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§ 283. “Matters Which .. Pass to the .. Commonwealth.”

Among the matters which, under this Constitution, pass to the Executive Government of the Commonwealth are (1) from the establishment of the Commonwealth=the administration of the departments of customs and excise (sec. 69); the collection and control of duties of customs and excise, and the control of the payment of bounties; the control of officers and the appointment and removal of officers connected with those departments (secs. 67, 84, and 86). (2) from and after dates to be proclaimed subsequently to the establishment of the Commonwealth=the administration of other departments of the public service of each State, which become transferred to the Commonwealth, and the control, appointment, and removal of all officers connected therewith (secs. 69 and 84). In respect of such matters, from the moment when they are transferred to the Executive Government of the Commonwealth, all powers and functions which at the establishment of the Commonwealth are vested in the Governor of a colony vest in the Governor-General of the Commonwealth; all powers and functions which are then vested in the Governor of a colony with the advice of his Executive Council vest in the Governor-General in Council; and all powers and functions which are then vested in any authority of a colony vest in the authority exercising similar powers under the Commonwealth.

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