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NAVIGATION AND SHIPPING
WHETHER ISSUE OF LICENCE TO ENGAGE IN COASTING TRADE IS MANDATORY: CONDITION RELATING TO ACCOMMODATION OF OFFICERS AND SEAMEN
R. R. Garran
24 June 1921
NAVIGATION ACT 1912, ss. 135, 136, 287, 288: NAVIGATION (MANNING AND ACCOMMODATION) REGULATIONS 1921, regs 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

The Comptroller-General of Customs has forwarded the following memorandum for advice: From reports received from the Deputy Directors of Navigation in the several States, it is obvious that, on 1 J...

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1087
ENEMY PROPERTY
WORK DONE BY BRITISH SUBJECT IN AUSTRALIA PURSUANT TO PRE-WAR CONTRACT WITH GERMAN COMPANY: CLAIM ACCEPTED BY DEBTOR CLEARING OFFICE: WHETHER RAISING OF OBJECTIONS TO CLAIM PREVENTED
R. R. Garran
29 June 1921
TREATY OF PEACE BETWEEN THE ALLIED AND ASSOCIATED POWERS AND GERMANY (1919), Art. 296(2), Annex

On 8 June 1921 the Comptroller-General of Customs forwarded the following letter from Mr Peick for advice: In reply to your letter of 1st instant I beg to thank you for acquainting me of the deci...

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1088
NAVIGATION AND SHIPPING
MEMBERS OF SHIPOWNER'S STAFF AND THEIR WIVES AND CHILDREN TRAVELLING AT NOMINAL RATE: WHETHER PASSENGERS
R. R. Garran
29 June 1921
NAVIGATION ACT 1912, s. 6

The Comptroller-General of Customs has forwarded me the following memorandum for advice: With reference to the Solicitor-General's opinion of 11.6.21(1), on the question as to whether persons tra...

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1089
INCOME TAX
GROSS TURNOVER TAX ON COMPANIES CARRYING ON BUSINESS IN FORMER GERMAN NEW GUINEA: AUSTRALIAN SHIPPING COMPANY WITH BRANCH IN RABAUL: WHETHER TAX PAYABLE ON FREIGHTS AND FARES
R. R. Garran
29 June 1921
INCOME TAX ASSESSMENT ACT 1915, s. 22: BUSINESS TAX (AMOUNT) ORDINANCE 1916 (N.G.I) s. 1

The following memorandum, signed by Colonel Seaforth Mackenzie and Mr Walter H. Lucas, has, by direction of the Minister for Defence, been submitted to me for advice: By direction of the Hon. the M...

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1090
NAVIGATION AND SHIPPING
SEAMEN'S BERTHS NOT TO BE BELOW LOAD-LINE: WHETHER ANY PART OF BERTH ACCOMMODATION CAN BE BELOW SUCH LINE
R. R. Garran
12 July 1921
NAVIGATION ACT 1912, s. 136 (1) (b)

The Comptroller-General of Customs has forwarded for advice the following memorandum: Section 136 provides, inter alia, that: Every place in a ship registered in Australia or engaged in the coasti...

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1091
PUBLIC SERVANT
PARLIAMENTARY OFFICER FURLOUGH ENTITLEMENTS: WHETHER LEAVE ON FULL PAY FOR PURPOSE OF VISITING EUROPE WAS IN NATURE OF FURLOUGH
R. R. Garran
13 July 1921

The President of the Senate: The President of the Senate has forwarded me the following memorandum for advice: On 20 May last the Treasury Department forwarded to this Department copy of a circula...

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1092
NOTE ISSUE
INCLUSION OF FIGURES RELATING TO NOTE ISSUE IN BALANCE SHEET OF COMMONWEALTH BANK
R. R. Garran
13 July 1921
COMMONWEALTH BANK ACT 1911, ss. 20, 60C, 60D, 60F, 60H: COMMONWEALTH BANK REGULATIONS, Form T

The Secretary to the Treasury has forwarded me the following minute for advice: The aggregate balance sheet of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, prescribed by the Regulations under the Commonweal...

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1093
FILM CENSORSHIP
AUSTRALIAN-MADE FILMS: WHETHER COMMONWEALTH HAS POWER TO CENSOR-CONTROL OVER IMPORTATION: COPYRIGHT IN RELATION TO OBJECTIONABLE FILMS
R. R. Garran
13 July 1921
CUSTOMS ACT 1901, Part IV, Division 1: COPYRIGHT ACT 1912

The following minute has been forwarded to me by the Comptroller-General of Customs for advice: As the question of censoring Australian-made cinematograph films is being raised by certain organisat...

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1094
ENEMY PROPERTY
WHETHER PROPERTY PURCHASED FROM EX-ENEMY PROPERTY CAN BE RETAINED AND LIQUIDATED BY CUSTODIAN OF ENEMY PROPERTY
R. R. Garran
13 July 1921
EXPROPRIATION ORDINANCE 1920 (N.G.): TREATY OF PEACE BETWEEN THE ALLIED AND ASSOCIATED POWERS AND GERMANY {1919), Art. 297: TREATY OF PEACE REGULATIONS

The Secretary, Prime Minister's Department: The Secretary to the Prime Minister's Department has submitted for advice the question whether the Treaty of Peace Regulations in their present form conta...

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1095
REPATRIATION
MEANING OF 'ADOPTED CHILD': WHETHER SOLDIER CAN ADOPT HIS OWN ILLEGITIMATE CHILD
R. R. Garran
13 July 1921
AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS' REPATRIATION ACT 1920, s. 22

The Chairman of the Repatriation Commission has forwarded for opinion the following memorandum: In section 22 of the Act the definition of the word 'Dependant' means-(inter alia) (c) any ex-nuptial...

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