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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA CONSTITUTION ACT - SECT 69

Transfer of certain departments

                   On a date or dates to be proclaimed by the Governor-General after the establishment of the Commonwealth the following departments of the public service in each State shall become transferred to the Commonwealth:

                            posts, telegraphs, and telephones;

                            naval and military defence;

                            lighthouses, lightships, beacons, and buoys;

                            quarantine.

                   But the departments of customs and of excise in each State shall become transferred to the Commonwealth on its establishment.



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