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Wednesday, 13 April 1921

Senator KEATING asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   Has the protocol for a permanent Court of International Justice been yet signed for the Commonwealth ?

2.   If so, when, where, and by whom?

3.   Is the Government aware whether the British House of Commons has been informed by a Minister (Hon. Austen Chamberlain) recently that South Africa, New Zealand, and India have each signed it, and that Canada has both signed and ratified it?

4.   Does the Government intend that Australia should sign it?

5.   If no, why not?

6.   If yes, why the delay?

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