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COMMONWEALTH SECURITIES
PROPOSED REGISTRATION OF TREASURY BILLS BY AUDITOR-GENERAL IN LONDON: WHETHER SUCH REGISTRATION IS PERMISSIBLE OR NECESSARY
R. R. Garran
27 May 1921
AUDIT ACT 1901, ss. 11, 63: TREASURY BILLS ACT 1914, s. 4: LOANS SECURITIES ACT 1919, s. 3: WAR LOAN ACT 1920, s. 2

The Secretary to the Treasury has forwarded me the following minute for advice: In connection with a loan which is shortly to be raised in London, the following letter was addressed to the Auditor-...

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WAR PRECAUTIONS: ALIENS
PROPERTY SEIZED FROM OR SURRENDERED BY ALIENS DURING WAR: EXTENT OF COMMONWEALTH POWER TO DEAL WITH ARTICLES: PROCEDURE TO BE FOLLOWED BY COMMONWEALTH
R. R. Garran
28 May 1921
WAR PRECAUTIONS ACT 1914: WAR PRECAUTIONS ACT REPEAL ACT 1920: WAR PRECAUTIONS REGULATIONS 1915. regs 4. 25A. 28A, 28AC, 50. 50B. 51, 59: TREATY OF PEACE REGULATIONS, reg. 20: TREATY OF PEACE (AUSTRIA) REGULATIONS, reg. 5: TREATY OF PEACE (BULGARIA) REGULATIONS, reg. 5: ALIENS RESTRICTION ORDER 1915, els 2F, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

The Secretary to the Department of Defence has forwarded for advice the following memorandum: I am requested to inform you that during the war, certain firearms, ammunition, cameras, electrical p...

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ENEMY PROPERTY
WORK DONE BY BRITISH SUBJECTS IN AUSTRAUA PURSUANT TO PRE-WAR CONTRACTS WITH GERMAN COMPANY: WHETHER CLAIMS FOR WORK AROSE OUT OF CONTRACTS PERFORMANCE OF WHICH WAS SUSPENDED ON ACCOUNT OF WAR
R. R. Garran
30 May 1921
ENEMY CONTRACTS ANNULMENT ACT 1915, s. 3 (1), (5): TREATY OF PEACE BETWEEN THE ALLIED AND ASSOCIATED POWERS AND GERMANY (1919), Arts 296 (2), 299 (a)

The Controller of the Clearing Office (Enemy Debts) has forwarded me the following memorandum for advice: Forwarded herewith is one copy each of claims lodged by A.H.W. Peick and J.B. Tadsen, nat...

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NAVIGATION AND SHIPPING
CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY: WHETHER CERTIFICATES CAN BE LIMITED TO SOME LIMITED COAST-TRADE SHIPS AND NOT OTHERS
R. R. Garran
01 June 1921
NAVIGATION ACT 1912, s. 15

The Comptroller-General of Customs has forwarded me the following memorandum for advice: Section 15 of the Navigation Act 1912-1920 provides, inter alia, as follows: (1) Certificates of competen...

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FEDERAL SHIPBUILDING TRIBUNAL
AWARD INCREASING PIECEWORK RATES PAYABLE BY CONTRACTORS: WHETHER COMMONWEALTH IS LIABLE TO MEET INCREASE: WHETHER TRIBUNAL HAS POWER TO GIVE AWARD RETROSPECTIVE EFFECT
R. R. Garran
01 June 1921
The Secretary, Ship Construction Branch, Prime Minister's Department

The Secretary, Ship Construction Branch, has forwarded me the following memorandum for advice: The following matter in connection with the building of vessels for the Commonwealth is submitted for ...

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CUSTOMS DUTY: EXCISE DUTY
WHETHER STARCH PRODUCED FROM IMPORTED RICE IS SUBJECT TO BOTH IMPORT AND EXCISE DUTIES
R. R. Garran
02 June 1921
CUSTOMS ACT 1901, ss. 78, 89: CUSTOMS REGULATIONS, regs 71, 72 (b)

The Auditor-General has forwarded the following memorandum for advice: I shall be glad if you will kindly furnish advice on the following matter. On 8 July 1920, the Acting Comptroller-General of...

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WAR PRECAUTIONS
INFORMATION IN RESPECT OF OVERSEAS COMPANIES TO BE FURNISHED TO COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS BY AGENTS IN AUSTRALIA: MEANING OF REPRESENTATIVE OR AGENT'
R. R. Garran
02 June 1921
WAR PRECAUTIONS ACT REPEAL ACT 1920, s. 19

The following letter from the President of the French Chamber of Commerce, Sydney, has been forwarded to me by the Comptroller-General of Customs for advice: In connection with the recently issued Wa...

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CUSTOMS DUTY
CHAMPAGNE IMPORTED DUTY FREE FOR OFFICIAL USE OF STATE GOVERNOR: SUBSEQUENTLY USED FOR STATE GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONS: WHETHER DUTY PAYABLE BY STATE GOVERNMENT
R. R. Garran
02 June 1921
CUSTOMS TARIFF 1921, Item 372

The Acting Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs has forwarded for advice the following memorandum: In connection with State and civic functions held in honour of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales in West ...

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COMMONWEALTH SECURITIES
COMMONWEALTH INSCRIBED STOCK HELD IN JOINT ACCOUNT: WHETHER ON DEATH OF ONE OWNER STATE LEGISLATION PRECLUDES REGISTRATION IN NAME OF SURVIVOR
R. R. Garran
03 June 1921
COMMONWEALTH INSCRIBED STOCK ACT 1911, s. 13: CONVEYANCING ACT 1919 (N.S.W.). ss. 7, 26: COMMONWEALTH INSCRIBED STOCK REGULATIONS, regs 29. 30

The Secretary to the Treasury has forwarded me the following minute for advice: Under the Statutory Rules of the Inscribed Stock Act in the case of death of one of the holders of Commonwealth Gover...

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ELECTORAL ENROLMENT: NATURALIZATION
WHETHER BRITISH SUBJECT BY REASON OF ANNEXATION OF TERRITORY IS ENTITLED TO ENROLMENT: WHETHER GRANT OF CERTIFICATE OF NATURALIZATION TO ABORIGINAL NATIVE OF ASIA, AFRICA OR AN ISLAND OF THE PACIFIC OVERCOMES ELECTORAL DISQUALIFICATION
R. R. Garran
03 June 1921
NATURALIZATION ACT 1903, ss. 3, 5: COMMONWEALTH ELECTORAL ACT 1918, s. 39 (1) (b), (5): NATIONALITY ACT 1920, ss. 5, 11

The Chief Electoral Officer has forwarded for advice the following memorandum: Section 39 (1) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918-1919 provides that: ' ... all persons . . . (b) who are natural-...

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