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Monday, 11 December 1905


Mr MAHON (Coolgardie) -On behalf of the honorable member for Riverina, I move -

That after the word" belief," line 18, the following words be inserted: - "All such applications shall be filed by the electoral registrar, and beopen to inspection by the public at any time during office hours."

In the case of applications under paragraph a, the applicant is required to state in the application the reason for his said belief, and the honorable member desires that the applications shall be open for inspection by the public. His object is very much the same as that which I had in view when I moved that reasons for any objection to a name upon a roll should be communicated to any person who might feel himself aggrieved. The honorable member for Riverina thinks that the application of any person who lodges a claim for a postal vote, and who expresses the belief that he will be more than ten miles away from the prescribed polling place upon election day, should be accessible to any member of the public who may desire to inspect it. The proposal is a reasonable one, and I hope it will be accepted.







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