s. 70

The following memorandum has been referred to me for advice: A question having been raised by the Audit Department as to whether a charge for use of private bridges, etc. by troops on duty should be...

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INCONSISTENCY
WHETHER STATES HAVE POWER TO LEGISLATE TO OBTAIN STATISTICS
Littleton E. Groom
05 August 1907
CONSTITUTION, ss. 51 (xi), 109 : CENSUS AND STATISTICS ACT 1905

The Commonwealth Statistician has called the attention of the Minister for Home Affairs to a Statistics Bill introduced into the Legislative Council of Western Australia by a Minister of the State. He...

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BOUNTIES
WHETHER STATE HAS POWER TO SUBSIDISE SHIPS CARRYING GOODS FROM THAT STATE : EXTENT OF STATE POWER TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST TRADE : EXTENT OF COMMONWEALTH TRADE AND COMMERCE POWER
Littleton E. Groom
04 September 1907
CONSTITUTION, ss. 51 (i), 90, 91,92, 98, 102, 104

The Premier of South Australia has written to the Prime Minister a letter of which the following is the text: I have the honour to invite your attention to the action of the Victorian Government in...

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