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Wednesday, 27 April 1932


Mr R GREEN (RICHMOND, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   How many judges are there in the Mandated Territory of New Guinea?

2.   What are their names, salaries, dates and terms of appointment, and their present respective ages?

3.   What is their status?

4.   Can their appointments be terminated; if so, how?


Mr LYONS - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follow : -

1.   Two.

2.   David Sydney Wanliss (Chief Judge) - Salary, £1,200 per annum; date appointed, 18th April, 192 1; age,68 years. Frederick Beaumont Phillips (Judge) - Salary, £1,100 per annum; date appointed, 29th February, 1928; age, 42 years. Each of these judges holds office during the pleasure of the GovernorGeneral.

3.   A judge of theCentral Court has the powers and authority of a judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland in the administration of justice within the territory.

4.   See answer to No. 2.


Mr R GREEN (RICHMOND, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   Are there any stipendiary, police, or acting magistrates in the Mandated Territory of New Guinea?

2.   If so, what are their names, salaries, dates and terms of appointment ?

3.   What legal qualifications have these persons for the positions held?"


Mr LYONS - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as. follow : -

l.   No. 2 and 3. See answer to No. 1.


Mr R GREEN (RICHMOND, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Prime Minister, upon notice-

1.   Is Mr. John Walstab employed by the Administration in the Mandated Territory of New Guinea?

2.   If so, in what capacity; what are his qualifications for the office he holds ; what are his duties; how long has he held the position, and what is his salary?


Mr LYONS - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follow : -

1.   Yes.

2.   District Inspector and Superintendent of Police. Four years' experience as District Officer in the territory, preceded by five years' active military service as a commissioned officer. His duties are to inspect the work of the administrative staffs in the several districts and to assist generally in the administration of the district services. As Superintendent of Police, Mr. Walstab is in control of the New Guinea Police Force (European and native constabulary ) constituted under the Police Force Ordinance. He was promoted to be District Inspector from 1st May, 1925, and was appointed to be also Superintendent of Police as from 3rd December, 1927. Salary, £852 per annum.







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