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Thursday, 26 July 1906

Mr DEAKIN (BALLAARAT, VICTORIA) (Minister for External Affairs) - I desire to say, on behalf of the Minister of Home Affairs, that I have been furnished with the following answers to the honorable member's questions.: -

1.   There should be no difficulty. ' It is not necessary for a claim for enrolment to be witnessed. An application to transfer or change may be witnessed by any elector of the 'Commonwealth. A member of the police force who is an elector has merely to -satisfy himself by inquiry from the applicant or otherwise as to the truth of the statement contained in the application for transfer or change before witnessing it.

a.   Yes, if he or she be an elector.

3.   Complete instructions are contained in the transfer and change forms which are in the hands of the police, and are supplied for the use of the public.

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