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Wednesday, 25 July 1906

Senator CROFT (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister of Defence, upon notice -

Will he inform the Senate -

1.   Why there has been such delay in issuing a proclamation bringing the Papua Act into force ?

2.   When the Government propose issuing the proclamation ?

3.   What negotiation has the Government had with any resident of the Commonwealth with a view to the appointment of a LieutenantGovernor of New Guinea?

4.   What negotiation (and the result) has the Government had with Sir Wm. MacGregor in respect to the position of Lieutenant-Governor?

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