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Wednesday, 22 August 1906

Mr ISAACS - The answers to the honorable and learned member's questions are as follow: - 1 and 2. The Constitution, section 51, subsection xxx., gives the Commonwealth Parliament power to legislate with respect to the relations of the Commonwealth with the islands of the Pacific, but gives no authority to assume any control, nor does it make any distinction between British and other islands.

3.   Not until the honorable member gave notice of this question. The Agent-General referred to is believed to be the Agent-General for Immigration - an officer of the Fijian Government Service in Fiji. 4.. The present relations between the Commonwealth authorities and those of Fiji are quite cordial.

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