AU WA A1903 - ROYAL COMMISSION ON OCEAN FREIGHTS AND MARINE INSURANCE

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Royal Commission

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ROYAL COMMISSION ON OCEAN FREIGHTS AND MARINE INSURANCE

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AU WA A1903

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Dates of existence

1905-01-24 - 1905-04-28

History

On 24 January 1905, Arthur James Diamond, Austin Alvis Horan and Edward Needham were appointed Royal Commissioners to inquire in the question of Ocean Freights and Marine Insurance and specifically:

1) The rates of freight paid by the Government on imports from London to Fremantle by steamer and sailing vessels, under the usual headings;

2) The rebates allowed to the Government, if any;

3) The rates of commission and the total amount paid to the Government Shipping Agent in London; and

4) The duties of the said agent.

The report of the Royal Commission was completed on 28 April 1905.

A subsequent Committee of Privilege was appointed by the Legislative Assembly in July 1905 to inquire into allegations made against Mr A.J. Diamond, the Hon. Member for South Fremantle, by "The Morning Herald" newspaper in connection with matters reported by the Royal Commission.

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Series S4726 - REPORT [INCLUDING TRANSCRIPT OF EVIDENCE]

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Dates of relationship

1905-02-07 - 1905-08-02

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Final

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