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§ 359. “All Property of the State, of any Kind.”

“Property of the State” means the public property of the State, and includes real as well as personal property—lands, buildings, public works, vessels, materials, and so forth. In earlier drafts these particular words were inserted; but they were afterwards discarded in favour of the general word “property.” A similar expression is used in the B.N.A. Act, secs. 108 and 117, where the “property” of a province is referred to. See also sec. 51—xxxi. (the acquisition of property for public purposes), and sec. 54—i., giving the Federal Parliament exclusive power over all places acquired by the Commonwealth for public purposes.

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