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Thursday, 16 November 1911


Senator RAE (New South Wales) . - I desire to ascertain from the Minister whether the clause is only meant to apply to a case where the Electoral Officer is satisfied that a person has secured enrolment on another roll.


Senator Findley - Yes.


Senator RAE - Then it strikes me, with all due deference to the skill of the draftsman, that the clause ought to be altered to read -

A roll may be altered by the Commonwealth Electoral Officer for the State by striking out the name of any person if he has proof that the person has ceased to be qualified for enrolment on that roll, by having secured enrolment on another roll.

That is, that the elector has ceased to be qualified on one roll by reason of the fact that he has secured enrolment on another roll.


Senator Millen - That will limit the power of an Electoral Officer to strike out to one specific case.


Senator RAE - Yes. I think that if my suggestion is adopted, the meaning of the provision will be expressed in plainer English.







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