Report of Debates; Together with Agenda Papers, Minutes of Proceedings, and Appendices

Report of Debates; Together with Agenda Papers, Minutes of Proceedings, and Appendices

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...opposed to what we decided at the last Conference, at which we came to the conclusion that the time was not ripe for taking over the debts, and it was only on the condition that we got an extension of the Braddon clause that we agreed to their taking over the debts. Mr. PEAKE: We have agreed as to the continuance of the Braddon clause, and now it is proposed that we say the time is ripe for the Federal Parliament to consider the question of taking over the State debts. Mr. EVANS: I see no harm in the motion, so long as it is made clear that we agree to handing over the State debts on the condition that there is an amendment of the Constitution as suggested. The PRESIDENT: I understand that we are committed to no scheme, hut we want the Federal Parliament to consider the matter, so that they may have a scheme which they can submit to the States. We can make it quite clear to Mr. Deakin this afternoon that we do not ask him to legislate upon it--that we ask him to consider it. Motion bv Mr. Peake agreed to. Transferred Properties. The PRESIDENT: With regard to the question of transferred properties, I think New South Wales is the only dissentient. I have refused to send officers to the Conference because I do not believe in allowing officers to lay down principles of government, and I say it is a principle of government as to how you are going to value these transferred properties. 1 am not prepared to leave the matter to any State officer. I have said all along that matters of principle in regard to this great question should be settled by the Finance Ministers. I am quite prepared to deal with the Commonwealth Minister on the question, but I am not prepared to to allow an officer of New South Wales to go to any Conference from which he may come...show more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236676246
  • 9781236676245