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State Income Tax
victorian unemployment relief tax: validity of state income tax on salaries of commonwealth employees
R. R. Garran
26 June 1930
Unemployment Relief Act 1930 (Vic) ss 3, 6: Income Tax Act 1928 (Vic): Commonwealth Salaries Act 1907 s 2

The Secretary to the Treasury has forwarded me a copy of the Unemployment Relief Act 1930 of the State of Victoria and desires advice as to whether employees of the Commonwealth Public Service will be...

92
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Collection of State Income Tax
NSW state income tax: Unemployment Relief Tax: liability of commonwealth employees: collection of tax: possibIlity of collection by commonwealth by instalments
R. R. Garran
27 June 1930
prevention and Relief of Unemployment Act 1930 (NSW): Unemployment Relief (Tax) Act 1930 (NSW)

The Secretary to the Treasury has forwarded the following memorandum asking for advice: I am forwarding herewith a copy of the Prevention and Relief of Unemployment Act 1930, also a copy of th...

93
1469
State Stamp Duty
victorian state stamp duty: validity of State law imposing stamp duties on receipts given by Commonwealth bank officers for their salaries: inconsistency
Geo. S. Knowles
27 June 1930
Stamps (Unemployment Relief) Act 1930 (Vic) ss 4, 5, 9, 11(6), Schedule: Stamps Act 1928 (Vic)

The Secretary to the Treasury has forwarded the following memorandum for advice: I desire to refer to your Opinion of 16th June,(1) with reference to the liability of Commonwealth employees un...

94
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State Stamp Duty
victorian state stamp duty: validity of State law imposing stamp duties on receipts given by Commonwealth bank officers for their salaries: supplementary opinion: effect of absence of regulation providing for manner of payment of salaries: recommendation of remedial legislation
R. R. Garran
09 July 1930
Stamps (Unemployment Relief) Act 1930 (Vic): Commonwealth Bank Act 1911: commonwealth bank regulations reg 5: treasury regulations: constitution s 109: Defence Act 1903: Australian Military Regulations reg 201

The Assistant Secretary to the Treasury has forwarded to me for advice the following communication: In connection with your Opinion, No. 89 of 1930,(1) on the above subject, I show hereunder c...

95
1471
State income tax on interest on commonwealth loans
whether interest on Commonwealth loans is subject to taxation under Victoria and New South Wales Acts in relation to unemployment relief: COMMONWEALTH INSCRIBED STOCK: effect of statement in prospectus that interest is not liable to state income tax
R. R. Garran
11 July 1930
TAXATION OF LOANS ACT 1923 s 4: COMMONWEALTH INSCRIBED STOCK ACT 1911 s 52B

The Secretary to the Treasury has forwarded the following memorandum asking for advice: I shall be glad if you will kindly advise whether interest on Commonwealth loans is subject to taxation under...

96
1472
State Income Tax
liability of employees of commonwealth shipping board for state income tax on salaries: collection of tax by instalments
Geo. S. Knowles
13 August 1930
Prevention and Relief of Unemployment Act 1930 (NSW) Part IV, s 23: Commonwealth Shipping Act 1923 s 20

The Secretary, Prime Minister’s Department has forwarded the following memorandum from the Commonwealth Shipping Board to me for advice: We desire to advise, for your information, that t...

97
1473
State Income Tax
liability of exempt commonwealth employees to income tax under queensland Unemployment Relief Act: whether commonwealth obliged to collect and pay tax
Geo. S. Knowles
27 August 1930
INCOME (Unemployment Relief) TAX Act 1930 (Qld) ss 8, 26: Commonwealth Public Service Act 1902 s 8: Public Service Regulations reg 74: Commonwealth Salaries Act 1907 s 26

The Secretary to the Treasury has forwarded to me for advice a memorandum from the Secretary, Department of Works enclosing a copy of a memorandum from the Works Director for Queensland which reads as...

98
1474
River murray commission
Liability of river murray commission: liability for pollution of river waters below Hume Reservoir: compensation by constructing authority: reimbursement by commission: contribution by commonwealth: liability for pollution of waters
Geo. S. Knowles
27 October 1930
RIVER MURRAY WATERS AGREEMENT 1915 BETWEEN the COMMONWEALTH of AUSTRALIA and the STATES of NEW SOUTH WALES, VICTORIA and SOUTH AUSTRALIA

The Secretary, River Murray Commission has forwarded to me for advice the following memorandum: With reference to you memorandum No. 30/1096 of the 16th June, 1920, forwarding Crown Solicitor&...

99
1475
Posts and Telegraphs
legality of slot machine for receiving and delivering written messages: power to make laws with respect to postal, telegraphic, telephonic and other like services: power of Postmaster-General to license machine: ‘post’: ‘postal’
Geo. S. Knowles
04 November 1930
Post and Telegraph Act 1901 s 98: constitution s 51(v)

The Secretary, Postmaster-General’s Department has forwarded to me for advice the following memorandum: A penny in the slot machine has been designed and patented for the purposes of r...

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River Murray Commission
River Murray Commission: liability for expenditure incurred in prevention of pollution: treatment of waters of Hume Reservoir with copper sulphate: expenditure incidental to carrying out of terms of Agreement
Geo. S. Knowles
08 November 1930
RIVER MURRAY WATERS AGREEMENT 1915 BETWEEN the COMMONWEALTH of AUSTRALIA and the STATES of NEW SOUTH WALES, VICTORIA and SOUTH AUSTRALIA

I am in receipt of your letter herein of 20th August, No. R.M.C. 1582, in which you request advice as to the liability for expenditure incurred in the prevention of pollution, such as the treatment of...

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