Opinion No. 72
WHETHER TO BE IN NAME OF COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA OR MINISTER
05 June 1902
The Secretary, Department of the Postmaster-General
The Attorney-General desires that leases should be taken in the name of the Commonwealth, and is satisfied that no difficulty stands in the way of carrying out his desire.
I agree with the remarks in the second paragraph of the Crown Solicitor's memo.(1) It appears to me that if leases are taken in the name of a Minister considerable inconvenience may arise in the event of a change of ministry. The position might not be of great importance in one State but the case is different as regards the whole of the Commonwealth.
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(1) Not found.