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Thursday, 2 October 1913

Senator RAE asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   In the event of any Australian citizen being deemed a fitting person to receive a titular distinction, such as a knighthood or C.M.G.-ship, does the Commonwealth Ministry make recommendation to that effect through the GovernorGeneral to His Majesty the King?

2.   Have the State Governments similar means of approaching the Imperial Authorities in regard to citizens of their respective States, or are all such recommendations required to pass ' through His Excellency the Governor-General?

3.   If not, what are the methods customarily adopted, and in what manner have the old State methods been modified by the establishment of the Commonwealth?

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