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Wednesday, 27 June 1906

Mr GROOM -The answers to the hon orable member's questions are as follow: -

1.   Section 89 of the Commonwealth Electoral Acts 1902-1905 is not annulled or superseded by Section 168, which renders practicable an extension of the time appointed under section 89 for the return of the writ.

2.   The power conferred by section 168 to extend the time for the return of the writ may be applied uniformally and simultaneously to all the writs issued for any general election.

3.   Similar provisions exist in the South Australia and Western Australia Electoral Acts. The power of extension provided in section 168 is not limited to individual cases. [See answer to No.2above].

4.   No.

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