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Northern territory
territories power: power to divide northern territory: whether territory accepted or acquired by Commonwealth must be governed as whole
R. R. Garran
04 January 1926
Constitution s 122

The Secretary to the Home and Territories Department has forwarded for advice the following memorandum: The following is an extract from certain Notes prepared by Mr C. W. D. Conacher, Managin...

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DEFENCE
DEFENCE: EFFECT OF HIGH COURT DECISION IN PIRRIE v M c FARLANE: WHETHER OBLIGATION TO COMPLY WITH STATE LAW MAY BE AVOIDED BY REGULATION UNDER DEFENCE ACT
R. R. Garran
13 January 1926
PIRRIE v M c FARLANE (1925) 36 CLR 170: Motor Car Act 1915 (Vic) s 6: Defence Act 1903: Air Force Act 1923 s 3(3)

The Secretary, Department of Defence, has forwarded me the following memorandum for advice: I am directed to forward herewith for the favour of your advice the question arising out of th...

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Proceedings in respect of newspaper publication
possible proceedings in respect of letter published in ‘Labor daily’ newSpaper, sydney: purported letter from british fascists to capt hatcher, mercantile marine office: prospects of proceedings for forgery: prospects of proceedings for defamation
J. G. Latham
14 January 1926
Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) ss 250, 252

The Minister for Trade and Customs desires advice as to whether it is possible for successful action to be taken by any person interested and/or the Government against the editor of the Labor Daily Ne...

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state grants
grant to western australia for application to objects approved by State Parliament: whether state should approve purposes of expenditure of grant prior to grants being made
Geo. S. Knowles
01 March 1926
Western AustraliaN Grant Act 1926 s 2

The Secretary to the Treasury has forwarded me the following memorandum for advice: Section 2 of the Bill recently passed by Parliament granting a sum out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund...

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Weights and measures
power of commonwealth to legislate in respect of storage, testing and inspection of gas cylinders: control of gas cylinders on land: extent of weights and measures power
R. R. Garran
16 March 1926
Constitution s 51(xv)

The Secretary, Department of Markets and Migration, has forwarded me the following memorandum for advice: This Institute has had a Committee at work for the last two months investigating from ...

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Banking
assistance for acquisition of homes: power to establish Department or Branch of Public Service to undertake granting of assistance: power to create or utilise branch of Commonwealth Bank for purpose: banking power: ‘banking’
J. G. Latham
22 March 1926
Constitution s 51(xiii)

I have been asked to advise as to the means by which the Commonwealth may give effect to the policy enunciated by the Prime Minister at the last election in relation to the granting of assistance to m...

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Defence
defence: meaning of ‘on duty’: participation in function arranged for American Fleet: mounted paper-chase: voluntary parade: implications of repercussions for non-participation: relevant considerations
J. G. Latham
01 April 1926
Defence Act 1903 s 57

The Minister for Defence has forwarded for advice the following letter: I should very much appreciate it if you would be good enough to give me your advice on the following matter which is d...

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New Guinea
ower of commonwealth to control immigration into new guinea: powers conferred by league of nations mandate: application of immigration restriction act
J. G. Latham
15 April 1926
MANDATE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE GERMAN POSSESSIONS IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN SITUATED SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR OTHER THAN GERMAN SAMOA AND NAURU, CONFERRED UPON HIS BRITANNIC MAJESTY FOR AND ON BEHALF OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, CONFIRMED AND DEFINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS done at Geneva on 17 December 1920 [1920] ATS 2 arts 2, 3, 5: Laws Repeal and Adopting Ordinance 1921 (NG): Immigration RESTRICTION Act 1901

A question has been raised as to the powers of the Commonwealth to regulate immigration into the Territory of New Guinea. The answer to this question depends upon the terms of the Mandate conferred up...

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Water
construction of power cables across river murray: river murray commission: power of commonwealth parliament to vest control in commission: navigation power: power to control construction of works which impede or obstruct navigation: river murray waters agreement
Geo. S. Knowles
16 April 1926
Constitution s 100

The Secretary to the River Murray Commission has forwarded for advice the following letter: At a recent meeting of the River Murray Commission consideration was given to a request received for...

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Taxation
POWER TO PROVIDE LEVY ON STOCK IN STATES WHICH HAVE NOT PASSED MEAT ENCOURAGEMENT ACTS: whether discrimination between states
R. R. Garran
30 April 1926
Constitution s 51(ii)

The Secretary to the Department of Markets and Migration has forwarded for advice the following memorandum: With reference to my memorandum of 6th April, 1926, asking for advice on a certain q...

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