Bulk Handling: Passage of Bill

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Title

Bulk Handling: Passage of Bill

Subject

amendments, Assembly, Bill, Bulk Handling Bill, clause 20, constitutional government, council, government, “Government Gazette”, Governor, Houses of Parliament, King’s representative, Legislative Assembly, Legislative Council, Ministerial Bench, Mr Ferguson, Mr Johnson, Mr Latham – Leader of the Opposition, Mr Sleeman, Mr Troy – Minister for Lands, Opposition, Order-in-Council, parliament, State Parliament, WA, Western Australia, Western Australian State Parliament, wheat, wheat handling

Description

In 1935, a disagreement arose in the WA State Parliament over the implications of proposed amendments to the Bulk Handling Bill. In particular, concern was raised by Mr Latham, the Leader of the Opposition, that an amendment to Clause 20 would invest the Governor with the authority to change its terms and conditions, and would essentially give the King’s representative an unprecedented power to vary legislation after it was passed by the two Houses of Parliament. In response to a rebuttal by Mr Troy that the King’s representative would only act on the advice of his ministers, this newspaper article cites Mr Latham as saying the Minister must have known he was misleading his members, adding that “He proposed to change the whole system of constitutional government. He was going back to the medieval days of 400 years before”. The amendment was eventually agreed to by a majority vote, and the Bill was passed.

Creator

Anon.

Source

National Library of Australia
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38950206

Publisher

The Western Mail

Date

26 December 1935, p. 51.

Rights

The Western Mail

Format

Newspaper Article.

Language

English

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Citation

“Bulk Handling: Passage of Bill,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed December 8, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/136.