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Thursday, 28 April 1932

Mr LYONS - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follow : - 1 and 2. The Full Court of the High Court of Australia, consisting ofat least two judges, may grant leave to appeal to the High Court of Australia from any conviction, sentence, judgment, decree or order of the Central Court.

3.   The information is being obtained.

4.   No.

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

1.   Who presides over a district court in the Mandated Territory of New Guinea?

2.   What are the names, dates, terms of appointment, and salaries of the officers appointed to conduct district courts ?

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

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

1.   A district court may be constituted by the district officer of the district in which it is established, or by two or more justices of the peace.

2.   A. district officer means an officer appointed to administer a district, and includes an assistant district officer, a district inspector and an assistant district inspector. Every district officer is a justice of the peace of and for every district by virtue ofhis office. In addition, two other officers of the Administration havebeen appointed justices of the peace. There are eight district officers, sixteen assistant district officers, one district inspector and one assistant district inspector. Such officers are members of the Public Service of the territory, and their appointments are

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