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Wednesday, 23 November 1927


Senator HERBERT HAYS (Tasmania) . - I take it that a municipal authority which, under a State Local Government Act is authorized to administer a housing scheme, would be an authority within the meaning of this clause, but if it had no such powers under State legislation it could not be such an authority without an amendment of the State Local Government Act.


Senator Sir William Glasgow - That is so.


Senator HERBERT HAYS - Would such a municipal authority be an authority governed and controlled by the State Parliament, or would it be able to deal directly with the Commonwealth?


Senator Sir William Glasgow - It would bc an authority which could deal directly with the Commonwealth, but the power to do so would have to be granted under a State Local Government Act.


Senator HERBERT HAYS - If a municipal authority was empowered to deal with a housing scheme, would it be able to deal directly with the savings bank?


Senator Sir William Glasgow - It would be in the same position as that occupied by the Federal Capital Commission.







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