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CUSTOMS OF CIVILIZED NATIONS
WHETHER PRECLUDE BARRING INHERITANCE OF REAL PROPERTY BY ALIENS
R. R. Garran
10 September 1907

The following letter from Messrs Strongman and Crouch, Solicitors, Melbourne, to the Minister for External Affairs has been referred to this Department for consideration: We are forwarding you copy...

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PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS
EXTENT OF PRIVILEGE PROTECTING PUBLICATION : WHETHER COMMONWEALTH IMMUNE FROM SUIT FOR ISSUE TO PUBLIC : WHETHER COMMONWEALTH HAS POWER TO ALTER REPORT OF ROYAL COMMISSIONER
Littleton E. Groom
11 September 1907
ROYAL COMMISSIONS ACT 1902, s. 7 : PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS ACT 1840 (IMP.)

The following paragraph occurs in the report(1) of Mr O. C. Beale, made to the Governor-General in pursuance of a Commission, and laid before both Houses of the Parliament: A woman asked a pharmacist...

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INTER SE QUESTION
EFFECT OF LIMITING APPEAL TO PRIVY COUNCIL : MEANING OF QUESTION' : WHETHER STATE TAXATION POWERS EXTEND TO SALARIES OF COMMONWEALTH OFFICERS
R. R. Garran
16 September 1907
CONSTITUTION covering cl. 5; ss. 51 (x), (xxix), 74

The essential point in this case(1), in connection with the application for special leave to appeal, is whether the proposed appeal comes within the provisions of section 74 of the Constitution. It is...

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COURT OF DISPUTED RETURNS
NATURE OF JURISDICTION
Littleton E. Groom
18 September 1907
CONSTITUTION, ss. 15. 73 : COMMONWEALTH ELECTORAL ACTS 1902-1906. s. 201 ELECTORAL ACT 1904 (W.A.) : PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS ACT 1868 (IMP.), s. 11

An election of senators was held in South Australia last year and Sir Josiah Symon, Mr Russell, and Mr Vardon were returned as elected. A petition was lodged in the Court of Disputed Returns against...

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COURT OF DISPUTED RETURNS
WHETHER DECISION MAY BE REVIEWED : WHETHER ELECTION OF SENATOR BY STATE PARLIAMENT MAY BE REVIEWED
Gordon H. Castle
30 October 1907
CONSTITUTION, s. 15 . COMMONWEALTH ELECTORAL ACTS 1902-1906. s. 201

To carry out the suggestion in the annexed memorandum(1) would necessitate the reopening of the case of Blundell v. Vardon(2) decided in the Court of Disputed Returns. The decision of the Court of Dis...

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EXECUTIVE POWER OF COMMONWEALTH
WHETHER COEXTENSIVE WITH LEGISLATIVE POWER : WHEN IS STATE EXECUTIVE POWER DISPLACED : WHETHER COMMONWEALTH HAS POWER BY EXECUTIVE ACT TO PERMIT LANDING OF FOREIGN TROOPS OR CREWS
Littleton E. Groom
27 November 1907
CONSTITUTION, ss. 51 (vi), (xxix), (xxxix). 61,109: DEFENCE ACT 1903. s. 63

On 14 December 1905, certain regulations governing the landing of foreign troops and crews of warships were made and gazetted under the provisions of the Defence Act 1903. In September 1906, a memora...

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STATUTORY DECLARATIONS
WHETHER STATE STAMP DUTY PAYABLE WHERE USED FOR COMMONWEALTH PURPOSES
Littleton E. Groom
30 November 1907
EXCISE TARIFF 1906 (No. 16 of 1906)

In South Australia, manufacturers of agricultural implements have, in connection with the administration of the Excise Tariff 1906(1), been asked to furnish returns as to the number of employees, wage...

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AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL SCHEME
DISTRIBUTION OF POWERS BETWEEN COMMONWEALTH AND STATES
Littleton E. Groom
16 December 1907
CONSTITUTION, ss. 51,51 (xiii). (xiv). (xx). (xxxix). 52. 71.107.109

A despatch, which has been received by His Excellency the Governor-General from the Secretary of State for the Colonies, has been referred to me by the Prime Minister for opinion. The despatch is as...

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SENATE ELECTIONS
WHETHER FORM OF BALLOT-PAPER MAY BE ALTERED WHERE SINGLE SENATOR TO BE ELECTED
Gordon H. Castle
06 January 1908
ACTS INTERPRETATION ACT 1901, s. 23 : COMMONWEALTH ELECTORAL ACTS 1902-1906, s. 209

The following memorandum by the Chief Electoral Officer has been referred to me for advice: The directions on the ordinary form of Senate ballot-paper ('O') and on the Absent Voters form of ball...

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SENATE ELECTIONS
ROLE OF STATE GOVERNOR IN ISSUING WRIT
Gordon H. Castle
08 January 1908
CONSTITUTION, s. 12

Under the Constitution, section 12, the Governor of a State is empowered to cause writs to be issued for the election of senators for the State. The High Court in the case of R. v. Governor of South A...

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