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Thursday, 16 November 1911


Senator HENDERSON - The full intention of the measure cannot be expressed in every clause.


Senator Millen - This clause gets away from that intention.


Senator HENDERSON - The clause expresses the intention that when a man removes from one State to another, his name shall not be taken from one roll until it has been placed upon another.


Senator Barker - Names have been removed by thousands in that way in the past.


Senator HENDERSON - Exactly ; no sooner does a man remove from one part of the country to another than his name is wiped off the roll.


Senator Millen - How will the Commonwealth Electoral OfFicer for Western Australia know when a late Western Australian elector has become enrolled in Tasmania ?


Senator HENDERSON - The officer will know that that elector has applied for enrolment or transfer.


Senator Millen - When the elector applies for fresh registration in Tasmania, how will the Western Australian Electoral Officer know ?


Senator HENDERSON - The elector will apply for transfer, and his name is not to be removed from one roll after he has so made application until it has been placed upon another.


Senator Long - That is the safeguard which the elector has.


Senator HENDERSON - Exactly. I think the Minister does well to stand by the clause.







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