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Thursday, 7 August 1902


Sir WILLIAM LYNE - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follow : - 1 .Four of the States, viz., New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, and Western Australia, have providedby special enactment that no member of the Federal Parliament shall bo qualified for nomination or election to their respective State Parliaments ; a fifth, viz., Tasmania, has enacted that no member of the Parliament of Australia, or Minister of the Crown under the Commonwealth, shall sit as a member of either House of the State Parliament ; the only exception to this class of legislation being the State of Queensland.

2.   The following provisions will be found in the various States Acts to furnish all the information desired, as expressed in the questions : -

New South Wales, Act No. 73 of 1900, section 7. - A member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth shall be incapable of being summoned or being nominated or elected as a member of the Legislative Council or Legislative Assembly in the nineteenth or any subsequent Parliament of New South Wales.

Victoria, Act No. 1723 of 1901, section 2.- No member of either House of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia shall be at the same time qualified for nomination or election as a member of either House of the Parliament of Victoria.

South Australia, Act No. 731 of 1899, section 2. - No member of either House of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia shall be qualified for nomination or election as a member of either House of the Parliament of South Australia.

Western Australia, Act No. 5 of 1900, section 2. - No member of either House of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia shall at the same time be qualified for nomination or election as a member of either House of the Parliament of Western Australia.

Tasmania, Act No. 5 of 1900, section 9, subsection (1 ). - No member of either House of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia shall be capable of sitting as a member of either House of the Parliament of Tasmania.







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