Administrative Arrangements c.1901

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  • Administrative Arrangements date: c.1901
  • Prime Minister (at the time of signing): Edmund BARTON

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ADMINISTRATIVE ARRANGEMENTS c.1901

[transcribed from Barton Papers, Other Political Papers 1892-1911; CRS A1787, MS51, Series 7]

THE PRIME MINISTER

Fisheries extra-territorial
Naturalisation of Aliens
Immigration and Emigration
Influx of Criminals
External Affairs
Pacific Islands
High Commissioner
Communications with States
Governor-General and Executive Council Offices
Officers of Parliament

ATTORNEY–GENERAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH

Bills of Exchange
Bankruptcy
Foreign Corporations
Marriage
Divorce
Service of Process
Recognition of Laws
Judiciary and Courts
Crown Law Offices
Parliamentary Draftsmen

HOME SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH

Old-age Pensions
People of Special Races
Acquisition of Property
Acquisition of Railways with State Consent
Control of Railways with State Consent
Astronomical
Census and Statistics
Public Works
Federal Capital
Inter-State Commission
Elections
Public Service

TREASURER OF THE COMMONWEALTH

Taxation exclusive of Customs and Excise
Public Loans and taking over of State Loans
Currency
Banking
Insurance

TRADE AND CUSTOMS MINISTER OF COMMOWEALTH

Trade and Commerce (including Navigation, Shipping and Customs)
Commonwealth bounties
Patents
Conciliation and Arbitration
Lighthouses
Quarantine
Weights and Measures

DEFENCE MINISTER OF THE COMMONWEALTH

Naval and Military Defence
Control of Railway Transport for Defence

POSTMASTER–GENERAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH

Posts, Telegraphs, and Telephones

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