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CHAPTER II

 

THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNMENT.

 

 

Transfer of certain departments.

 

69.  On a date or dates to be proclaimed by the Governor-General after the establishment of the Commonwealth the following departments of the public service in each State shall become transferred to the Commonwealth:-

 

Posts, telegraphs, and telephones:

Naval and military defence:

Lighthouses,  lightships, beacons, and buoys:

Quarantine.

 

But the departments of customs and of excise in each State shall become transferred to the Commonwealth on its establishment.