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Thursday, 9 July 1903


Senator HIGGS (Queensland) - I move -

That after the word "subject," line 2, the following words be inserted "and not being an aboriginal native of Asia, Africa, or the Islands of the Pacific, except New Zealand."

The clause will then read -

A person resident in the Commonwealth, not being a British subject, and not being an aboriginal native of Asia, Africa, or the Islands of the Pacific, except New Zealand, who intends to settle in the Commonwealth -

The object of this amendment is to prevent any of the 80,000 coloured aliens who are not naturalized at present, but who may be naturalized, or desire to be naturalized, in the future, from applying for Commonwealth naturalization papers. The amendment will accord with the wishes of Senator Styles.


Senator Styles - Hear, hear.


Senator Staniforth Smith - This amendment does not refer to those who have been naturalized.







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