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PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
RELATIVE POWERS OF PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE AND MINISTER IN CHARGE OF WORK
R. R. Garran
13 March 1916
COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE ACT 1913

I am in receipt of your letter of 13th instant asking for advice whether the Public Works Committee have power, after completing an inquiry into a work, to prevent a Minister from securing further tec...

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695
WAR PRECAUTIONS: PRICE FIXING
WHETHER COMMONWEALTH HAS POWER IN WARTIME TO DETERMINE FREIGHTS
H. Mahon
16 March 1916
WAR PRECAUTIONS ACT 1914

The Treasurer asks for advice on the question raised in the following letter: Having reference to the accompanying letter from the Colonial Sugar Refining Company, in which it is shown that the shipp...

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696
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
WHETHER COMMONWEALTH HAS POWER TO DECLARE GENERAL PUBLIC HOLIDAY: POWER TO DECLARE HOLIDAYS IN PUBLIC SERVICE AND BANKING
R. R. Garran
31 March 1916
CONSTITUTION, s. 51 (xiii): COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC SERVICE ACT 1902, s. 72

Advice is asked as to what Commonwealth powers are in respect to declaring any particular day a holiday for the Commonwealth and also what the effect of such declaration would be on say banking and ot...

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703
ENEMY ALIENS
STATUS OF AUSTRIAN SUBJECT IN AUSTRALIA GRANTED PROVISIONAL PROTECTION AS POTENTIAL SUBJECT BY RUSSIAN CONSUL: WHETHER COMMONWEALTH PRECLUDED FROM TREATING AS ENEMY ALIEN
R. R. Garran
01 April 1916

The Consul-General for Russia has issued to A.B,, Dalmatian, an Austrian subject, at present in Australia, a 'provisional certificate', certifying that B. has applied for Russian naturalization, and i...

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704
COMMONWEALTH BANK: EGYPT
WHETHER BRANCH OF COMMONWEALTH BANK CAN BE ESTABLISHED IN EGYPT: DISTINCTION BETWEEN ESTABLISHMENT OF GENERAL BANKING BRANCH AND SAVINGS BANK BRANCH: STATUS OF EGYPT
R. R. Garran
01 April 1916
COMMONWEALTH BANK ACT 1911. ss. 23, 35 (2)

The Secretary to the Treasury desires an opinion on the following matter submitted by the Governor of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia: I have the honour to request that you will be good enough...

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705
ROYAL ARMS
USE OF WORD ROYAL BY TRADESMEN AUTHORISED TO USE ROYAL ARMS
R. R. Garran
01 April 1916

The Comptroller-General of Customs has forwarded, for advice, the following memorandum: The lists of persons authorised to use the Royal Arms, published in the London Gazette of 1.1.15, are prefixe...

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COURTS-MARTIAL: NAVAL FORCES OF COMMONWEALTH
CONVENING OF COURTS-MARTIAL FOR TRIAL OF MEMBERS OF ROYAL NAVY ACTING WITH ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY: WHETHER PROPER FOR ADMIRALTY TO CONFER AUTHORITY DIRECT ON NAVAL BOARD: ADVISABILITY OF COMMONWEALTH BODY HOLDING AUTHORITY DIRECT FROM IMPERIAL GOVERNMENT
R. R. Garran
03 April 1916
NAVAL DISCIPLINE ACT (IMP.)

The Admiralty has recently issued a commission authorising the Rear-Admiral Commanding H.M. Australian Fleet to convene courts-martial for the trial of offences under the Naval Discipline Act committe...

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NATURALIZATION
POWER TO CHARGE FOR SEARCHING NATURALIZATION RECORDS AND MAKING COPIES OF CERTIFICATES: POWER TO PRESCRIBE FEES: POWER TO CHARGE FOR COPYING STATE RECORDS IN CUSTODY OF COMMONWEALTH
R. R. Garran
13 April 1916
NATURALIZATION ACT 1903, s. 14

The Secretary, Department of External Affairs, has forwarded the following memorandum for advice: In connection with the Naturalization Act, a Regulation will be submitted for Executive approval th...

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701
PUBLIC SERVICE
BOARDS OF INQUIRY APPOINTED TO INVESTIGATE OFFENCES: WHETHER BOARDS CAN BE CONSTITUTED OTHERWISE THAN IN ACCORDANCE WITH ACT: CONSTITUTION OF BOARDS OF INQUIRY
R. R. Garran
17 April 1916
PUBLIC SER VICE 701 BOARDS OF INQUIRY APPOINTED TO INVESTIGATE OFFENCES: WHETHER BOARDS CAN BE CONSTITUTED OTHERWISE THAN IN ACCORDANCE WITH ACT: CONSTITUTION OF BOARDS OF INQUIRY

I am in receipt of your letter (undated) re Boards of Inquiry on suspended officers asking for my opinion as to whether it is permissible for an inquiry to be constituted other than provided in Public...

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PROHIBITED IMPORTS: TRADING WITH THE ENEMY
PROHIBITION AGAINST IMPORTATION OF GOODS MADE BY COMPANY GAZETTED AS ENEMY COMPANY: APPLICATION TO GOODS MADE BY SUCH COMPANY IN FRIENDLY COUNTRY: EFFECT OF SUCH COMPANY BEING CONTROLLED BY FRIENDLY GOVERNMENT
R. R. Garran
26 April 1916

The Comptroller-General forwards the following memorandum for advice: In regard to the prohibition of the importation of Bosch magnetos, on account of the gazettal of the Bosch Magneto Company Lt...

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