Opinion No. 137
WHETHER CHINESE DULY ENROLLED FOR STATE ENTITLED TO COMMONWEALTH ENROLMENT
CONSTITUTION, s. 41 : COMMONWEALTH FRANCHISE ACT 1902
09 April 1903
The Secretary, Department of Home Affairs
The Secretary, Department of Home Affairs:
Mr Haigh, Electoral Officer in Queensland, has telegraphed:
Are natives of China who are enrolled on State rolls entitled to enrolment Commonwealth.
The Secretary, Department of Home Affairs, forwards the matter to me for advice.
An adult native of China who, at the time of the passing of the Commonwealth Franchise Act, was enrolled, under a proper qualification, on the State rolls, and whose right to vote at State elections continues, is entitled under section 41 to be enrolled for the Commonwealth.
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